North Korea’s top military body Monday defended its recent missile tests as a legitimate exercise in self-defense, and said South Korean and US charges of provocation were malicious and hypocritical.
North Korea launched two projectiles presumed to be ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over its failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over ongoing US-South Korean military drills.
North Korea Sunday fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, Seoul’s military said, the latest in a series of launches staged in an apparent show of force ahead of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to the South.
A missile crashed into a rebel-held Syrian town while most people were at home sleeping, killing at least 23 people, including an entire family, activists said Tuesday.
A Syrian fighter jet struck a school with a missile in the northern city of Aleppo Wednesday as teachers and students were preparing an exhibit of children’s drawings depicting their country at war, killing at least 19 people, including 10 children, activists said.