A barrage of North Korean missiles fired from both the ground and fighter jets splashed down on the waters off the country’s east coast, a show of force on the eve of a key state anniversary in the north and elections in the rival south.
Iran has been rehearsing its response to the United States for two years - and this might just be the tip of the iceberg.
US-Russia missile sabre-rattling in the Arctic sends threatening political messages but the bigger threat is its lasting environmental damage.
The US formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia on August 2, 2019 after accusing Moscow of violating the pact, a charge dismissed by the Kremlin.
Turkey seeks to have an integrated and complex layered air and missile defence system, which will be developed and built up both by national and foreign firms.
Russian president suspends Moscow's obligations under the terms of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty and says the hold would remain in place "until the US ends its violations of the treaty or until it terminates."
Iran has a wide variety of ballistic missile rockets and the Shia-majority country is using them as a trump card against hostile countries such as Israel and the US.
Both US and Russia have been invoking the arms treaty that played a key role to end the Cold War by banning nuclear missile deployments in Europe. Here’s what’s at the heart of the controversy.
The budget approval comes just days after Tokyo announced a decision to deploy a costly missile defence system amid tension on the Korean Peninsula.
Russian warships strike targets in Syria, Moscow says they were aimed at militant group Jabhat Fatah al-Sham.
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