BAE Systems shares fall over Germany’s ban on arms exports to Saudis

Defence company BAE Systems’ share price fell sharply on Thursday after it warned that a German ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, imposed after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, could scupper a multibillion-pound deal to sell Typhoon fighter jets. Alongside its annual results on Thursday, BAE Systems stressed that its business is “reliant on the approval …

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Where USA is at War

contrary to what most Americans believe, the war on terror is not winding down—it has spread to more than 40 percent of the world’s countries. The war isn’t being waged by the military alone, which has spent $1.9 trillion fighting terrorism since 2001. The State Department has spent $127 billion in the last 17 years …

How The EU Is Militarising – And Why We Must Stop It

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/european-union-army-military-arms_uk_5c1d0a17e4b076d289f96ee8 Brexit’s dominance of the news agenda means that big questions have been asked about the UK’s engagement with the rest of the continent, but rather less is being said about the future of the EU itself. Unfortunately this has meant that a lot of important issues and debates have passed with minimal scrutiny. One …

How the UAE is profiting from the chaos of Yemen war

The Saudis have attracted the bulk of the world’s displeasure for their bloody intervention in Yemen, but the UAE plays a more forceful role on the ground – and its allies in the south, including local militias, Salafi fighters, and south Yemen separatists who want to break away from Hadi’s government, have been known to fight against …

One-third of UK arms sales go to states on human rights watchlist

Nearly a third of arms exports authorised by Britain over the past decade were to nations identified by the government as among the worst for human rights, new figures reveal. Military arms deals worth an estimated £39bn were approved between 2008 and 2017, £12bn of which went to states included on the Foreign and Commonwealth …