North Korea

North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured a US student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma.

Chinese tour agency drops visits to North Korea after death of US citizen

The China-based travel agency that organised a trip to North Korea for an American college student who died after being released in a coma from detention said it would no longer take US citizens to the country.

South Korea: North fires surface-to-ship missiles

North Korea has fired several projectiles off its east coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyber attack

Experts are questioning whether North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack.

Strategic missile fired by North Korea in new test 'can carry nuclear warhead'

The strategic missile that North Korea tested over the weekend can carry a nuclear warhead, the country has said.

North Korea to seek extradition of anyone involved in 'CIA plot to kill Kim Jong Un'

North Korea will seek the extradition of anyone involved in what it says was a CIA-backed plot to kill leader Kim Jong Un last month with a biochemical poison, a top foreign ministry official said.

American detained in North Korea over 'hostile acts'

An American citizen has been detained in North Korea over unspecified hostile acts against the country.

North Korea weapons 'may be tactic for takeover of South'

North Korea's nuclear weapons development may be designed to take over arch-rival South Korea and coerce the United States into abandoning its close ally, a senior White House official has said.

Seoul: US defence systems can stop North Korean missiles

A controversial US anti-missile system in South Korea is now operating and can defend against North Korean missiles, Seoul says.

Donald Trump ready 'to resolve North Korea issue one way or the other'

President Donald Trump has warned he will be ready to take action when North Korea successfully develops missiles after its latest test failed again.

Latest: Donald Trump says North Korea 'disrespected' China with missile test

US president Donald Trump said North Korea "disrespected" China with its most recent ballistic missile test.

Donald Trump warns of 'major conflict' with North Korea

Donald Trump has said he would like to see a diplomatic resolution to escalating tensions with North Korea, but fears "we could end up having a major, major conflict".

Rex Tillerson: China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests.

LATEST: North Korea holds drill to mark military anniversary day

LATEST: North Korea has held major live-fire drills as it marks the anniversary of the founding of its military.

US will not rest until Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons: Mike Pence

The US will not relent until it achieves its objective of ensuring the Korean Peninsula is free of nuclear weapons, Vice President Mike Pence has said while visiting Japan.

North Korea: US creating a situation for nuclear war

North Korea's deputy United Nations ambassador has accused the United States of turning the Korean Peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot" and creating "a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment".

North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile into the waters off its east coast, US and South Korean officials said, amid worries that Pyongyang might soon conduct banned nuclear or long-range rocket tests.

US rejects China call to halt military drills if North Korea stops missile tests

The United States has rejected China's proposal for a halt to joint US-South Korean military exercises if North Korea suspends its nuclear and missile activities.

China urges North Korea to avoid 'head-on collision' by suspending nuclear tests

China has proposed that North Korea suspend its nuclear and missile activities in exchange for a halt in joint military drills conducted by the US and South Korea.

Latest: North Korean airline worker sought in connection with Kim Jong Nam death

LATEST: An arrest warrant has been issued for a North Korean airline employee over the fatal poisoning of the half-brother of North Korea's leader, Malaysian police said.

North Korea vows toughest ever response to South Korea-US drills

North Korea has condemned the start of US-South Korean military drills with fiery rhetoric which was given added weight by recent missile and nuclear tests by Pyongyang.

Malaysia to charge two women with murder of Kim Jong Nam

Two women accused of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader with a nerve agent in a Kuala Lumpur airport terminal will be charged with murder on Wednesday, Malaysia's chief prosecutor has said.

Senior security officials 'executed' for making false reports to Kim Jong Un, says intelligence agency

North Korea has executed five senior security officials for making false reports to leader Kim Jong Un, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.

Dispute over Kim Jong Nam's body as assassination probe continues

A dispute over custody of the body of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother is raging between Malaysia and Pyongyang as inquiries continue into his apparent assassination.

LATEST: Woman arrested in Malaysia over death of N Korean leader's half-brother

Latest: Malaysian police say they have arrested a woman in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother.

UN to hold urgent meeting on North Korea missile launch

The United States, Japan and South Korea have asked for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council on North Korea's ballistic missile launch.