UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

2017-05-23 08:28

The Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of UN sanctions banning ballistic missile tests.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats

2017-05-21 15:25

North Korea has test-fired a ballistic missile, the latest in a series of launches which have sparked international condemnation and threats of tougher UN sanctions.

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief

2017-04-29 07:05

Experts from the world's watchdog tasked with destroying chemical weapons are probing reports that toxic arms have been used 45 times in Syria since late last year.

Tillerson: China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

2017-04-28 08:23

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says China has asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests.

North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

2017-04-25 10:06

Nuclear-armed North Korea has marked a military anniversary with a conventional firing drill, reports say, as the South announced joint naval exercises with a US aircraft carrier in the flash-point region.

In call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on North Korea

2017-04-24 07:59

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged "restraint" on North Korea during a phone call with US President Donald Trump, days before an American supercarrier is due to arrive in the Korean Peninsula.

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

2017-04-19 15:47

US Vice President Mike Pence has issued another warning to North Korea over its latest failed missile launch, telling sailors in Japan that the US would bring "an overwhelming and effective'"response to any use of conventional or nuclear weapons.

ISIS death toll hits 90 from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

2017-04-15 19:17

Afghan authorities have reported a jump in fatalities from the American military's largest non-nuclear bomb, declaring 90 Islamic State fighters have died in the blast.

Officials: No need for Trump's approval to use massive bomb

2017-04-14 18:49

Pentagon officials say the US commander in Afghanistan who ordered the use of the "mother of all bombs", did not need approval in advance from President Donald Trump.

North Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Japan

2017-04-13 12:10

North Korea may have the capacity to launch a warhead loaded with sarin nerve gas, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said, as tensions rise over the country's missile and nuclear programmes.


UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

2017-05-22 05:20

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in response to North Korea's latest ballistic missile test, council president Uruguay says.

US to announce $110bn Saudi arms sale as Trump visits

2017-05-20 13:13

US officials say the Trump administration plans to announce $110bn in advanced military equipment sales and training to Saudi Arabia.

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

2017-04-28 14:33

The Afghan Taliban has launched their "spring offensive", heralding fresh fighting in the drawn-out conflict as embattled security forces struggle to recover from a devastating attack on a military base one week ago.

South Korea deploys parts of US THAAD system

2017-04-26 13:00

South Korea says key parts of a contentious US missile defence system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

North Korea quiet amid expectation of missile follow-up

2017-04-25 07:50

A US guided-missile submarine has arrived in South Korea and envoys on North Korean affairs from the US, Japan and South Korea are meeting in Tokyo as North Korea prepares to mark the anniversary of the founding of its military.

Women in the military: US Navy redesigning its submarines

2017-04-20 08:43

A defence contractor is designing what will be the first US Navy submarines built specifically to accommodate female crew.

China defends North Korea trade after its trucks haul missiles

2017-04-18 16:21

China is defending its trade practices with North Korea after Chinese-made vehicles were seen carrying ballistic missiles during a military parade despite international sanctions against selling military hardware to Pyongyang.

Stolen military weapons may be used to 'unleash terror on communities' - Sanco

2017-04-15 12:05

Police should leave no stone unturned when looking for the five armed robbers who stormed the 9 South African Infantry Battalion Base in Khayelitsha and stole their R4 rifles and ammunition, Sanco has said.

ISIS denies suffering casualties from huge US bomb in Afghanistan

2017-04-14 17:45

The Islamic State group has denied that it suffered casualties from the US military's largest non-nuclear bomb which hit its mountain hideouts in Afghanistan, in a statement on its propaganda agency Amaq.

Tensions high, North Korea readies nuclear test - report

2017-04-13 07:39

North Korea is ready to launch a nuclear test at its Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site, the 38 North monitoring group reports.

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