Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

Khalid bin Salman: Capture of ISIS leader shows commitment to eradicate terror

:: The capture of ISIS’ leader, Abu Osama al-Muhajir, in Yemen is just the latest example of our commitment to eradicating the scourge of terrorism, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khalid More »

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

Iran foreign minister accuses US’ Bolton of plotting for war

:: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused US National Security Adviser John Bolton of plotting for war against Iran in a tweet on Tuesday. “Wanna know why those with proven record More »

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

Saudi Crown Prince departs for Asia trip including South Korea, Japan

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has departed on a trip to South Korea and Japan, where he will lead the Kingdom’s delegation to the G20 summit in Osaka, the More »

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

King Salman promotes, appoints 38 judges at various levels

:: King Salman issued a royal order on Monday promoting 38 judges at the Ministry of Justice at various ranks. The Kingdom is taking measures to revolutionize its judicial system. Recently, the More »

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

Iran says it welcomes any diffusion of tensions in region

:: Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday Tehran welcomes any diffusion of tensions in the Gulf region following weeks of deteriorating relations with Washington. “We welcome diffusion of tensions in the More »


Tag Archives: MISSILES

IRGC commander: Iran’s missile production has increased three-fold

:: Iran has increased its missile production three-fold, a senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Wednesday, according to the Fars news service. The commander did not explain during what time period the production increase had taken place. “In the past we

Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome

:: Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. The letter signed by the Turkish, French and Italian defense ministers allows the Eurosam consortium to “analyze

Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea missile launch

:: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday concerning North Korea’s latest missile launch over Japan, the council presidency announced. The United States and Japan requested the meeting, which will be held at 3 pm (1900 GMT),

Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ parallels North Korean rhetoric

:: President Donald Trump ventured into North Korean territory with his vow to respond to threats from the isolated dictatorship with “fire and fury” unparalleled in history. Trump’s remarks seemingly implying a nuclear strike came Tuesday as a report revealed

Iran missile raid on ISIS misses mark

:: Iran’s ballistic missile strike on ISIS targets in Syria missed the mark, US’s Washington Post reported on Wednesday, with missiles striking areas outside Deir al-Zor and even Iraqi territory. Out of the seven ballistic missiles fired at ISIS havens

Pentagon: US approves sale of $2 billion in missiles to UAE

:: The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 160 missiles to the United Arab Emirates for an estimated $2.0 billion, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The UAE government has requested the possible sale of 60 Patriot missiles

Iran tests new versions of the Nasir, Dehlaviyeh missiles in naval exercises

Iran’s navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasir and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported on Monday. “The latest naval cruise missile called Nasir was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the

US expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran

The United States is expected to impose sanctions on multiple Iranian entities as early as Friday following Tehran’s recent ballistic missile test, but in a way that will not violate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, sources familiar with the matter

US detects failed North Korean missile test

The US military detected a failed North Korean test launch of an intermediate ballistic missile, the Pentagon said on Saturday. The test-firing was the latest in a series conducted by North Korea in violation of United Nations resolutions, drawing a

US officials say Iran supplied Houthis with missiles to target US ship

US officials are pointing at Iran for supplying Yemeni militias with the missiles used to target an American Navy warship in three failed attacks this week. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, who was briefed by the Pentagon on

Saudi forces down missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis

Saudi air defense forces shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi militia toward Khamees Mushait city in the kingdom’s southwest on Tuesday night, a Saudi-led coalition said in a statement carried by the state news agency SPA. The

Activity at N. Korea rocket site fuels test concern

Analysis published Sunday of recent satellite images fueled concerns that North Korea may be on the brink of another nuclear test or long-range rocket launch. Speculation that Pyongyang is preparing such a show of force has been linked to Monday’s

UN Security Council condemns N. Korea’s attempted missile launches

The UN Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned three recent North Korean missile launches which failed, calling them “a grave violation” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity that contributed to the country’s nuclear weapons program. The council reiterated

Kim Jong-Un guides new anti-air weapon system

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system, state media said on Saturday, the latest in a series of missile trials as tensions run high on the divided Korean peninsula. Over the past

Russia against sanctions on Iran for missile test

Russia is against imposing sanctions on Iran over its recent ballistic missile tests, Moscow’s ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. Asked whether the Security Council should impose penalties on Iran, Vitaly Churkin said: “The clear and short answer is

Iran: missile tests do not violate nuclear deal

Iran’s foreign ministry insisted on Thursday that the missile tests carried out by the country’s Revolutionary Guard this week do not violate Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers or a U.N. Security Council resolution. According to ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi

N. Korea fires short-range projectiles after U.N. sanctions

North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Thursday, South Korea’s defense ministry said, hours after the U.N. Security Council imposed tough new sanctions on Pyongyang. After initially describing the launches as being of “short-range

U.S. intercepts targets in Europe missile test

The U.S. military and eight allied countries on Tuesday worked together to simultaneously intercept dummy ballistic and cruise missiles off the coast of Scotland, the U.S. Navy said, calling the test an important first demonstration of that capability in Europe.

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