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China Ready for ‘War’ With India, Holds Live-Fire Drills Near Border

The ruling Communist Party of China has issued a stern warning to neighboring India, with which it is engaged in a bitter border dispute that has …

North Korea successfully tests missile that experts say could hit Alaska

North Korea claims that it has launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, which experts say could have the ability to reach Alaska.<p>State officials made the boast early Tuesday morning, several hours after the country launched a missile that landed in the sea near Japan. The …

The US, Russia, and Iran are edging closer to an all-out clash in Syria

This weekend, for the fourth time in a month, US-led coalition forces clashed with forces backing the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>The incident — the downing of a Syrian army jet in northern Syria — is another lurch toward what could be a fight that draws powers like Iran as well as …

Russia is going to target any 'flying objects' over Syria where its air force is active

The statement followed after a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian army jet on Sunday in the southern Raqqa countryside, with Washington saying the jet had dropped bombs near U.S.-backed forces and Damascus saying the plane was downed while flying a mission against Islamic State militants. [nL8N1JF0YG]<p>…

China and Iran just held a naval exercise amid simmering tensions in the Persian Gulf

China and Iran held a joint naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf amid rising tension in the region.<p>The official IRNA news agency said the drill on Sunday included an Iranian warship and two Chinese destroyers, a logistics ship and one helicopter.<p>The Chinese …

North Korea fires what appear to be land-to-ship missiles off its east coast

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired what appeared to be several land-to-ship missiles off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's military said, the latest in a fast-paced series of missile tests defying world pressure to rein in its weapons program.<p>The launches come less than a week after the …

North Korea Warns U.S. to Reconsider Military Moves

North Korea told the U.S. Thursday to withdraw its military assets from the region, warning via state-run media that a military showdown would end in …

Showdown: U.S. Moving Third Carrier Strike Group Near North Korea

After a show of force like this it may be hard to back down if Kim Jong Un calls Trump’s bluff.<p>The U.S. Navy, in an unprecedented move, is sending a …

GEORGE FRIEDMAN: A US attack on North Korea is imminent

Speaking Monday to a rapt audience at the 2017 Strategic Investment Conference in Orlando, Friedman said that while it was unlikely the US would take action before President Donald Trump returns home at the weekend, North Korea's actions appeared to have "offered the US no alternative" to a …

South Korea Fires Warning Shots at North Korea

South Korea's military fired warning shots at a suspected drone from North Korea on Tuesday amid tension over Pyongyang's latest missile test which …

Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan hits Armenia defence unit

Azerbaijan says it has destroyed an Armenian air defence missile system in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, drawing a sharp response from the …

North Korea vows to defy the world with missile launches 'any time, any place'

North Korea, which regularly threatens to destroy the United States in a sea of flames, has accused Washington of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war with recent military drills with South Korea and Japan.<p>The North's KCNA news agency said Sunday's test launch verified the …

THAAD Anti-Missile System Is Now Operational in South Korea

An American missile defense system installed in South Korea is now operational and ready to intercept missiles from North Korea, the U.S. military …

North Korea Says U.S. Bomber Flights Are Pushing the Region 'Closer to the Brink of Nuclear War'

(SEOUL) — North Korea accused the United States on Tuesday of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war after a pair of strategic U.S. …

North Korea warns of 'catastrophic consequences' | North Korea News

South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills on Sunday but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered the threat of nuclear war from North Korea.<p>The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier group arrived in waters near the Korean Peninsula and …

4 maps that signal Central Asia is at risk of war

Central Asia is crumbling. The speed and extent of this leans in part on political and economic shifts in Russia, China, Afghanistan, and more. Geography is the main reason outside forces are shaping the growth of Central Asia.<p>Always trapped between major powers such as Russia and China, Central …

The US's show of force toward North Korea may be 'just adding fuel to the fire'

US Vice President Mike Pence visited the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea on Monday, emphasizing that the US's strategic patience with North Korea was over and that the US was considering the use of military force.<p>North Korean Vice-Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol shot back hours …

North Korea's embarrassing missile failure may have been due to US cyber sabotage

North Korea attempted to fire a missile Sunday, but it blew up within seconds.<p>It happened one day after the anniversary of the country's founding.<p>While North Korea's missile program may be the shadowiest on earth, it's possible that US cyber warriors were the reason for the failed launch.<p>A recent …

How the U.S., China, Japan and The Koreas Are Reacting To The Crisis in Asia

China on Friday sought to defuse the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula, urging international powers to back down from a possible showdown …

North Korea surprises with display of new missiles

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea put its adversaries on notice Saturday, when it showed off a bevy of new missiles and launchers at its annual military parade.<p>Pyongyang showed off two new intercontinental ballistic missile-sized canisters as well as displaying its submarine-launched ballistic missile and a …

What Time Is the New Korean War?

Is the United States going to war with North Korea this weekend? The short answer? Literally no one knows. The longer answer? Yes, we are definitely …

CHINA: 'Conflict could break out at any moment' over North Korea

The sharp language came after President Donald Trump said the North Korea problem "will be taken care of," as speculation mounts that the reclusive state could be preparing another nuclear or missile test.<p>"Lately, tensions have risen ... and one has the feeling that a conflict could break out at …

North Korea is said to be on the verge of another nuclear test

Officials and other sources said the reclusive nation had placed a nuclear device in a tunnel, which could be detonated by the end of the week, according to Steve Herman, White House bureau chief of Voice of America News.<p>The suspicion is also corroborated by four weeks of "high levels of activity" …

Trump on North Korea: ‘We are sending an armada’

President Trump is doubling down on his tough talk on North Korea, telling Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday that dictator Kim Jong Un is …

REPORT: China has sent 150,000 troops to its North Korea border

China's state-owned newspaper, Global Times, has unconfirmed reports that China's army had sent 150,000 troops to the border with North Korea and that South Korea was conducting military drills in the border area.<p>The reports follow concerns that the North would use a national commemoration on the …

Russia sends 2 additional warships to Syria amid tensions over US cruise missile strike

Russia sent two corvettes, an oiler, and a tug boat to the Eastern Mediterranean off the coast of Syria days after two US Navy ships fired 59 cruise missiles at an airfield controlled by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a defense official told the US Naval Institute.<p>The ships should reach the area …

Trump is reportedly weighing military strikes on Syria — here are his options

Unnamed sources told CNN that Trump spoke to members of Congress about a potential hit to Assad's forces, but that no decisions had been made yet.<p>"Yesterday's chemical attack, a chemical attack that was so horrific, in Syria, against innocent people, including women, small children, and even …

• Secretary of state: ‘President Xi understands the situation has intensified’<br>• Syria missile strike described by North as ‘intolerable act of aggression’

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US launches more than 50 cruise missiles at Assad regime airfield over Syrian chemical attack

The Tomahawk missiles, launched from two destroyers, the USS Ross and the USS Porter, at dawn local time on Friday, represent the first US strikes on the Assad regime, according to a statement from the Pentagon.<p>US President Donald Trump, initially resistant to the idea of becoming involved in …

US launches cruise missiles on Syrian airbase

The United States on Friday fired dozens of cruise missiles at a government-controlled airbase in Syria, in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town that killed scores of civilians.<p>The Pentagon said 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were fired from two warships in the …