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Arabia Saudita,Yemen

Firearms Smuggling Attempt Foiled in Saudi Arabia

17 January 2014

Arab News (Jeddah)

JEDDAH - Border Guards in the Addayer area of Jazan foiled an attempt to smuggle firearms and ammunition through Saudi-Yemeni borders, but were unable to catch the smugglers, who fled toward Yemen's borders. "They left what they were carrying and fled back to where they came from," said Gen. Abdulaziz Al-Subhi, Jazan's Border Guard commander. He said the smugglers were spotted by a patrol that prevented the smuggling of 118 pistols and 235 magazines. Meanwhile,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Arabia Saudita,Libia,India,Georgia,Egipto,Yemen,Vietnam,Turquía,Siria,Alemania,Bahamas

Questions Asked Over Germany's Arms Exports

16 December 2013

Deutsche Welle

For a long time, arms exports to regions in conflict were taboo for the German government. However, the growing number of arms deals with Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia or Qatar, or with Asian countries like India and Indonesia suggests that these could soon become a pillar of German foreign and security policy. This, at least, is the warning expressed in this year's weapons exports report published in Berlin on Monday (16.12.2013) by the Joint Church and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemeni Govt Gives Cash, 100 Guns to Victims of Killer Drone Attack

15 December 2013

National Yemen

Yemeni authorities offered 32 million YR and 100 guns as compensation to victims' families as a result of Air raid that took place in Qaifah in the al-Baida governorate, leaving 25 killed and wounded last Thursday. The announcement came hours after a source's announcement of High Security Committee that the air raid was aimed at a car belonging to one of al-Qaeda's leaders with a number of al-Qaeda's members inside it. Those members are considered among the most... (GunPolicy.org)

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Two Dead After Celebratory Gunfire at Yemeni Wedding

24 November 2013


A Yemeni wedding ended in disaster after a guest firing celebratory shots in the air with his AK-47 accidentally killed two men while they were dancing to pop hit "Gangnam Style", according to a police source and a video posted online. The police source said the guest at the wedding in the southern city of Taiz lost control of his rifle, leading to the deaths. Two other people were being treated in hospital. A video circulating on the web purportedly shows the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun-Toting Yemenis Wish They Could Lay Down Their Arms

9 November 2013

Christian Science Monitor

SANAA, Yemen - Like most Yemeni men, Mahmoud Shahra owns a gun and has known how to use it since childhood, although the 25-year-old activist used to leave his weapons at home. But since the politically motivated kidnapping of one of his close friends earlier this year, Shahra has carried a gun at nearly all times. He seems at ease with his AK-47, but his demeanor hides internal disquiet. "Even if I feel safer and more confident, I feel like I'm betraying my values... (GunPolicy.org)

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Emiratos Árabes Unidos,Siria,Yemen,Turquía

Turkish Police Storm Gun Factory, Intercept Shipment to Middle East

3 September 2013

Today's Zaman (Istanbul)

Turkish police have stormed an illegal arms manufacturing factory in the central Anatolian province of Konya, seizing 4,500 guns and detaining two dozen suspects believed to be involved in the production and shipment of the arms to Middle Eastern countries. Last fall, Yemeni authorities confiscated boxes of ammunition originating from Turkey in the southern Yemeni city of Aden. Officials seized 3,000 pistols found in biscuit boxes inside a container that came from... (GunPolicy.org)

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Oman Seizes Over 30,000 Pistols in Port, Allegedly Headed to Yemen

11 July 2013

Fox News (USA)

MUSCAT, Oman – Oman police say they have seized more than 30,000 pistols aboard a tanker, which a newspaper reports was bound for neighboring Yemen. The seizure comes two years after an Abu Dhabi court sentenced six people for a foiled plot to smuggle 16,000 pistols from Turkey to Shiite rebels in northern Yemen. The official Oman News Agency quoted a police colonel as saying nine Omanis were arrested in connection with the alleged shipment of 30,393 pistols... (GunPolicy.org)

