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Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

Philippines aims to arm community leaders to help fight crime, drugs

The Philippines' interior ministry said on Wednesday it plans to acquire pistols for community leaders willing to fight crime and drugs, prompting concern it could fuel even more violence in the country ...

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Afghanistan mulls plan to arm 20,000 civilians to fight insurgents

Afghanistan is considering training and arming 20,000 civilians to defend territories where Islamic militants have been driven out, officials say, sparking fears the local forces could become another thuggish militia.

German right-wing leader backs citizens' right to arm themselves

German right-wing leader backs citizens' right to arm themselves

The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has spoken out in favour of people arming themselves with guns and self-defence devices following a series of violent attacks last month.

Police arm villagers against militants

Police arm villagers against militants

Police in western Bangladesh said yesterday they have armed villagers with bamboo sticks and whistles...

Alibaba arm to lift target in record tech funding

Alibaba arm to lift target in record tech funding

Alibaba Group Holding’s finance affiliate has increased the amount it’s raising to at least $3.5bn...