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North Korea offers to return body of South Korean man

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 17:21

North Korea offered Tuesday to return the body of a South Korean man found drifting north of the disputed Yellow Sea border, the South`s unification ministry said.

South Korea ferry survivors saved by curtains, fire hoses

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 14:56

Student survivors of South Korea`s ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.

UN blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:04

A UN Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, including two MiG-21 jet fighters, under thousands of tonnes of sugar.

Doomed South Korean ferry boss``s driver turns himself in

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 08:36

The driver of the South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed more than 300 people in April turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery of the man`s final days after the disaster.

North Korea slams reports of arms deals with Hamas, Hezbollah

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 08:34

North Korea has denounced allegations that it supplied missiles to Hamas and material support to Hezbollah as "sheer fiction" and a "sinister" effort to link Pyongyang to Middle East disputes.

North Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 15:25

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Student survivors testify in Korea ferry trial

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:32

Student survivors of South Korea`s ferry disaster, testifying for the first time on Monday in the murder trial of the captain and crew, recalled being repeatedly told to stay put as the ship was sinking.

North Korea marks war anniversary

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 20:47

The 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice, meaning the two Koreas remain technically at war. But in North Korea, the anniversary of the agreement ending the hostilities is commemorated as "Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War," a major national holiday.

North Korea fires short-range missile into sea: Yonhap

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 23:14

North Korea fired a short-range missile into the sea on Saturday, the 15th time it has launched rockets this year, the South`s Yonhap news agency reported.

Son of South Korean sunken ferry owner detained

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 19:53

South Korean police detained the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner on Friday after two months on the run, three days after his billionaire father was confirmed dead.

South Korean President meets Tokyo Governor amid diplomatic rift

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:42

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye held a rare meeting with a Japanese politician as she received visiting Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

South Korea ferry businessman`s cause of death impossible to decide: Agency

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 09:03

South Korea`s forensic agency said it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that capsized and killed more than 300 people in April.