US sanctions five North Koreans after missile launch

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed sanctions on five North Koreans linked to the country’s ballistic missile program, a day after Pyongyang carried out what it said was the launch of a hypersonic missile. The Treasury Department said the five North

North Korea launches second hypersonic missile test

SEOUL: North Korea fired a “hypersonic missile” this week that successfully hit a target, its second such test as the country pursues new military capabilities amid stalled denuclearisation talks. The launch was the first by North Korea since October and

Russian anti-satellite missile test endangers space station: NASA

WASHINGTON: An anti-satellite missile test Russia conducted on Monday generated a debris field in low-Earth orbit that endangered the International Space Station and will pose a hazard to space activities for years, US officials said. The seven-member space station crew

South Korea launches first domestic space rocket

SEOUL: South Korea launched its first domestically developed space rocket on Thursday but failed to put its dummy payload into orbit, a setback in the country’s attempts to join the ranks of advanced space-faring nations. The Korea Space Launch Vehicle

North Korea accuses UNSC of ‘double standard’ over missile tests

SEOUL: North Korea said on Monday that the UN Security Council showed a double standard as its sanctions committee criticised the country’s recent missile test as a violation of UN resolutions. North Korea launched a new type of tactical short-range

Iran’s report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

TEHRAN: Iran released its final report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down last year killing 176 people, devoting two paragraphs to causes and absolving the armed forces. Iran’s civil aviation body blamed a misaligned radar and an error

Yemen’s Houthi launch missile, drone attack on Aramco’s oil facilities

RIYADH: Houthi rebels in Yemen launched a missile and drone attack targeting the oil facilities of Aramco in Saudi Arabia and raising fears of a new escalation in the six-year conflict. The attack on energy giant Aramco’s facilities came as

North Korea developed nuclear, missile programs in 2020: UN report

NEW YORK: North Korea maintained and developed its nuclear and ballistic missile programs throughout 2020 in violation of international sanctions, funding with around $300 million stolen through cyber hacks, according to a confidential United Nations report. The report by independent

Pakistan conducts test flight of Fatah-1 weapons system

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan conducted a successful test flight of an indigenously developed weapon system capable of delivering a conventional warhead up to a range of 140 kilometres. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the Fatah-1 Guided Multi Launch Rocket System, will

Pakistan Navy conducts demonstration of surface-to-air missile fire

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Navy on Wednesday conducted a demonstration of missiles fire from the surface to air which successfully hit their targets. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi observed the demonstration of the missile firing.  He expressed

Pakistan Navy conducts successful demonstration of anti-ship missile

KARACHI: Pakistan Navy has conducted a successful demonstration of anti-ship missiles fire from the sea and the air in the northern Arabian Sea. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi observed the missiles firing. Pakistan Navy’s warships,

19 sailors dead as Iran warship hit by ‘friendly fire’ at sea

TEHRAN: An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said on Monday, amid rising tensions Gulf waters. The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon

Pakistan successfully conducts training launch of Ghaznavi missile

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan army has successfully tested surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’ capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to a range of 290 kilometers.  According to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the training launch was part of

Iran’s airliner accident

Iran has admitted that it accidentally shot a Ukrainian passenger plane on the same day it fired ballistic missiles at US bases in Iraq as retaliation for the assassination of its commander. The tragic incident gives a glimpse on the

Despite US threats Turkey tests Russian missile defences

ANKARA: Turkey began testing its Russian missile defence system on Monday, despite repeated calls from the United States that it could lead to sanctions. Planes, including F-16 fighter jets, circled the Murted military base in Ankara province to test the

Pakistan successfully tests ballistic missile Ghaznavi: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday informed that Pakistan has successfully carried out night training launch of ballistic missile, Ghaznavi. In a tweet, DG-ISPR said that Pakistan has successfully carried out night