North Korea

N Korea preparing to launch new missiles: report

2017-01-19 08:28

North Korea is preparing to test new rockets, a report says, after its leader Kim Jong-Un said the country was in the final stages of developing inter-continental ballistic missiles.

26 N Koreans rescued as cargo ship sinks off Japan

2017-01-12 08:53

Japan rescued 26 North Koreans after they abandoned their sinking cargo vessel in the East China Sea, the coast guard says.

North Korea low key on Kim's birthday

2017-01-08 12:25

North Korea is marking Kim Jong Un's birthday in a low-key manner and Pyongyang residents did what they usually do on a Sunday - take part in sports events.

North Korea in 'final stages of test launching ballistic missile'

2017-01-01 16:42

North Korea is in the "final stages" of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, leader Kim Jong-Un has said.

North Korea calls time on 200-day mass mobilisation

2016-12-15 22:02

North Korea has wrapped up a 200-day mass mobilisation campaign aimed at boosting an economy struggling with upgraded UN sanctions imposed after its two nuclear tests this year.

S. Korea, Japan sign controversial intelligence deal

2016-11-23 09:29

Japan and South Korea signed a controversial agreement to share defence intelligence on North Korea, despite protests from opposition parties and activists in Seoul.

North Korea conducts another failed missile launch

2016-10-20 16:38

North Korea has conducted what appears to be a failed test - its second in a week - of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.

US, South Korea say latest N Korea missile launch fails

2016-10-16 06:34

South Korea's military says the latest missile launch by rival North Korea ended in a failure after the projectile exploded soon after lift-off

Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

2016-09-29 10:24

South Korea's military says a North Korean soldier has crossed the border between rivals to defect to the South.

S Korea rules out flood aid to N Korea

2016-09-23 10:21

South Korea ruled out giving aid to flood-hit North Korea, saying leader Kim Jong-Un would claim credit for any assistance following what Pyongyang calls the "worst disaster" since World War II.


North Korea tells Obama to 'get packing'

2017-01-17 20:24

North Korea has denounced outgoing US President Barack Obama for blacklisting leader Kim Jong-Un's sister over human rights abuses, urging him to concentrate on "packing" as he exits the White House.

US, North Korea trade threats over potential missile test

2017-01-09 11:03

North Korea says it reserves the right to test an intercontinental ballistic missile whenever it sees fit, in the latest rhetorical volley with Washington over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program

Trump's North Korea nuke comment a tad after the fact?

2017-01-03 16:15

US president-elect Donald Trump says North Korea will not develop a nuclear weapon capable of reaching parts of the United States, but it's possible it already has.

Lawmaker: Ex-North Korean diplomat fled due to 'reign of terror'

2016-12-20 06:15

A high-profile North Korean defector has told South Korean lawmakers he fled because of disillusionment with a "tyrannical reign of terror".

North Korea calls 3-day mourning period for Castro

2016-11-28 13:43

North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, seen by the North as a rare comrade-in-arms against the common enemy of the US.

N Korea slams South's deal with 'sworn enemy' Japan

2016-11-18 07:45

North Korea lashed out at a new South Korea-Japan intelligence-sharing accord, accusing Seoul of a gross act of betrayal with the "sworn enemy" of the Korean people.

N Korea missile exploded shortly after lift-off: Seoul

2016-10-17 11:33

An explosion almost immediately after launch was behind the failure of North Korea's latest test-firing of a powerful medium-range missile, the South Korean military confirmed Monday.

Red Cross: As winter nears, North Korea flood area needs help

2016-10-03 06:26

One month after devastating floods caused by a typhoon hit a remote area of North Korea, the Red Cross is calling for more help for thousands of displaced people before harsh winter conditions set in.

North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

2016-09-25 19:48

Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching - fireworks.

North Korea rushes to get supplies, shelter to flood victims

2016-09-16 19:05

Relief teams have been working frantically to build shelters and provide food to tens of thousands of residents in a remote part of North Korea devastated by heavy downpours and flash floods caused by an unusually strong typhoon.

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