US, South Korea hold largest joint military drills in years

US, South Korea hold largest joint military drills in years

South Korea and the US have held their largest joint military drills in years. Tanks and howitzers sent smoke and shockwaves through the air less than 32km from the fortified border with North Korea. More than 1,000 South Korean and…

North Korea could be preparing for missile test ahead of Biden's Asia trip

North Korea could be preparing for missile test ahead of Biden’s Asia trip

North Korea could be preparing for an intercontinental ballistic missile test, even as it tackles its first COVID-19 outbreak. According to state media, leader Kim Jong Un has rebuked officials for failures in the country’s pandemic response. But authorities in…

COVID-19: North Korea's death toll rises to 56 amid nationwide lockdown

COVID-19: North Korea’s death toll rises to 56 amid nationwide lockdown

Human rights in North Korea may take a devastating hit, as Pyongyang introduces new COVID-19 measures to contain an outbreak. The United Nations has warned that the restrictions, which include isolating people, could prevent residents from meeting their basic needs.…

North Korea reports first COVID-19 deaths as fever spreads 'explosively'

North Korea reports first COVID-19 deaths as fever spreads ‘explosively’

North Korea’s explosive COVID-19 outbreak has claimed at least six lives, and is affecting 350,000 more. The country shifted to what it calls a “maximum emergency anti-virus system”. A likely cause is the massive military parade for its army’s founding…

North Korea fires unidentified ballistic missile towards East Sea

North Korea fires unidentified ballistic missile towards East Sea

North Korea has reportedly fired a ballistic missile off its east coast. South Korea’s military said the North fired an unidentified ballistic missile towards the East Sea. Japanese media, citing its coast guard, also reported that a projectile, which appeared…

South Korea, Japan condemn Pyongyang for firing ballistic missile

South Korea, Japan condemn Pyongyang for firing ballistic missile

South Korea and Japan have condemned North Korea for launching yet another ballistic missile. The South’s military said the repeated weapons tests are a grave threat to peace and stability, while Japanese officials said Pyongyang’s actions are a violation of…

US and South Korea vow 'strongest possible joint deterrence' over North's threats

US and South Korea vow ‘strongest possible joint deterrence’ over North’s threats

US and South Korea have vowed to maintain the “strongest possible joint deterrence” against threats by Pyongyang. Washington’s top envoy for North Korea is in Seoul for talks with his South Korean counterpart. Mr Sung Kim said the US will…

North Korea testing new intercontinental ballistic missile system, says US

North Korea testing new intercontinental ballistic missile system, says US

The US and South Korea have accused North Korea of testing a powerful new long-range missile system. Washington said it is a serious escalation, but Pyongyang said the recent missile tests are aimed at developing a new spy satellite system.…

North Korea conducts sixth weapons test this month

North Korea conducts sixth weapons test this month

North Korea has conducted its sixth weapons test this month, sparking fresh condemnation. South Korea said Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two ballistic missiles off its east coast this morning (Jan 27). The projectiles flew some 190km, up to…