South Korea and the United States have mapped out a new strategy to counter the growing threat of a North Korean nuclear or chemical weapons attack, their defence ministers said.
Korea has been a single political entity controlling over Korean Peninsula until the end of World War II, when Soviet Union and United States each occupied northern and southern halves respectively. The division further leads to founding of today’s North Korea and South Korea. Tensions between two countries remain high as both parties want to bring a unified peninsula under its rule. Heavy military are still stationed at the border which runs along north of 38th parallel.
The cancellation of a reunion for families separated by the Korean War has dealt a devastating blow to elderly Koreans denied a longed-for, and probably final, meeting with surviving relatives.
North Korea has indefinitely postponed reunions for families separated since the Korean war, just days before they were to resume, leaving relatives "disappointed beyond description".
Nam Yong-Ho, a 47-year-old South Korean man, was fatally shot at around 2.30 pm on Monday while trying to swim across the Imjin river that makes up part of the western border with the North.
The line - one of the two remaining inter-Korea military hotlines - was disabled in late March weeks after the North's third nuclear test and the following month a joint industrial zone was shut...
Testimony by North Korean defectors at UN hearings this week in Seoul has produced chilling accounts of systematic rape, murder and torture - but it’s also a poignant reminder of past, toothless...
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross is visiting North and South Korea to discuss proposed reunions of families separated by the Korean War and other humanitarian issues...
Hyundai’s labour union said 46,000 workers will stage a four-hour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits.
South Korea on Friday proposed formal talks next week with the North on arranging the first reunion in three years of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean war.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on Thursday for the first family reunions with North Korea in three years, a day after the two nations agreed to reopen a joint industrial zone.