ballistic missiles - updates

Rappler's latest stories on ballistic missiles


North Korea fires 'short-range ballistic missiles'

Mar 02, 2020 - 4:43 PM

The launch is the nuclear-armed North's first for more than 3 months and comes as nuclear negotiations with the United States remain at a standstill

North Korea developing new missiles – report

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:03 PM

Pyongyang appears to be developing at least one or two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles, The Washington Post reports

NORTH KOREA. Workers paint a North Korean flag atop a building on Kim Il-Sung square on July 7, 2016. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

Trump, Abe: 'Imperative' to dismantle North Korea weapons

May 29, 2018 - 9:24 AM

The pair discuss 'recent developments in North Korea' and confirm 'they would meet again to continue close coordination in advance of the expected meeting between the United States and North Korea'

Hawaii panics after false alert of incoming missile

Jan 14, 2018 - 7:50 AM

(UPDATED) A warning that came across the Emergency Alert System that authorities nationwide use to deliver vital emergency information was not corrected until 40 minutes later

SOLAR-POWERED. A handout image provided by Solar Impulse shows the Solar Impulse 2 approaching Kalaeloa Airport with Andre Borschberg at the controls, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA, July 3, 2015. Photo by Solar Impulse/Jean Revillard/Rezo/Handout/EPA

Trump says willing to talk with North Korean leader

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:54 AM

'I always believe in talking,' says Trump at the Camp David presidential retreat when asked if he would speak to Kim by phone

This file photo taken on December 18, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking on his national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels – U.S.

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:55 PM

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accuses Tehran of a 'blatant violation' of UN Security Council obligations designed to rein in its missile activity

NIKKI HALEY. In this file photo, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on September 11, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. File photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

North Korea missile test raises flight safety concerns

Dec 06, 2017 - 3:28 PM

The North has conducted a flurry of missile tests this year in defiance of repeated international protests, including from aviation authorities

SMOOTH LANDING. A Korean Air plane makes a landing at Incheon international airport, west of Seoul, on May 2, 2012. Jung Yeon-je/AFP

Cathay Pacific flight crew 'saw' North Korea missile from plane

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:17 PM

A statement from Cathay Pacific says the flight crew of CX893 sighted on Wednesday 'what is suspected to be the re-entry of the recent DPRK test missile'

ICBM. This photo taken on November 29, 2017 and released on November 30, 2017 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows launching of the Hwasong-15 missile which is capable of reaching all parts of the US. Photo by KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

Saudi Arabia intercepts 2nd Yemen missile in a month

Dec 01, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The missile attacks, which could further escalate the coalition's military campaign, underscore how the raging Yemen conflict is increasingly spilling across the border, threatening Saudi towns and villages

U.S. battles for global push on North Korea amid Russia, China doubts

Dec 01, 2017 - 8:45 AM

(UPDATED) US-led efforts to isolate Kim Jong-Un, cripple his economy, and force him to negotiate his own disarmament have failed to prevent this week's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching US cities

NORTH KOREA. A wide view of an August 29 UN Security Council meeting during which it adopted a statement on the recent launch of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). File photo by UN/Mark Garten

U.S. threatens to 'utterly destroy' North Korea regime

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) Washington urges tough action at an emergency meeting of the Security Council called to respond to North Korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile

NEW WEAPON. This photo taken on November 29, 2017 and released on November 30, 2017 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows launching of the Hwansong-15 missile which is capable of reaching all parts of the US. KCNA via KNS / Handout / AFP

North Korea claims nuclear statehood with U.S. in missile strike range

Nov 29, 2017 - 6:37 AM

(UPDATED) The intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch snaps a two-month pause in testing by the North and poses a new challenge to US President Donald Trump

IN THE NEWS. A man walks past a television screen showing a graphic of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on November 29, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

U.S. sends supersonic bombers over South Korea

Nov 03, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Flights by supersonic B-1B Lancer bombers in the area always infuriate North Korea, which condemned the drill as 'blackmail'

N. Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S. Korea drill

Oct 14, 2017 - 2:08 PM

A US aircraft carrier will lead a joint naval the drill in the coming week with South Korea, a move that will likely rile Pyongyang.

