Briefing of KUNA main news for Friday until 12:00 GMT

North Korea says it test-fired a new type of solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) for the first time on the previous day, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports.

MOSCOW — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says the Russian Pacific Fleet was put on high alert for snap drills that envisage response to an adversary’s attempt to make a landing on Sakhalin Island and the southern Kuril Islands.

TOKYO — Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sultan Al-Jaber confirm that they will continue to work together under the Comprehensive and Strategic Partnership Initiative, Japan’s Foreign Ministry says

Source: Kuwait News Agency