North Korea

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.

South Korea slams North over submarine, artillery deployments

2015-08-23 10:30

North Korea has mobilised dozens of submarines and doubled its artillery units along the border, South Korea says, accusing Pyongyang of undermining top-level talks.

Redouble efforts to resolve differences, Ban tells Koreas

2015-08-23 07:57

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the dialogue between the North and South Korea and urged both sides to 'redouble efforts to resolve their differences'.

South Korean troops at maximum alert as deadline looms

2015-08-22 07:29

South Korean troops are at maximum alert, as the deadline looms of a North Korean ultimatum for Seoul to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border or face military action.

US resumes military exercise with South Korea

2015-08-21 21:29

The US temporarily halted a military exercise with South Korea to co-ordinate with Seoul over shelling across the border with North Korea, but the exercise has now resumed, a senior official says.

North Korea approves 'final attack'

2015-08-21 13:09

A North Korean military official says a meeting of senior party and defense officials led by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have met and 'reviewed and approved the final attack operation.'


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.

Koreas to continue high-level talks to ease tensions

2015-08-23 09:25

Talks between North and South Korea will resume at the truce village of Panmunjom in an effort to defuse tensions following an exchange of gunfire that prompted the North to threaten "all-out war."

South, North Korea officials to meet in bid to ease tension

2015-08-22 09:58

Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea will meet at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border, the South says, raising hopes for an end to a standoff that put the two sides on the brink of armed conflict.

North Korea prepared to risk 'all-out war'

2015-08-21 22:16

North Korea has warned that it is prepared to risk "all-out war" as leader Kim Jong-Un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt propaganda broadcasts across the border.

US halts military exercise with South Korea

2015-08-21 18:01

US defence officials say America's annual military exercise with South Korea has been halted as tensions with North Korea spike and Pyongyang issues threats of war.

North Korea seeks diplomats' backing

2015-08-21 12:20

A senior North Korean military officer has held a rare 'emergency situation briefing' for diplomats and military attaches in Pyongyang to seek their support for an ultimatum demanding that South Korea immediately stop anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the demilitarised zone.

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