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25 April 2017 21:39

  Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a US guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions. Speculation had mounted that the North could carry out a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch to mark 85 years since the founding of its army. But no such...

25 April 2017 17:09

  North Korea is reportedly engaged in a large-scale live-fire artillery exercise, in what is apparently intended to signal to a hostile United States that Pyongyang is combat-ready. On Tuesday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that the North appeared to have deployed a large number of long-range artillery units in the region of Wonsan on its east coast for the drill. The...

25 April 2017 17:02

  At least ten people have been killed and more than a dozen others have been injured in a roadside bombing that targeted a minivan in a Shia-majority area of Pakistan's northwestern tribal region. Senior regional official Shahid Ali Khan said on Tuesday that the explosive device planted by militants ripped through the van traveling in Kurram Agency, which borders Afghanistan. "When the passengers...

24 April 2017 15:39

  Afghanistan’s defense minister and the country’s army chief of staff have resigned following a recent attack by the Taliban militants that took the lives of scores of Afghan army soldiers. The Afghan presidential palace announced in a post on its Twitter account that President Ashraf Ghani had on Monday accepted the resignations of the defense minister and the army chief of...

24 April 2017 15:36

  North Korea says it has the military power to sink an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that is approaching waters off the Korean Peninsula in “one strike.” The US has deployed a strike group, including the large USS Carl Vinson carrier, to the Korean Peninsula in what is intended to be a show of force amid North Korea’s advancing missile and military...

24 April 2017 15:34

  US Defense Secretary James Mattis has arrived in Afghanistan on a surprise visit aimed at shaping President Donald Trump’s strategy in the conflict-ridden country, amid signs of renewed violence. Mattis arrived in the capital city of Kabul on Monday and was expected to meet with Afghan officials as well as American military troops stationed there. The Pentagon chief’s arrival coincided with the...

24 April 2017 15:20

  A car bomb explosion has hit an area near a military camp in Afghanistan’s Khost Province, officials say. A spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of the Interior said the car bomb was detonated near the Campaign military camp in Khost on Monday, Khaama Press reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The blast came on the same day that two of Afghanistan’s highest-ranking...

24 April 2017 9:07

  North Korea has reportedly arrested a US citizen as he was trying to fly out of the country, making him the third American national incarcerated in the country over the past year. South Korea’s Yonhap news agency cited sources as saying on Sunday that the man, identified only by his surname Kim, was arrested at Pyongyang International Airport on Friday while...

23 April 2017 12:57

  Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has declared a national day of mourning over the killing of scores of soldiers in a Taliban attack. Ghani ordered that flags at a military base in Mazar-i-Sharif be flown at half mast on Sunday in memory of the troops who died there in a Taliban attack on Friday. The Afghan president arrived in Mazar-i-Sharif on Saturday to...

23 April 2017 12:54

  North Korea has detained another US citizen, bringing to 3 the number of Americans held in the country amid increasing tensions between Washington and Pyongyang. The Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang Sunday confirmed the detainment of the US citizen but did not elaborate on the matter. However, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency, citing unnamed sources, reported on the same day that a Korean-American...

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