North Korea

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.

South Korea is open to lifting sanctions on North

2015-08-26 13:01

South Korea says it could resume suspended talks with North Korea, including the lifting of economic sanctions, as tensions ease.

North, South Korea agree to halt tensions

2015-08-24 20:26

North and South Korea have reached agreement after more than two days of talks to end a stand-off involving an exchange of artillery fire that had pushed the divided peninsula into a state of heightened military tension.

Pyongyang, Seoul trade blamed for tension

2015-08-24 18:23

A third day of talks aimed at defusing tensions between the Koreas has been held, following recent exchanges of artillery fire and threats of war.

Seoul talks tough as Koreas hold marathon crisis talks

2015-08-24 07:14

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has talked tough, demanding that North Korea apologise over a recent landmine incident, even as the bitter rivals held marathon negotiations in a bid to defuse tensions.


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.

South Korea turns off propaganda as Koreas reach deal

2015-08-25 07:25

After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea have pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the moment, avert the bloodshed they've been threatening each other with for weeks.

Crisis talks with North have ended - South Korea

2015-08-24 20:06

North and South Korea have wrapped up marathon talks aimed at ending a tense military stand-off, the presidential Blue House in Seoul says.

South Korea won't end broadcasts without 'clear' apology

2015-08-24 09:33

South Korea says it would not switch off propaganda broadcasts unless Pyongyang offered a 'clear apology' over a series of alleged provocations, as the two Koreas were locked in negotiations to end a military standoff.

Koreas resume crisis talks

2015-08-23 21:27

North and South Korea have resumed top-level talks on avoiding a threatened military clash, even as Seoul accused Pyongyang of undermining the process with provocative naval and land deployments.

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