Companies in Italy, Belgium, and Romania are arming Mexican soldiers, cops, and cartels alike.
Canada, like many of its allies, has an arms embargo on Iran.
Relations with Vietnam have become critical amid China's growing military might — so a historic embargo with a former foe still described as a "police state" is being lifted.
Little attention has been paid to the fact that at least three of those killed in a mass execution on January 2 were minors at the time of their alleged crimes. VICE News pieces together the evidence.
Senators Chris Murphy and Rand Paul said that in light of the civilian toll of the US-backed Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, the White House must ensure that American weapons are not being used in attacks on innocents.
Saudi Arabia, the West's trusted Middle Eastern ally, may be about to execute three young men arrested for protesting when they were children. VICE News spoke to their families.
Lawmakers said Britain, France and other EU governments should no longer sell weapons to a country accused of targeting civilians in Yemen.
Besides the hypocrisy of giving aid to "Yemen with one hand while supporting the destruction of the country with the other," the UK could be violating international law by continuing to sell arms to Saudi Arabia.
A Kuwaiti news report claims the Islamic State has been shopping for anti-aircraft missiles in Ukraine, but there are many holes in an otherwise terrifying story.
And a Royal Navy ship was the floating sales office for an arms-trade party.
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Ben Makuch travels to a Moscow shooting range to test out some of Kalashnikov's newest weapons, barred from the United States market by economic sanctions.