Israel said it launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war.
As rocket-warning sirens sounded in
A six-passenger spaceship owned by an offshoot of Virgin Group fired its rocket engine in flight for the first time on Monday, a key step toward the start of commercial service in about a year, Virgin owner Richard Branson said.
Syria's government and rebels accused each other of firing a rocket loaded with chemical agents outside the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, an attack which a cabinet minister said killed 16 people and wounded 86.
American correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik were killed in the Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday when rockets fired by government forces hit the house they were staying in, opposition activists and witnesses said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai launched a peace plan on Wednesday that he hopes will persuade Taliban fighters to lay down their arms, but the insurgents demonstrated their disdain by firing a rocket as he addressed a traditional gathering in the c
Afghan police unearthed a cache of hundreds of rockets on the outskirts of the capital, officials said on Saturday, weapons they believed were earmarked for use against a traditional peace meeting, or jirga, next week.
The discovery comes
Israeli aircraft struck at least seven targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said.
Eleven people were wounded in the series of Isr
Iran test-fired a domestically made satellite-carrier rocket on Wednesday, Iranian media said, a move that may worry Western powers who fear Tehran is seeking to build a nuclear bomb and missile delivery systems.
North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by an international nuclear disarmament deal and would re-start its plant that makes bomb-grade plutonium after the UN chastised it for launching a long-range rocket.
The UN Security Counc