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Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh: state TV

Apo - Saudi Arabia's air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, state television said, the latest in a series of attacks claimed by rebels in neighbouring Yemen.

Iran's ballistic missiles: bone of contention with West

Tehran - Iran's ballistic missile programme has poisoned relations between Tehran and Western powers for years but for the Islamic republic the issue is staunchly non-negotiable.

Russia rejects UN condemnation of Iran over missiles to Yemen

New York - Russia rejected a draft resolution Friday that would condemn Iran for failing to block supplies of missiles to Yemen's Huthi rebels and call for measures against Tehran, diplomats said.

UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran missiles to Yemen

New York - The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would condemn Iran for violating the arms embargo on Yemen and call for measures to address this violation, according to the text obtained by AFP on Monday.

Russia deploying ballistic missiles to Baltic enclave: Lithuania

Vilnius - Lithuania on Monday accused Russia of deploying nuclear-capable ballistic missiles to its Kaliningrad exclave on the Baltic, as relations between Moscow and the West sink to post-Cold War lows.

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

New York - Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia, a UN panel of experts says, bolstering US and Saudi claims of Tehran's military involvement in Yemen.

Guam radio stations accidentally trigger emergency alert

Hagatna - Guam residents received a nasty jolt Tuesday after two radio stations accidentally issued emergency warnings to indicate an imminent threat or attack, at a time when the US territory is already on edge over North Korean threats to fire missiles into ne...

Guam officials 'ecstatic' as North Korea holds off attack

Hagatna - Guam officials were "ecstatic" Tuesday as North Korea appeared to back away from its threat to fire four missiles towards the US territory in the western Pacific.

Guam leader backs 'punch in the nose' for Pyongyang

Hagatna - Guam's leader said Monday that "sometimes a bully can only be stopped with a punch in the nose", in a spirited defence of President Donald Trump's rhetoric against North Korea which has the island in its crosshairs.

Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea deadline looms

Hagatna - The Catholic faithful in Guam led prayers for peace Sunday in the shadow of North Korean missile threat, with the western Pacific island's archbishop appealing for "prudence" amid an escalating war of words between the US and Pyongyang.

Kim Jong Un 'crazy as typhoons' but not as scary, say Guam residents

Hagatna - Guam residents say that if given the choice they would rather face the wrath of "crazy" Kim Jong Un than the power of a typhoon, as they count down towards a threatened North Korean missile attack.

Pentagon, S.Korea review missile size guidelines

Washington - The Pentagon is working with South Korea to review guidelines governing the size of missile warheads Seoul can deploy, an official said Monday, setting the stage for the South to boost its missiles' power.

Iran hits back at missile test criticism

Tehran - Iran criticised the position adopted by European governments against its missile tests, during a visit by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Saturday.

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.
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Timeline of nuclear and major missile tests in North Korea
Timeline of nuclear and major missile tests in North Korea
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Air Assault on Qaddafi’s installations: Tomahawk missiles fired from the Mediterranean Sea by the ...
Air Assault on Qaddafi’s installations: Tomahawk missiles fired from the Mediterranean Sea by the United States Navy destroyer Barry. The photo was taken through night-vision camera.
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Video of missiles intercepted by Israel s Iron Dome
Video of missiles intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome
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A 23 kiloton tower shot called BADGER  fired on April 18  1953 at the Nevada Test Site  as part of t...
A 23 kiloton tower shot called BADGER, fired on April 18, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site, as part of the Operation Upshot-Knothole nuclear test series.
A 23 kiloton tower shot called BADGER, fired on April 18, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site, as part of t
A Tomahawk missile launched. More than 100 missiles were targeted at Libya s air-defense installatio...
A Tomahawk missile launched. More than 100 missiles were targeted at Libya's air-defense installations.
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Patriot missile battery
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Israeli missiles target Gaza
Israeli missiles target Gaza
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An example of a Chinese-produced  FD-2000  missile defense unit.
An example of a Chinese-produced "FD-2000" missile defense unit.
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Military vehicles carrying shore-to-ship missiles drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military pa...
Military vehicles carrying shore-to-ship missiles drive past the Tiananmen Gate during a military parade in Beijing on September 3, 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of World War II
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Hyun Hak Bong, North Korean ambassador to Britain, talks with Sky News. (screen grab)
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Surface-to-air missiles similar to those to be used in London during Olympics 2012.
Surface-to-air missiles similar to those to be used in London during Olympics 2012.
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Syrian-made M-302 long-range missiles, 60 mile range.
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