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John Kerry signs UN Arms Trade Treaty, says won`t harm US rights

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 00:31

The United States, the world`s No 1 arms exporter, became the 91st country to sign UN Arms Trade Treaty.

More than 65 countries sign Arms Trade Treaty

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 13:54

Signatures are the first step to ratification, and the treaty will only take effect after 50 countries ratify it.

`Chinese hackers compromise US weapon designs`

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 10:08

The electronic intrusions gave China access to advanced technology that could weaken the US military advantage in a future conflict, warned experts.

UN arms treaty draft favours exporters; ignores India`s concern

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 14:49

The draft of a UN treaty to regulate the sale of conventional arms is facing opposition from some countries.

US global arms sales tripled to $66.3 bn in 2011

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2012, 15:52

The surge in weapons sales is driven by major arms sales to Persian Gulf allies concerned about Iran’s regional ambitions.

UN fails to agree on arms trade treaty; US blamed

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 23:12

The UN member states have failed to reach a treaty cracking down on the global, USD 60 billion business of illicit trading in small arms.

Treaty unlikely to curb US gun rights

Last Updated: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 00:03

Negotiators at the UN are working to put final touches on a treaty cracking down on the global business of illicit trading in small arms.

US hopes to increase arms sales to India

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 09:30

The US hopes to increase arms sales to India in the year 2013, building on the new bonhomie between the two countries.

UK to push for ethics in arms industry?

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 18:28

Britain on Thursday said it will push for a new arms trade treaty to prevent "unregulated and irresponsible" arms sales across the globe.

Syria arms imports surge thanks to Russia: Report

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 10:54

Syria imported nearly six times more weapons in 2007-2011 than in the previous five-year period.