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Embassy to Americans in Saudi Capital: 'Stay Alert'

Kingdom claims missile or drone interception in Riyadh, maybe launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels

(Newser) - Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted an apparent missile or drone attack over its capital, Riyadh, amid the kingdom's yearslong war against neighboring Yemen's Houthi rebels. Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh. Saudi state TV quoted authorities...

Clues to Huge Fireball Over Tehran Come Via a Photo

Analysts think explosion that shook Iran's capital originated at site near where missiles are made

(Newser) - An explosion that rattled Iran’s capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system and missile production sites, satellite photos showed Saturday. What exploded in the incident early Friday that sent a massive fireball into the sky near Tehran remains unclear,...

Now Aboard US Subs: a Nuclear Policy 'Landmark'

'Low-yield' long-range missile is first major addition to strategic nuclear arsenal in recent decades

(Newser) - The US military has deployed a new addition to its nuclear arsenal—a long-range missile armed with a nuclear warhead of reduced destructive power. The so-called low-yield missile has been fitted atop an undisclosed number of Trident ballistic missiles carried aboard the Navy's Ohio-class submarines. The debut deployment aboard...

Report: Video Shows Missile Hit Ukrainian Plane

Iran denies Flight 752 was shot down

(Newser) - Video shows that it was a missile, not mechanical failure, that brought down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran on Wednesday, according to the New York Times . The video shows what is believed to be the moment an Iranian anti-aircraft missile hit the passenger plane. The video shows that...

Ukraine Not Ruling Out Missile in Jet Crash

'Too many things are unclear,' says one official about Iranian tragedy

(Newser) - Iran says it's confident that some kind of mechanical failure brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran this week. Ukraine, however, isn't so sure. Its investigators are looking into the possibility that a missile or perhaps an explosion inside the jet as part of a terrorist attack...

Iran: We Just Fired 'Tens' of Missiles at US Bases

But whether they've done any damage is unclear

(Newser) - Iran struck back at the US for the killing of a top Iranian general early Wednesday, firing a series of surface-to-surface missiles at multiple Iraqi air bases housing US troops and warning the US and its allies in the region not to retaliate. US officials confirmed airstrikes at the al-Asad...

Just After Midnight, NK 'Gift' Was Sent. Except It Wasn't

Public broadcaster NHK sent out incorrect report that North Korea had launched a missile

(Newser) - North Korea's " Christmas gift " to the US never came (at least that we know of), but a news alert sent in Japan early Friday temporarily scared people into thinking the gift had been delivered. Reuters reports that a few minutes after midnight, public broadcaster NHK put out...

North Korea: 'Rocket Man' Lived Up to His Nickname

Pyongyang says its latest missile test was 'crucial'

(Newser) - North Korea has done it again, or so it says. Pyongyang announced Saturday it had conducted a "crucial test" at its site for long-range rockets—an apparent chess move with Washington amid their stalled denuclearization talks, NBC News reports. The Korean Central News Agency didn't provide details or...

Pentagon Tests Missile That Was Long Banned

The US-Russia treaty banning it was abandoned last summer

(Newser) - The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer, the AP reports. Some US arms control advocates said the test risks an unnecessary arms race with Moscow. The prototype missile was configured to be armed with...

Iran Claims Attack of 'Dangerous Adventurism'

Saudi Arabia hasn't yet commented on reported missile strike off its coast against tanker

(Newser) - Two missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the US. Saudi officials didn't immediately respond to requests for comment, per the AP...

New Weapons Unveiled as China Marks 70 Years of Communist Rule

'No force can stop the progress of the Chinese people,' Xi says at Beijing parade

(Newser) - Trucks carrying weapons including a nuclear-capable missile designed to evade US defenses rumbled through Beijing on Tuesday as the Communist Party celebrated its 70th anniversary in power with a military parade that showcased its emergence as an increasingly ambitious global power. The military showed off China's most advanced weapons,...

Confusion Persists in Wake of Russia's Mystery Explosion

Residents of nearby village of Nyonoksa were told to evacuate, then the order was axed

(Newser) - More mystery in Russia in the wake of a deadly missile explosion at a navy testing range last week: The Russian military on Tuesday told residents of a village near the range to evacuate but cancelled the order hours later, adding to the uncertainty and confusion fueled by the explosion,...

Newest Reported Launches by N. Korea a 'Warning' to US

Kim Jong Un oversaw demo of 2 missiles in response to US, S. Korea's joint military exercises

(Newser) - North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed short-range ballistic missiles meant to send a warning to the US and South Korea over their joint military exercises. KCNA said two missiles launched from a western airfield flew across the country and over the...

Turkey Just Got Special Delivery That Won't Make US Happy

First shipment of Russian S-400 missile defense system has arrived in Ankara

(Newser) - A special delivery arrived in Turkey's capital Friday: the first batch of equipment for a $2.5 billion Russian S-400 missile defense system. A source tells the TASS news agency that two more shipments are expected by the end of the summer and that Turkish missile operators are being...

After Trump Splits With Bolton, N. Korea Pounces

Foreign ministry rep calls him a 'war maniac,' 'human defect'

(Newser) - President Trump acknowledged he was breaking with advisers Monday when he said he wasn't "personally bothered" by North Korea's recent short-range missile tests . "My people think it could have been a violation" but "I view it differently," the president said from Japan, per Reuters...

Photos Taken May 3 Added Fuel to Iran Fears

'NYT': Photos show missiles on boats in Persian Gulf

(Newser) - Non-essential Embassy staff members in Iraq have been told to leave , and there's been a report that the Pentagon could send 120,000 troops to the Middle East if tensions with Iran reach a breaking point. Now, a possible clue as to why the hubbub over Iran has suddenly...

Secret American Missile: 'the Flying Ginsu'

Yup, it has knives

(Newser) - Ever heard of a missile that doesn't explode? That, the Wall Street Journal reports, is a key feature of a secret weapon adapted by the US military. It's a modified version of a Hellfire missile that hits pinpoint targets but doesn't explode on impact, meaning reduced damage...

NK Test-Fires New Weapon

Or so says the nation's central news agency

(Newser) - North Korea announced that it has test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, the AP reports. The Korean Central News Agency says Chairman Kim Jong Un observed the firing of the weapon Wednesday by the Academy of Defense Science. The agency reports that Kim said "the development of...

Putin: We'll Target US With Missiles If We Have To

Russian leader says he's at the ready, but only if US deploys first anywhere in Europe

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin is seemingly following DC's lead of late, first by announcing that Russia will, like the US, pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, and now by threatening another mirroring. The Russian leader gave his annual speech, akin to the State of the Union, to the nation...

Putin Boasts About New Hypersonic Weapon

Kremlin says Avangard test was a success

(Newser) - Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw a test Wednesday of a new hypersonic glide vehicle, declaring that the weapon is impossible to intercept and will ensure Russia's security for decades to come. Speaking to Russia's top military brass after watching the live feed of the launch of the Avangard...

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