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Red Cross, World Medics Launch 4-Year War on Armed Violence

26 June 2013

International Committee of the Red Cross (Geneva), Media release

Geneva – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Medical Association (WMA) signed a memorandum of understanding in Geneva today, in which the two organizations agree to join forces in a worldwide effort to combat violence against patients and health-care workers. The memorandum of understanding brings the WMA on board as a partner in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement's "Heath Care in Danger" project, a four-year... (GunPolicy.org)

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40,000 Guns Seized in Yemeni Governorate Since May

20 June 2013

Yemen Times (Sana'a)

In Taiz Governorate, on the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, around 40,000 illegal weapons have been seized since May. The guns were likely smuggled into the country through Mocha Port. The four largest seizures happened during the weekend, Ali Mosed, the Military Commander of Taiz, noted as this is when smugglers expect security measures will be more lax. Mosed said that there is an ongoing campaign curb the flow of illegal weapons coming from Mocha... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemen,Argentina,Costa Rica,Libia,Alemania,Estados Unidos,Brasil,Paraguay,Austria

Most Brazilian Guns Exported to US

29 April 2013

Folha de Sao Paulo

BRASILIA - The U.S., currently discussing restrictions on the sale of firearms, purchased 7.9 million guns from Brazil in the past 40 years, and 59% of those were exported during the Lula administration (2003-2010). That is the result of a new study by the Army Command to which Folha had access through the Access to Information Act, with a detailed record of the sellers and buyers of 9.9 million revolvers, pistols, rifles and shotguns, among other weapons, exported... (GunPolicy.org)

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Serbia,Montenegro,Bosnia-Herzegovina,Kosovo,Eslovenia,Croacia,Macedonia,Estados Unidos,Inglaterra y Gales,Yemen

Citizens in Former Yugoslavia 'Traumatised and Heavily Armed'

10 April 2013

Washington Post

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The wars from 1991 to 1999 as Yugoslavia broke up took up to 200,000 lives, turned millions into refugees and left much of the region's people traumatized and heavily armed. It was the bloodiest conflict in Europe since World War II. The millions of weapons that remained in possession of civilians after the fighting have caused fatalities every week, as traumatized former soldiers either shoot family members or commit suicide or... (GunPolicy.org)

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África,América,Asia,Europa,Oceanía,Estados Unidos,Rusia,Italia,Alemania,Brasil,Suiza,Israel,Austria,Corea del Sur,Bélgica,España,Turquía,Noruega,Canadá,Reino Unido,Australia,Francia,Pakistán,Yemen,Honduras,El Salvador,Jamaica

Fact and Figures: Global Trade in Small Arms

18 March 2013

al Jazeera

Diplomats from around the world have gathered at the UN for talks on an international arms trade treaty, in an effort to stop the sale of illegal conventional arms. Similar talks held last July failed, mainly due to the objections of the US and Russia, the world's two largest arms exporters. Al Jazeera has compiled a list of facts related to the global production and trading of small arms. 1. Authorised international transfers of small arms, light weapons, their... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suecia,Uruguay,Finlandia,Iraq,Arabia Saudita,Chipre,Suiza,Yemen,Serbia,Estados Unidos

10 Nations with Highest Gun Ownership

12 March 2013


Bangalore: "Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins," said novelist Ayn Rand. In an era where the misuse of guns and ammunitions are leading to massacres, it is no more a place of nonviolence. Arms and ammunitions leave bitter memories and scar the human race for ages to come. Here are the 10 countries with highest gun ownership, as listed by yahoo.com. USA: USA tops the list of countries with highest gun ownership and this no surprise! The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemen Plans Stricter Enforcement of Ban on Gun Carrying in Public

5 March 2013

Al Bawaba (Jordan)

