Iran

Iran's Khamenei: Tehran will not bow to US bullying

Supreme leader warns US against undermining nuclear deal, saying his nation has been acting honestly over the agreement.

Iran's Khamenei: Tehran will not bow to US bullying

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-un vows to complete N Korea nuclear programme

KCNA says leader wants 'equilibrium' with US as Washington reiterates it has military options to deal with Pyongyang.

Kim Jong-un vows to complete N Korea nuclear programme

Inside Story

What to do about the North Korean crisis?

The UN Security Council calls for an emergency meeting after Pyongyang fires its latest ballistic missile.

Asia Pacific

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Launch of 'intermediate-range ballistic missile' comes day after it warned Japan and US over new UN sanctions.

United States

Trump chides Iran over 'atrociously kept' nuclear deal

US president calls historic agreement 'one of the worst deals I've ever seen' and pledges to act on it in October.

Donald Trump denounces Iran over nuclear deal

Asia Pacific

Hydrogen bomb vs atomic bomb: What's the difference?

Experts say the fundamental difference between a hydrogen and atomic bomb is the detonation process.

Inside Story

Do sanctions work?

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

Asia Pacific

N Korea: US will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

Warning comes as Trump calls latest sanctions only a 'small step' and 'nothing compared' to what will have to be done.

N Korea: US will 'suffer greatest pain' over sanctions

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.

Nuclear weapons

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

Japanese demand for private bomb shelters has grown as North Korea continues to carry out frequent missile tests.

Asia Pacific

UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in a watered-down version of initial draft resolution.

North Korea

Trump: 'Sad day' for North Korea if military attacks

US president says Pyongyang 'is behaving badly and it's got to stop' as officials eye policy of nuclear containment.

Trump: 'Sad day' for North Korea if military attacks

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

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.