North Korea


N Korea fires 4 short-range 'projectiles'

2014-07-30 16:53

North Korea has fired four short-range projectiles towards the sea in the latest of a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests, the South's defence ministry said.

Seoul: N Korea fires artillery shells into ocean

2014-07-14 10:14

North Korea has fires artillery shells into waters near its sea border with South Korea, Seoul's military says, a day after the country’s test-launched two ballistic missiles.

North Korea continues missile tests

2014-07-09 15:59

North Korea has launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches.

North Korea to send cheering squad to Asian Games

2014-07-07 21:23

North Korea says it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend.

Japan lifts some North Korea sanctions

2014-07-03 10:54

Japan has decided to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago.

North Korea proposes suspension of hostilities

2014-06-30 20:14

North Korea has proposed that the two Koreas halt hostile military activities from later this week.

2 US tourists detained in N Korea to face trial

2014-06-30 08:01

North Korea says it would put two detained American tourists on trial on charges including "perpetrating hostile acts".

North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

2014-06-27 08:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of the country's newly developed precision guided missiles.

South Korea holds live-fire drill, ignores protest

2014-06-20 09:12

The South Korean navy has held a rare live-fire drill near a set of disputed islands, brushing off angry protests from co-claimant Japan, which called the exercises "deplorable".

North Korea detains third US tourist

2014-06-06 11:44

North Korea says it has detained a US tourist for "hostile activities" after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime.

N Korea says danger of 'catastrophic' clash

2014-05-27 10:53

North Korea has warned that recent "provocative" activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead to a "catastrophic" military clash.

S Korea sends condolences over building collapse

2014-05-20 16:41

South Korea offered its condolences to North Korea over the deadly collapse of a Pyongyang apartment building that led to a rare apology from the secretive hard line state.

US think-tank: N Korea nuke test unlikely

2014-05-14 09:12

Despite fears to the contrary, North Korea does not appear to be preparing a nuclear test, a US think-tank says in an analysis of recent satellite images of Pyongyang's main test site.

2 Koreas in heated exchange over drones

2014-05-12 12:31

North Korea has denounced South Korea's claim that Pyongyang sent spy drones across the border as a provocative "charade" organised by its "prostitute" president, Park Geun-Hye.

N Korea leader didn't execute uncle - Rodman

2014-05-06 08:53

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman claims North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un did not execute his uncle and that he saw him during a recent trip to the Stalinist state.

North Korea facing further isolation - Obama

2014-04-25 13:06

President Barack Obama says that the US stands "shoulder to shoulder" with its ally South Korea in refusing to accept a nuclearised North Korea.

S Korea fires warning shots on N Korea ships

2014-04-25 08:53

A South Korean naval vessel has fired warning shots after two North Korean patrol boats crossed the disputed maritime border, just before US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul.

N Korea finally sends condolences after tragedy

2014-04-23 14:26

More than a week after a South Korean ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank, North Korea has finally voiced its condolences for the victims of the disaster.

US monitoring North Korea for nuclear test

2014-04-22 20:12

The United States has said it was watching North Korea "very closely" following South Korean warnings that Pyongyang may be preparing a fourth nuclear test.

Museveni praises N Korea security training

2014-04-17 19:48

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports say, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and special forces.

Seoul to pay 'dear price' for insults - N Korea

2014-04-14 10:51

North Korea has warned South Korea it would pay a "dear price" for recent criticisms of Pyongyang's nuclear programme and political system, saying they violated a no-slander agreement.

S Korea convinced about N Korea drones

2014-04-11 08:29

South Korea's defence ministry says it was convinced that three crashed drones recovered in recent weeks are of North Korean origin.

Kim Jong-Un 're-elected' as N Korea leader

2014-04-09 08:46

Kim Jong-Un has been "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media says, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime.

Suspected N Korea drones reflect new threat

2014-04-04 10:59

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

2 North Korean ship crew members die off South

2014-04-04 07:28

The bodies of two North Korean sailors have been recovered after their cargo ship went missing off the coast of South Korea but 11 others are still missing, South Korea's coast guard says.

