Inside Story

Do sanctions work?

The UN has imposed further sanctions against North Korea after its latest nuclear test earlier this month.

North Korea

South Korea and Japan welcome North Korea sanctions

Pressure builds on North following latest nuclear test after UN Security Council unanimously backs new measures.

Asia Pacific

South Korea farmers fear toxic effects of missile defence system

The US anti-missile system, THAAD, in South Korea aims to protect the country amid tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes.

Asia Pacific

Protest continues in South Korea over anti-missile defence system

A number of people in the South Korean village of Seongju have continued to protest against the government's deployment of controversial anti-missile defence system, THAAD.

Asia Pacific

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

25-year-old demonstration in Seoul draws international attention to Japan's World War II sex slavery in occupied Asia.

South Korea: World's longest protest over comfort women

Asia Pacific

Protests after South Korea deploys anti-missile system

Seoul has fully deployed a controversial US anti-missile system, angering not only neighbouring China but also some South Koreans.

Opinion

Peace with North Korea is still possible

South Korea is still hopeful of a diplomatic resolution of the crisis with its northern neighbour.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Asia Pacific

North Korea: 'More gift packages' coming for the US

Pyongyang's UN ambassador says its biggest nuclear weapons test yet was a 'gift' addressed to the United States.

North Korea: 'More gift packages' coming for the US

Inside Story

Could military action on North Korea start a world war?

The world is wrestling with the threat posed by the country's most powerful nuclear bomb test yet.

Asia Pacific

UN Security Council to discuss N Korea nuclear test

Second emergency meeting in a week concerning country follows testing of its sixth and biggest nuclear test since 2006.

Asia Pacific

S Korea simulates attack on N Korea's nuclear test site

Officials say the exercise simulated an attack on N Korean nuclear test site and was meant to 'strongly warn' Pyongyang.

S Korea responds to N Korea's test with military drills

Asia Pacific

North Korea conducts most powerful nuclear test yet

Pyongyang lauds 'perfect success' of its sixth nuclear test with a hydrogen bomb as tensions with US and allies soar.

North Korea conducts most powerful nuclear test yet

Security

World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

Criticism of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Asia Pacific

North Korea 'holds nuclear test'

Tremors in North Korea caused by country's sixth nuclear test, Japan's government says.

North Korea 'holds nuclear test'

Politics

South Korea to 'strengthen missiles capabilities'

Decision announced after phone call between US President Donald Trump and his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in.

South Korea to 'strengthen missiles capabilities'