SEOUL – North Korea has fired ballistic missile off its east coast, South Korea’s military says, hours after local leaders and the United States warned Pyongyang to end its provocations.
South Korea’s Defense Ministry said the missile was fired from the eastern city of Sondok around 12:45pm local time on Friday.
It was a short-go surface to air missile, an official at the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said, adding the military was trying to determine the range.
The launch came hours after US President Barack Obama joined South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowing to add pressure on the North for its recent activities.
The three leaders, meeting on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Washington, recommitted their countries to each others’ defence and warned they could take further steps to counter threats from Pyongyang.
Mr Obama held separate talks with President Xi Jinping of China, the closest North Korea has to an ally, and said they both wanted to see “full implementation” of the latest UN sanctions against Pyongyang.
North Korea has fired a string of missiles in recent weeks including a long-range rocket in February that launched an object in space.
North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test on January 6, leading to new Security Council sanctions in early March. South Korea and the United States have imposed separate sanctions.
Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai
A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.
The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.
According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.
But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.
He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.
Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.
The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.
‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.Follow @gorkhapost