US urges North Korea to free detained trio

The United States urged North Korea on Sunday to let three Americans held in the reclusive country return home, after Pyongyang said one of them will stand trial this week.

US missionary jailed in North Korea feels "abandoned": Paper

A US missionary imprisoned in North Korea since 2012 has said he feels abandoned by his government and has appealed again for help in securing his release, a pro-North Korea newspaper reported on Thursday.

Australian Christian missionary arrested in North Korea

An Australian man has been arrested while doing missionary work in North Korea, his wife told Reuters on Wednesday, making him the second foreign Christian missionary to be held by the North.

North Korea rescinds invite to seek Bae release, Jesse Jackson offers to go: US official

North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a senior US official to visit Pyongyang to seek the release of imprisoned US missionary Kenneth Bae, a State Department official said on Sunday, adding civil rights activist Jesse Jackson had offered to go to Pyongyang to try to free Bae.

American moved from NKorea hospital to labour camp: US

North Korea has moved imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae from hospital and back to a labour camp, a US official said, which could further complicate efforts to win his release.

John Kerry meets family of American held by N Korea

Analysts say North Korea has historically used detained Americans as bargaining chips in its dealings with Washington.

Mother of jailed US citizen in North Korea: Report

The mother of an American citizen jailed in North Korea has arrived in the reclusive state to meet her ailing son in hospital, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper said.

Rodman says he met North Korean leader again

Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman left North Korea today, professing his affection for autocratic leader Kim Jong Un and angrily rejecting calls to lobby for the release of imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae.

US envoy to arrive in North Korea to seek prisoner`s release

The United States` senior envoy is due to arrive in North Korea on Friday to request the release of a US man jailed in the communist state.

US envoy to visit North Korea to seek citizen`s release

A senior US envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American national sentenced to 15 years of hard labour there, the State Department has said.

American starts life at `special prison` in North Korea

Washington has called for Bae`s release, and the human rights group Amnesty International has criticised Bae`s lack of access to a lawyer.

Detained American smuggled in propaganda: North Korea

North Korea delivered its most in-depth account yet of the case against a Korean-American sentenced to 15 years` hard labour.

Release `jailed’ American man: US tells N Korea

The United States has urged North Korea for an immediate release of a Korean-American man, who has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for alleged anti-government crimes.

US citizen detained in North Korea

The embassy of Sweden acts as America`s protecting power for issues involving US citizens in North Korea.