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Preliminary Assessment of the KN-24 Missile Launches

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN MARCH 25, 2020WMD North Korea test fired a pair of KN-24 ballistic missiles on Saturday, March 21, 2020. According to a statement from South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of...
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Duterte ordered the expulsion of US troops from the Philippines

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UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel the 1998 agreement with the United States, which gave thousands of US troops the right to legally...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

Russia completes delivery of second S-400 missile system regimental set to China

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Russia has concluded delivery of a second S-400 Triumf (Triumph) missile system regimental set to China via maritime transport, the handover certificate was signed in December in China, a...
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North Korea’s Hydroelectric Power – The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Stations

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Analysis by Peter Makowsky, Jenny Town and Samantha Pitz Background The series of three Paektusan Hero Youth Power stations and Sodusu Hydroelectric Power Station Dam are located along the Sodusu River,...
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Powerful explosions thundered in two military US bases in Japan and Syria

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OKINAWA, DAMASCUS, (BM) – At the US Air Force Base “Kadena”, located in Japan, a powerful explosion occurred, which injured at least 8 US Air Force personnel, while sources...

North Korea’s New Pukguksong-3 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN On October 2, North Korea conducted an underwater launch of its new Pukguksong-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of Wonsan. The two-stage, solid-fuel missile flew on...
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Assessment of the March 9 KN-25 Test Launch

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On March 9, at 07:36 AM local time, North Korea reportedly fired at least three projectiles covering around 200 km and reaching a peak altitude of 50 km before...
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New ‘Bionic Eye’ Linked to Chip in Brain Could Cure Blindness

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A team of researchers has built a bionic device that they say can restore vision to the blind through a brain implant.It has been more than...
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Ambassador says coronavirus imported to China, points to genetic sequence as proof

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A gene sequence in the novel coronavirus indicates that the virus was imported to China’s Wuhan, instead of emerging there, China’s Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui told TASS Friday. "Five...
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Russian Su-35S, MiG-31BM scrambled to intercept US spy plane over Sea of Japan

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Russian fighter jets of the Eastern Military District were scrambled to intercept a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Sea of Japan, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters on Saturday. Russian...
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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

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The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...
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Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

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Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...
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Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

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Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...
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Is Bosnia next?

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The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...