DRILL. This handout photo taken on September 18, 2017 and provided by the South Korean Defence Ministry in Seoul shows US F-35B stealth jet fighters dropping bombs at a shooting range east of Seoul during a joint military drill aimed to counter North Korea’s latest nuclear and missile tests. Photo handouth / South Korean Defence Ministry / AFP

Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test – report

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The preparations come amid a tense escalation of threats between the United States and North Korea over the latter s recent gains in nuclear weapons technology

Trump warns North Korea of 'fire and fury'

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:58 AM

UPDATED Trump: North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen

STERN WARNING. US President Donald Trump speaks about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on August 8, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

U.S. successfully tests ICBM following North Korea missile launch

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Tests at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are typically scheduled weeks or even months in advance but this one comes at a time of soaring tensions with North Korea over its trial of an ICBM last week

MISSILE TEST. A ground based interceptor missile take off at Vandenberg Air Force base, California on May 30, 2017. File photo by Gene Blevins / AFP

Trump vows he won't let China 'do nothing' on North Korea

Jul 30, 2017 - 2:26 PM

I am very disappointed in China Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade yet they do NOTHING for us with North Korea just talk Trump writes

LIFTOFF. People watch as coverage relating to an ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang on July 29, 2017. Photo by Kim Won-Jin / AFP

China condemns North Korea missile launch

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:47 PM

Beijing urges North Korea to abide by UN resolutions and stop taking actions that could worsen the situation

West hardens tone on Iran

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:19 PM

We call on Iran not to conduct any further ballistic missile launches and related activities says a joint statement of Britain France Germany and the US

IRAN. The flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran (center) flying at United Nations headquarters in New York, July 2016. File photo by Loey Felipe/UN

North Korea leader says 'all U.S.' within range after missile test

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:43 AM

UPDATED China condemns the test but US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Beijing and Moscow bear unique responsibility for the growing threat posed by the reclusive North

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a speech at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA/AFP

U.S., South Korea conduct live-fire exercise after ICBM test

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The US Army says the exercise involved the surface to surface Army Tactical Missile System and South Korea s Hyunmoo Missile II

EMERGENCY MEETING. In this handout from the Blue House taken on July 29, 2017, South Korean President Moon Jae-In (C) presides over an emergency meeting with National Security Council members at the presidential Blue House in Seoul. Handout photo by the Blue House/AFP

North Korea launches another ballistic missile

Jul 29, 2017 - 12:13 AM

The United States South Korea s military and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirm the launch

NEW MISSILE LAUNCH. In this photo taken on July 25, 2017, a man looks at images showing missile launches and military exercises, on a display board in Pyongyang. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

U.S. vows to press China to enforce North Korea sanctions

Jul 10, 2017 - 1:05 AM

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says China has been helpful but needs to do more

PACKAGE SEIZED? This undated picture released on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a meeting in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA/AFP

North Korea warns of nuclear 'tipping point' over U.S. bomber drill

Jul 09, 2017 - 12:57 PM

The North s state run Rodong newspaper accuses Washington and Seoul of ratcheting up tensions with the drill in an editorial titled Don t play with fire on a powder keg

This picture taken on July 4, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2017 shows the successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

U.S. to test anti-missile system amid North Korea tensions

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:42 PM

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to be tested is designed to intercept and destroy short medium and intermediate range ballistic missiles during their final phase of flight

This March 18, 2009 handout image courtesy of the US Missile Defense Agency shows the launch of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile during a test on March 17.  File photo by US Missile Defense Agency/Handout/AFP

Napolcom, Aguirre, Missile test | Midday wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

U.S., South Korea send North missile warning after ICBM test

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:16 AM

UPDATED The launch marks a milestone in Pyongyang s decades long drive for the capability to threaten the US mainland with a nuclear strike and poses a stark foreign policy challenge for Donald Trump

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. Pyongyang residents watch the news on the successful launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile 'Hwasong-14' on a big screen near the Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang on July 4, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

China defends North Korea efforts, after Trump outburst

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:58 PM

China has made relentless efforts for the settlement of the Korean peninsula nuclear issue China s contribution in this regard is well recognized and its role is indispensable says China s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang

Geng file photo from Wikipedia; Trump and rocket file photos from AFP

TIMELINE: North Korean missile development

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Here are key dates in Pyongyang s quest to develop a missile capable of hitting the United States

THREAT. A pedestrian walks past a screen in Tokyo on July 4, 2017 broadcasting file news footage of a military parade showing North Korean soldiers and a missile, after a ballistic missile was launched by North Korea earlier in the day. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

North Korea fires 'intercontinental ballistic missile'

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:03 AM

7th UPDATE Moscow s defense ministry calls it medium range in a statement to Russian news agencies

A South Korean soldier watches a television news showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on July 4, 2017. North Korea launched a ballistic missile on July 4, the South's military said, just days after Seoul's new leader Moon Jae-In and US President Donald Trump focused on the threat from Pyongyang in their first summit. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-Je

UN slaps sanctions on North Koreans amid U.S. warning

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:48 AM

China Pyongyang s ally backs the sanctions but renews its appeal for dialogue to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula

