German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited Saudi Arabia in a bid to boost economic relations. But a senior official says his country won't be needing German guns and tanks anymore.
Germany has approved fewer arms exports to Turkey in response to the continued imprisonment of German citizens. But opposition figures say the cuts aren't going far enough.
The UN has added the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to its annual list of shame for killing hundreds of children in 2016. Saudi Arabia rejected the report and said it took effort to avoid civilian casualties.
Saudi authorities say they made two arrests and thwarted attacks involving "suicide vests" at government buildings. The country remains on high alert following a series of bombings during Ramadan last year.
Over 100 states are meeting in Geneva to discuss why the three-year-old Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has so far failed. Signatories are still sending arms to Saudi Arabia despite ethical commitments.
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