The Rise Of Acid Attacks

Rabina Khan | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK
Rabina Khan

Restrictions on the sale of sulphuric acid were introduced in 2015, yet up to 98% concentrated sulphuric acid can be bought on the internet, with no basic checks, so despite the restrictions, it is still possible to obtain it easily and cheaply.

Principle vs Progress On Nuclear Weapons?

Carine Bambara | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK
Carine Bambara

I agree fully with Ban Ki Moon's message; there are many paths to disarmament but what we must all agree on is to do something, the world cannot afford another round of inaction. We need to work to eliminate all nuclear weapons and now is the time to do it; our very survival depends on it.

Islamic State Is Killing People With Weapons Fast-Tracked From Europe

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK

Islamic State fighters are illegally using guns and other weapons made in Eastern European factories, in a newly-discovered supply chain that is “al...

The Astonishing Numbers Behind International Arms Dealing

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

We look at the eye-popping facts and figures behind the shadowy world of arms trafficking, from the unbelievable costs of weaponry to the profit made ...

Some 'Genius' Built A Gun That Looks Like A Phone. Slow Clap

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Tech

A gun that looks like a mobile phone - this is the latest creation from an American startup. The gun, dubbed Ideal Conceal, is designed to look like a...

The End Is Here: US Soldiers Will Be Using Laser Guns By 2023

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Tech

Laser guns are no longer the realms of Star Trek and Star Wars. Instead as the technology has become cheaper and more affordable governments have real...

Rocket Launcher Fired At Bulletproof Glass Is Strangely Mesmerising

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Tech

Russian weapon testers Crash Zone have experimented on the impact of a rocket launcher when fired into several layers of bullet-proof glass. The re...

Disarming DSEI: Arms Dealers And Despots Descend on London

Andrew Smith | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

It's less than two week until one of the world's biggest arms fairs, Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), rolls into London. The biennial event (taking place 15-18 September) will bring thousands of arms companies representatives together with mercenaries, generals and military delegations from some of the worst dictatorships in the world.

The Shocking Reality: Deadly Stealth Weapons Available In UK For Just £15

Rob McDowall | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Rob McDowall

In the UK, under Section 5 of the Firearms Act 1968 it is an offence to posses, purchase, sell, acquire or manufacture a Stun Gun, Taser, CS Gas or Pe...

Someone Is About To Start 3D-Printing Actual Missiles

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Tech

An aerospace and defence company based in Arizona, US have said that 3D-printed missiles could soon become reality for weapons manufacturers around t...

This Homemade Laser Shotgun Is Stupidly Dangerous

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Drake Anthony's latest YouTube entry should be prefaced with 'don't try this at home.' The 22-year-old self-proclaimed 'DIY laser guy' has a YouTub...

The US Military's Incredible New Aircraft Can Do New York To London In Less Than An Hour

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

You might remember that back in 2013 the US military unveiled a tiny rocket called the X-51 Waverider. Unassuming at first glance, it was in fact the ...

Intelligent Killer Drones Are Coming, And We'll Be 'Utterly Defenceless' Against Them

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK Tech

Humans could be left "utterly defenceless" by small and agile flying robots that think for themselves and are designed to kill, a leading US computer ...

Watch The US Navy's Terrifying New Weapon Cut Through Steel Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech

The U.S. Navy's most terrifying weapon right now is the railgun. Period. Capable of accelerating a projectile from 0-Mach 6 in just 10 millisecond...

Visions of Apocalypse

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Dr Kate Hudson

When we debate Trident's future, we would do well to recognise that although we no longer live in direct fear of nuclear weapons, as the older ones of us may remember from the Cold War, the risk and threat still remain as powerful as ever.

BAE Systems Is Essentially Building An 'Iron Man' Helmet For Soldiers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech

BAE Systems has unveiled a new 'Iron Man' style combat helmet that'll allow soldiers to see the world with night vision and thermal imaging at the sam...

The Mystery Of The Secret X-37B Spaceplane Has Been Solved

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Tech

When the USAF launched its secretive X-37B spaceship the conspiracy theories went off the charts. With its futuristic design and almost aggressive...

The US Navy Is Building A Swarm Of Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Tech

The US Navy is beginning to build up quite the arsenal of terrifying weapons. Not content with a laser that can melt ships, or a railgun that can fire...

UK Arms Exports Support State Repression

Andrew Smith | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Far from keeping us secure, events like this only strengthen the UK's ties to brutal dictatorships and entrench the government's role as a global arms seller. Furthermore, they undermine the UK's political credibility on human rights and strengthen the position of repressive regimes.

Hand In Your Weapon! Let's Make Trees, Not War

A. Dassu | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Mozambique experienced a lot of unrest. Millions of guns and weapons entered the country and therefore the TAE project was set up to eliminate the threat of those hidden and missing weapons.

King Abdullah and the UK: When Arms Sales Trump Human Rights

Andrew Smith | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

Many of the gushing tributes to King Abdullah have painted him as a man of peace and a force for good. In reality he was the figurehead of one of the most violent and oppressive governments in the world.

This Bullet Can Change Direction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Tech

The US military is working on an advanced .50 calibre sniper bullet that can change direction after being fired. Called the Extreme Accuracy Tasked...

This Is The New 'Peaceful' AK-47

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Tech

The Kalashnikov AK-47 is without doubt one of the most recognisable -- and devastating -- pieces of technology and after decades the company is giving...

Boy, 12, Shot Dead By Police After Brandishing Fake Gun

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK

A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun. Tamir Rice died from his wounds...

Disarming Our Culture: Why the Science Museum Must End Its Support for the Arms Trade

Andrew Smith | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

The Science Museum in London is among the most popular tourist attractions in the country, but on Monday 14 July it will be opening its doors to some of the biggest arms companies and most oppressive regimes in the world.