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North Korea test fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan

North Korea test fired two short-range missiles on Monday, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported, the second in series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation. The two missiles were fired off the east coast into the Sea of Japan, Yonhap said. It followed a similar test-firing…

Gaddafi forces fire Scud missile

Rebels fighting to end Gaddafi’s 41-year rule seized two strategic towns near Tripoli over the past two days, cutting the city off from its supply lines and leaving the Libyan leader with a dwindling set of options if he is to stay in power. The Scud missile was fired on Sunday morning…

Obama asks Congress for $205 million to upgrade Israeli missile defenses

President Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve 205 million dollars to help Israel deploy an anti-missile defense system, the White House said Thursday. “The president recognizes the threat missiles and rockets fired by Hamas and Hezbollah pose to Israelis, and has therefore decided to seek funding from Congress to…

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