Growing speculation that the Syrian regime is using chemical weapons is turning up the heat on President Barack Obama, who has warned such a move would be a game changer.
The UN General Assembly on Tuesday passed the first treaty regulating the conventional arms trade in an attempt to bring transparency and protection of human rights to the often murky industry.
The UN General Assembly is expected to adopt the first global treaty on the conventional arms trade Tuesday after the 193 member states failed to reach consensus on it last week.
49.2 percent of the adult population of the country’s cities opposes the legislative amendment about gives policemen the right to shoot without warning in case of a threat to their life: poll.
North Korea said Monday that "nuclear blackmail" by the United States would drive more countries to follow its lead and build their own atomic weapon.
China has overtaken Britain to become the world's fifth largest arms exporter with five percent of the global trade, its highest position since the Cold War.
France has joined Britain in voicing its willingness to supply weapons to Syria's rebels if it cannot convince its European partners to lift an arms embargo as the conflict enters its third year.
Former Argentine president Carlos Menem was convicted on Friday of orchestrating arms smuggling while in office.
Kazakhstan is calling Iran to develop nuclear energy and remember that nuclear weapons can never be a guarantee of any country’s security.
Britain, apparently backed by a handful of European Union allies, is fighting to lift an EU arms embargo barring the supply of weapons to the Syrian rebel coalition battling President Bashar al-Assad.
The UN Security Council will order sanctions against North Korea's space agency in a resolution to be passed this week condemning a ballistic launch.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday proposed the "toughest assault weapons ban in America" in response to a rash of shooting massacres, including the tragedy last month at a Connecticut school.
Myanmar on Thursday denied accusations it had used chemical weapons against ethnic minority rebels in the northern state of Kachin, where an escalating conflict has overshadowed wider political reforms.
Several US states are considering allowing school teachers to carry weapons, and educators, determined not to allow a repeat of the Newtown massacre, are flocking to training sessions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks in New Delhi on Monday to tighten defence ties and boost trade with India, a traditional ally and one of Russia's top clients for arms sales.
The UN Security Council on Thursday slapped sanctions on two Iranian firms accused of supplying arms to the Syrian government.
Activists aiming to halt Japan's whaling fleet Tuesday revealed their new weapon for their latest Antarctic campaign -- a US$2 million ship once owned by the government in Tokyo.
An intruder robbed an Australian navy vessel of a cache of weapons Friday after overpowering military personnel on guard, the defence department said, in a major security breach.
Iran is ready to significantly boost output at its most controversial nuclear plant, a new UN nuclear agency report showed Friday, taking Tehran closer in theory to being able to develop a nuclear weapon.
France raised the prospect of providing Syria's rebels with defensive weapons as Turkey joined it.