Saudi defends Yemen air raids as UN official says strikes violate int'l law

Saudi artillery pounded positions inside Yemen on Sunday after renewed rocket fire wounded four women, the Saudi-led coalition said while also countering suggestions that its aerial bombing has been "indiscriminate".

These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space
These are some 'bizarre' rituals astronauts follow before going to space

 Astronauts follow some "bizarre" rituals like getting slapped in the face with a cross before going to space .

New violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes before 4-way summit

Rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers deep in Ukrainian government-held territory on Tuesday and rebels pushed on with an assault on an army-held rail junction, setbacks that showed Kiev`s position worsening on the eve of peace talks.

Rocket attack on east Ukraine military HQ kills six
Rocket attack on east Ukraine military HQ kills six

A rocket attack on Ukraine`s military headquarters in the war-torn east killed at least six civilians Tuesday, officials said, as violence escalated ahead of a planned peace summit.

Four killed as rockets rain down on Syrian capital: Monitor

Four civilians were killed and dozens wounded when rebels fired a barrage of rockets and mortar rounds Sunday at central Damascus, a monitoring group said.

Rockets fired on Ukraine`s Mariupol from rebel territory: OSCE

Heavy rockets that killed at least 30 people on Saturday in Ukraine`s government-held port of Mariupol were fired from territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels, international monitors said.

Ukraine Rockets kill 21 in Ukraine city as rebel offensive begins

Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools and homes on Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 21 people, authorities said.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett suspended for Dwight Howard head-butt
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett suspended for Dwight Howard head-butt

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett was suspended for one game on Tuesday for head-butting Rockets center Dwight Howard in a game on Monday night.

Rockets outlast Grizzlies to seize division lead
Rockets outlast Grizzlies to seize division lead

James Harden scored 32 points and Josh Smith came off the bench to contribute 21 in his Houston debut as the Rockets beat Memphis 117-111 in overtime Friday.

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.