North Korea says it fired new 'hypersonic missile'

State media said the new missile was one of the "five most important" new weapons systems laid out in its five-year military development plan.

They called the missile a "strategic weapon", which usually means it has nuclear capabilities.

Tuesday's launch is another indication of Pyongyang's growing weapons technology amid strict sanctions.

"The development of this weapons system...[has increased] the nation's capabilities for self-defence in every way," North Korean state news outlet KCNA said.

Yemen border missile attack kills 2 Saudi soldiers

The statement released Monday says the soldiers were killed in the Saudi border region of Jizan. Saudi Arabia has been leading a coalition of Arab countries in airstrikes against Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen since March.