The US company Textron Systems, the last manufacturer of cluster munitions in the US announced it will stop production of these weapons, which violate international law. The reasons given for the shift is falling sales figures, company spokesman Sylvestre noted that it the result of changing political conditions and therefore required a realignment of its business. ... →
Since March 2015, a Saudi Arabian led coalition has been fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen, as part of an operation called “Operation Decisive Storm”. Now, the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) has reported that due to the use of cluster munitions during the fighting, civilians have been seriously injured.
The production, trade and use of cluster munitions is internationally outlawed by the Oslo Convention, which entered into force on 1 August 2010. ... →