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Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome

Brussels - Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium.

Saudi Arabia seals Yemen borders, accuses Iran over missile strike

Riyadh - The Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen closed the country's air, sea and land borders Monday and accused Iran of being behind a weekend missile attack on Riyadh, saying it "may amount to an act of war".

Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

N. Korea could be preparing missile test: Seoul

Seoul - Pyongyang may be preparing for another missile test, South Korea's spy agency said Thursday according to reports, just days before US President Donald Trump visits the divided peninsula.

N. Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S. Korea drill: report

Seoul - North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source.

US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia

Washington - The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system for $15 billion, the State Department said Friday.

Washington 'unreliable' following Iran nuclear deal threats: Zarif

Washington - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif branded Washington "unreliable" Sunday in response to threats over the future of a nuclear deal with Iran.

'Not much' of a nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

Washington - Iran's test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President Donald Trump said Saturday, while also accusing the Islamic republic of colluding with North Korea.

Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test

Washington - President Donald Trump gave a stark warning Saturday that cast growing uncertainty over whether a nuclear deal clinched with Iran would survive after the Islamic republic tested a new medium-range missile.

Iran tests new missile defying US warnings

Tehran - Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US warnings

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its missile capabilities despite warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.

Iran's Rouhani vows to boost missiles despite US criticism

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would continue to develop its ballistic miissile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.

N.Korea crisis boosts Japan's hawkish PM: analysts

Toukyo - The North Korea crisis has been like "divine aid" for hawkish Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, experts say, burnishing his nationalist credentials and possibly tempting him into a snap election.

UN Security Council to meet on enforcing N. Korea sanctions

New York - The UN Security Council will on Thursday hold a ministerial-level meeting on the threat from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction that will focus on enforcing sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said.

'Take cover' — but where? Japanese helpless over N.Korea threat

Toukyo - Take cover in a sturdy building or get underground.That's the emergency advice given to the Japanese people in the event of a North Korean missile strike.But there are two big problems: most Japanese homes are made of wood and lack a basement.

N.Korea seeks 'equilibrium' of military force with US: KCNA

Seoul - North Korea is seeking an "equilibrium" of military force with the United States, state media reported Saturday, after Pyongyang sparked global condemnation with a sixth nuclear test then fired a second missile over Japan in less than a month.

Trump warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' options

Andrews Afb - Standing before a B-2 stealth bomber and a vast US flag, Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at North Korea warned that advanced US weaponry could make the souls of America's enemies "crumble.

Will China turn off North Korea's oil?

Bejing - China feeds North Korea's energy needs through the "Sino-DPRK Friendship Oil Pipeline", but Washington wants Beijing to turn off the tap to pressure its neighbour into abandoning its nuclear programme.

Putin, Macron agree 'negotiations' only way to defuse North Korea tensions

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed in a phone call Friday that resuming direct talks with North Korea is the only way to resolve tensions over its nuclear programme.

US drone kills three in Pakistan tribal belt

Peshawar - A US drone killed three suspected militants in an attack on a compound in Pakistan's tribal region Friday, officials said, in the first strike since President Donald Trump vowed to crack down on the country.

UN chief condemns North Korea missile test, crisis talks next week

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned North Korea's latest missile test, and said talks on the crisis would be held on the sidelines of the General Assembly meeting next week.

China 'opposes' North Korea missile launch, rejects blame

Bejing - China condemned North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Friday, but said it was "irresponsible" to blame Beijing for regional tensions after Washington urged it to rein in its ally.

North Korea in new missile launch after sanctions

Seoul - North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with its furthest-ever missile flight in what analysts called a demonstration of its ability to target Guam.

N. Korea 'has Guam in mind': Japan minister

Toukyo - Japan's defence minister said Friday he believed North Korea "has Guam in mind" after its most recent missile launch, noting it had sufficient range to hit the US territory.

Chronology of North Korean missile development

Seoul - For the second time in less than a month, North Korea has fired a ballistic missile over Japan, days after the international community further tightened its sanctions over its banned weapons and nuclear programme.

US military official 'assuming' N. Korea nuclear test an H-bomb: report

Washington - The head of the US military's Strategic Command is "assuming" North Korea's nuclear test earlier this month was of a hydrogen bomb, Defense News reported Thursday.

'Missile launch, take cover': Japan's terrifying wake-up call

Toukyo - "Missile launch! Missile launch! A missile appears to have been launched from North Korea. Take cover in a building or underground.

Security Council to hold emergency meeting Friday on N. Korea missile launch

New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday concerning North Korea's latest missile launch over Japan, the council presidency announced.

North Korea fires missile over Japan

Seoul - North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

N. Korean group demands US be turned to 'ashes and darkness'

Seoul - A North Korean organisation demanded Thursday that the United States be "beaten to death" like a "rabid dog" for spearheading fresh UN sanctions on Pyongyang over its latest nuclear test, adding ally Japan should be "sunken into the sea".
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