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North Korea fires missiles, three reach Japan waters

Seoul - Nuclear-armed North Korea launched four ballistic missiles on Monday in another challenge to President Donald Trump, with three landing provocatively close to America's ally Japan.

Iran missile programme 'non-negotiable': spokesman

Tehran - Iran's missile programme is "non-negotiable" and tests will continue, foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on Tuesday, following criticism from European Union diplomats.

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles

Seoul - North Korea test-fired three ballistic missiles on Tuesday, in further defiance of the international community and in apparent reaction to the planned deployment of a US defence system in the South.

Iran parliament urges ballistic missile improvements

Tehran - Iran's outgoing parliament approved a motion Sunday to increase the capabilities of the country's ballistic missiles, a military programme that has been ruled dangerous by the United Nations.

Western powers at UN seek meeting on Iranian missile tests

New York - The United States and other Western powers believe Iran's recent ballistic missile launches violate UN resolutions, and have asked the Security Council to address the issue.

Missiles found on plane bound for Portland were for training

Belgrade - When a bomb-sniffing dog at an airport in Belgrade sniffed out two missiles in a cargo package on a passenger flight from Lebanon that was bound for Portland, Maine, it raised a few eyebrows.

N. Korea fires short-range missiles into sea

Seoul - North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday, fuelling a build-up in military tensions after its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

North Korea fires short-range projectiles after UN sanctions

Seoul - North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday, South Korea's defence ministry said, hours after the UN Security Council imposed tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.

South China Sea islands: Facts on a decades-long dispute

Bejing - A decades-long, multi-pronged dispute over territory in the South China Sea escalated this week with the claim that Beijing has put missile batteries on a contested island in the region.Commentators say the 3 million square kilometres (1.

Beijing deploys missiles on disputed island: Taiwan

Bejing - China has deployed surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island in the South China Sea, Taiwan said Wednesday, as Beijing insisted it had a right to build "self-defence" systems in the strategic region.

Iran to receive Russian missiles by end of 2015: Minister

Tehran - Iran will receive the bulk of the S-300 air defence missile systems it ordered from Russia by the end of the year, Tehran's defence minister has said."We signed a contract with Russia. It is being done.

U.S. condemns attack on Iranian opposition camp in Iraq

Washington - US top diplomat John Kerry condemned an attack on a base that houses exiled Iranian opposition members on the outskirts of Baghdad, calling Thursday for the international community to help relocate its residents.

Iran declines to confirm hit by Russia missiles

Tehran - Iran on Friday declined to confirm a claim by a US official that Russian missiles targeting rebels in Syria crashed in its territory this week.

Russia denies U.S. claim that four Syria-bound missiles crashed in Iran

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry denied a claim by a US official Thursday that four Syria-bound Russian cruise missiles fired from the Caspian Sea had crashed in Iran.

Four Syria-bound Russian missiles crashed in Iran: U.S. official

Washington - Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at targets in Syria instead crashed in Iran, a US official said Thursday, declining to comment on whether there were any casualties.

Germany to withdraw Patriot missiles from Turkey in 2016

Berlin - Germany on Saturday said it would withdraw its two Patriot missile batteries from Turkey early next year, ending its role in a three-year NATO mission to help bolster the country's air defences against threats from Syria's civil war.

Video: 15 missiles intercepted at once by Israel's Iron Dome

A video going viral online shows 15 missiles reportedly being shot into the sky in Israel, and moments later the Iron Dome missile-intercepting technology quickly dispatches all of the incoming attacks.

Gaza death toll surpasses 300 in latest Israeli incursion

Jerusalem - As Palestinian deaths rose Saturday to well over 300, Israeli officials said their stepped-up bombing attack had destroyed 95 rocket-launching sites and 13 tunnels under the borders of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli defense expert says Israel vastly inflating Hamas rockets

Prize-winning Israeli defense expert says numbers inflated by as much as 90%, Israel says Hamas makes sophisticated long-range rockets in Gaza.

US drone strike kills at least 13 people in northwest Pakistan

Bannu - A US drone strike on Wednesday killed at least 13 people in a suspected militant compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt, as the country's military wages a major offensive against insurgent hideouts.

Two U.S. drone strikes kill at least five militants in Pakistan

Bannu - At least five militants were killed in two separate U.S. drone strikes early Wednesday in a northwest tribal district where Pakistan has this week launched a major military offensive.

Op-Ed: Battleground in Eastern Mediterranean is heating up fast

As if the 80,000 dead in Syria are not the result of a war, Israel warns Russia that shipping missiles to Assad could result in war in the region. Meanwhile, Russia has sent at least 12 warships into the Mediterranean to protect its assets in Tartous.

U.S. sending troops and missiles to Turkey

The U.S. will be sending two batteries of Patriot missiles as well as four-hundred troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from possible missile attacks from Syria.

Op-Ed: Russia admits to Assad’s likely end

Mideast crisis continues as Russia admits to Bashar al-Assad 'losing control' of Syria. Syria's chemical weapons could be ready for usage as Assad's forces fire scud missiles at rebels. Assad could be removed from power before or during March 2013.

Video: Hamas rockets intercepted by Israel's 'Iron Dome'

A rare video captures events as Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system shoots down incoming Hamas rockets near Ashkelon, close to the Gaza border.

Op-Ed: Iran supplies Gaza militants with advance Fajr-5 Missiles

The Middle East conflict heats up as Iran sends boatload of Fajr-5 missiles to Gaza to launch at Tel Aviv after it admits to pulling strings in Gaza crisis. Iran’s action could escalate the conflict as the Israeli Air Force targets more launch sites.

Op-Ed: Another Arab-Israeli conflict begins

As rockets fall on Israel, Obama quietly removes Hamas terrorist from U.S. watch-list. For the first time ever Hamas launches rockets on the Holy City of Jerusalem. And Gaza cease-fire collapses as new explosions are heard in Tel Aviv.

Op-Ed: North Korea threatens US with its advance missiles

North Korea says mainland America is now within its missile range as tensions between North and South Korea tightens, the North warns US about its advance missiles following South deal. The North Korean threats could be designed to assess US response.

Tenants in Fred Wigg Tower lose bid to stop missiles on roof

London - Tenants of a London residential complex tried to get the High Court to prevent surface-to-air missiles being placed on the roof of their building during the London Olympics.

Op-Ed: Hamas rocket attacks barrage Israelis

Hamas terror rockets barrage Israel. Barak says Egypt must bring Sinai under control now. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) general warns that terror will move to the east. And the U.S. condemns rocket attacks on Israel.
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