• North Korea planning new class of ballistic missile submarines, says report

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the construction of a new class of submarine capable of firing multiple ballistic missiles, The Tokyo Shimbun newspaper reported on 26 August citing unnamed sources. The boat, which Kim reportedly wants to be completed by 9 September 2018 to mark the 70th

  • Violent risks intelligence bulletin - 30 August 2016

    Americas Brazil - 29 August 2016: On Paulista Avenue, Sao Paulo, the police used stun grenades to contain demonstrators protesting against suspended president Rousseff's impeachment. Mexico - 29 August 2016: Teachers union CNTE planned protests and the closure of airports during the 1 September

  • North Korea threatens to attack US over bomber triad in Pacific theatre

    Pyongyang has accused Washington of preparing "a pre-emptive nuclear strike" against North Korea, with a 17 August editorial by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) threatening an attack on US military installations in the Pacific theatre. KCNA said the deployment of Boeing B-52H

  • North Korea launches ballistic missile that lands in Japan's EEZ

    North Korea launched on 3 August what are believed to be two No Dong (also known as Rodong) intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs), according to the South Korean military. Fired off almost simultaneously from South Hwanghae Province in the southwest of the country about 07:50 local time, one

  • ASEAN Regional Forum 'concerned' over North Korea's nuclear, missile tests

    Members of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), one of the largest security forums in the Asia-Pacific region, have raised concerns over North Korea's latest nuclear, rocket and ballistic missile tests. A statement issued in the Laotian capital of Vientiane by ARF Chairman Saleumxay Kommasith to wrap up

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  • Colombian government, FARC announce final peace agreement

    The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have reached a final agreement towards ending a bloody war ongoing since the 1960s, the parties announced on 24 August. "We have reached a final accord, complete and definitive, to end an armed conflict with the