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North Korea fires missile, defying US push for new sanctions

Seoul - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile Saturday in apparent defiance of a US push for tougher international sanctions to curb the Asian country's nuclear threat.

Negotiations on N. Korea are 'only right choice': China

New York - Stressing the need to avoid "chaos" on the Korean peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dialogue and negotiations were "the only right choice" to address the threat from North Korea's missile and nuclear programs.

ASEAN to express 'grave concern' over tests despite N. Korea appeal

Manila - Southeast Asian countries will express "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, despite Pyongyang's appeal for support, according to a draft statement due to be released Friday.

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

Seoul - Seoul on Friday brushed aside US President Donald Trump's suggestion it should pay for a $1 billion missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North.

US presses China in North Korea sanctions drive

New York - The United States on Friday pushed for tougher sanctions to confront the North Korean nuclear threat, piling pressure on China to act while warning it was keeping military options on the table.

Israeli missiles hit near Damascus airport: Syria state media

Damascus - A huge blast which struck near Damascus airport early on Thursday was caused by Israeli missiles hitting a "military position", Syria's state SANA news agency reported.

US vows to force N.Korea back to nuclear talks

Washington - The United States pledged Wednesday to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program, but said it was not looking to bring Kim Jong-Un's regime to its knees.

'All on me:' US admiral takes blame in carrier to N.Korea fiasco

Washington - The US admiral who ordered an aircraft carrier and other warships toward the Korean Peninsula in a much-hyped deployment took responsibility Wednesday for any "confusion" after the ships sailed in the opposite direction.

Afghanistan arrests 35 soldiers after attack on base

Kabul - Authorities have arrested 35 soldiers who served on an army base in northern Afghanistan where the Taliban staged a deadly attack last week, officials said Wednesday, as fears grew they had inside help.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

Traces of death at Afghan base attacked by Taliban

Mazar-e Sharif - The green mosque in the Afghan military compound attacked by Taliban militants is scarred -- disfigured by bullet holes, blast marks and with blood splattered across the ceiling -- telltale signs of the deaths of at least 144 young Afghan recruits.

US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site

Seoul - US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Djibouti - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent.

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Djibouti - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent.

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

Djibouti - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis urged France to continue its fight against terror in Africa as he visited Djibouti, a strategic Horn of Africa nation which hosts Washington's only permanent military base on the continent.

Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack

Mazar-e Sharif - Afghan families buried their dead and the country observed a national day of mourning Sunday after at least 100 soldiers were killed or wounded in a Taliban attack on a military base, prompting angry calls for ministers and army chiefs to resign.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Mazar-e Sharif - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Mazar-e Sharif - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

Mazar-e Sharif - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said Saturday, the latest in a string of deadly assaults against Afghan military sites.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base: govt

Kabul - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said Saturday.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base: govt

Kabul - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said Saturday.

Over 100 killed, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan military base: govt

Kabul - More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry said Saturday.

Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack

Mazar-e Sharif - Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces.
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