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South Korea's first military satellite launched

South Korea's first military satellite launched

South Korea's first-ever military communications satellite has been successfully launched by private operator SpaceX, Seoul said Tuesday, as it looks to build up its defence capabilities.The ANASIS-II is intended to enhance the South's ability to defend itse

Fighting dies down after clashes on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Fighting dies down after clashes on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Defence officials in Armenia and Azerbaijan said fighting on their border subsided on Wednesday after several days of deadly clashes raised fears of a major flare-up.At least 16 people on both sides were killed in three days of shelling that started Sunday bet

Deadly border clashes reignite Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Deadly border clashes reignite Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Deadly border clashes between arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan entered a second day on Monday, as the EU, US and regional power broker Moscow urged restraint.Three Azerbaijanis were killed on Sunday and one on Monday, oil-rich Baku's defence ministry said, ad

Japan defence review slams China's virus 'disinformation'

Japan defence review slams China's virus 'disinformation'

China has been spreading "disinformation" about the coronavirus and its naval activities are a matter of "grave" concern, Japan said in its annual defence review published Tuesday.After a period of warming relations between the two Asian powers last year,