North Korea

North Korea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

2016-06-22 09:55

South Korea's military says North Korea has fired two suspected powerful new Musudan mid-range missiles, but one of the launches is believed to have failed.

S Korea sends boats to repel Chinese fishermen

2016-06-10 15:41

South Korea has sent military vessels to repel Chinese fishing boats illegally harvesting prized blue crabs near the disputed sea boundary.

South Korea says North Korea missile launch likely failed

2016-05-31 12:43

South Korea's military says a North Korean missile launch has likely failed, the latest in a string of high-profile failures that tempers somewhat recent worries that Pyongyang was pushing quickly toward its goal of a long-range nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America's mainland.

South Korea reaches out to Africa

2016-05-28 09:01

South Korea's president has urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearise North Korea.

Obama defends his nuclear record

2016-05-26 22:01

On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima,Japan, US President Barack Obama is defending the vigour of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons.

South Korea rejects North's military talks offer

2016-05-23 12:15

South Korea has rejected the latest proposal by the North to hold military talks, saying Pyongyang first needed to take steps towards abandoning its nuclear arsenal.

UN report: North Koreans arm Congolese

2016-05-14 22:38

UN experts say Congolese army officers and police have reported receiving pistols from a group of 30 North Korean instructors.

Sushi chef says Kim Jong-Un has 'no plans for war'

2016-05-09 15:56

A Japanese sushi chef who served Kim Jong-Il claims North Korea's current leader has no intention of waging war with the United States.

North Korea's Kim defends nuclear arsenal as test fears grow

2016-05-07 16:00

North Korea's first ruling party congress since 1980 moved into a second day, after leader Kim Jong-Un opened with a defiant defence of his nuclear weapons programme.

North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress

2016-05-06 13:21

North Korea has kicked off its biggest political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and shadowed by the possibility of an imminent nuclear test.


Signs of possible North Korea missile launch - reports

2016-06-21 11:45

North Korea appears to be readying another test of a powerful, new medium-range missile, following a series of failures for a ballistic weapons programme that aspires to threaten the US mainland, multiple reports say.

North Korea's media praise Trump talk about US troops

2016-06-01 11:33

North Korea's media appear to be warming to the idea of a Trump presidency.

Uganda vows to halt military ties with N Korea: Seoul

2016-05-29 17:57

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to cut military and security ties with North Korea in line with UN sanctions imposed following Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests, a Seoul official says.

North Korea slams Obama's 'childish' Hiroshima visit

2016-05-27 11:38

Nuclear-armed North Korea has ridiculed US President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima as the "childish" diplomatic ploy of a "nuclear war fanatic."

S Korea: Overseas North Korean restaurant workers flee

2016-05-24 13:19

Seoul says an unspecified number of North Koreans working at a Pyongyang-run restaurant overseas have escaped their workplace and will come to South Korea.

Trump says he'd speak with Kim Jong Un over nukes

2016-05-18 06:04

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he's open to speaking with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to halt the communist nation's nuclear programme.

Secretive Pyongyang opens up - for five minutes

2016-05-09 20:00

North Korea's secretive ruling party has briefly opened up to the world's media as a confident-looking Kim Jong-Un took centre stage at its rare top-level gathering. (Pictures)

North Korea 'will only use nuclear weapons if attacked'

2016-05-08 14:07

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has told a ruling party congress that the country will not use nuclear weapons unless its "sovereignty is encroached upon by any aggressive hostile forces with nukes".

Kim hails N Korea's nuclear prowess at rare party congress

2016-05-07 07:15

Kim Jong-Un has opened North Korea's first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years with a defiant defence of the "magnificent" strides made in the country's nuclear weapons programme.

N Korea says tricked waitresses 'abducted' to South

2016-05-03 08:34

North Korea has stepped up its calls for South Korea to return 12 waitresses whom Pyongyang says Seoul abducted from a restaurant in China.

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