Tension grows as Pyongyang shifts missiles

Seoul North Korea has moved two more missile launchers to its east coast, where preparations are apparently under way for a missile test as tensions simmer on the peninsula.

Dennis Rodman gets his 'Gangnam Style' mixed up in Pyongyang

Former NBA player Dennis Rodman.

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman appears to have mixed up his Koreas on a visit to Pyongyang, tweeting that he expected to run into South Korean rapper Psy on his trip to the North.

No Psy in sight for Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang

Dennis Rodman

Ex-NBA star appears to have mixed up his Koreas on a visit to Pyongyang.

Something fishy in Pyongyang

Fish in Pyongyang

The people of North Korea’s capital have received a special gift from recently deceased leader Kim Jong Il: loads and loads of fish.

Tom Allard

Pyongyang propaganda with a light touch in Indonesia

Tom Allard JAKARTA: After the craziness of Jakarta's early evening traffic, the ambience is oddly calming, an ersatz oasis from the barely contained chaos outside.

Pyongyang shows off nuclear secret

David Sanger WASHINGTON: North Korea has shown two visiting US nuclear experts a vast new plant it secretly and rapidly built to enrich uranium, raising the prospect that the country is preparing to expand its...

Delegates arrive in Pyongyang

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Delegates have started arriving in Pyongyang ahead of a rare party meeting.

Pyongyang has plenty of form in shooting down false hopes

Peter Foster WHILE it might be tempting to read North Korea's offer as a policy turnaround following the death of Kim Jong-il, the reality is likely to be far more mundane.

Pyongyang fires short-range missiles

(FILES) This undated handout photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on January 5, 2009 shows a missile-firing drill at an undisclosed location in North Korea. North Korea on July 4, 2009 test-fired two more short-range missiles following similar launches earlier in the week, according to South Korean military sources quoted by Yonhap news agency.  AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles off its west coast amid international alarm at its planned long-range rocket launch, South Korean newspapers say.

US and China face off over island dispute

Chuck Hagel

Helene Cooper In a face-off between the defense chiefs of China and the US, Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday that his country does not have the right to unilaterally establish...

US to send more missile defence ships to Japan amid North Korea, China tensions

Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera (left) and US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel (right) review honour guards at the Japanese Ministry of Defence in Tokyo.

The United States plans to send two more missile defence warships to Japan to counter the threat posed by North Korea's "provocative" actions, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel says.

North Korea threatens a 'new form' of nuclear test

North Korea threatened on Sunday to conduct what it called "a new form of nuclear test", raising the level of rhetoric after members of the United Nations Security Council condemned the North's...

North Korea says it won't rule out new nuclear test

North Korea vowed not to rule out a "new form" of nuclear test Sunday after the UN Security Council condemned its latest ballistic missile launch amid simmering tensions over Seoul's joint military...

North and South Korea exchange artillery fire


North and South Korea traded fire across their disputed maritime border on Monday.

Mass Kim Jong-un-styled haircuts for North Korean students unlikely but fashion police are watching

Model of good hair ... despite the online rumours, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has apparently not ordered students to get his buzz cut, but long hair is publicly chastised.

Eric Talmadge Tokyo: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to...

North Korea fires mid-range ballistic missiles into sea: South Korea

North Korea fired two mid-range ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast and towards Japan early on Wednesday, South Korea's military said as the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the...

US Special forces take control of rogue Libya oil ship: Pentagon

US Navy SEALSs boarded and took control of an oil tanker that had loaded crude at a rebel-held port in eastern Libya and escaped to sea, the Pentagon said on Monday.

China rejects North Korean UN crimes report authored by Australian Michael Kirby

Wu Dawei, the Chinese Foreign Ministry's special representative for Korean Peninsula affairs (centre) arrives at Pyongyang Airport this week.

Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay China on Monday dismissed a UN report alleging North Korea has committed crimes against humanity, effectively confirming the fears of human rights advocates that Beijing will shield its ally from...

UN sanctions experts investigate Rodman's N.Korea trips

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman on his way to North Korea in January.

Louis Charbonneau United Nations sanctions experts have been investigating former basketball star Dennis Rodman because of gifts he brought to North Korea during his visits to the reclusive state.

North Korea tests new long-range rocket launcher

South Koreans watch a TV report on the North's missile test at a Seoul railway station.

Choe Sang-Hun North Korea on Tuesday tested a new multiple-rocket launcher with a range long enough to strike major US and South Korean military bases, South Korean officials said.