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ASIA stirred on Wednesday morning to the drums of a potential full-fledged war involving the world's superpower, the US - not the trade kind with another giant economy China which has long...

[WASHINGTON] Democrats in the US Congress and some of the party's presidential contenders warned on Tuesday about escalating conflict in the Middle East after Iran launched a retaliatory missile...

[WASHINGTON] Iran fired "more than a dozen" ballistic missiles Tuesday against two airbases in Iraq where US and coalition forces are based, the Pentagon said.

[SEOUL] North Korea has carried out a "successful" new test of its "super-large multiple rocket launcher" system, state media said on Friday - the latest in a series of provocations by Pyongyang...

[DUBAI] An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a...

[UNITED NATIONS, United States] North Korea warned on Monday it would not "sit idle" if any attempt is made at the UN Security Council to raise the subject of its "self-defensive measures," an...

[SEOUL] North Korea said on Thursday it had successfully test-fired a "new-type" of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported, after Washington voiced alarm at the move just days...

[TOKYO] Japan's top government spokesman said on Wednesday the ballistic missile North Korea launched earlier in the day may have split into two before falling into waters off Japan's west coast...

[TOKYO] One of the projectiles fired by North Korea early Wednesday appears to have fallen into Japan's exclusive economic zone, the top government spokesman said.

[WASHINGTON] Washington approved the US$3.3 billion sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan on Tuesday, following close behind a series of new ballistic missile tests by North Korea that could...