Japan says close to deal with South Korea, US on North Korea defence

Japan, the United States and South Korea are close to reaching a deal on sharing and safeguarding sensitive information on North Korea`s missile and nuclear programmes, Japan`s Defence Ministry said on Friday.

Taiwan tests submarine-launched missiles: Report

Taiwan's navy successfully test-fired two anti-ship missiles from a submarine, in the first such exercise since the weapons were acquired from the United States, local media reported today.

North Korea fires missiles ahead of South Korea holiday

North Korea on Saturday test-fired three short-range missiles off its east coast, putting the South`s military on alert ahead of a traditional harvest holiday.

Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

Iran has produced a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones, an official news agency reported today.

Iran tells UN nuclear chief no talks on missiles

Iranian President told the visiting head of the UN nuclear watchdog that Tehran will not discuss its long-range missile program as part of talks aimed at resolving a decade-long nuclear dispute.

Bloodbath in Gaza continues, peace process in tatters

Bloodbath in Gaza continued unabated on Sunday with Israeli jets pounding the coastal strip, as talks to end the conflict that has killed over 2,000 people virtually collapsed after Palestinians threatened to quit.

Israeli jets pound targets in Gaza as hostilities escalate

Israeli jets today pounded Gaza with 40 air strikes that killed five Palestinians, as Hamas fired several rockets into Israel, vowing to continue its resistance in the month-long conflict that has claimed about 2,000 lives.

India to get two more missile test facilities

India will set up two more missile test range facilities, one each in Andhra Pradesh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Parliament was informed on Friday.

North Korea fires two missiles: Seoul

North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected short-range missiles off its eastern coast in the latest in a series of missile tests, South Korea said.

Armed U.S. aircraft now flying over Iraq: Defense officials

The Obama administration is flying armed aircraft over Iraq, defense officials said on Friday, adding that the flights were aimed at gathering intelligence and ensuring the safety of U.S. personnel on the ground rather than conducting strikes.

North Korea tests newly developed missiles

Noth Korea announced on Friday that it has tested "newly developed cutting-edge ultra-precision tactical guided missiles," the official KCNA news agency reported.

India can export fighter planes, missiles: DRDO chief

DRDO has said India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be "much lower" than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China.

Russian reporters held in Ukraine `had missiles`: US

Two Russian journalists that Moscow has accused Kiev of holding captive in eastern Ukraine were carrying anti-aircraft missiles, the United States said, questioning the status of the pair.

India successfully test fires Astra air-to-air missile

India today successfully test-fired its first indigenously-developed air-to-air missile Astra from a Su-30 combat aircraft over a firing range in the western sector.

Engineered bacteria can churn out rocket fuel

Researchers have engineered a bacterium that could potentially help replace high-energy fuels in missiles and other aerospace applications.

UNSC to meet Thursday on N Korea missile launch

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.

Syria fires missiles at Lebanese border town

The Syrian air force Sunday attacked Lebanon`s border town of Arsal, reported Xinhua.

North Korea fires short-range missiles, South says `provocative`

North Korea fired short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast for the second time in a week on Monday, prompting a warning from South Korea of "reckless provocation."

North Korea test-fires missiles, South calls calculated provocation

South Korea on Friday labelled North Korea`s test firing of four short-range missiles a calculated, provocative act timed to coincide with South-US joint military exercises.

Iran claims to have tested two new missiles

Iran said on Monday it has "successfully tested" two missiles on the eve of the 35th anniversary of its Islamic revolution, the official IRNA news agency reported.