Explosive Violence in January 2024

In January 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 5,612 deaths and injuries from 757 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 85% (4,783) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Iran’s arms industry: expansion and global implications

Iran’s increased arms production and export raises critical concerns over human rights and regional stability.

Asylum Seekers in the UK: Escaping the World’s Deadliest Zones

Recent data from Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) coupled with records from Care4Calais shed light on the acute dangers that many asylum seekers coming to the UK face in their homelands.

UK arms exports to Yemen (2012-2022)

This report examines the UK arms export to Yemen 2012-2022

10 killed and 20 injured in IED explosion near a football stadium, Baghdad, Iraq 29 Oct

10 people were killed and over 20 injured in east Baghdad, on Saturday 29 Oct, when an IED planted underneath a vehicle detonated and caused a nearby gas tanker to explode.

13 killed and 58 injured in Iranian air strikes on Iraq’s Kurdish region, 28 Sept

On 28 September, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fired missiles and drones into nothern Iraq’s Kurdish region, killing 13 and injuring 58.

UK arms exports to Iran

Iran: Country overview The Islamic Republic of Iran has a population of 80 million and is located on the Eastern shores of the Persian Gulf, bordering Iraq, Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Since the overthrown of the monarchy in 1979, Iran has been a Shia-ruled Islamic Republic. President Hassan Rouhani, winning the presidential election in […]

Predicting violence

One of the most exciting technological developments in armed violence reduction may be the ability to predict and forecast where future violence will occur. But how are these predictions derived and exactly how useful are they? The future is a Tom Cruise science fiction film In the film Minority Report, based on a short story […]

Zeina Khodr

Zeina Khodr is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera who focuses on the Arab world, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Khodr has worked in the news industry for over 15 years, including posts at Al Jazeera’s online and Arabic language services, MBC, Emirates Dubai Television, the BBC’s World Service and CNN. Her reporting on the fall […]

Scott Peterson

Scott Peterson is Istanbul bureau chief for the Christian Science Monitor, and covers the Middle East from Istanbul, Turkey. Peterson joined The Monitor in 1996 as the Moscow bureau chief, during which time he covered events from Algiers to Beirut to Tehran, as well as Russia and Central Asia. In 1999, he travelled with the […]

Ramita Navai

Ramita Navai is a British-Iranian journalist and a reporter for Channel 4’s foreign affairs series Unreported World. Navai worked as the Tehran correspondent for The Times from 2003 to 2006, and covered events such as parliamentary and presidential elections, human rights cases and the escalating nuclear crisis. She has reported from Afghanistan in 2005 investigating […]

Nima Elbagir

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning Sudanese foreign correspondent for CNN. She began her career working for Reuters in 2002, where she was one of the first journalists to give inside reports on the conflict in Darfur. She then worked for Channel 4, where she freelanced from Kabul and reported for the ‘Unreported World’ documentary series. […]