 

South Korea warns North over missile tests

2014-07-15 07:56

South Korea has warned North Korea it was playing a dangerous game with a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests that appear to be inching ever closer to their joint border.

North Korea missiles a 'serious provocation' - South

2014-07-10 11:29

South Korea has condemned a series of missile launches by nuclear-armed North Korea as a "serious provocation" that threatened stability on the peninsula.

Architect of North Korea nuke programme dies

2014-07-09 10:19

North Korea has announced the death of retired General Jon Pyong-Ho, a chief architect of Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to South

2014-07-07 08:52

North Korea says it would send a cheerleading squad to the coming Asian Games in South Korea, as it issued a fresh call for improved ties with Seoul following a series of missile tests.

North Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

2014-07-02 09:47

North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials say, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul.

N Korea's Kim guides rocket firing drills

2014-06-30 12:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of tactical ballistic rockets aimed at US and South Korean forces, the second such launch drill reported in state media in three days.

North Korea fires more short-range missiles

2014-06-29 07:24

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, a South Korean official says, in an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles.

Rival nations mark 64th anniversary of Korean War

2014-06-26 06:22

North and South Korea marked the 64th anniversary of the war between them that ended in a truce and left the nations bitterly divided.

North Korea rejects talks on S Korea missionary

2014-06-12 08:36

North Korea has rejected Seoul's call for talks on the fate of a South Korean missionary sentenced to hard labour for life for allegedly spying and operating an underground church.

Two Koreas in tussle over alleged defectors

2014-06-02 13:40

South Korea has rejected North Korea's request to send home all three of its citizens who were found adrift last week in a small boat across their sea border, officials say.

N Korea fires shells near S Korea warship

2014-05-22 15:49

North Korea has fired shells into disputed waters near a South Korean warship on patrol south of the Yellow Sea border, South Korea’s defence ministry says.

S Korea 'crashed drone' turns out to be toilet door

2014-05-14 10:22

South Korea's defence ministry says that a suspected crashed drone spotted by a walker was a false alarm - it was actually the door of a portable toilet.

N Korea vows 'merciless' revenge against South

2014-05-13 15:50

North Korea has vowed "merciless" reprisals after a South Korean military official suggested the isolated Stalinist nation should simply disappear.

US slams N Korea's 'ugly' racist Obama remarks

2014-05-09 10:27

The US has condemned "ugly and disrespectful" racist comments directed at Barack Obama by North Korea’s official news agency comparing the US president to a black “monkey” in a zoo.

North Korea says it will conduct live-fire drills

2014-04-29 07:10

North Korea has notified rival South Korea that it planned a live-fire drill near the countries' disputed western sea boundary, a possible indication of rising frustrations.

Obama lands in Seoul, N Korea nuke test fears grow

2014-04-25 12:00

Barack Obama has arrived in Seoul to growing signs that North Korea is defiantly readying another nuclear test, and with South Koreans in a state of national mourning.

Concern as N Korea seals nuke test tunnel

2014-04-24 11:44

North Korea has apparently sealed a tunnel at its nuclear test site, a government official says ahead of US President Barack Obama's arrival in Seoul for a two-day visit.

French cheese experts snub North Korea

2014-04-23 12:39

A French school has turned down the rare chance to train North Koreans in the proud Gallic art of cheese-making.

N Korea may be close to nuclear test - South

2014-04-22 08:01

North Korea could well be preparing to carry out a fourth nuclear test, South Korea says, citing increased activity at its main test site.

N Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with pledge

2014-04-15 08:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the Kim dynasty.

North Korea denounces US 'double-standards'

2014-04-11 10:37

North Korea has accused the United States of hypocrisy for remaining silent over a South Korean missile test while condemning Pyongyang's recent launches.

S Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

2014-04-10 09:15

South Korea's military says it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea.

S Korea president calls for vigilance against North

2014-04-07 10:53

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has called for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong-Un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula.

S Korea now has all of North in missile range

2014-04-04 09:55

South Korea says it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

Seoul says crashed 'drone' likely from N Korea

2014-04-02 10:52

South Korea says it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

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