North Korea

Trump to US diplomat: Don't bother talking to N Korea

US president contradicts Rex Tillerson's efforts to engage Pyongyang over its nuclear weapons programme.

Middle East

UN inquiry reveals Egypt violated arms embargo on North Korea

A UN investigation has revealed that the Egyptian government violated an international embargo on trading weapons with North Korea.

Europe

Sunday's brief: Catalan vote, N Korea, Hong Kong march

Tensions soar in Spain amid the Catalonia poll, it's China's National Day, and we meet a victim of Kashmir violence.

The Brief: Catalan vote, N Korea, Hong Kong protests

North Korea

North Korea vows to become a 'state nuclear force'

Pyongyang calls sanctions and pressure 'futile' in halting its development of nuclear weapons.

North Korea vows to become a 'state nuclear force'

North Korea

US 'in contact' with N Korea, probing interest in talks

US secretary of state meets Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss ongoing threat of war on the Korean Peninsula.

Rex Tillerson: US in contact with North Korea

Opinion

What can actually trigger war on the Korean Peninsula?

The US has made clear it has not declared war on North Korea. But Pyongyang can still trigger military confrontation.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

Asia Pacific

South Korea's Armed Forces Day a show of strength against N Korea

North Korea is being warned by the South to ditch its nuclear weapons programme. While the South Korean president says reckless provocations will be met with strong retaliation.

Asia Pacific

China to close North Korean firms under UN sanctions

Companies and joint ventures with Chinese firms have 120 days to close from the September 11 adoption of UN resolution.

China to close North Korean firms under UN sanctions

Asia Pacific

'No signs of torture' by N Korea in US student's death

US student held in Pyongyang died from a lack of oxygen to the brain caused by an unknown injury, coroner says.

'No signs of torture' in death of Otto Warmbier

Asia Pacific

The 69th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day

Thousands attend military ceremony marking the day when South Korean forces broke through the border in 1950.

The 69th anniversary of Korea Armed Forces Day

US & Canada

Trump prepared for 'military option' against Pyongyang

As war of words heats up, US president says 'second option' would be 'devastating' for North Korea.

North Korea

North Korea tensions: All the latest updates

All the developments since the UN tightened sanctions on August 4.

Asia Pacific

North Korea accuses Trump of declaring war

Ri Yong-ho, foreign minister, says 'declaration of war' means all options will be on the table for country's leadership.

Asia Pacific

Decades of tensions between North Korea and US

North Korea's tensions with the US go back to the Korean War in the 1950s. Between 1950 and 1953, the US dropped more than 600,000 tons of explosives devastating the Korean peninsula.

The Listening Post

War of words: Covering the North Korean threat

How are media outlets reporting on the escalating war of words between US President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un?