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    US approves sale of $15bn missile defence system to Saudi Arabia

    The government of US President Donald Trump has approved a $15 billion sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems to Saudi Arabia, a move that the State Department.

    West Asia
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    Iran may drop nuclear deal if US withdraws

    Iran may abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, Iranian foreign minister told Qatar's al Jazeera TV in New York.

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    North Korea believes US has declared war, starts preparing

    Pyongyang threatened to to shoot down American bombers flying near the Korean peninsula "even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country".

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    Defying U.S., Iran unveils new missile during parade

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has unveiled its latest ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres — about 1,250 miles— capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel.

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    South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea

    South Korea has approved an $8m (£5.9m) aid package for North Korea, in a humanitarian gesture at odds with calls by Japan and the US for unwavering economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang.

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    Short-range nuke weapons to counter India’s doctrine:Pak

    Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘cold start doctrine’ adopted by the Indian Army.

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    50 nations ink UN nuclear ban treaty opposed by big powers

    Fifty countries on Wednesday signed a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, a pact that the world’s nuclear powers spurned but supporters hailed as a historic agreement nonetheless.

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    Trump's 'Ignorant' UN Speech is 'Unworthy of a Reply': Iran

    U.S. President Donald Trump's host of accusations levied against Iran in his United Nations General Assembly speech on Tuesday was slammed by the Islamic Republic, who called the remarks “unworthy of a reply.”

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    North Korea launches missile over Japan

    North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific Friday, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.

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    Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

    Turkey has signed a deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems in its first major weapons purchase from Moscow, Turkish newspapers on Tuesday quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying.

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    US adds launchers to THAAD as dozens hurt in S. Korea protests

    Dozens of people were injured in clashes between South Korean protesters and police on Thursday as the US military added more launchers to the high-tech missile-defence system it installed in a southern town.

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    N.Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

    Nuclear-armed North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday, South Korea’s military and the Japanese government said, in a major escalation by Pyongyang amid tensions over its weapons ambitions.

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    Indonesia,Turkey team up in defense, enhance military ties

    Collaboration between Turkey and Indonesia in the defense industry and the military is increasing as the two countries are engaged in joint production of tanks, drones, submarines, weapons and radar systems.

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    3.5 million North Koreans sign up to fight against US

    Some 3.5 million North Korean citizens have signed up to enlist in the army to fight against the US, as tension between Washington and Pyongyang continues to mount, state-media reported on Saturday.

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    Indian Army steps up ‘readiness’ on China border

    India's military has increased operational readiness along the eastern Indian border with China, sources said, as neither side shows any sign of backing off from a face-off in a remote Himalayan region.

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    Risk of US-North Korea war 'very high,' Russian FM

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday cautioned that the risks of escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea were "very high" following the recent war of words between Washington.

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    North Korea defiant after new sanctions, rejects talks

    North Korea on Monday angrily insisted that the tough new United Nations sanctions would not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal, and warned it would not negotiate while being threatened.

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    China threatens 'military operations' against India: Report

    India and China have been witnessing a prolonged standoff in the Sikkim sector since June 16 after Chinese troops began constructing a road near the Bhutan trijunction.

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    Qatar announces $5.9b order for warships from Italy

    Qatar announced on Wednesday a five-billion-euro ($5.9 billion) order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies.

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    North Korea can hit most of United States: US officials

    North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

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    Iran 'successfully tests' long-delayed space rocket

    Iranian state television described the launch as involving a "Simorgh" rocket that is capable of carrying a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds). The state media report did not elaborate on the rocket's payload.

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    North Korea says will strike ‘heart of US’ if Kim regime threatened

    North Korea has threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the US” if it attempts to remove Kim Jong-un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang’s state-run news agency reported.The report in Korean Central News Agency.

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    'India developing nuclear arsenal with focus on China'

    Two top American nuclear experts have said that India's nuclear strategy is experiencing a shift as it is now modernising its nuclear arsenal with a focus on China rather than its traditional rival Pakistan.

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    Pakistan conducts successful training launch of short-range missile

    Pakistan has conducted a successful "training launch" of a short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Nasr', the military announced on Wednesday.

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