North Korea

Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in the country

2017-03-28 11:44

Malaysia's health minister says the body of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still in the country, dismissing reports that the remains of Kim Jong Nam were about to be flown out of the country as part of diplomatic negotiations.

North Korea fails in new missile test, South Korea says

2017-03-22 06:27

A new North Korean missile test failed, the South's defence ministry said, two weeks after Pyongyang launched four rockets in what it called a drill for an attack on US bases in Japan.

North Korea rocket test shows 'meaningful progress': South

2017-03-20 07:28

North Korea's latest rocket engine test showed "meaningful progress" in its missile capabilities, Seoul said, as the nuclear-armed state steps up its controversial weapons development programmes.

North Korea tensions at 'dangerous level', Tillerson warns

2017-03-18 12:27

Korean Peninsula tensions were at a "rather dangerous level", Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said as he pledged the US would work with China to address the North Korean problem.

Japan holds first North Korea civillian missile evacuation drill

2017-03-17 15:43

Dozens of people from a Japanese coastal city have taken part in the country's first evacuation drill of a missile attack, as regional tensions soar over accelerating North Korean threats.

Malaysia says it has family consent to decide on Kim's body

2017-03-16 14:30

A senior Malaysian police official says the family of Kim Jong Nam, who was killed last month, has given consent to Malaysia to decide what to do with his body.

Kim's identity confirmed using child's DNA

2017-03-15 12:50

Malaysia used a DNA sample from one of Kim Jong-Nam's children to confirm the identity of the assassinated half-brother of North Korea's leader, the deputy prime minister says.

North Korea boycotts UN review of its rights record

2017-03-13 22:17

North Korea recently boycotted a special session at the UN Human Rights Council, where experts warned that the country's increasing isolation could worsen its already disastrous rights situation

Malaysia police confirm Kim Jong-Nam identity

2017-03-10 16:25

Malaysia's police chief has confirmed that the man assassinated at Kuala Lumpur's international airport last month was Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un.

North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving after Kim killing tension rises

2017-03-07 09:57

North Korea banned Malaysians from leaving the country, dramatically escalating an already-heated diplomatic row over the murder of Kim Jong Nam.


UN report: Sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to North Korea

2017-03-24 09:19

International sanctions on North Korea are taking a toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a UN-led report

Trump says Kim Jong-un 'acting very, very badly'

2017-03-20 10:44

US president criticises North Korean leader hours after Pyongyang says it tested new type of high-thrust rocket engine.

Tillerson lauds China-US contacts in meeting with leader Xi

2017-03-19 18:27

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the US is looking forward to the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

Military action against N Korea an 'option' - Tillerson

2017-03-17 15:50

Military action by the US against nuclear-armed North Korea is an "option on the table" if the threat from the rogue regime escalates, Washington's top diplomat Rex Tillerson says.

Japan launches latest North Korea spy satellite

2017-03-17 08:03

Japan launched a new spy satellite, the country's space agency said, as the region grows increasingly uneasy over North Korea's quickening missile programme.

US envoy in Japan to reassure on North Korea threat

2017-03-16 08:50

The United States' top diplomat was in Tokyo to reassure allies that Washington stands with them in the face of the accelerating missile threat from North Korea.

Malaysia says Kim's body embalmed

2017-03-14 08:07

Malaysia's deputy premier says the body of Kim Jong Nam, who was killed last month, has been embalmed to better preserve it, and that about 50 North Koreans whose work permits have expired will be deported.

One month after Kim killing: What we know

2017-03-13 12:46

It's been one month since Kim Jong-Nam was murdered with a lethal nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, sparking a fierce diplomatic standoff between Malaysia and North Korea.

China urges US, North Korea steps to avoid 'head-on collision'

2017-03-08 07:27

China called on North Korea to suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for the US and South Korea halting military wargames, to avoid what it called a "head-on collision."

Lawyer for suspect in Kim murder calls for second autopsy

2017-03-06 21:03

The lawyer of a Vietnamese accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader has questioned Malaysia's ability to assess the nerve agent used in the killing.

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