North Korea calls 3-day mourning period for Castro

2016-11-28 13:43

North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, seen by the North as a rare comrade-in-arms against the common enemy of the US.

Obama warns of new sanctions after North Korea nuclear test

2016-09-10 07:22

President Barack Obama has vowed to push for new international sanctions in retaliation for the "grave threat" posed by North Korea's latest nuclear test.

N Korea executes vice premier for 'disrespect'

2016-08-31 15:32

North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, and banished two other officials for re-education, South Korea says.

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

2016-05-31 12:43

South Korea's military says a North Korean missile launch has likely failed, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a long-range nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

North Korea's Kim defends nuclear arsenal as test fears grow

2016-05-07 16:00

North Korea's first ruling party congress since 1980 moved into a second day, after leader Kim Jong-Un opened with a defiant defence of his nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea's Kim orders more rocket launches

2016-02-15 10:29

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised scientists involved in the country's recent rocket launch and ordered them to press ahead with more launches, state media report.

Kim visits military as Koreas slide into Cold War standoff

2016-01-10 08:21

North Korea's leader has taken a victory tour to celebrate the country's widely disputed claim of a hydrogen bomb test, seeking to rally pride in an explosion viewed with outrage by much of the world and boost his domestic political goals.

South Korean troops at maximum alert as deadline looms

2015-08-22 07:29

South Korean troops are at maximum alert, as the deadline looms of a North Korean ultimatum for Seoul to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border or face military action.

North Korea's vice premier executed

2015-08-12 14:56

North Korea's vice premier Choe Yong-Gon has been executed for voicing frustration at the policies of leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says, citing an anonymous source.

Seoul: North Korean leader executed 70 since taking power

2015-07-09 10:22

South Korea’s foreign minister says North Korea has staged 70 executions since current leader Kim Jong Un took power in late 2011.


S Korea rules out flood aid to N Korea

2016-09-23 10:21

South Korea ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.

North Korea claims 'successful' nuclear warhead test

2016-09-09 11:29

North Korea has successfully tested a nuclear warhead, it said, drawing condemnation from the South which said the "maniacal recklessness" of young ruler Kim Jong-Un would lead to self-destruction.

US punishing North Korean leader for human rights abuses

2016-07-07 11:57

The US is imposing harsher sanctions on the leader of North Korea and 10 other top officials for human rights abuses.

North Korea 'will only use nuclear weapons if attacked'

2016-05-08 14:07

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has told a ruling party congress that the country will not use nuclear weapons unless its "sovereignty is encroached upon by any aggressive hostile forces with nukes".

Kim Jong-Un orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

2016-03-04 06:05

Kim Jong-Un has ordered North Korea's nuclear arsenal readied for pre-emptive use at anytime, in an expected ramping up of rhetoric following the UN's adoption of tough new sanctions.

North Korea's Kim boosts propaganda in praise of nuke test

2016-01-11 08:28

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks to milk his country's recent nuclear test as a propaganda victory, praising his scientists and vowing more nuclear bombs a day after the US flew a powerful nuclear-capable warplane close to the North in a show of force.

N Korea ready for 'any kind of war' waged by US

2015-10-10 14:24

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his country was ready for any military threats by the US, speaking at the largest-ever military parade to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

North Korea warns of war, army being mobilised

2015-08-21 05:44

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered his frontline troops onto a war-footing against a backdrop of rising military tensions with South Korea.

North Korea's Kim wants US 'atrocities' avenged

2015-07-23 19:05

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants the country to "take revenge upon the enemy [the US] " for its "monstrous atrocities", a report says.

Kerry slams North Korea, vows security for South

2015-05-18 07:30

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused North Korea of a litany of crimes and atrocities while reassuring South Korea of America's 'ironclad' security commitments.

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