North Korea threatens to retaliate over defecting fishermen
North Korea threatens to retaliate over defecting fishermen

 The Afghan government on Wednesday confirmed holding face-to-face peace talks with the Taliban at a hill resort in neighbouring Pakistan and said the dialogue will continue after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

South Korea coastguard officer jailed over ferry disaster

A South Korean coastguard ship commander was jailed for four years Wednesday on manslaughter charges related to last year`s Sewol ferry disaster, which killed more than 300 people.

South Korea president takes responsibility for ferry disaster

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye took personal responsibility Monday for her government`s handling of the Sewol ferry disaster and announced that the widely criticised national coastguard would be dismantled.

S Korean coastguard "killed by Chinese fisherman"

Two South Koreans were stabbed in the operation in the Yellow Sea off the west coast near the border with North Korea, the coastguard said.