The Democratic Republic of Congo’s M23 rebel group has declared an end to its 20-month insurgency and said it was ready to pursue a political solution after the army captured its last two strongholds.
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Friday 24 February 2012
The US and North Korea resumed talks yesterday that had been delayed by the death of North Korea's long-time leader Kim Jong-il two months ago, with the US envoy saying he and his counterpart covered US food aid and other topics.
Saturday 07 January 2012
An army intelligence unit was used to infiltrate civil rights groups and protest organisations after Margaret Thatcher came to power. Former soldiers claim that they were ordered to undertake the spying missions by a senior officer in the Ministry of Defence.
Monday 19 December 2011
The death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il could put a brake on talks ultimately aimed at getting the secretive communist state to give up its nuclear weapons programme.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Nuclear envoys from North and South Korea emerged smiling from a face-to-face meeting yesterday, saying they were ready to work together to resume disarmament talks.
Susan Willett: Defence expert who argued that an ethical arms policy is essential for international security
Thursday 02 June 2011
Sue Willett was an expert in the economics of defence and international defence policy. She became one of the foremost authorities on the vicious cycle of debt, underdevelopment and conflict in the developing world and called for radical action by the international community to break the cycle. Her conviction that the developed world can only bring about security if it pursues an ethical arms policy has been vindicated time and time again.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
The Cabinet Office is to conduct a new assessment of alternatives to Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent in a fresh concession to the Liberal Democrats, it was announced today.
Friday 29 April 2011
If Hot Sauce Committee Part Two has a slightly confusing, unfocused manner, that's hardly surprising.
Monday 22 November 2010
The US is trying to restart moribund nuclear disarmament talks over North Korea, after the Communist leadership there showed off a new and highly sophisticated uranium enrichment plant.
Thursday 07 October 2010
The threat posed by North Korea's nuclear programme has reached an "extremely dangerous level", an adviser to South Korea's president has said.
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Armed forces minister Nick Harvey today gave a strong hint that the final decision on the like-for-like replacement of Trident would take place after the 2015 general election.
Friday 02 July 2010
Ken Coates was an inveterate campaigner for left-wing causes, internationalism and peace for more than 60 years. A prolific author of books, pamphlets, and articles in many journals, he was still dictating his ideas and arguments 48 hours before his death.
Tuesday 08 June 2010
Time to reform firearms law
Monday 31 May 2010
The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, cornerstone of global disarmament efforts, has gained a new lease of life – but at the price of a small but telling diplomatic victory for Iran, and new strains between Israel and its most important ally, the US.
Monday 03 May 2010
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brings his nuclear case to New York today, turning a UN treaty conference into a stage for Tehran's long-running showdown with the Western powers over its uranium enrichment program.
Saturday 17 April 2010
Iran's leaders issued a strong challenge to the United States and Britain today accusing them of using their nuclear weapons to 'bully and intimidate' countries without the bomb.
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