North Korea Launches Midrange Missile

South Korea’s military says North Korea has launched “what appears to be” a ballistic missile. The joint chiefs of staff in Seoul said the missile was fired Sunday afternoon from South Pyeongan province, and flew about 500 kilometers before landing in the sea. A White House official said ”We are aware that North Korea launched […]

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War with North Korea would be tragic: US military chief

US defence chief James Mattis delivered a sombre caution on North Korea saying any military attempts to resolve the crisis would be “tragic on an unbelievable scale”. Mattis was speaking on Friday to reporters at the Pentagon, days after North Korea test-fired what analysts say was its longest-range rocket yet. Despite tough talk from top […]

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Philippine President Alleges China Threatened War

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte says Chinese President Xi Jinping threatened him with war if the Philippines begins drilling for oil in a disputed part of the South China Sea. Duterte said Friday in Manila that Xi gave him a firm but friendly warning when they met in Beijing on Monday. The Philippine head of state […]


Chinese jet 'flies upside down' over US sniffer plane

Two Chinese fighter jets have carried out what the US military described as an “unprofessional” intercept of a US aircraft designed to detect radiation while it was flying over the East China Sea. US officials told CNN that one of the Sukhoi Su-30 jets that approached the WC-135 plane on Wednesday was flying upside down, […]


US Sanctions Iranians, Chinese Network Over Ballistic Missile Program

The United States Treasury says it has designated seven targets in connection with Iran’s ballistic missile program, including a defense official who facilitated the sale of explosives and provided other support to Syria. The Office of Foreign Assets Control said Wednesday that another of the seven targets is the director of the organization responsible for […]