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Émirats arabes unis

Rifles Top Sellers at UAE Hunting Exhibition, Licences Available On Site

10 September 2012

National (Abu Dhabi)

ABU DHABI - Firearms sales increased by between 10 to 20 per cent at this year's Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex). German hunting rifles, 9mm pistols and .408 calibre sniper rifles were the top sellers. The four-day exhibition, at Adnec, welcomed more than 100,000 visitors - up from 97,812 last year. In the first three days, 1,002 firearm licences were issued and sales representatives said demand rises each year. In 2010, 1,016... (

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Iraq,Liban,Venezuela,Émirats arabes unis,Canada,Syrie

No Gun Control Plus Idle Youth Equals Recipe for Trouble - Opinion

6 June 2012

National (Abu Dhabi), Opinion

'The weapon first, fighting second," goes an Arabic proverb, which pretty much explains why there is so much conflict in the world today. But it also describes perfectly what I have had the misfortune of seeing as I've travelled and worked in war zones across the region. I remember the time I was in Iraq, and the family I was staying with insisted that I carry some form of weapon as "defence" and protection. Even their grandmother carried a small hand gun in her purse... (

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Panama,Liberia,Oman,Yémen,Égypte,Arabie saoudite,Maurice,Seychelles,Mongolie,Djibouti,Madagascar,Émirats arabes unis,Royaume-Uni,Somalie,Kenya

Anti-piracy Security Firms Keep Guns in Floating Armouries to Avoid Law

22 March 2012

Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya — Private security firms are storing their guns aboard floating armories in international waters so ships that want armed anti-piracy guards for East Africa's pirate-infested waters can cut costs and circumvent laws limiting the import and export of weapons, industry officials say. Companies and legal experts say the operation of the armories is a "legal gray area" because few, if any, governments have laws governing the practice. Some security... (

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Thaïlande,Malaisie,Indonésie,Koweït,Qatar,Mexique,Pérou,Venezuela,Colombie,Bolivie,Somalie,Népal,Oman,Lettonie,Maurice,Guyana,République démocratique du Congo (RDC),Bosnie-Herzégovine,Arabie saoudite,Liberia,Kazakhstan,Singapour,République dominicaine,Jordanie,Trinité-et-Tobago,Émirats arabes unis,Guatemala,Honduras,Chili,Équateur,Argentine,Zimbabwe,Zambie,Ouganda,Tanzanie,Sénégal,Congo,Nigeria,Niger,Namibie,Maroc,Mauritanie,Malawi,Côte d'Ivoire,Égypte,Burkina Faso,Brésil,Tunisie,Sri Lanka,Pakistan,Philippines,Yémen,États-Unis,Italie,Allemagne,Israël,Autriche,Russie,Afrique,Amérique,Asie,Europe,Afrique du Sud,Algérie,Angola,Botswana,Ghana,Guinée,Madagascar

Brazilian Gun Industry Seeks New Markets: Africa and Asia [PT]

27 January 2012

Publica (Brazil)

[Translated summary: With the support of the Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Brazilian gun manufacturers seek new markets in countries with a history of human rights violations: Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines and Yemen. Brazil is among the six countries in the world with annual exports exceeding $ 100 million, according to recent research from Small Arms Survey. According to the Army, responsible for supervising and controlling exports from 2005 to... (

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Thaïlande,Colombie,Russie,États-Unis,Ouganda,Rwanda,Afrique du Sud,Émirats arabes unis,Belgique,Soudan,Somalie,Côte d'Ivoire,Liberia,Angola,Océanie,Europe,Asie,Amérique,Afrique,République démocratique du Congo (RDC)

Stopping the Trade in Death, Gun Trafficking, Smuggling - Opinion

6 December 2011

New York Times, Opinion

On a dark November morning in 2004, I woke up in my bungalow overlooking Lake Kivu, tense with anticipation. Our small United Nations team was about to undertake a surprise inspection of three airfields in eastern Congo, notorious for smuggling operations. With the backing of U.N. peacekeeping forces and a U.N. Security Council mandate, we searched almost every incoming and outgoing aircraft that day. By evening, we had the evidence to link several aviation front... (

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Royaume-Uni,États-Unis,Émirats arabes unis,Jordanie

