North Korea fired a missile that landed close to Japan on Wednesday, the first test by Pyongyang since a missile fired over its neighbor in mid-September and the Pentagon said its initial assessment was that it was an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
Saudi Arabia has blamed the Iran-allied Houthis for firing a ballistic missile towards Riyadh airport on November 4. Two days later, the Saudi-led coalition responded by closing access to Yemeni ports.
Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a "ballistic missile" northeast of the capital Riyadh after it was launched from Yemen, state media reported.
North Korea's leadership has told Russian lawmakers that it possesses a ballistic missile with a range of 3,000 kilometres that will be able to reach US territory after modernisation, the Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday.
The defence ministry said signs that North Korea was "preparing for another ballistic missile launch have consistently been detected since Sunday's test", referring to Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test.
The United Nations condemned North Korea's "outrageous" firing of a ballistic missile over Japan, demanding that the isolated country halts its weapons programme but holding back on any threat of new sanctions.
Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers "within hours" if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.
A Republican senator said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump has told him he would go to war to destroy North Korea rather than allow it to develop a long-range nuclear-armed missile.
US President Donald Trump warned Saturday that he would not allow China to ‘do nothing’ on North Korea, after the hermit state launched an intercontinental ballistic missile it boasted could reach the United States.
A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels toward the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia was shot down late on Thursday, said the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.