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US State Dept approves possible US$314 mln sale of missiles to...

The proposed sale comes after North Korea recently criticised South Korea's defence purchases from the United States.

India hopes to avoid US sanctions over Russian missile deal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the deal, defying US warnings of sanctions on countries buying Russian military equipment.

Indian satellite destruction endangered ISS

The satellite destruction created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

N.Korea rocket site appears ‘operational’ again, says US

US experts tracked activity at the site using commercial satellite imagery.

Erdogan breaks silence on US to stand by Russian missile deal

The US fears the Russian system can be used to collect intelligence on the F-35 fighters it is helping Turkey to build.

Iran launches submarine capable of firing cruise missile

The 600-tonne underwater vessel is equipped with torpedoes and naval mines in addition to cruise missiles, and can operate more than 200m below sea level for up to 35 days.

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on revolution anniversary

Iran has expanded its missile programme, and says the programme is purely defensive.

France tells Iran new sanctions loom if missile talks fail

Iran's foreign ministry reiterates that any new sanctions by European countries will lead to a re-evaluation of Iran's interactions with those countries.

Rouhani: Iran ready for new satellite launch in few months

Under a UN resolution, Tehran is 'called upon' to refrain from work on ballistic missiles suitable for carrying nuclear weapons.

Russia touts hypersonic missile speed

Vladimir Putin says the 'Avangard' will defeat all existing missile defence systems.

Nato, Russia to meet amid missile arms race fears

No details of the agenda have been published but a European diplomat said Russia had asked for discussion of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which bans mid-range missiles.

MH17: Anthony Loke rubbishes influence of Russian operatives

Australian news portal ABC says observers were surprised when Malaysia said there is 'inconclusive evidence' connecting Russian military to the missile that brought down the MH17 plane.

N. Korea’s Kim to visit Seoul, shut missile site

A Seoul visit by Kim would be the first by a Northern leader since the partition of the peninsula decades ago after the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

MH17: Serial numbers prove missile belonged to Ukraine, says Russia

The serial numbers show it was produced in 1986 at a military plant in Dolgoprudny before being shipped to a military unit in Ukraine.

N. Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

Thousands of accompanying citizens waved bouquets and flags, chanting "Long live" to the leader.

Iran to unveil fighter jet as it boosts missile capability

Defence Minister Amir Hatami said missile capabilities, considered as defensive deterrent power, will remain Iran’s top priority despite crippling economic sanctions imposed by the US.

Spanish jet accidentally fires missile above Estonia

The missile carried up to 10 kilos (22 pounds) of explosives and is designed to self-destruct in the event of such accidents, but it may have landed on the ground.

Japan to spend US$4.2 billion over 30 years on missile defence...

The move, announced by Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera, is the latest step by Tokyo to upgrade its military.

MH17 co-pilot’s mum finds solace in grandson

It's been four years since MH17 was shot down and for Noriah Daud, the only thing that comforts her is how her grandson looks like his father.

Russia called to ‘account for role’ in MH17 tragedy

G7 ministers say a joint investigation into the crash has yielded 'compelling, significant and deeply disturbing' findings on Russia's involvement.

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted Houthi missile launched at Jizan

A Badr 1 missile had targeted the city of Jizan.

US identifies North Korea missile test site it says Kim committed...

The US-based North Korea monitoring group 38 North said in an analysis at the end of last week there had been no sign of any activity toward dismantling Sohae or any other missile test site.

Kyodo: Japan to halt missile attack drills after Trump-Kim summit

A Cabinet Office official told Reuters it would make an announcement on Friday concerning the drills.

China carries out missile drills in South China Sea amid heightened...

China's navy carried out a simulated missile attack in an unspecified area of the South China Sea using three target drones making flyovers of a ship formation at varying heights, the official army newspaper said.