U.S. successfully tests ICBM defense system

May 31, 2017 - 7:28 AM

The first of its kind test comes amid concerns over North Korea s weapons program

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. People watch a ground based interceptor missile take off at Vandenberg Air Force base, California on May 30, 2017. Gene Blevins/AFP

ASEAN expresses 'grave concern' over tests despite North Korea appeal

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:56 PM

The ministers strongly urge North Korea to fully comply with UN Security Council resolutions and international laws according to the statement

This screen grab taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV on March 7, 2017 shows ballistic missiles being launched during a military drill from an undisclosed location in North Korea. Handout photo by KCTV/AFP

North Korea puts 'new ICBM' on show, say analysts

Apr 15, 2017 - 7:39 PM

Huge green missiles in Pyongyang s giant military parade catch the attention of military specialists

China aims advanced DF-16 missiles at Taiwan – minister

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The announcement comes after Taiwan said for the first time last week that it is capable of launching missiles at China as it warned of an increased invasion risk

DF-16. China aims its Dongfeng 16 missiles at Taiwan. Photo of DF-16 missile by IceUnshattered from Wikipedia.

Defiant Iran in missile exercise day after U.S. sanctions

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:56 PM

3rd UPDATE The new sanctions are the first of Trump s presidency and target what US officials say is Iran s weapons procurement network in Lebanon and China

Iran announces 'reciprocal action' to U.S. sanctions

Feb 04, 2017 - 9:34 AM

Iran will impose legal limitations for some American individuals and companies that have had a role in the creation and support of extreme terrorist groups in the region the foreign ministry says

Kim says N. Korea in 'final stages of test launching ICBM'

Jan 01, 2017 - 1:14 PM

The North Korean leader makes the announcement in a 30 minute televised New Year’s speech to the nation

US military detects failed North Korean missile launch

Oct 16, 2016 - 5:03 AM

UPDATED US weapons analysts say successful Musudan testing could help the nuclear armed North develop an operational intercontinental ballistic missile ICBM capable of striking the US mainland by 2020

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles off east coast – Seoul

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:35 PM

UPDATED The missiles were fired into the Sea of Japan East Sea from the North s Hwangju county at around 0300 GMT the Yonhap news agency said quoting Seoul s Joint Chiefs of Staff

NAIA runway, Lopez on Duterte, NoKor missile | 12PM wRap

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

North Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile – Seoul

Jul 09, 2016 - 11:39 AM

UPDATED The North launched what was believed to be an [submarine launched ballistic missile] from waters off the [northeastern] port of Sinpo at around 11:30 am South Korea s defense ministry says in a statement

Missile test could give N. Korea ICBM by 2020 – US think-tank

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The US Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University says the test of a so called Musudan missile was a partial success that demonstrated the full performance of the weapon s propulsion system

MISSILE TEST. An undated picture provided by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, on June 23, 2016 shows a surface-to-surface medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, also known by the name of Musudan missile, being launched at an undisclosed location, North Korea. Photo by KCNA/EPA

North Korea rules out nuclear talks resumption – official

Jun 23, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Choe Son Hui deputy director general of the North American affairs bureau in Pyongyang s foreign ministry: For now we have no thoughts about taking part in talks to discuss the DPRK s denuclearization

S. Korea ministry says signs North preparing missile launch

May 30, 2016 - 11:01 PM

South Korea s defense ministry says it has detected signs North Korea is preparing a ballistic missile launch as Japan reportedly puts its military on intercept alert

LAUNCH. A woman walks past a TV screen showing a file footage of a North Korean missile launch at a railway station in Seoul on April 28, 2016. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je / AFP

S. Korea navy fires warning shots after North incursion

May 27, 2016 - 9:15 AM

In recent weeks Pyongyang has been urging Seoul to accept leader Kim Jong Un s proposal for military talks aimed at easing cross border tensions

UN slams North Korea missile launch, Obama rejects test offer

Apr 25, 2016 - 10:20 AM

The Security Council said the SLBM launch marked a serious violation of UN resolutions aimed at curbing the North s nuclear drive

An undated photo released on April 24, 2016 by North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows an 'underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile' conducted at an undisclosed location in North Korea. KCNA/EPA

North Korea's Kim hails 'successful' submarine missile test

Apr 24, 2016 - 11:37 AM

UPDATED The North Korean leader declares Pyongyang is now capable of hitting the heads of the South Korean puppet forces and the US imperialists

NORTH KOREAN LEADER. A picture released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in July 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attending a live-fire drill by a North Korean artillery unit near the eastern border with South Korea. Photo by KCNA/EPA

North Korea tests submarine-launched missile – South Korea

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:06 PM

3rd UPDATE The US and the UK strongly condemn the test