North Korea

UN chief to visit North Korea this week

2015-11-16 14:18

SKorea report says UN chief to visit North Korea for possible meeting with leader Kim Jong Un

North Korea's black market becoming new normal

2015-10-30 10:04

The Pothonggang Department Store, opened by North Korea's late leader Kim Jong Il, starkly illustrates the extent to which the underground market has become the new normal in the country.

North, South Korea hold last day of family reunions

2015-10-22 19:51

Korean families divided by war over six decades ago, have been separated again after three days of brief reunions organised by North and South Korea.

Divided families meet in North Korea

2015-10-20 16:42

Nearly 100 families divided for decades between South and North Korea have met for a highly emotional reunion.

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.

South Korea readies for reunions amid North Korea's rocket threats

2015-09-19 13:04

South Korea is moving ahead with preparations for reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War despite rival North Korea talking about new rocket launches and nuclear tests.

N Korea confirms reactor restart after hints of missile launch

2015-09-15 10:14

North Korea has confirmed the restarting of a nuclear reactor seen as its main source of weapons-grade plutonium, raising the second red flag in 24 hours over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

BBC seeks to broadcast into North Korea - source

2015-09-05 16:22

The BBC plans to launch a radio news service for broadcast into North Korea as part of an expansion of its World Service offering, a source says.

S Korea's Park thanks China for help easing tension with North

2015-09-02 14:36

South Korean President Park Geun-hye thanked China for help in defusing recent tension with North Korea that had pushed the neighbours to the brink of an armed conflict.

Kim Jong-Un credits nukes not talks for deal with South Korea

2015-08-28 10:06

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un says nuclear weapons, not negotiating skills secured what he described as a 'landmark' agreement with South Korea to end a dangerous military standoff.


N Korea calls first ruling party congress for 35 years

2015-10-30 10:55

North Korea has announced it would convene a congress of its ruling Workers’ Party for the first time in 35 years, reviving a forum last gathered under the rule of current leader Kim Jong-Un’s grandfather, Kim Il-Sung.

South Korea fires warning shots at North patrol boat near border

2015-10-25 11:02

South Korean navy fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat near the rivals' disputed maritime border, where sailors on both sides have been killed in past exchanges of fire, the two sides say.

Traumatic final farewell for reunited Korean families

2015-10-22 08:50

North and South Korean families have been forced to say a final, traumatic farewell after meeting for the first time in more than 60 years, as the joy of temporary reunion gave way to the grief of permanent separation.

Angola joins UN chemical arms watchdog

2015-10-17 14:37

Angola has joined the UN chemical arms watchdog, meaning only four countries remain, including Israel and North Korea, which have not signed the convention prohibiting such weapons.

North Korea threatens to scrap family reunion with South

2015-09-30 09:38

North Korea has threatened to cancel a reunion for families separated by the Korean War, after 'reckless' remarks by South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme and human rights record.

North Korea main nuclear complex operational

2015-09-15 22:00

North Korea says its main nuclear complex is operating and it is working to improve the "quality and quantity" of weapons which it could use against the United States.

North, South Korea agree to hold family reunions

2015-09-08 07:07

Families torn apart by the Korean War six decades ago are to reunite briefly near the heavily fortified border of North and South Korea next month under a deal reached between the two sides.

South Korea accuses North of flying drone across border

2015-09-02 16:02

South Korea has accused North Korea of flying a suspected spy drone across the border during talks aimed at ending a military standoff that had pushed the neighbours to the brink of an armed clash.

North Korea denies it apologised over mine blast

2015-09-02 13:40

North Korea has denied Seoul’s claims that Pyongyang's recent expressions of “regret” after a marathon negotiating session is an apology for a mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers.

South Korea pushes for family reunions with North Korea

2015-08-27 12:45

Seoul is to push to resume reunions of Korean family members separated by the division of the peninsula, in the next round of talks with North Korea, an official says.

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