Tagged: tensions

Latest North Korea missile launch lands near Japan waters, alarms Tokyo

FILE PHOTO - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 3rd Meeting of Activists in Fisheries under the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 29, 2015. KCNA/ via REUTERS/ File Photo

FILE PHOTO – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends the 3rd Meeting of Activists in Fisheries under the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang December 29, 2015. KCNA/ via REUTERS/ File Photo

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Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of bombing its embassy in Yemen

© AFP / Fayez Nureldine | A picture taken on November 16, 2015 shows a Saudi F-15 fighter jet landing at the Khamis Mushayt military airbase, as the Saudi army conducts operations over Yemen.

Saudi jets “deliberately” struck Iran’s embassy in Yemen in an air raid that wounded staff, Tehran’s foreign ministry said Thursday, as tensions between the two regional powers mounted

“This deliberate action by Saudi Arabia is a violation of all international conventions that protect diplomatic missions,” foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by state television.

“The Saudi government is responsible for the damage caused and for the situation of members of staff who were injured,” Ansari added, without specifying when the alleged strike took place.

(AFP)

 

Israeli jets carry out strikes north of Damascus — reports

Illustrative photo of an IAF F-15 fighter jet flying over Israel during the 'Blue Flag' exercise at Ovda Airfield near Eilat on October 21, 2015. (Israeli Air Force)

Illustrative photo of an IAF F-15 fighter jet flying over Israel during the ‘Blue Flag’ exercise at Ovda Airfield near Eilat on October 21, 2015. (Israeli Air Force)

Raids said to target four trucks loaded with ballistic missiles; no immediate reports of casualties

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China warns US Navy after ship sails by Chinese-built island

FILE – In this May 27, 2014 file photo, the USS Lassen is anchored in Yokosuka near Tokyo. The U.S. Navy is preparing to sail the USS Lassen near artificial islands built by China in the South China Sea in a long-anticipated challenge to what it considers Beijing’s “excessive claim” of sovereignty in those waters, two U.S. officials said Oct. 26. The officials said the White House approved the movement by the USS Lassen, a guided missile destroyer, around the Spratly Islands archipelago, a disputed group of hundreds of reefs, islets, atolls and islands in the South China. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

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U.S. protests intercept of Navy jet by Chinese warplane

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft takes off from Perth International Airport in this file photo taken April 16, 2014.   REUTERS/Greg Wood/Pool/Files

A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon aircraft takes off from Perth International Airport in this file photo taken April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Greg Wood/Pool/Files

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