N Korea marks Kim Il-Sung birthday with pledge

2014-04-15 08:02

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has paid respects to his grandfather Kim Il-Sung as the country marked the birthday of its late founder with renewed calls for loyalty to the Kim dynasty.

North Korea denounces US 'double-standards'

2014-04-11 10:37

North Korea has accused the United States of hypocrisy for remaining silent over a South Korean missile test while condemning Pyongyang's recent launches.

S Korea, US to hold largest-ever joint air drill

2014-04-10 09:15

South Korea's military says it would hold its largest-ever joint air drill with the United States as tensions mount over a series of threats from North Korea.

S Korea president calls for vigilance against North

2014-04-07 10:53

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has called for tighter vigilance against North Korea, days after its leader Kim Jong-Un warned of a "very grave situation" on the peninsula.

S Korea now has all of North in missile range

2014-04-04 09:55

South Korea says it had successfully test-fired a new ballistic missile capable of carrying a one-ton payload to any part of North Korea.

Seoul says crashed 'drone' likely from N Korea

2014-04-02 10:52

South Korea says it had evidence suggesting an unidentified drone that crashed last month near the northern city of Paju was of North Korean origin.

Two Koreas trade fire across maritime border

2014-03-31 06:48

North and South Korea have traded fire across their disputed maritime border, with the South's military saying it had responded to shells landing in its waters from a North live-fire drill.

N Korea test-fires missiles as Obama hosts summit

2014-03-26 07:39

North Korea has test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, prompting a stern US reaction after President Barack Obama hosted a landmark Japan-South Korea summit.

North Korea leader enjoys 100% 'poll' win

2014-03-10 09:17

North Korea's state media has confirmed - a 100%, no-abstention poll victory for leader Kim Jong-Un in the country's stage-managed parliamentary election.

N Korea fires rockets in show of force

2014-03-04 14:01

North Korea has fired a volley of rockets from multiple launchers into the sea, in an apparent show of force to coincide with South Korea-US joint military exercises.

North Korea fires two short-range missiles

2014-03-03 06:33

North Korea has test-fired two short-range missiles into the sea off its eastern coast, the second in a series of launches that Seoul has denounced as a calculated provocation.

N Korea fires 4 short-range missiles - South

2014-02-27 15:01

North Korea has fired four short-range missiles toward the sea off the country's east coast, a media official at South Korea's Defence Ministry says.

Dogs rip kids to pieces in N Korean camp

2014-02-26 08:05

Ahn Myong-Chol has witnessed many horrors as a North Korean prison camp guard, but few haunt him like the image of guard dogs attacking school children and tearing them to pieces.

Privacy for Koreans to bridge 60yr divide

2014-02-21 12:25

Around 80 South Koreans are meeting privately with North Korean relatives they haven't seen for 60 years, on the second day of an emotional reunion for families divided by the Korean War.

S Korea tells North to stick to reunion plan

2014-02-07 08:02

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has warned North Korea not to renege on its agreement to host a reunion for families divided by the Korean War.

North, South Korea agree to family reunions

2014-02-05 10:06

North and South Korea have agreed to hold a reunion later this month for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War - the first such event for more than three years.

N Korea calls Japan PM 'Asian Hitler'

2014-02-04 08:08

North Korea has denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an "Asian Hitler" intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring regional stability.

N Korea urges end to hostility in letter to South

2014-01-24 08:09

North Korea has urged an end to military hostilities in the latest in a series of apparently conciliatory gestures to South Korea, which has so far reacted with scepticism.

S Korea rejects N Korea's conciliatory gesture

2014-01-17 08:03

South Korea has rejected North Korea's offer to take a series of steps to ease tension that included cancelling Seoul's regular military drills with Washington.

North Korea upgrading main nuclear site

2013-10-29 09:21

North Korea has been engaging in major construction work at its main missile launch site, possibly to cater to larger and more mobile weapons, a US think-tank says.

North Korea warns of all-out war

2013-10-12 11:27

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".

N Korea warns US of 'disaster' over naval drill

2013-10-08 12:13

North Korea has warned the US of a "horrible disaster" and put its troops on alert over a major naval drill involving a US aircraft carrier alongside South Korean and Japanese vessels.

N Korea warns 'imbecile' Park Geun-Hye

2013-10-04 07:17

North Korea's top military body has lashed out at South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, warning that she was leading the Korean peninsula back into confrontation.

South Korea, US sign plan to deter North Korea strike

2013-10-02 13:07

South Korea and the US have signed a strategic pact to prevent a North Korean nuclear attack and agreed to review a planned switch of US wartime command over South Korean troops.

N Korea urges nuclear talks 'without preconditions'

2013-09-18 15:01

North Korea's senior nuclear strategist has called for a new round of six-nation denuclearisation talks without preconditions, a proposal unlikely to gain traction in Washington.


