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Biggest concern is that Kim Jong Un will 'miscalculate,' US military official says

A top-ranking U.S. military official on the Korean peninsula said the biggest concern is that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will "miscalculate" his chances of winning any military fight against the U.S. and its ally, South Korea.
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Qatar and Philippines sign '$200m contracts': minister

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Qatar and the Philippines have signed trade agreements worth $200 million during the final leg of President Rodrigo Duterte's Persian Gulf tour, Manila's trade and industry secretary told reporters in Doha Sunday. ...
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Azeri defense minister arrives in Tehran for key talks

Azerbaijan’s Defense Minister Lieutenant General Zakir Hasanov has arrived in Tehran to hold key talks with senior Iranian officials....
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China Warns of ‘Storm Clouds Gathering’ in U.S.-North Korea Standoff

HONG KONG — China warned on Friday that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could spin out of control, as North Korea said it could test a nuclear weapon at any time and a United States naval group neared the peninsula — an American effort to sow doubt in Pyongyang over how President Trump might respond....
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U.S. Military Considers New Super-Weapon to Counter Russia's Nuclear Warheads

The U.S. has begun considering adding a new kinetic energy weapon to its arsenal in hopes of countering advances in Russian nuclear technology that could potentially threaten U.S. tactical military dominance....
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Mother of all bombs 'killed 36 IS militants' in Afghanistan

Thirty-six Islamic State fighters were killed when the US destroyed a militant "sanctuary" in Afghanistan with the so-called Mother Of All Bombs....
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Spanish gunship in 'illegal incursion' in UK waters off Gibraltar

A Spanish gunship has been ordered to leave UK waters off Gibraltar for the second time in nine days in the face of escalating tensions over the sovereignty of the Rock....
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Trump on North Korea: ‘We are sending an armada’

...“We are sending an armada, very powerful,” Trump said. “We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell you.”......
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Putin warns of chemical weapons 'provocations' to frame Assad

Moscow (AFP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned of future chemical weapons "provocations" in Syria to frame President Bashar al-Assad, just as Washington's top diplomat arrived for talks in Moscow....
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Assad allies say U.S. attack on Syria air base crosses 'red lines'

A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed "red lines" and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally....
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FAA bars drones over U.S. military bases due to security risks

WASHINGTON — Flights of nearly all unmanned aircraft, or drones, have been banned over 133 U.S. military facilities due to security concerns over the use of unauthorized drones, the FAA said on Friday. ...
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Israel inks missile system contract with India worth almost $2 billion

India has awarded the Israeli regime a $2 billion contract to provide the Indian military with advanced missile systems....
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U.S. launches military strikes on Syria

...Trump explained his decision by describing the horrific images from Tuesday’s chemical weapons strike in a mostly rebel-controlled area near the Turkish border, saying “there can be no dispute” that Assad’s forces were responsible.......
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Britain's May in Saudi Arabia seeking deals

Riyadh (AFP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with Saudi officials on Tuesday, hoping to tap the oil-rich kingdom's "immense potential" as she looks to secure post-Brexit investment and trade....
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North Korea casts shadow over Trump’s Mar-a-Lago summit with Xi

...“They want to build up the type of personal rapport and working relationship that we’ll be able to count on in times of opportunity, but also in times of crisis,” ......
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Saudi Arabia looking to get hold of 'nukes to combat Iran'

SAUDI ARABIA has been accused of seeking nuclear weapons technology in response to the threat from Iran...
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Israeli ambassador to US says there is 'no daylight' between the countries for first time in years

...Briefing notes showed US representatives saw Israel's agenda item status as "among the largest threats to the credibility of this body".......
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Russia and Iran's Cooperation Hints at a New Middle East

The Iranian leader's visit to Moscow underscores a partnership with implications across the region....
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Tensions flare as Greece tells Turkey it is ready to answer any provocation

Fears of tensions mounting in the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean Seas reignited after the Turkish president raised the prospect of a referendum on accession talks with the EU and the Greek defence minister said the country was ready for any provocation....
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Russia's new 4,600mph missile that could WIPE OUT world's best warships

RUSSIA has built a new missile capable of travelling six times faster than the speed of SOUND that could wipe out Britain’s toughest war ships. ...
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