Asia Pacific

US student suffered 'brain damage' in N Korean jail

Family says Otto Warmbier has been in a coma since March 2016, shortly after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labour.

Otto Warmbier suffered brain damage in N Korea

Asia Pacific

Jailed US student flown out of North Korea 'in coma'

The release of held student comes as Washington steps up its efforts to halt Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

Jailed Otto Warmbier flown out of North Korea 'in coma'

Politics

US: North Korea 'most urgent and dangerous threat'

Separately, US think-tank says North Korea sanctions-skirting network could be defeated by targeting China firms.

US: North Korea 'most urgent and dangerous threat'

Asia Pacific

Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

South Korea's military says the launch appears to be barrage of land-to-ship missiles fired off North's east coast.

Defiant North Korea launches multiple missiles

Inside Story

Will sanctions against North Korea work?

Are UN Security Council sanctions enough to end North Korea's nuclear ambitions?

North Korea

US: North Korea a 'clear and present danger' to world

Defence chief James Mattis says Pyongyang's intensified pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens all nations.

US: North Korea a 'clear and present danger' to world

United States

US declares success in key test of missile defence

But since $40bn system was declared ready for combat in 2004, only four of nine intercept attempts have been successful.

US declares success in key test of missile defence

Nuclear weapons

North Korea's nuclear weapons: Here is all we know

Pyongyang accuses Washington of plotting a 'decapitation strike', and sees in nuclear weapons a powerful deterrent.

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

Two women charged with killing half-brother of North Korea's leader with nerve agent to be tried in high court.

Kim Jong-nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

Asia Pacific

N Korea warns of weapon 'gift' for US after recent test

Kim Jong-un supervised new ballistic missile test and promises to develop more powerful weapons for defence.

N Korea warns of weapon 'gift' for US after recent test

Asia Pacific

Japan threatens action after North Korea missile test

Prime Minister Abe says Japan 'will take concrete action with the US' after Scud missile crashes into Japanese waters.

Asia Pacific

North Korea fires Scud missile into Japanese waters

Short-range ballistic Scud missile landed in the Sea of Japan and was the third successful test in as many weeks.

North Korea fires missile in third test in three weeks

Asia Pacific

The trio behind North Korea's 21st-century missiles

Laughing men surrounding Kim Jong-un in photos are serious technocrats who have vastly improved the North's arsenal.

The trio behind North Korea's 21st-century missiles

North Korea

North Korea on 'inevitable' path to nuclear ICBM: US

DIA chief says if left unchecked, it's only a matter of time before Pyongyang can strike the US with a nuclear missile.

North Korea on 'inevitable' path to nuclear ICBM: US

Asia

North Korea: Medium-range missile ready for deployment

North Korean leader approves deployment of solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile and orders it "be rapidly mass-produced".

North Korea: Medium-range missile ready for deployment