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 Korea insults John Kerry over his looks

2014-08-20 14:09

In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea has called US Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw".

North Korea fires 3 rockets as pope visits South

2014-08-14 05:50

North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast, South Korea's Ministry of Defence says, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

North Korea missiles a 'serious provocation' - South

2014-07-10 11:29

South Korea has condemned a series of missile launches by nuclear-armed North Korea as a "serious provocation" that threatened stability on the peninsula.

Architect of North Korea nuke programme dies

2014-07-09 10:19

North Korea has announced the death of retired General Jon Pyong-Ho, a chief architect of Pyongyang's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

Japan lifts some North Korea sanctions

2014-07-03 10:54

Japan has decided to ease some sanctions on North Korea in return for its reopening of a probe into the fate of Japanese citizens abducted by the reclusive state decades ago.

N Korea's Kim guides rocket firing drills

2014-06-30 12:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of tactical ballistic rockets aimed at US and South Korean forces, the second such launch drill reported in state media in three days.

North Korea fires more short-range missiles

2014-06-29 07:24

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles, a South Korean official says, in an apparent test fire that comes just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles.

N Korea says danger of 'catastrophic' clash

2014-05-27 10:53

North Korea has warned that recent "provocative" activities by US troops at a truce village on the heavily fortified inter-Korean border could lead to a "catastrophic" military clash.

US think-tank: N Korea nuke test unlikely

2014-05-14 09:12

Despite fears to the contrary, North Korea does not appear to be preparing a nuclear test, a US think-tank says in an analysis of recent satellite images of Pyongyang's main test site.


Pyongyang developing sea-based missiles

2014-10-28 20:54

North Korea has built a facility for testing sea-based missiles a US expert says.

South Korea, US start military drill despite North threats

2014-08-18 12:16

South Korea and the US have launched an annual military drill, Seoul's defence ministry says, despite condemnation by North Korea which has threatened a "merciless" retaliatory strike.

South Korea warns North over missile tests

2014-07-15 07:56

South Korea has warned North Korea it was playing a dangerous game with a series of missile, rocket and artillery tests that appear to be inching ever closer to their joint border.

North Korea continues missile tests

2014-07-09 15:59

North Korea has launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, in a continuation of a recent series of missile and rocket test launches.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to South

2014-07-07 08:52

North Korea says it would send a cheerleading squad to the coming Asian Games in South Korea, as it issued a fresh call for improved ties with Seoul following a series of missile tests.

North Korea fires projectiles before Xi's Seoul visit

2014-07-02 09:47

North Korea has fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, South Korean officials say, on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's talks in Seoul.

2 US tourists detained in N Korea to face trial

2014-06-30 08:01

North Korea says it would put two detained American tourists on trial on charges including "perpetrating hostile acts".

North Korea tests new precision-guided missiles

2014-06-27 08:08

North Korea says that leader Kim Jong Un has guided the test launches of the country's newly developed precision guided missiles.

S Korea 'crashed drone' turns out to be toilet door

2014-05-14 10:22

South Korea's defence ministry says that a suspected crashed drone spotted by a walker was a false alarm - it was actually the door of a portable toilet.

N Korea vows 'merciless' revenge against South

2014-05-13 15:50

North Korea has vowed "merciless" reprisals after a South Korean military official suggested the isolated Stalinist nation should simply disappear.

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