Rappler's latest stories on missiles
'They want to talk and we'll be talking to them,' says US President Donald Trump in his first public reaction to North Korea's announcement of what it calls a 'new phase' in its arsenal
North Korea's state media says its leader Kim Jong Un supervised a fresh test of a 'super-large multiple rocket launcher' system
No further details are immediately available but these are the latest to be fired since July. Previous launches have been identified as short-range missiles.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says the 'newly developed' system was a 'great weapon'
Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has ordered an analysis of 'the level of threat for our country created by the actions of the US and to take comprehensive measures to prepare a symmetric response'
President Hassan Rouhani attends the unveiling ceremony for the mobile surface-to-air system and orders it to be added to Iran's missile defense network
Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov says, the 'US has obviously taken a course towards escalation of military tensions. We won't react to provocations.'
(UPDATED) The South Korean military says the projectiles were fired from near the city of Tongchon of Kangwon Province into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan
The accident took place at an Arctic military facility on the coast of the White Sea on Thursday, August 8, but Russian authorities only admit its nuclear nature on Saturday, August 10
(UPDATED) Defence officials in South Korea say 2 short-range ballistic missiles were fired by North Korea at daybreak
'He will do the right thing because he is far too smart not to, and he does not want to disappoint his friend, President Trump,' says the US President in a tweet
Despite North Korea saying its missile launches are a 'solemn warning to the South Korean warmongers', a Pentagon official says there is 'no adjustment or change in plans'
(UPDATED) South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say the two devices were fired from the Wonsan area on the east coast at dawn and flew around 250 kilometers
(3rd UPDATE) Seoul's National Security Office of the presidential Blue House says both of the two missiles are 'analyzed' to be 'new type of short-range ballistic missiles'
'We are inviting the US to avoid taking the wrong steps which would exclude diplomacy and dialogue and harm relations,' Turkey's foreign ministry says in a statement
But the French government denies supplying the missiles to rebel commander Khalifa Haftar and breaching a UN arms embargo
The announcement is likely to anger Beijing, which views Taiwan as part of its territory and has previously expressed 'serious concerns' about the possible sale
The Philippine government will look into a US report that China tested ballistic missiles near the Spratlys, a move the Pentagon called 'disturbing'
Syria's state news agency says the missiles struck near Damascus and in Homs province
Turkey remains committed to the purchase, with Erdogan saying earlier this month: 'We have completed the business'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu orders the strike at Syria, saying 'We won't tolerate fire at our territory, and [will] respond forcefully to any aggression against us'
(3rd UPDATE) South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Pyongyang's latest move had 'an element of protest and is a pressuring action to steer the nuclear talks in a direction it desires'
The S-400 purchase is one dispute fuelling tensions between two nations also at odds over US support for Syrian Kurdish militias
With India joining the 'space superpowers' club, the world appears headed for a heightened arms race
Satellite analysis now indicates increased activity at two key sites – the Samundong missile research facility and the Sohae rocket launch center
The photos by the firm DigitalGlobe show the presence of cars and trucks at the site on February 22
Tehran insists its missile development programs is 'purely defensive' and compliant with the UN Security Council resolution
'China is opposed to the US withdrawal [from the nuclear missile treaty] and urges the US and Russia to properly resolve differences through constructive dialogue," says Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang
'Our American partners have announced they are suspending their participation in the deal, and we are also suspending our participation,' says Russia President Vladimir Putin of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty
(UPDATED) President Donald Trump says the United States was suspending its obligations under the INF Treaty as of Saturday, February 2, and started a process to withdraw in 6 months
Western capitals say a new Russian medium-range missile system breaches the terms of the 1987 treaty and puts European cities at risk
A couple in California was shocked when a Nest security camera atop their family's television issued a realistic-sounding warning of missiles heading to the United States from North Korea
The US military has told its Japanese counterpart it plans to deploy surface-to-ship missiles in the strategically important Okinawa this year for the first such drill by Japan's key ally
'The proposed sale will increase the defensive capabilities of the Turkey military to guard against hostile aggression and shield NATO allies who might train and operate within Turkey's borders,' says the US State Department
According to CNN, Pyongyang has upgraded the Yeongjeo-dong missile base in North Korea's mountainous interior and has built up another facility that has not previously been publicly identified
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez defends his government's decision to deliver laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, reversing earlier pronouncements of blocking the sale
The Spike-Extended Range missile 'fired and accurately hit the designated target at approximately 6 kilometers away from the firing platform'
In a confidential report to the Security Council, a UN panel of experts says it 'continues to believe' that short-range ballistic missiles and other weaponry were transferred from Iran to Yemen after an arms embargo was imposed in 2015
Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Washington Post reports
'Faster than Mach 20, twenty times the speed of sound,' says Russian President Vladimir Putin. 'I don't think other countries will develop such a weapon in the coming years ... we already have it.'
The pair discuss 'recent developments in North Korea' and confirm 'they would meet again to continue close coordination in advance of the expected meeting between the United States and North Korea'
'I'm sorry, I can't make statements,' Philippine military chief General Carlito Galvez Jr tells reporters, but gives assurances 'the AFP is doing its best' to protect Philippine territory
'Vietnam requests that China, as a major regional and global power, show responsibility in the maintenance of peace and stability in the East Sea, stop militarization and withdraw military equipments illegally deployed on structures under Vietnam's sovereignty,' reads a statement of Vietnam's Foreign Ministry
Close-up aerial photos of the Philppine island occupied by about a hundred Filipinos – Pag-asa (Thitu) Island – show a settlement studded with trees but sparse in facilities
(UPDATED) 'This alleged militarization of the West Philippine Sea is very alarming and it poses a big threat to the country's national defense and security,' says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in a resolution
(3rd UPDATE) The annual war games between the two treaty allies continue on its second year under President Rodrigo Duterte
Vice President Leni Robredo urges the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against Chna, as she hits the 'increased militarization' of Philippine waters
'Not since the Japanese invasion of World War II has the Philippines been exposed to such a real and physical threat to its territorial integrity and national sovereignty,' says Senator Leila de Lima
Yet the Palace expresses concern over the reported new missiles and says the issue will be addressed through 'diplomatic means'