Former UK Gun Lobby Leader Nears Plea on US-Middle East Gun Running

27 March 2011

Tennessean (Nashville)

Illegally trafficked assault rifles and gun parts manufactured in Nashville ultimately found their way to Middle Eastern countries such as Jordan and the United Arab Emirates, according to federal court documents unsealed Wednesday. The documents — sworn statements written by federal agents in support of search warrants for facilities owned by Sabre Defence Industries — reveal many new details about an alleged conspiracy to skirt U.S. regulators and law enforcement... (

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Asie occidentale,Émirats arabes unis,Égypte,Yémen,Turquie

Turkey Probes 'Unauthorised' Shipment of 16,000 Handguns to Yemen

25 March 2011

Associated Press

ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey says it is investigating a shipment of thousands of Turkish-made small arms bound for Yemen that were seized by Dubai police. A statement from Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Friday insisted that no such shipment had been authorized by Turkish officials. Dubai's police found 16,000 pistols concealed in a cargo shipping container. It says the shipment originated in Turkey and passed through an Egyptian port before reaching the Gulf Emirate. The... (

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Émirats arabes unis

United Arab Emirates Aim for Self Sufficiency in Ammunition Manufacture

29 August 2010

National (United Arab Emirates)

Abu Dhabi is aiming to expand its arms manufacturing industry with plans to complete an ammunition plant next year. Tawazun Holding, the investment arm of the Offset Programme Bureau, said the plant would supply 9mm, 5.56mm and 7.62mm bullets for pistols and rifles. The company said it had reached an agreement with the General Headquarters of the UAE Armed Forces to guarantee the supply of small-calibre ammunition when production begins at the plant next year. The... (

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Zimbabwe,Inde,Algérie,Tchad,Angola,Arabie saoudite,Colombie,Libye,Afrique du Sud,Swaziland,Cameroun,Émirats arabes unis

South Africa Takes Fire for Gun Sales to Conflict Areas, Blacklisted Nations

1 July 2010

Christian Science Monitor

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa, which has been winning applause for its hosting of the 2010 World Cup, is now coming under fire for another success: global arms sales. According to the South African watch group, Ceasefire Campaign, South African arms merchants have sold $1.7 billion worth of weapons in the past decade to "problematic" countries that are either involved in internal conflicts or with poor human rights records. The arms sales would appear to be in violation... (

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Émirats arabes unis,Inde,Chine

Indian Army Grounds UAE Air Force Plane Carrying Guns to China

8 September 2009

Times of India

KOLKATA — After trying to fob off Indian officials and investigators all of Sunday night, one of the pilots of the United Arab Emirates air force aircraft detained at Kolkata airport since Sunday finally admitted to the plane carrying a consignment of weapons. The C-130 Hercules among the biggest transport aircraft in the world was on its way to Xiangyang, China, from UAEAF's Western Air Command base in Abu Dhabi. Although the UAE government had the necessary... (

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Somalie,Éthiopie,Érythrée,Yémen,Émirats arabes unis,Arabie saoudite,Asie occidentale

Weapons for Warlords: Gun Running, Arms Trafficking in the Gulf of Aden

18 June 2009

Jamestown Foundation (USA) / Terrorism Monitor Volume 7, Issue 17, Web page

In the Hobbesian anarchy that has been the norm in Somalia since the late 1980s, the proliferation of weapons has been associated not only with the pursuit of political power but also with international terrorism and the protection and furtherance of economic objectives in the region. Somalia lies at the heart of regional arms trafficking networks that include governments and private traders in East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Developed over many years, this... (

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Émirats arabes unis,États-Unis

Dubai Handgun Maker Caracal Sees Bright Future in US Pistol Market

26 February 2009

Gulf News (Dubai)

The new 9mm Caracal sub-compact handgun, launched at the 9th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX-2009), is more than just a deadly firearm soon to be in use by security forces around the world. Manufacturers said the UAE-made firearm is a symbol of quality being produced by Emiratis in a country where manufacturing is virtually non-existent. Caracal is the only small arms manufacturer in the Gulf region. "It's not so much that we're producing... (

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Émirats arabes unis

Celebratory Shooting Turns Wedding Into a Funeral in United Arab Emirates

10 February 2008

Gulf News (Dubai)

