Category: missile

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North Korea ‘to suspend’ nuclear and missile checks

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced that his country will suspend nuclear and missile tests, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency. “From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Yonhap quoted North Korean state media as saying on Saturday. “The North will shut down a nuclear…

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Trump tells Russia to ‘catch willing’ for Syria missile strikes

US President Donald Trump told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ‘smart!'” missile strikes in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country. The tweet came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there…

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Yemen’s Houthi rebels fire ballistic missile at Riyadh

Houthi rebels have told Al Jazeera they fired a long-range ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in retaliation for three years of air strikes that had decimated Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country. Muhammad al-Bukhaiti, a spokesman for the Houthis, said the rebels fired a Burkan 2-H missile – a Scud-type missile with a range of more…

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Saudi-led forces intercept Riyadh-lag Houthi missile

Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a missile fired towards the country’s capital, Riyadh, from neighbouring Yemen. Houthi rebels said they launched the ballistic missile targeting al-Yamama royal palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, according to Mohamemd Abdul Salam, a Houthi spokesperson. It was the third ballistic missile attack by the Houthis since beginning of November. On…

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North Korea fires ballistic missile: experiences

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile, South Korean news agency Yonhap is reporting. The launch took place north of the capital of Pyongyang. “North Korea launched an unidentified ballistic missile eastward from the vicinity of Pyongsong, South Pyongan Province, at dawn today”, South Korean army officials told the news agency. According to Reuters news…