Indian industry to make rockets, satellites: ISRO chief

Indian industry comprising public and private sectors will be allowed to make communication satellites and build rockets over the next five years, a top space agency official said Wednesday.

China's most advanced space launch centre to start work soon

China has completed construction of its most advanced space launch centre, designed to handle next generation rockets and space station modules, and it will be operational soon.

IS rockets hit besieged Syrian Kurdish town for first time

Rocket fire by jihadists from the Islamic State group hit the besieged Syrian Kurdish town of Ain al-Arab on Saturday for the first time, wounding 12 people, a monitor said.

Rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel: Israel Radio

Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Thursday, Israel Radio said, in the second such attack this week challenging an Aug. 26 ceasefire with Palestinian militants that halted a 50-day war.

Militants attack major air base in eastern Syria

Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells on Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government, activists said.

Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district

Libyan militiamen fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli early on Tuesday, moving a battle with a rival armed faction closer to the centre of the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

Gaza rockets hit Israel as truce unravels

Two rockets fired by Gaza militants slammed into southern Israel before dawn Friday, as a 72-hour truce appeared to be reaching an end.

Russia transfer of rocket system to Ukraine rebels imminent: Pentagon

The Pentagon said the transfer of heavy-caliber multiple-launch rocket systems from Russia to Ukrainian separatists appeared to be imminent with the arms close enough to the border they could be handed over "potentially today."

Hamas militants fire rockets at Tel Aviv after warning

Hamas militants launched two rounds of rocket attack on Tel Aviv Saturday night after a warning, causing no injury, according to the Israeli military.

Egypt says 20 Grad rockets smuggled from Gaza seized

Egypt`s security forces seized 20 Grad rockets being smuggled in from the Gaza Strip through a tunnel by militants in northern Sinai, security officials said today.

Israel presses on with Gaza offensive, Palestinians fire rockets

Israel pressed on for a fourth day on Friday with its Gaza offensive, striking the Hamas-dominated enclave from air and sea, as Palestinian militants kept up rocket attacks deep into the Jewish state.

North Korea fires more short-range rockets ahead of Xi visit to Seoul

Isolated North Korea fired short-range rockets into the sea off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korean media reported, the latest in a flurry of tests ahead of this week`s visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Seoul. 

Russia building super-heavy space rockets

Russia is designing a carrier rocket of the super-heavy class, capable to deliver spacecraft for missions to the Moon and Mars, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Monday.

Heavy fighting in Sudan`s South Kordofan

Sudanese troops and rebels engaged in heavy fighting on Saturday near the South Kordofan state capital Kadugli, both sides said, with rebel shells landing inside the town.

Taliban launch summer offensive, Kabul airport attacked

Taliban militants launched a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Monday, the first day of their declared summer offensive, targeting the international airport and the United States` biggest military base near Kabul.

Syria: Rockets slam into Aleppo district, kill Nine

Syrian state media say rockets have slammed into a government-held district in the northern city of Aleppo, killing nine people.

Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

Israel`s military says Gaza militants have fired a missile at troops patrolling the border on Monday as well as several rockets into the south of the country.

S Korea urges North to stop `provocative` rocket tests

South Korea called today for the North to stop its "provocative" rocket tests, after the launch of dozens of rockets in recent weeks that Seoul says threaten regional security.

North Korea fires 25 rockets into sea

North Korea test-fired 25 rockets into the sea today, South Korea`s defence ministry said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.

Rockets hit Baghdad airport, no casualties

Two rockets hit the Baghdad airport complex on Saturday but did not cause any damage or casualties, the head of the Iraqi civil aviation authority said.