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US Navy tests laser weapon capable of shooting planes mid-air

23 May 2020

US Navy tests laser weapon capable of shooting planes mid-air

The US Navy has successfully tested a weapon that can fire targeted beams of high-energy laser to shoot small planes and drones out of the sky.

After Hanoi summit collapse, is N Korea rebuilding rocket site?

06 Mar 2019

After Hanoi summit collapse, is N Korea rebuilding rocket site?

Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the "rapid rebuilding" of a test facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to the analysis of satellite imagery from a US think tank.

Kim, Moon to meet at Military Demarcation Line before summit

26 Apr 2018

Kim, Moon to meet at Military Demarcation Line before summit

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet at the Military Demarcation Line that divides the peninsula for their summit on Friday, in an occasion laden with symbolism.

Report: China's new hypersonic missile can target India, Japan, US

03 Jan 2018

Report: China's new hypersonic missile can target India, Japan, US

China's new hypersonic ballistic missile can reportedly hit military targets in the US, India and Japan.

Nuclear button always on my desk: Kim Jong-un

01 Jan 2018

Nuclear button always on my desk: Kim Jong-un

In his New Year's Day address, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for accelerated mass-production of nuclear warheads and missiles, vowing to continue the nuclear weapons program that stoked international tensions, leading to sanctions.

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

27 Dec 2017

US imposes sanctions on North Korean missile developers

America has imposed sanctions on two North Korean officials who are allegedly responsible for developing the country's nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

UN Security Council imposes tougher sanctions on North Korea

23 Dec 2017

UN Security Council imposes tougher sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has voted to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its continued nuclear and ballistic missile tests.

India to attend 'North Korea summit' organized by US, Canada

21 Dec 2017

India to attend 'North Korea summit' organized by US, Canada

India will attend an upcoming summit co-hosted by the US and Canada, focused on managing the nuclear threat from North Korea.

North Korea crisis: US, Japan South Korea hold missile-tracking drills

11 Dec 2017

North Korea crisis: US, Japan South Korea hold missile-tracking drills

North Korea has been advancing its nuclear arsenal at a rapid pace stoking fear within the international community.

North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

07 Dec 2017

North Korean crisis: US flies B-1B bomber over Korean peninsula

A US military B-1B Lancer bomber participated in a major joint air drill between American and South Korean forces, to send a strong message to North Korea.

North Korea calls Trump a "frightened old lunatic"

05 Dec 2017

North Korea calls Trump a "frightened old lunatic"

Last week, North Korea successfully test fired its highest-ever nuclear-capable ballistic missile, Hwasong-15.

Should we be afraid of North Korea's new missile?

03 Dec 2017

Should we be afraid of North Korea's new missile?

US hopes India will do more to pressurize North Korea

02 Dec 2017

US hopes India will do more to pressurize North Korea

US warns North Korea will be "utterly destroyed" in war

30 Nov 2017

US warns North Korea will be "utterly destroyed" in war

North Korea's leadership would be "utterly destroyed" in the event of a war, US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley warned at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council.

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

29 Nov 2017

North Korea launches highest-ever missile that reached 4,500km altitude

North Korea has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which reached an altitude of 4,500km and flew 960km.

Trump designates North Korea a 'sponsor of terror'

21 Nov 2017

Trump designates North Korea a 'sponsor of terror'

The US has designated North Korea a state-sponsor of terrorism once again, nine years after it was removed from the list.

Trump visits South Korea, urges North to 'make a deal'

08 Nov 2017

Trump visits South Korea, urges North to 'make a deal'

US President Donald Trump landed in South Korea yesterday, the second stop in his ongoing East Asia tour.

#TrumpInAsia: 'Era of strategic patience with North Korea is over'

07 Nov 2017

#TrumpInAsia: 'Era of strategic patience with North Korea is over'

US President Donald Trump has kick-started his East Asia tour with a visit to Japan.

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

03 Nov 2017

Intelligence-reports: North Korea may conduct missile test before Trump's visit

After briefly traveling on the road to nuclear escalation, US-North Korea relations have been relatively calm this past month.

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

30 Oct 2017

Pentagon chief: US will repel any strike from North Korea

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has now warned that the nuclear threat from North Korea is accelerating.

