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North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into sea

North Korea fires two short-range ballistic missiles into sea

North Korea on Saturday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles from a site on the country's east coast, the South Korean presidential office said, in the fifth such launch within weeks.

N.Korean leader Kim oversaw testing of multiple rocket launchers -KCNA

N.Korean leader Kim oversaw testing of multiple rocket launchers -KCNA

North Korea has conducted a "strike drill" for multiple launchers, firing tactical guided weapons into the East Sea in a military drill supervised by leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, the North's state media reported on Sunday.

US warns Iran against space launches, ballistic missiles

US warns Iran against space launches, ballistic missiles

The United States issued a pre-emptive warning to Iran on Thursday against pursuing three planned space rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.

Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh

Saudi air defences intercept two missiles over Riyadh

Saudi Arabia's air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, state television said, the latest in a series of attacks claimed by rebels in neighbouring Yemen.

France says Iran not respecting UN text on ballistic missiles

France says Iran not respecting UN text on ballistic missiles

France's foreign minister accused Iran on Monday of not respecting part of a UN resolution that calls on Tehran to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads.

France says Iran not respecting UN text on ballistic missiles

France says Iran not respecting UN text on ballistic missiles

France's foreign minister accused Iran on Monday of not respecting part of a UN resolution that calls on Tehran to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads.

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

This "could be considered as an act of war," Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said.

Japan says North Korea poses 'new level of threat'

Japan says North Korea poses 'new level of threat'

North Korea's missile development poses a "new level of threat", Japan's defence ministry said Tuesday in an annual report that also reiterated concerns over China's increasing military posture.

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan

North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into sea near Japan

North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over US-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.

US senators consider sanctions against Iran for missile development

US senators consider sanctions against Iran for missile development

US Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanction on Iran, accusing it of violating UN Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to "destabilise" the Middle East, a US senator said Sunday.

G20 summit warned of risks to economy as N Korea test-fires missiles

G20 summit warned of risks to economy as N Korea test-fires missiles

North Korea fired three ballistic missiles off its east coast on Monday in a defiant reminder of the risks to global security, as world leaders including US President Barack Obama gathered at a G20 summit in China for the second day.

UN Security Council holds urgent talks on North Korea

UN Security Council holds urgent talks on North Korea

The UN Security Council hastily met for closed-door talks on North Korea's failed test-firing of ballistic missiles, the latest defiance from Pyongyang of UN resolutions.