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Suspected terrorist attack sets ablaze Iran oil tanker off Saudi port

Vessel heavily damaged and leaking oil into Red Sea.

Turkey official confident US won’t impose sanctions over Russian missile buy

The senior Turkish official says the US can empathise with why Ankara needs the Russian missile defence system.

Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete

Ankara and Washington have been at loggerheads over Turkey's purchase of the S-400 systems.

Pentagon axes troubled US$1 bil contract for missile defence

The US undersecretary of defence for research and engineering says ending the program was the responsible thing to do. 

Russia, China seek UN Security Council meeting on US missile developments

Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item ‘threats to international peace and security’.

US tests first ground-launched cruise missile

The first ever missile test by the Pentagon took place on Monday since pulling out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

North Korea fires 2 ‘unidentified projectiles’

The North rejected earlier comments by South Korean President Moon Jae-in that outlined his desire for unification, saying it has nothing else to discuss with South Korean authorities.

North Korea says latest test was ‘new weapon’

Two recently-launched missiles were likely to be new short-range ballistic missiles that are part of Pyongyang's modernisation of its military capabilities, researchers say.

Beijing warns of ‘countermeasures’ over US missile plans

China has also called on its neighbours to exercise prudence and not to allow a US deployment of its intermediate-range missiles on their territory.

US withdraws from Soviet-Era nuclear missile accord with Russia

Experts believe the treaty’s collapse can undermine other arms control agreements.

US airport security finds ‘souvenir’ missile launcher in checked bag

The man is an active military personnel and the launcher is a souvenir from Kuwait.

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes US trials, warns Iran

The system's success in Alaska was held up by both Israel and the United States as a sign of the strength of their alliance.

Turkey receives first Russian missile delivery risking deepening rift with US

The first batch of Russia's S-400 missile defence system arrives at Turkey, sparking NATO 'concerns.'

Unidentified flying object crashes in Cyprus

Officials are studying debris at the crash site in the Tashkent area.

Iran increases cyberattacks on the US amid tensions, DHS says

In the cyber domain, Iran’s attacks are 'looking to do much more than just steal data and money,' says Krebs the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Trump approved air strikes on Iran but then pulled back, NYT...

The operation is already underway – with planes and ships heading toward their targets, when the administration called off the attack, according to the New York Times.

US regulator bars airlines from flying over some Iran-controlled airspace

'Since MH17, all countries rely on advice from the US, the UK, France and Germany to highlight airspace risk,' says OPSGROUP.

EU leaders increase pressure on Russia over MH17

The EU piles fresh pressure on Russia, extending economic sanctions and demanding Moscow cooperate with a Dutch probe into the downing of flight MH17 that led to charges against four men.

After Dr M’s rebuke, JIT reminds Malaysia of its support over...

The prime minister today said JIT is politically motivated in accusing Russia of the 2014 incident.

Malaysia stands with MH17 probe team’s findings, says solicitor-general

This comes in spite of doubts raised by PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad recently of Russia’s involvement in the downing of the flight five years ago.

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.