North Korea capital gears up for congress; South fears nuclear test

North Korea has become increasingly isolated over its pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.

South Korea warns of citizens' potential abduction by North

South Korea said on Monday it was on guard for the possibility North Korea may try to snatch its citizens abroad or conduct terrorist acts after the North accused it of abducting North Korean workers from a restaurant in China.

S Korea warns of citizens' potential abduction by North

South Korea warned today there is a risk of its citizens being abducted by Pyongyang in retaliation for the defection of a dozen North Korean staff at a restaurant in China.

China, Russia rap US missile defence plan in S Korea

China and Russia on Friday rapped US plans to put a missile defence system on the Korean peninsula, less than 24 hours after Pyongyang twice tested projectiles thought to be capable of reaching American territory.

Scourge of doping: India third in WADA's 2014 blacklist after Russia, Italy

Scourge of doping: India third in WADA's 2014 blacklist after Russia, Italy

The list was topped by Russia, accounting for 148 of the 1,693 doping violations recorded. Italy followed in second with 123 cases ahead of India.

South Korea says North failed again with mid-range missile test

South Korea says North failed again with mid-range missile test

North Korea on Thursday tried and failed in what appeared to be its second attempt in two weeks to test a powerful, new medium-range ballistic missile, South Korea`s defence ministry said.

North Korea video appeal by family of `kidnapped` daughter

In the footage, the parents wept and demanded South Korea return their daughter, So Gyong-A.

Need powerful nuclear deterrence to counter US hostility: North Korea

Need powerful nuclear deterrence to counter US hostility: North Korea

North Korea needs a powerful nuclear deterrence to counter U.S. hostility and threats, the foreign ministry was quoted by the state news agency KCNA as saying on Tuesday.

Japan releases Taiwan fishing boat after row

Japan has released a Taiwanese fishing boat whose seizure prompted a protest from Taipei after its owner paid more than $50,000 Tuesday, the government said.

S Korea's Park says North ready for nuclear test

North Korea has completed preparations for a fifth nuclear test, South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said today, amid reports that Pyongyang has also readied a powerful, new mid-range missile for an imminent flight test.

Barack Obama dismisses North Korea proposal on halting nuke tests

A day after North Korea's foreign minister said that his country is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, President Barack Obama said on Sunday that Washington isn't taking the proposal seriously and Pyongyang would "have to do better than that."

North Korea tests submarine-launched missile: South

North Korea on Saturday tested what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean defence ministry said.

 North Korea tests sub-launched missile: South Korea

North Korea tests sub-launched missile: South Korea

North Korea on Saturday tested what appeared to be a submarine launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan, the South Korean defence ministry said.

Japanese lawmakers, Cabinet minister visit Tokyo war shrine

Japanese lawmakers, Cabinet minister visit Tokyo war shrine

Internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi visited the shrine, though separately from the other lawmakers, according to footage shown on public broadcaster NHK.

North Korea foreign earnings may be hit after a new nuclear test: US

A fifth North Korean nuclear test could trigger new sanctions including an effort to choke off hard currency earnings by its laborers abroad, the top US diplomat for the Asia-Pacific region said on Tuesday.

South Korea announces first state visit to Iran

Park Geun-Hye will become the first South Korean president to visit Iran next month, her office announced today, as Seoul seeks new markets to turn around a lengthy decline in export revenues.

North Korea preparing 5th nuclear test: South Korea President Park Guen-Hye

North Korea preparing 5th nuclear test: South Korea President Park Guen-Hye

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Monday said North Korea appeared to be readying for a fifth nuclear test in defiance of tightened UN sanctions imposed after its last test in January.

South Korea's Park confirms signs North preparing nuclear test

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Monday confirmed a flurry of intelligence reports suggesting that North Korea is readying to conduct a fifth nuclear test in defiance of tightened UN sanctions.

South Korean President `humbly` accepts shock electoral defeat

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Monday she "humbly" accepted her ruling party`s shock electoral defeat and vowed to work with the now opposition-controlled national assembly.

North Korea could conduct its fifth nuclear test before May: South Korea

North Korea could conduct its fifth nuclear test before May: South Korea

North Korea could conduct its fifth nuclear test before May, South Korean officials said on Sunday.