Asia Pacific

N Korea warns of 'full-out war' with nuclear weapons

US naval strike group set to arrive off peninsula amid concerns North Korea is preparing for a sixth nuclear test.

North Korea

South Korea on heightened alert for North's celebration

North Korea marks 85th foundation of Korean People's Army on Tuesday amid growing tension over a new nuclear test.

Asia Pacific

China urges peaceful solution to N Korea standoff

Foreign minister's warning comes as US threatens military action after North's latest nuclear test in defiance of UN.

Asia Pacific

S Korea ousted leader Park charged in corruption probe

Former President Park Geun-hye charged with bribery, among others, over corruption scandal that led to her impeachment.

Asia Pacific

US: VP Pence warns N Korea 'all options on the table'

Amid rising tensions, Pence visits demilitarised zone after North's latest missile launch and vows to stand with allies.

Asia Pacific

Mike Pence in South Korea reassures allies amid tensions

US Vice President Mike Pence has reaffirmed America's commitment to keeping the Korean peninsula safe. He's in South Korea, as part of a 10-day trip in the Asia-Pacific.

Asia Pacific

North Korea launches missile despite US tensions

Defiant Pyongyang fires missile despite US warnings, but projectile reportedly blows up on take-off in failure.


Will China intervene in North Korea?

If China intervenes in North Korea, it would not to be to save Kim Jong-un.

by Salvatore Babones

South Korea

North Korea and mounting tensions: The view from Seoul

In South Korea, many ask whether the US could launch military action against the North without first consulting Seoul.

101 East

South Korea's Gender Wars

101 East explores misogyny and murder in South Korea as men's rights groups and feminists wage a war against each other.

South Korea

South Korea's first black model

A Korean-Nigerian model faces the legacy of discrimination against "mixed blood" Koreans amid shifting demographics.

South Korea

Korean ice hockey players face off amid political tension

The countries faced off at the women's world ice hockey championships, which is being used as a test event before next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.


Massive South Korean ship believed sunk off Uruguay

Large South Korean cargo ship with 24 crew on board goes missing in South Atlantic Ocean after making a distress call.

South Korea

South Korea: Former president Park Geun-hye detained

South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye has been transferred to a detention centre. Park faces accusations of bribery and abuse of power. Al Jazeera’s Yaara Bou Melhem reports from Seoul.

South Korea

South Korea: Arrest warrant out for former president Park Gen-hye

A court in South Korea has issued an arrest warrant for impeached president Park Geun-hye. Park faced eight hours of questioning in court over accusations of bribery and abuse of power.