Nuclear weapons

Korean schools in Japan receive bomb threats

Korean schools in Japan are receiving bomb threats as North Korea continues its missile tests and threatens to destroy the country in the event of a nuclear war.

Nuclear weapons

North Korea denounces American 'nuclear strike drill'

Stealth bomber mission over South Korea shows the US is 'seeking to ignite a nuclear war', official news agency says.

North Korea denounces American 'nuclear strike drill'

Opinion

Don't expect war with North Korea to be gentlemanly

Current defence systems in place might not be fully effective against a North Korea attack.

Alexander Gillespie

by Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

North Korea

North Korea: Nuclear deterrent prevents US invasion

As three aircraft carrier strike groups head towards the Korean Peninsula, state media denounces US 'muscle-flexing'.

North Korea: Nuclear deterrent prevents US invasion

Nuclear weapons

IAEA chief: Iran is living up to the nuclear deal

The IAEA chief put a positive face on proceedings, but the stakes are high. This time, his verification of compliance was a moment of vindication for Iran and another international rebuke of the White House.

War & Conflict

Can the world be free of weapons?

How effective are international disarmament efforts and can they face revolutionary new technological advancements?

Can the world be free of weapons?

Nuclear weapons

Stop threatening nuclear catastrophe, US warns N Korea

Visiting the demilitarised zone in South Korea, Pentagon chief Mattis says the US does not want war with North Korea.

Stop threatening nuclear catastrophe, US warns N Korea

Asia Pacific

China helpful, Russia hurtful on US N- Korea policy

Trump says it will be easier to resolve the North Korea nuclear issue if the US has a better relationship with Russia.

China helpful, Russia hurtful on US N- Korea policy

North Korea

North Korea: Nuclear war may break out at 'any moment'

Pyongyang's deputy UN ambassador says his country is aware of a 'secret operation' to remove the North's leadership.

North Korea: Nuclear war may break out at 'any moment'

Middle East

Anguish in Iran as Trump balks at nuclear deal

Iranians fear decision of US president to abandon deal will bring back 'Ahmadinejad era' of recession and sanctions.

Anguish in Iran as Trump balks at nuclear deal

Inside Story

Could the Iran nuclear deal collapse if US pulls out?

A key deadline is looming and all eyes are on US President Donald Trump who has never liked the accord.

Nuclear weapons

Nobel Peace Prize: What is ICAN?

Geneva-based group has pushed for a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons, but world nuclear powers have refused to sign up.

2017 Nobel Peace Prize: What is ICAN?

Norway

Anti-nuclear weapons group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

Anti-nuclear weapons group wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

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.

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'