North Korea`s Kim hails `successful` submarine missile test

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test as an "eye-opening success", state media said Sunday, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever it pleases.

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.

Sushma Swaraj talks tough, says double standards in dealing with terrorism dangerous

Sushma Swaraj talks tough, says double standards in dealing with terrorism dangerous

Swaraj said a host of issues including situation in the Middle East were discussed at the RIC meet.

UN envoy says peace in Yemen has never been so close

The UN special envoy for Yemen who will be leading peace talks next week between the government and Shiite rebels says peace has never been as close as it is today.

Iran tells UN Syria envoy of ceasefire breach concerns

Iran told visiting UN envoy Staffan de Mistura of its alarm Tuesday about what it said were ceasefire breaches in Syria on the eve of fresh peace negotiations in Geneva.

13 North Koreans working in overseas restaurant defect to Seoul

At least 13 North Koreans working in an overseas restaurant have defected to South Korea this week, Seoul's unification ministry said on Friday.

South Korea conducts live fire exercise near North border

South Korea conducts live fire exercise near North border

South Korea conducted a large-scale live fire exercise Monday on the East Sea, where North Korea has been upping tensions with a series of missile and rocket launches supervised by leader Kim Jong-Un .

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launches

 The United Nations Security Council on Friday "strongly condemned" and "expressed grave concern" over North Korea`s recent ballistic missile launches, saying the action was unacceptable and clearly violated U.N. resolutions

Missile tests did not violate UN resolution: Iran

The Iranian foreign ministry said on Thursday that the country`s recent missile launches did not violate a UN resolution.

Iran insists its missile tests do not violate nuclear deal

Iran's foreign ministry insisted today that the missile tests carried out by the country's Revolutionary Guard this week do not violate Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers or a UN Security Council resolution.

Joe Biden says US will `act` if Iran missile tests confirmed

Joe Biden says US will `act` if Iran missile tests confirmed

Washington has warned it could raise the issue with the UN Security Council. 

'Blind faith' in North Korea sanctions irresponsible: China

''Blind faith" in sanctions and international pressure on North Korea are irresponsible, China`s Foreign Minister said on Tuesday, after the U.N. security council implemented a fresh round of economic curbs targeting the North`s nuclear programme.

South Korea, US begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack

South Korean and US troops began large-scale military exercises on Monday in an annual test of their defences against North Korea, which called the drills "nuclear war moves" and threatened to respond with an all-out offensive.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un orders nuclear arsenal on 'standby'

The North's nuclear warheads must be deployed "on standby so as to be fired at any moment," Kim was quoted as saying by the North's official KCNA news agency on Friday.

South Korea hails new UN resolution on DPRK

South Korea on Wednesday hailed the adoption of a new UN Security Council resolution on North Korea, calling it the toughest and most effective in UN history.

UN Security Council postpones North Korea sanctions vote to Wednesday

UN Security Council postpones North Korea sanctions vote to Wednesday

The UN Security Council has postponed a vote on imposing a new raft of sanctions on North Korea to Wednesday following a request from Russia, diplomats said.

Russia halts all bombing sorties over Syria for one day

Russia halts all bombing sorties over Syria for one day

The Russian military said its warplanes would not fly any sorties over Syria on Saturday in support of a ceasefire and to rule out any possible "bombing mistakes".

Japan announces fresh North Korea sanctions after rocket launch

Japan announced fresh sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday for its latest rocket launch, including a total ban on shipping from the country and barring Pyongyang`s nationals from entering.

Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia, warns UN chief

Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia, warns UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan and called for international action against the grave threat.

UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korea rocket launch

UN Security Council strongly condemns North Korea rocket launch

The UNSC said the latest rocket launch by the North a day earlier was in violation of its previous resolutions.