India on Friday successfully test-fired the indigenously developed sub-sonic long-range cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur.
North Korea agreed last month to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago. In return, Japan will ease some economic sanctions when the probe starts and consider humanitarian aid later.
The UN Security Council will hold closed-door consultations on Thursday to discuss a possible condemnation of North Korea`s latest ballistic missile launches, UN diplomats said.
The Democratic People`s Republic of Korea said that the country`s missiles launch is only part of normal military training for self-defence.
In what signals at the possibility of tensions thawing over the Korean peninsula, North Korea on Tuesday removed its missiles from the east coast launch site, reports quoted a US official.
A missile launch by North Korea would not be a surprise, the White House said adding it is closely monitoring the situation in the Korean peninsula.
North Korea likely engaged in a deliberate campaign of deception before its long-range missile launch this month, an American official has said.
A new satellite image has shown a marked increase in activity at a North Korean missile launch site, suggesting a new launch could be possible in the next few weeks.
To establish a reliable ballistic missile shield, India will launch its indigenously developed interceptor missile from the Orissa coast on Sunday.
The boats will be deployed around the key Strait of Hormuz shipping route.
Day in Pics: 29th January
Showbiz World - January 29, 2015
Beating Retreat ceremony