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Missiles hit school, hospital in Syria town, 14 dead

At least 14 civilians were killed when missiles hit a children's hospital, a school and other locations in the rebel-held Syrian town of Azaz near the Turkish border on Monday, a medic and two residents said. They said at leas

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GCC working on joint missile defence - Bahrain

Gulf Arab states are cooperating on regional missile defence and hope to announce the results soon, a Bahraini officer said on Wednesday, suggesting progress in long-stalled efforts to create a cross-border approach to counter Iran's growing

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Iran unveils second underground missile depot

Iran unveiled a new underground missile depot on Tuesday inaugurated by the speaker of parliament, Ali Larijani, Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Revolutionary Guards, reported. A one-minute video of the facility broadcas

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White House 'delays new sanctions on Iran'

The White House has delayed imposing new financial sanctions on Iran over its ballistic-missile programme, The Wall Street Journal reported. On Wednesday, the Journal, citing US officials, said the Obama administration was prepari

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Iran says any US sanctions on missiles illegal

Iran condemned on Thursday as arbitrary and illegal reported US plans for new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Tehran's ballistic missile programme. "As we have declared to the American government

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US preparing fresh sanctions on Iran: report

President Barack Obama's administration is preparing new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Iran's ballistic missile programme, sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday. The Wall Street

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Saudi intercepts ballistic missile from Yemen

Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a Scud ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Saturday, according to a statement on the Saudi state news agency SPA, an attack which threatens a fragile ceasefire ahead of renewed UN-backed peace talks next month.

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Russia starts missile deliveries to Iran

Russia has started the delivery of its S-300 air defence systems to Iran, TASS news agency quoted an aide to President Vladimir Putin as saying on Thursday. "The contract is being implemented, (deliveries of S-300s) are start

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Raytheon tests new air-to-air missile

US-based Raytheon, a major defence equipment manufacturer, recently completed extensive lab testing on a new extended range variant of the combat-proven Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (Amraam). The tests validate that ex

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Iran missile test ‘worrying’ violation of UN resolution

Iran's test of a ballistic missile earlier this week was a clear violation of a UN Security Council resolution and sends ‘a worrying message,’ French Foreign Ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said on Thursday.  

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