North Korea

North Korea conducts another failed missile launch

2016-10-20 16:38

North Korea has conducted what appears to be a failed test - its second in a week - of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.

US, South Korea say latest N Korea missile launch fails

2016-10-16 06:34

South Korea's military says the latest missile launch by rival North Korea ended in a failure after the projectile exploded soon after lift-off

Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

2016-09-29 10:24

South Korea's military says a North Korean soldier has crossed the border between rivals to defect to the South.

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.

N Korea floods 'major, complex disaster' - Red Cross

2016-09-13 09:13

North Korea is experiencing a "major and complex disaster" the Red Cross has warned, after floods killed scores of people and left tens of thousands in need of urgent help.

Seoul says North Korea capable of another nuclear test

2016-09-12 15:06

A South Korean official says North Korea is capable of conducting another nuclear test anytime at one of its unused tunnels at the country's main atomic test site.

US, Japan seek 'strongest' sanctions against North Korea

2016-09-11 11:13

Washington and Tokyo are seeking "the strongest possible" measures against North Korea after its latest and most powerful nuclear test, a top US envoy says.

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.

North Korea's nuclear test act of 'self-destruction'

2016-09-09 08:59

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as an act of "self-destruction" that will further deepen its isolation in the international community.

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile tests

2016-09-07 09:04

The UN Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launches and threatening "further significant measures" if it refuses to stop its nuclear and missile tests.


N Korea missile exploded shortly after lift-off: Seoul

2016-10-17 11:33

An explosion almost immediately after launch was behind the failure of North Korea's latest test-firing of a powerful medium-range missile, the South Korean military confirmed Monday.

Red Cross: As winter nears, North Korea flood area needs help

2016-10-03 06:26

One month after devastating floods caused by a typhoon hit a remote area of North Korea, the Red Cross is calling for more help for thousands of displaced people before harsh winter conditions set in.

North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

2016-09-25 19:48

Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching - fireworks.

North Korea rushes to get supplies, shelter to flood victims

2016-09-16 19:05

Relief teams have been working frantically to build shelters and provide food to tens of thousands of residents in a remote part of North Korea devastated by heavy downpours and flash floods caused by an unusually strong typhoon.

US bombers in show of force against North Korea

2016-09-13 06:13

Two huge US strategic bombers have flown over South Korea in a show of force against North Korea following Pyongyang's fifth and largest-ever nuclear test.

At least 130 dead in N Korea floods, hundreds missing

2016-09-12 07:17

The death toll from severe flooding in a North Korean border region has risen to least 133 with another 395 missing and tens of thousands left homeless, the UN said.

North Korea won't submit to US nuclear 'blackmail'

2016-09-10 13:30

North Korea says it won't submit to US nuclear "blackmail", a day after shocking the world with its fifth and largest nuclear test.

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.

North Korea carries out 'biggest ever' nuclear test

2016-09-09 05:41

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea's military says, after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude "artificial earthquake".

Obama vows to work to tighten sanctions on North Korea

2016-09-06 22:09

In the wake of another missile launch, President Barack Obama has vowed to work with the UN to tighten sanctions against North Korea, but added that the US is still open to dialogue if the government changes course.

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