The United States and Russia remain the world's top weapons merchants, according to the latest report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The US has accounted for 34% of global arms sales over the past five years, followed by Russia, with just over 20% of all global arms deliveries.

US arms were supplied or sold to 98 different countries around the world, with a large portion of American exports consisting of combat and transport aircraft, said SIPRI.

The re...

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