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Pakistan successfully tests Ghaznavi ballistic missile

Move comes after heightened tensions with India

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August 29, 2019


Saudis intercept ballistic missile fired from Yemen: state media

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from war-torn Yemen, state media reported, in the second such attack this month claimed by Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile targeted the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mushait, but no casualties were reported, said a spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the…

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December 1, 2017


Yemen Huthis claim ballistic missile hits Saudi target

DUBAI: Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels said Thursday they fired a ballistic missile at Saudi Arabia and hit a military target, in the second such attack this month, after threatening to retaliate over a crippling blockade. “We confirm the success of our ballistic missile trial, which hit its military target inside Saudi Arabia,” the Huthi-run Al-Masira…

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December 1, 2017


Russia conducts ballistic missile tests

Moscow:Russia conducted several ballistic missile tests on Thursday from “land, air and sea” as part of its strategic nuclear programme, the Defence ministry announced. A “Topol” intercontinental ballistic missile was fired from the Plesetsk testing ground in the northwest of the country and three ballistic missiles were launched by two nuclear missile submarines (SSBNs), two…

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October 27, 2017


North Korea missile did not threaten US: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: The ballistic missile that North Korea fired over Japan Tuesday was a medium-range rocket that did not threaten US territory, the Pentagon said.

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August 30, 2017


North Korea’s ‘reckless’ missile launch over Japan sharply escalates tension

TOKYO/SEOUL: North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan’s northern Hokkaido island into the sea early on Tuesday, prompting warnings to residents to take cover and drawing a sharp reaction from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, reported Reuters. The test, one of the most provocative ever from the reclusive state, came as U.S. and South…

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August 29, 2017


N. Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan: Seoul, Tokyo

SEOUL: Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, South Korea’s military and the Japanese government said, in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

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August 29, 2017


Trump says US is ‘locked and loaded’ in North Korea confrontation

BEDMINSTER: President Donald Trump issued a new threat to North Korea on Friday, saying the U.S. military was “locked and loaded” as Pyongyang accused him of driving the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war and world powers expressed alarm.

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August 12, 2017


N. Korea leader says ‘all US’ within range after missile test

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Pyongyang’s latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile confirmed all the US mainland was within striking range, state media reported Saturday.

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July 29, 2017


US slams ‘provocative’ Iran satellite-launch rocket test

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday hit out at Iran over its test of a satellite- launch rocket, calling it an act that undermined regional stability and saying it appeared to violate UN Security Council resolutions.

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July 28, 2017


US military to test anti-ICBM system

  Washington: The US military will try to intercept an intercontinental ballistic missile in a landmark test of a defense system that comes amid broad tensions over North Korea’s weapons program, the Pentagon said Friday. Scheduled for Tuesday, the test is the first time the military will attempt to intercept an ICBM. Previous trials have…

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May 27, 2017


Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital: coalition

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday ahead of US President Donald Trump’s arrival.

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May 20, 2017


N. Korea launches failed missile test: Yonhap

SEOUL: North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from an area north of Pyongyang Saturday, a news agency report said, but it failed seconds after it was launched.

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April 29, 2017


Trump calls for new UN sanctions against North Korea

WASHINGTON/BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea as concerns mount that it may test a sixth nuclear bomb as early as Tuesday.

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April 25, 2017


North Korea fires ballistic missile, drawing tough response from Trump

SEOUL: North Korea Sunday fired a ballistic missile into the sea in an apparent test of new US President Donald Trump, who responded by pledging “100 percent” support for Washington’s key regional ally Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose country would be in range of any hostile North Korean launch, called the test “absolutely…

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February 12, 2017


Iran rejects ‘baseless’ warning from Trump

TEHRAN: Iran on Thursday rejected a warning from US President Donald Trump’s administration over its latest missile test as unfounded and “provocative”. “Claims made by US President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor are baseless, repetitive and provocative,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said, quoted by state news agency IRNA. President Donald Trump himself tweeted…

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February 2, 2017


North Korea fires three ballistic missiles as G20 leaders meet in China

SEOUL: North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said, as the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies held a summit in China, the North’s main diplomatically. The missiles were fired from a region south of the capital Pyongyang just after noon local…

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September 5, 2016


North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

SEOUL: North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast early on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

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August 24, 2016


North Korea fires ballistic missile into sea: South Korea

SEOUL: North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday from its western region into the sea off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of launches in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

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August 3, 2016


Saudi says intercepts and destroys ballistic missile from Yemen

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired from Yemen and a Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement late on Monday it may be forced to reconsider a truce that has been place since April. Saudi state news agency SPA quoted the statement as saying that the missile, the second such…

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May 31, 2016


China echoes concerns over N. Korea rocket launch plans

BEIJING: China on Wednesday joined the global chorus of anger and concern over a planned rocket launch by North Korea, as Japan vowed to shoot down any missile that threatened its territory. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meanwhile urged the reclusive communist state to scrap its plans for the rocket launch — another major violation of…

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February 4, 2016

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