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North Korea on ‘inevitable’ path to nuclear ICBM: US

North Korea – if left unchecked – is on an “inevitable” path to obtaining a nuclear-armed missile capable of striking the United States, a senior US defence official says. The remarks by Defence Intelligence...

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Russia looks at range extension for Iskander-Ms

Russian defence industry officials have discussed extending the range of the Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile system with senior officers of Russia’s rocket and artillery forces, TASS announced on 19 May, citing Russian Ministry of...

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US-Saudi arms mega deal looks to counter Iran

Washington (AFP) May 23, 2017 – Washington has announced a bumper arms deal with Saudi Arabia, heralding the package as a major boost to long-standing security ties and a way to further isolate Iran....

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Tillerson urges Rouhani to end ballistic missile tests

Riyadh (AFP) May 20, 2017 – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to dismantle Tehran’s “network of terrorism” and end ballistic missile testing, in Washington’s first reaction...

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Iran shrugs off Trump threats, missile tests to carry on

Tehran (AFP) May 22, 2017 – Iran’s newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East, dismissing Donald Trump’s summit with Arab leaders as “just a show” and insisting that missile...

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EU’s Mogherini applauds Iran’s Rouhani on re-election

Brussels (AFP) May 20, 2017 – EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini lauded Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on his resounding re-election victory on Saturday and pledged the bloc would maintain work to implement the...

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Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt

Twenty-two people, including children, have been killed and 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena. The blast happened at 22:35 BST on Monday at the end of a concert by US singer...