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U.N. overwhelmingly approves first-ever global arms trade treaty

Arms Treaty - Reuters

The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first-ever treaty on global arms trade that seeks to regulate the $70 billion international trade in conventional arms ranging from light weapons to battle tanks and warships.


U.N. states fail to reach global arms trade treaty

U.N. member states have failed to reach agreement on a new treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade.


Panetta calls for deep U.S.-India defense ties, more arms trade

The Defense Secretary Leon Panetta promised on Wednesday to let India buy America's best weapons technology and jointly produce and develop equipment in a bid to increase trade with the world's top arms importer.

Senh: India's the world's top weapons importer. They do have to worry about Pakistan and China.


Exclusive: Brazil jets deal heats up as Boeing freezes bid

Boeing has frozen the price on its bid for a multi-billion-dollar Brazilian air force jet contract, sources close to the deal told Reuters, as the global race to sell military hardware to emerging economic powers becomes more competitive.


U.S., Saudi Arabia strike $30 billion arms deal

F-15 Fighter Jet

The Obama administration on Thursday announced an arms deal with Saudi Arabia valued at nearly $30 billion, an agreement that will send 84 F-15 fighter jets and assorted weaponry to the kingdom.


Russia will target U.S. missile shield in Europe if no deal is reached, Medvedev says

Russia will target U.S. missile shield in Europe if no deal is reached, Medvedev says

President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday that Russia will target the American missile defense system in Europe with its own missiles if Moscow cannot reach an agreement with Washington and NATO on how the system will be built and operated. Medvedev said time hasn’t run out for an agreement, but he accused the United States of failing to take into account Russian concerns.


Panetta praises China on Taiwan arms reaction

In unusual praise for China, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday that Beijing deserved credit for its relatively mild response to Washington's announcement last month of a $5.8 billion arms sale to Taiwan.

Senh: I guess everyone expects China to just blow things up. It's the country to be feared now, so it's good to hear one of the western countries praising China, for once. Good to hear fear is not being spread.


China gives muted response to U.S.-Taiwan arms deal

China’s foreign ministry spokesman said Monday that Beijing “firmly opposes” the Obama administration’s plans to upgrade Taiwan’s aging fleet of F-16 fighter jets, but the measured tone suggested Chinese leaders may want to avoid sparking a full-scale confrontation with Washington over the issue.


Chinese arms firms offered weapons to Gaddafi's forces: reports

Chinese arms firms offered weapons to Gaddafi's forces: reports

Chinese arms firms offered to sell weapons worth about $200 million to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's beleaguered forces in July, two newspapers reported, compounding pressure on Beijing's brittle ties with the rebels who have ousted him.


Iraq's Maliki says will buy 36 F-16 fighters from U.S.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Saturday his government would buy 36 F-16 fighters from the United States, doubling the number of aircraft it had initially planned to buy.


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