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North Korea test fires ballistic missile covering 430-450 km in distance

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The missile that North Korea launched on Tuesday flew 430-450 kilometers (267-279 miles), reaching a maximum altitude of 60 kilometers, the Yonhap news agency reported. According to the South Korean...
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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

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 Indonesia said on Friday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific...
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Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

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By Kirsty Needham Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely rile China, which denounced the...
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Taiwan plans $9 bln boost in arms spending, warns of ‘severe threat’

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Taiwan proposed on Thursday extra defence spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned of an urgent need to...
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S.Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as it aims to better counter...
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North Korea Fires Its First Nuclear-Capable Strategic Cruise Missile

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PYONGYANG - North Korea carried out a successful test of a new long-range cruise missile over the weekend, North Korean state media reported on Monday, seen by many analysts...
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India military seeks to bolster ‘Act East’ policy with naval deployment to South China...

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The Indian Navy has announced the deployment of a naval task force to the South China Sea to bolster security and support allies in the Indo Pacific region amid...
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At least 17 killed in Philippine military plane crash

At least 17 people were killed and 40 others were injured when the Philippines’ Air Force plane crashed on Jolo island in the country’s southwest, Philippine Defense Minister Delfin...
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Rising LNG gas prices in Asia are breaking seasonal records

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After extremely high prices of liquefied gas in Asia in January and February this year due to severe cold and the consequent increased demand for this energy source, interesting...
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US approves Turkey military helicopter sale to Philippines

By Ragip Soylu The United States has approved export licences to Turkey to sell T129 military helicopters to the Philippines, multiple Turkish officials said on Monday. Serdar Demir, a corporate communications president...
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Breaking / Iraq / Middle East / News / US Breaking: IED attack on...

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ISWNews Analysis Group: Iraqi resistance group attacked three US logistical convoys in Qadesiyah, Babil and Muthanna provinces with roadside bombs.According to the Ashab al-Kahf...
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On the situation with small languages in Russia-Konstantin Zamyatin

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    While the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine have been seriously violated, Russia itself is accused by the West of violating the...
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Foreign forces to leave Iraq in 15 days, says army

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US combat troops stationed in Iraq are scheduled to leave the country in 15 days, the Iraqi army's spokesman said on Thursday.Baghdad and Washington...
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Russian, Chinese defense chiefs ink military cooperation roadmap

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe approved a 2021-2025 military cooperation roadmap at their working meeting held via a...

Moscow says U.S. rehearsed nuclear strike against Russia this month

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Russia's defence minister on Tuesday accused U.S. bombers of rehearsing a nuclear strike on Russia from two different directions earlier this month and complained...