CIA chief: 'North Korea on the cusp of nuclear capability'

21 Oct 2017

CIA chief: 'North Korea on the cusp of nuclear capability'

Mike Pompeo, director of the Central Intelligence Agency has warned that North Korea is on the cusp of gaining full nuclear capability to target the US.

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

08 Oct 2017

Trump: Only one thing will work against North Korea

For better or worse, US President Donald Trump has been frequently provoking North Korea on Twitter amid rising tensions.

North Korea accuses US of declaring war on them

26 Sep 2017

North Korea accuses US of declaring war on them

Amid numerous threats and retorts flying back-and-forth, US-North Korea relations show no signs of improvement.

Putin: World approaching "global catastrophe" over North Korea

05 Sep 2017

Putin: World approaching "global catastrophe" over North Korea

Speaking at the closure of the BRICS summit in Beijing, which hosted the leaders of Brazil, India, China, and South Africa, Russian leader Vladimir Putin condemned North Korea's nuclear tests and warned the world of an approaching "global catastrophe".

US urges "strongest possible measures" against North Korea at UN

05 Sep 2017

US urges "strongest possible measures" against North Korea at UN

North Korea's recent Hydrogen-bomb test sent tremors of fear and insecurity rippling through the world.

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

04 Sep 2017

South Korea responds to North's nuclear test with live-fire drills

South Korea has responded to North Korea's sixth nuclear test by conducting a live-fire missile drill simulating an offensive against Pyongyang's nuclear test site.

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

03 Sep 2017

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

North Korea claims it has successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb which is several times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

North Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat'

29 Aug 2017

North Korea fires missile over Japan in 'unprecedented threat'

Just as the international community was starting to breathe a sigh of relief on North Korea's missile program, they have done it again.

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

26 Aug 2017

North Korea test 3 ballistic missiles amid US-South Korea drills

The US military said North Korea has test launched three short-range ballistic missiles into the sea.

Undeterred by sanctions, North Korea orders for more ICBMs

23 Aug 2017

Undeterred by sanctions, North Korea orders for more ICBMs

North Korea seems untouched by sanctions and President Trump's threat to rain down 'fire and fury'.

US-Japan to expand defense cooperation with India to counter N.Korea

19 Aug 2017

US-Japan to expand defense cooperation with India to counter N.Korea

The US and Japan have agreed to expand their multilateral security and defense cooperation with India, South Korea and Australia to counter the growing North Korean threat.

US officials say N.Korea can produce its own missile engines

16 Aug 2017

US officials say N.Korea can produce its own missile engines

US intelligence officials said North Korea likely possesses the capability to produce its own missile engine and doesn't need to rely on imports.

North Korea delays plans to strike US territory of Guam

16 Aug 2017

North Korea delays plans to strike US territory of Guam

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has delayed his decision to fire four indigenously developed ballistic missiles towards Guam, the North's state media reported.

N.Korea: Kim Jong-un briefed on missile strike plan for Guam

15 Aug 2017

N.Korea: Kim Jong-un briefed on missile strike plan for Guam

In line with its Guam threat, North Korea's state media has reported that its Supreme Leader was briefed on plans to launch a missile strike on Guam.

North Korea: Will Kim Jong-un press the nuclear launch button?

14 Aug 2017

North Korea: Will Kim Jong-un press the nuclear launch button?

Most of us are not strangers to North Korea's nuclear missile antics. The hype around them usually heighten and fade almost as quickly.

North Korea considering missile strikes on US territory of Guam

09 Aug 2017

North Korea considering missile strikes on US territory of Guam

There appears to be no sign of de-escalation of tensions between the US and North Korea.

UN's Permanent-Five imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea

06 Aug 2017

UN's Permanent-Five imposes fresh sanctions on North Korea

Intending to penalize North Korea for keeping its ballistic missile program alive, the UN Security Council unanimously imposed sanctions banning North Korean exports and limiting foreign investment.

US rules out regime change in North Korea, wants dialogue

02 Aug 2017

US rules out regime change in North Korea, wants dialogue

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said his government isn't seeking a regime change in North Korea.

Trump: "We will handle North Korea"

01 Aug 2017

Trump: "We will handle North Korea"

US President Donald Trump said his administration "will handle North Korea."

Trump slams China over North Korean missile test

31 Jul 2017

Trump slams China over North Korean missile test

US President Donald Trump slammed China for not reining in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after the regime tested a ballistic missile which it claims can cover all of America.