The Interior Ministry ordered security authorities to enforce a public weapons carrying ban in the capital city on Saturday. The ban is actually a part of a 1992 firearms organizational law that has been loosely enforced. The law stipulates a ban on carrying firearms unless permitted by concerned authorities. Following a year of increased assassinations, officials say the plan to implement the ban is in line with a larger security campaign that has been beefed up... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemeni Culture a Barrier to Gun Control

12 February 2013

Atlantic (USA)

SANA'A, Yemen - With shops lining the main road and hard bargaining merchants abounding, Jihana appears to be your average Yemeni market. But instead of shopping for food or clothes, customers peruse a vast assortment of glocks, pistols, AK47s, M16s, anti-aircraft artillery, bazookas, and nearly any other weapon short of an actual tank. "In Yemen, no matter if you're rich or poor, you must have guns. Even if it's just one piece," insists Abdul Wahab al-Ammari, a tribal... (GunPolicy.org)

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Irán,Yemen,Corea del Norte,Libia,Somalia,África

UN Monitors See Weapons in Somalia from Yemen, Iran

10 February 2013


As the United States pushes for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on Somalia, U.N. monitors are reporting that Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa nation are receiving arms from distribution networks linked to Yemen and Iran, diplomats told Reuters. The U.N. Security Council's sanctions monitoring team's concerns about Iranian and Yemeni links to arms supplies for al Shabaab militants come as Yemen is asking Tehran to stop backing armed groups on Yemeni soil. Last... (GunPolicy.org)

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Suiza,Estados Unidos,Francia,Yemen

Three Dead, Two Injured in Swiss Shooting

8 February 2013

Washington Post

DAILLON, Switzerland — On Jan. 3, the day Sandy Hook Elementary students returned to school in Newtown, Conn., Florian Berthouzoz leaned out his window and opened fire on this tranquil Swiss village with an old military carbine and a 12-gauge shotgun. By the time he finished shooting, three women were killed, apparently at random, and two men were wounded. Berthouzoz was brought down by a police officer's bullet in the chest. The shooting in Daillon, on a steep... (GunPolicy.org)

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Yemen,Arabia Saudita

Saudi Border Guards Seize Hundreds of Smuggled Weapons

26 January 2013

Yahoo! Maktoob News

Saudi Border Guards in Jazan province foiled numerous attempts to smuggle weapons and ammunition in addition to liquor and narcotics into the Kingdom from Yemen over the last two months, spokesman of the Border Guards in Jazan Col. Abdullah Mahfouz said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency on Friday. "The Border Guards seized 308 weapons of various types, 13,051 rounds of live ammunition, 19 bottles of liquor and 78 narcotic tablets, 403,562 kg of hashish and 1,775... (GunPolicy.org)

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Inglaterra y Gales,Djibouti,Sri Lanka,Yemen,Somalia,Unión Europea

British Authorities Question Legality, Security of 'Floating' Gun Armouries

10 January 2013

Guardian (UK)

Private security companies guarding ships against Somali pirates are increasingly storing their weapons on so-called "floating armouries" in international waters, to avoid arms smuggling laws when they dock in ports. About 20 ships stocked with assault rifles and other small arms as well as ammunition, body armour and night vision goggles are scattered around the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, the EU naval force has confirmed. The legal status of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Somalia,Estados Unidos,Etiopía,Yemen,Libia,Israel,Unión Europea,África Oriental,Kenia,Ucrania,Rusia

Special Investigation: Lack of Gun Treaty Fuels Kenyan Smuggling Trade

9 January 2013

Star (Kenya)

Whether looking after his herd of cattle or taking them to the watering point, Boru hardly leaves his AK47 behind. He lives in the outskirts of Gambella village, a few kilometres from Isiolo town. "It has become like a stick for me. I carry it around and my enemies fear me. It gives me more power than I had before I acquired it," Boru said. Taking cover from the scorching sun under the shade of an old acacia tree, Boru, a father of three, told the Star he bought his... (GunPolicy.org)

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