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Fire destroys Russian military research institute where Iskander and S-400 missile systems were designed, 5 killed

A fire at a Russian military research institute in the northwestern city of Tver killed five people on Thursday and injured dozens more, state news agencies reported. Russian TV showed images of thick black smoke rising from inside the yellow four-story building of the Central Research Institute of the Russian Air and Space Forces. Several […]

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North Korea’s missile test suffers ‘catastrophic failure’ after launch, emits ‘very toxic reddish-orange smoke’

North Korea has fired an “unknown projectile” which appeared to fail immediately after launch, South Korea’s military said. The suspected missile was fired from an airfield outside the capital Pyongyang. The airfield has been the site of several launches, including previous tests of what were the US alleges were intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). It comes […]

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Pakistan demands joint investigation to ‘establish facts around accidental firing of missile’ from India

Pakistan says it has taken note of India’s statement on the “accidental firing” of a missile into its territory, demanding a joint investigation to “accurately establish the facts surrounding the incident”. “The grave nature of the incident raises several fundamental questions regarding security protocols and technical safeguards against accidental or unauthorised launch of missiles in […]

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India accidentally fires missile into Pakistan after ‘technical malfunction’

India says it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan on Wednesday, blaming the incident on a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance. Delhi said it was “deeply regrettable” and expressed relief no one was killed. Pakistan’s military said a “high-speed flying object” had crashed near the eastern city of Mian Channu and its flight path had […]

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North Korea tested intercontinental ballistic missile having minimum range of 5,500km, US says

The US says North Korea recently tested parts of a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) system, in what it called a “serious escalation”. Pyongyang said the launches on 26 February and 4 March focused on developing a reconnaissance satellite. But the Pentagon now says the tests were experimental launches, before a likely full-range ICBM launch. […]

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North Korea releases pictures missile launch and Korean peninsula from space

North Korean state media has released photographs it says were taken from its biggest missile launch since 2017. The pictures show parts of the Korean peninsula and surrounding areas seen from space. North Korea said the ballistic missile was an intermediate range Hwasong-12. South Korea and Japan said it reached an altitude of 2,000km before […]

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North Korea conducts largest missile test since 2017

North Korea conducted its largest missile test since 2017 on Sunday, sending a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile soaring into space, seen as taking the nuclear-armed country a step closer to resuming long-range testing. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff reported that a projectile believed to be a single ballistic missile was launched about 7:52am from […]

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Ukrainian soldier opens fire, kills five guards at military plant

A Ukrainian National Guard soldier has shot security guards at a military factory in central Ukraine for unknown reasons, killing five people and wounding five others. The incident took place in the early hours of Thursday in Dnipro at the Pivdenmash missile factory (Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant Yuzhmash) as weapons were being issued to the guards […]

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North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea: South Korea’s JCS

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea said on Thursday, as nuclear-armed Pyongyang steps up weapons testing and bolsters its defences in the face of what it claims is a “hostile” United States. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) announced the launch, the sixth this […]

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UAE claims to have intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting capital Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates said it intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting its capital, Abu Dhabi, early Monday, following a deadly drone attack on the city a week ago. In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Defense said, “its air defense has intercepted and destroyed two ballistic missiles fired by the terrorist Houthi group.” “The attack […]

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North Korea confirms 3rd hypersonic middle test under leader Kim Jong-un’s watch

North Korea says it has conducted another hypersonic missile test, under the watch of its leader Kim Jong-un. State media said the missile fired on Tuesday had successfully made a turn before hitting its target in the sea some 1,000km away. It marks North Korea’s third reported test of a hypersonic missile, which can avoid […]

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North Korea fires projectiles into waters off the east coast, South Korea’s military says

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. The projectile was fired around 6:40am on Tuesday the Joint Chiefs statement said, adding that the South Korean military is “maintaining a readiness posture” for potential “additional launches.” […]