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Escalating tension
02 May 2013 18:22 GMT
Pae Jun-ho, known in the US as Kenneth Bae, sentenced to 15 years hard labour for "hostile acts" against Pyongyang.
15 Apr 2013 15:03 GMT
Thousands celebrate Kim Il-sung's birth in capital Pyongyang, as tensions continue over the country's nuclear programme.
19 Apr 2013 01:57 GMT
Despite online notoriety, the recluse nation remains elusive to the rest of the world.
06 Apr 2013 16:42 GMT
Most foreign governments have made it clear they will not be evacuating their staff, despite warning from Pyongyang.
28 Mar 2013 12:09 GMT
"Deterrence" mission flown as Pyongyang cuts off last direct communication with South Korea and warns of nuclear war.
27 Mar 2013 12:24 GMT
Communist state says it is cutting all direct military contact with South Korea.
Geopolitical instability
Puts military on 'combat-ready' status, with rocket units ordered to prepare for strikes on Hawaii, Guam and mainland.
Warning comes day after Pyongyang condemned training flights of nuclear-armed US bombers as "unpardonable provocation".
Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says US ready for any contingency as South reassures it can intercept North's missiles.
Defence secretary Chuck Hagel says deployment of further missile interceptors prompted by growing North Korean threat.
Seoul's defence ministry says Pyongyang has completed preparations for missile test that could come "any day".
South Korean workers denied entry to Kaesong joint border complex for second day amid escalating tensions.
Special programmes
15 Mar 2013 18:27 GMT
Disruption of main news services alleged as tensions between the North and the US-allied South escalate.
11 Mar 2013 15:36 GMT
Pyongyang condemns joint military exercise as provocative invasion rehearsal and threatens with nuclear attack.
14 Apr 2013 04:53 GMT
US secretary of state and China's top diplomat say a nuclear-free Korean peninsula is a common goal of both nations.
15 May 2013 07:14 GMT
Leaked UN report says sanctions have delayed, but not halted, development of nuclear and ballistic missile programme.
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South Korea's Park Geun-hye addresses joint session of US Congress a day after holding talks with President Obama.
Satellite images show political prison camps expanding to enclose civilian settlements, Amnesty International says.
Al Jazeera pays an exclusive visit to the Russian town that borders North Korea.
Choe Ryong-Hae, director of Korean People's Army politburo and special envoy to Kim Jong-Un, flew to China on Wednesday.
Seoul's unification ministry says remaining seven workers have returned home from joint industrial zone in North Korea.
As Kim Jong-un threatens to attack both Seoul and the US, we ask how Washington should react to the current escalation.
As Pyongyang conducts another nuclear test, we ask what can regional powers do to counter its nuclear ambitions.
Eric Schmidt calls for North Korea to end its technological isolation.
Secretary of state says US prepared to "reach out" to Pyongyang if North Korea takes steps to give up nuclear weapons.
Locals on South Korean border island of Baengnyong try to stay upbeat as tensions continue to escalate.
Pentagon backs away from intelligence report suggesting Pyongyang may be able to launch nuclear-armed missiles.
Two missiles with estimated range of 3,000km reportedly moved to east coast, South Korea's Yonhap news agency says.
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