RAS AL KHAIMAH — A wedding celebration here turned to tragedy when one revellers was killed by a stray bullet. Mohammad Ahmad Samt, a 45-year-old Emirati, was fatally hit on Saturday while revellers were firing shots in the air at a wedding in the Shamal area. His friends said Samt cupped his chest during celebrations, fell to the ground and died. Lieutenant Colonel Salem Saeed Al Alkim, head of Al Ma'amourah Police Station, said the victim was also firing in the... (

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Inde,Émirats arabes unis

Influential Airline Chairman Caught Carrying Gun, Bullets on Air India Flight

19 January 2007

BBC News

DELHI — Aviation chiefs in India have launched an enquiry after a prominent industrialist checked-in a pistol and bullets on an international flight. The businessman is a grandson of Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah. The Indian national carrier, Air India, has removed at least one official as a result of the security breach. The officials was alleged to have been present at the time the lapse occurred, and airport security apparatus failed to detect the... (

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Oman,Émirats arabes unis

Omani Man Confesses to Killing Woman With Gun He Found in Her House

22 May 2006

Gulf News (Dubai)

MUSCAT — An Omani was arrested and charged last week with murdering a woman in Dhofar, according to a press release from the Royal Oman Police yesterday. Mohammad Bin Khadim Bin Salim Qahoor, a resident of Dhofar region, was arrested on May 17 for allegedly shooting to death an unnamed Omani woman on May 7. According to a police statement the man said he shot the woman with a gun he found in her house. Tipped off "A citizen alerted the police that a female... (

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Taïwan,Jordanie,Émirats arabes unis

Taiwan to Increase Exports of Unmarked Guns to Friendly Countries

2 May 2006

Taipei Times / NTIS

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) yesterday said it will export more military goods to the nation's allies and other countries in an effort to boost Taiwan's diplomatic clout. "Some foreign countries are impressed with the excellent quality of Taiwan's military goods. So the MND has proposed establishing a company in charge of exporting small arms to our allies and friendly countries," Deputy Minister of National Defense Ko Cheng-heng told the legislature's... (

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Émirats arabes unis

Saudi Police Foil Arms Smuggling

11 December 2005

Khaleej Times (Dubai) / AP

RIYADH — Saudi Arabian border guards foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons, ammunitions and explosive material from southern neighbour Yemen, according to a Press report published yesterday. Brig. Gen. Mohammed bin Abdel Rahman Al Zahrani, head of border guards of southern El Saqam region, told the privately owned Al Watan daily that smugglers were caught at the Saudi border town of Akafa, about 800km south of the capital, Riyadh. Guards seized "40 US-made guns,"... (

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Émirats arabes unis

Regulation Studied to Jail Anyone Firing Shots at Weddings

16 May 2004

Gulf News (Dubai)

RAS AL KHAIMAH — Anyone firing a shot, from a licensed or unlicensed firearm, during wedding parties will be jailed and the groom will lose his right to receive a marriage grant. This suggestion is one of the key recommendations of a security committee set up by the government to curb the practice of firing shots in the air to celebrate weddings. The groom can later file a case in court against the person who fired the shot, demanding that he pay the marriage... (

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Émirats arabes unis

Security Council Calls for West African Cooperation to Curb Small Arms Trafficking

18 March 2003

United Nations News Service

Voicing deep concern at the effect the spread of small arms and light weapons, as well as mercenary activities, has had on peace and security in West Africa, the United Nations Security Council today called on countries there to strengthen their cooperation in order to identify individuals and entities engaged in the trafficking of such weapons and who support mercenary activities. Following a daylong, high-level meeting chaired by Foreign Minister François Lonseny... (

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Émirats arabes unis

Ownership of Firearms Laws Being Drafted

23 September 2002

Gulf News (Dubai)

Federal laws regarding ownership of firearms are being drafted by the Ministry of Defence, said Abdullah Ahmed Abulhoul, managing director, Mediac Communication and Promotion — organisers of the Arab Hunting Show and Arabian Adventure Show. Meanwhile, shipping costs for firearms have increased by 60 per cent since last September 11, said M.H. El Miniawi, from UK-based Melya. It is only a matter of time before firearm ownership laws are introduced in the Emirates,... (

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