Double blow to Syrian peace hopes

Forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Qusair. Photo: Reuters

Syrian President Bashar Assad said the regime has received the first shipment of sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft missiles, while the main Western-backed opposition group announced yesterday that it would not participate in peace talks.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 4:47am

US jails Chinese engineer for taking files on missile guidance system to China

US jails Chinese engineer for taking files on missile guidance system to China

Measured in millimetres, the tiny device was designed to allow drones, missiles and rockets to hit targets without satellite guidance. An advanced version was being developed secretly for the United States military by a small firm and L-3 Communications, a major defence contractor.

27 Mar 2013 - 3:47am

South Korea to deploy guided missiles at sea border with North

A South Korean Navy vessel recovers debris from North Korea’s rocket launch in December 2012. The South is now increasing its missile strength. Photo: AFP/Defence Ministry

South Korea plans to deploy Israeli-made precision guided missiles near its tense sea border with North Korea next month, including an island shelled by the North in 2010, a report said on Friday.

18 Jan 2013 - 1:30pm

A new nuclear order is upon us

Pakistan has doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal in the past five years. Photo: Xinhua

North Korea's launch of a long-range missile last month was followed by a flurry of global condemnation that was almost comical in its predictability and impotence. But the launch underscored a larger reality that cannot be ignored: the world has entered a second nuclear age. This larger pattern needs to be understood if it is to be managed.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:31am

North Korea preparing for missile launch

A North Korean missile launcher at a parade in Pyongyang. US satellites have picked up signs that North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile. Photo: AP

US satellites have picked up signs that North Korea is preparing to launch a long-range missile, a Japanese newspaper reported on Friday.

23 Nov 2012 - 3:02pm 1 comment

Iran gave Hamas technology for long-range missiles

Iran has supplied Hamas in Gaza with the technology to "quickly" produce longer-range missiles on their own without needing direct shipments, said a report yesterday that quoted the head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard.

22 Nov 2012 - 4:08am

Briton in missiles-to-Iran case pleads guilty

Retired British businessman Christopher Tappin. Photo: AFP

A British man accused of trying to buy missile parts from undercover American agents and resell them to Iran pleaded guilty Thursday in a deal that would carry nearly three years in prison but could allow him to serve much of that time in his native United Kingdom.

2 Nov 2012 - 11:45am

N Korea says missiles can strike US mainland

This photo taken in April shows what appears to be a new missile being carried during a mass military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: AP

North Korea said on Tuesday it possessed “strategic rocket forces” capable of striking the US mainland, as it responded to a new US-South Korean deal to extend the range of the South’s missile systems.

9 Oct 2012 - 4:05pm 1 comment

South Korea allowed longer-range missiles

Models of missiles held by both North and South Korea are displayed at the Korean War Memorial Museum in Seoul. Photo: Reuters

South Korea has announced a deal with the United States that will almost triple the range of its missiles to cover the whole of North Korea - a move likely to infuriate Pyongyang.

8 Oct 2012 - 2:02pm

US, Seoul to forge joint response to North’s missile force

North Korean long range missile launcher vehicles. Photo: EPA

The United States and South Korea are set to announce this weekend a joint response to the perceived threat from North Korea’s growing ballistic missile force, according to a State Department notice to US lawmakers on Friday.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:04pm

US missile strike kills 4 militants in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say a US drone has fired two missiles at a vehicle in northwest Pakistan, killing four suspected militants.

The officials say the attack took place Saturday in Mohammed Khel village in the North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

22 Sep 2012 - 1:40pm