Seoul to pay 'dear price' for insults - N Korea

2014-04-14 10:51

North Korea has warned South Korea it would pay a "dear price" for recent criticisms of Pyongyang's nuclear programme and political system, saying they violated a no-slander agreement.

S Korea convinced about N Korea drones

2014-04-11 08:29

South Korea's defence ministry says it was convinced that three crashed drones recovered in recent weeks are of North Korean origin.

Kim Jong-Un 're-elected' as N Korea leader

2014-04-09 08:46

Kim Jong-Un has been "re-elected" as North Korea's leader, state media says, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime.

Suspected N Korea drones reflect new threat

2014-04-04 10:59

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by the North amid rising military tensions underscore a potential new threat that must be taken seriously.

2 North Korean ship crew members die off South

2014-04-04 07:28

The bodies of two North Korean sailors have been recovered after their cargo ship went missing off the coast of South Korea but 11 others are still missing, South Korea's coast guard says.

N Korea leader warns of 'very grave' situation

2014-04-02 07:42

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has warned of a "very grave" situation on the Korean peninsula, where a surge in military tensions has seen the two Koreas trade artillery fire.

N Korea condemns South for capturing boat

2014-03-28 14:42

Pyongyang has condemned the South Korean navy's seizure of a North Korean fishing boat near the disputed sea boundary as a "grave provocation" and threatened to retaliate.

North Korea threatens to flex nuke muscle

2014-03-15 10:30

North Korea has threatened to demonstrate its nuclear deterrence in a move analysts say could indicate the regime is preparing to carry out an atomic test amid long-stalled disarmament talks.

North Korea poses 'growing threat' to US

2014-03-05 08:24

North Korea poses a mounting threat to the United States due to its pursuit of long-range missiles and nuclear weapons, the Pentagon says in its latest strategy document.

North Korea deports Australian missionary

2014-03-03 08:53

North Korea has deported a 75-year-old Australian missionary, detained last month for distributing religious material, after he signed a detailed "confession" and apology.

N Korea protest US drills with 'scud' missiles

2014-02-28 07:57

South Korea has confirmed that rival North Korea fired Scud missiles into the sea a day earlier in an apparent attempt to protest against ongoing US-South Korean military exercises.

S Korea missionary jailed in North seeks mercy

2014-02-27 11:31

A jailed South Korean missionary says he tried to set up underground churches, and now seeks the North's mercy where only sanctioned religious services are tolerated by the government.

North, South Korea wrap up family reunions

2014-02-25 08:01

North and South Korea have wrapped up their first reunion for divided families in more than three years, an event that raised hopes of an improvement in volatile cross-border ties.

Tearful Korean reunions begin

2014-02-20 15:04

The rival Koreas have allowed for the emotional reunions of families divided by war, the first in more than 3 years.

N Korea threatens to cancel family reunions

2014-02-06 13:03

North Korea has threatened to cancel a reunion later this month of Korean War-divided families because of upcoming US-South Korean military drills, causing frustration in Seoul.

N Korean leader to add 'MP' to his many titles

2014-02-04 09:02

North Korea has confirmed that leader Kim Jong-Un will be a candidate in next month's parliamentary elections, which will be closely watched for clues on power shifts in Pyongyang.

N Korea enlarging missile site: Institute

2014-01-30 08:33

North Korea appears to be expanding its main launch site to permit more advanced missiles, a United States think tank says.

N Korea detainee admits to anti-govt acts

2014-01-21 09:49

The family of a US missionary held in North Korea is heartbroken and encouraged by a brief news conference in which Kenneth Bae says he had committed anti-government acts.

North Korean leader hails purge of uncle

2014-01-01 08:36

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent execution of his powerful uncle, saying the removal of "factionalist scum" had helped cement unity among his people.

North Korea puts army on high alert

2013-10-08 14:00

North Korea says its military would be put on high alert and be ready to launch operations against the US and South Korea, whom it accuses of instigating hostility.

Most Israelis support Iran strike: Poll

2013-10-04 12:01

A majority of Israelis will support unilateral military action against Iran, according to a poll, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government was ready to act alone.

Japan, US to modernise military alliance

2013-10-03 10:07

The US and Japan has agreed to modernise their defence alliance for the first time in 16 years to address growing concerns about North Korea's nuclear programme and other threats.

N Korea tests long-range rocket engine

2013-09-23 08:00

New satellite images suggest North Korea tested a long-range rocket engine last month, a US research institute says.

S Korean abducted by N Korea escapes after 41yrs

2013-09-13 12:01

A South Korean man abducted by North Korea has escaped and returned home after 41 years, government officials and activists say.

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