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.

North Korea launches missile despite US tensions

Asia Pacific

North Korea leader oversees display of military might

New long-range ballistic missiles on show during massive parade celebrating country's founder as US armada approaches.

Asia Pacific

North Korea-Malaysia deal ends diplomatic spat

Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong-nam and allows North Koreans to depart, as Pyongyang frees Malaysians in return.

North Korea-Malaysia deal ends diplomatic spat

Asia Pacific

North Korea says it's not afraid of US military strike

Pyongyang reacts with disdain after US Secretary of State Tillerson warned 'all options are on the table'.

North Korea says it's not afraid of US military strike

Murder

US-S Korea conspired to kill leader's brother: North

Pyongyang accuses Washington and Seoul of the assassination in Malaysia in order to tarnish the North's image.

Kim Jong-nam: N Korea accuses US and S Korea of murder

Opinion

What's on Kim Jong-un's mind?

Kim Jong-un's actions may seem 'irrational' on the surface, but he knows what he is doing and his policies are working.

Andrei Lankov

by Andrei Lankov

Andrei Lankov

North Korea

US says 'all options on table' to deal with North Korea

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley calls Kim Jong-un arrogant and not 'a rational person'.

US says 'all options on table' to deal with North Korea

Asia Pacific

Video emerges of man claiming to be Kim Jong-nam's son

Video purportedly shows Kim Han-sol, who said he and his mother and sister are lying low after his father's murder.

Asia Pacific

Kim Jong-nam suspect accuses Malaysia of conspiracy

Suspect in the murder of North Korean leader's brother points finger at Malaysian authorities as he denies involvement.

Kim Jong-nam suspect accuses Malaysia of conspiracy

Asia Pacific

Malaysia condemns use of chemical weapon in Kim killing

Condemnation comes after diplomat says improbable that VX nerve agent killed North Korean leader's half-brother.

Kim Jong-nam killing: N Korean suspect to be deported

Asia Pacific

Malaysia to free North Korean chemical attack suspect

No evidence found against man in assassination of Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport with VX nerve agent.

Kim Jong-nam: Malaysia frees N Korean murder suspect

Asia Pacific

Malaysia to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans

Move comes after the killing of North Korean leader's half-brother Kim Jong-nam with VX nerve agent in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia to cancel visa-free entry for North Koreans

Asia Pacific

North Korea calls Kim Jong-nam VX poison claim 'absurd'

Claim that chemical weapon was detected in the corpse lacks 'scientific accuracy and logical coherence', says Pyongyang.

North Korea calls Kim Jong-nam VX poison claim 'absurd'

Asia Pacific

Women charged with killing N Korean leader's brother

Under heavy security, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals formally charged with murder and now face death penalty.

Asia Pacific

Two women face charges over Kim Jong-nam killing

Women accused of smearing VX nerve agent on North Korean leader's half-brother to be officially charged in Malaysia.

Malaysia to charge women with murder of Kim Jong-nam