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Artificial quake detected in North Korea

Artificial quake detected in North Korea

North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test Tuesday in a striking act of defiance that, now confirmed, is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and allies alike. Regional seismic monitoring agencies detected a seismic event, of a magnitude between […]


North Korea Advises China, US Ahead Of 6 Kt Atomic Bomb Test

North Korea Advises China, US Ahead Of 6 Kt Atomic Bomb Test

North Korea gave China and the United States advance warning before conducting what appeared to be its third nuclear test on Tuesday, the South Korean defence ministry said. Asked if he was aware if Pyongyang had informed Beijing and Washington […]


Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts: report

Obama to propose deep nuclear arms cuts: report

US President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for dramatic cuts in nuclear arsenals around the world, The New York Times has reported. Quoting unnamed administration officials, the newspaper said late Sunday […]


US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan

US withdraws military equipment through Pakistan

The US military has started to withdraw equipment from Afghanistan through Pakistan ahead of next year’s deadline for combat troops to leave the war against the Taliban, an official said Monday. Two convoys, each hauling 25 shipping containers, entered Pakistan […]


Two Russian fighters breach Japanese airspace

Two Russian fighters breach Japanese airspace

Two Russian fighters violated Japanese airspace on Thursday, Tokyo’s defence ministry said, prompting Japan to scramble its own warplanes in what was reported to be the first such incident in five years. The planes were detected off the northern island […]


Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north

Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defence battery to the north of the country a few days after carrying out an air strike inside neighboring Syria, Israeli media said on Tuesday. “The deployment of several Iron Dome batteries […]


India ‘concerned’ over China running Pakistan port

India ‘concerned’ over China running Pakistan port

India’s defence minister said Wednesday that New Delhi was concerned by Pakistan’s decision last month to transfer management of a strategically located deep-sea port to China. “In one sentence, it is a matter of concern for us,” A.K. Antony told […]


North Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test

North Korea military meeting hints at nuclear test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a “great turn” in military capability, state media said Sunday, fuelling expectations of an imminent nuclear test. Kim made a “historic” speech at the ruling party’s Central Military […]


Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar

Taiwan deploys advanced early warning radar

Taiwan has put into service a US-made billion-dollar early warning radar system capable of giving more than six minutes’ warning of a Chinese missile attack, a senior officer said Sunday. The radar, on top of a mountain in the northern […]


 
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