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U.N. expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:29 PM

The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'

IN RUINS. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2019, Libyans check the site of an air strike in which three children were killed and others wounded on the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

United Nations report finds Jordan, Turkey, UAE violated Libya arms embargo

Nov 08, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The 3 countries 'routinely and sometimes blatantly supplied weapons with little effort to disguise the source,' a summary of a year-long study by UN experts says

LIBYA. This picture taken on June 29, 2019 shows smoke plumes rising in Tajoura, south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, following a reported airstrike by forces loyal to retired general Khalifa Haftar. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

U.S. seeks UN arms embargo against South Sudan

Nov 18, 2016 - 10:15 AM

Britain and France back the proposed arms embargo but Russia reaffirms its opposition and China expresses reservations

ARMS EMBARGO? Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers stand on a pick up truck on their way to the river side to ride on a boat on the Nile, as they head to Alole, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016. File photo by Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP

Obama implores Vietnam to embrace human rights

May 24, 2016 - 5:35 PM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama urges Vietnam to abandon authoritarianism saying that bolstering rights actually reinforces stability

epa05325943 US President Barack Obama addresses his speech to the Vietnamese people at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, 24 May 2016. EPA/KHAM/POOL

Obama calls for peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputes

May 24, 2016 - 4:15 PM

US President Barack Obama who is on a visit to Vietnam says big nations should not bully smaller ones

CHINA’S RECLAMATION. The Philippines releases this photo in May of China’s alleged reclamation in Johnson South Reef in the South China Sea, warning it may be building an airstrip. Photo courtesy: Department of Foreign Affairs

Chinese media slam US lifting of Vietnam arms embargo

May 24, 2016 - 2:55 PM

US President Barack Obama had said that the lifting of the embargo was not based on China but Chinese media say that is a very poor lie

epa05324583 US President Barack Obama (C-L) and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) review an honor guard at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, 23 May 2016. US President Barack Obama visits Vietnam for the first time from 23 to 25 May 2016, making him the third US President to visit the South East Asian country since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. During the first day of his visit Obama announced that the US will lift its arms embargo on weapon sales to Vietnam. EPA/MINH HOANG

UN Security Council holds Libya arms embargo in place

Mar 28, 2015 - 12:21 PM

The refusal to allow the arms purchases follows a letter from a UN panel of experts warning that the arms shipments could fall into the wrong hands

A UN Security Council session. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler/File

Kerry backs arms embargo on S. Sudan

Feb 06, 2015 - 8:52 AM

An embargo and sanctions against South Sudan fighters are regularly discussed at the United Nations and in Washington and Europe Little real action is done however with the White House seen as dragging its feet

KERRY. US Secretary of State, John Kerry speaks during an official press conference in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15 January 2015. Photo by Vassil Donev/EPA

EU lifts embargo to arm Syria rebels

May 28, 2013 - 6:31 AM

UPDATE Britain however says no immediate plan to send weapons to Syrian opposition

EU to seek 'common position' on Syria arms embargo next week

Mar 15, 2013 - 9:43 PM

UPDATED The European Union will seek a common position whether to lift an arms embargo to supply weapons to the Syrian opposition