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Canadian arms exports used by Saudi Arabia to quash Bahrain protest

OTTAWA – Canadian arms companies were given free rein last year as the federal government tripled the amount of military weapons and ammunition licensed for export to foreign countries to more than $12 billion. The largest benefactor at $4 billion … Continue reading

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Arms deals still made amid Middle East crackdowns

As Libya’s Moammar Gaddafi ordered attacks on his own people this week, thousands of arms sellers from the United States and other countries hawked their aircraft, riot gear and rifles to Middle Eastern buyers at the Persian Gulf’s preeminent arms … Continue reading

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Global arms sales passed US$400 bil. in ’09: report

STOCKHOLM — The world’s 100 largest arms dealers, excluding Chinese vendors, sold weapons for US$401 billion in 2009, with U.S. vendors remaining in first place, according to a report published Monday. “Despite the continuing global economic recession in 2009, the … Continue reading

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US firms to tap homeland security market in India

While defence and military aviation deals will be at the head of the business table at Aero India 2011, set to begin here next week, companies from the United States, following growing strategic India-US co-operation in recent times, will also … Continue reading

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Analysis: Unrest clouds outlook for arms sales to Mideast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Massive unrest spreading across the Middle East could put the brakes on billions of dollars of arms sales the U.S. government is negotiating with countries in that region, at least in the short term. That could spell … Continue reading

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India all set to launch anti-Naxalite operation

January 06 LAHORE – The Indian government is preparing to launch a full-fledged anti-Naxalite military operation in a bid to flush out separatists Maoist movement in three different areas, considered as tri-junctions of worst Naxalite-affected states.

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EADS wins giant Saudi border deal

Defence and aerospace group EADS has won a contract worth an estimated $2.27bn (£1.4bn) to help Saudi Arabia improve its border security.

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