North Korea

Trump: Major, major conflict with North Korea possible

US president says he wants to see a diplomatic solution to the standoff but does not rule out military action.

Asia Pacific

Russia and Japan discuss North Korea during summit

Tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme have dominated talks between Japan and Russia in Moscow. Both leaders called for Pyongyang and other countries to avoid language that could escalate the situation.

Asia Pacific

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

$1bn THAAD defence system in South Korea guarding against threats from North Korea will be operational 'within days'.

Asia Pacific

Americans in Seoul reflect on Trump's North Korea policy

United States has played a key role in defending and developing South Korea since its formation. Any US foreign policy concerning North Korea is bound to have a direct impact on its southern neighbour.

Reporter's Notebook

Trump's North Korea dilemma - are sanctions the way to go?

US officials say sanctions are key to denuclearisation, but how they would force change remains unexplained.

Inside Story

China welcomes US 'path of dialogue' for North Korea

Chinese leaders say they are glad Washington is open to resolving tensions with Pyongyang through talks.

North Korea

Two Koreas: History at a glance

A brief history of how North and South Korea got to where they are today.


Is war coming to North Korea?

No one wants a war on the Korean Peninsula, but that could change.

by Jim Walsh

Asia Pacific

Philippine surfers re-use sea waste

A group of surfers in the Philippines have started what they call the 'stuff it' challenge - stuffing rubbish into plastic bottles as a way to re-use garbage and stop it from polluting the seas.

Asia Pacific

China launches first domestically made aircraft carrier

Newly built 50,000-tonne carrier demonstrates the growing technical sophistication of China's defence industries.

Asia Pacific

South Korea deploys parts of US missile defence system

News agency says launchers, intercept missiles and radar of controversial THAAD system have been installed.

Asia Pacific

North Korea marks army day with massive live-fire drill

North Korea has marked the 85th anniversary of its armed forces with large-scale military exercises.

Asia Pacific

Indonesian film honours women's rights activist

Raden Adjeng Kartini, an activist who fought for women's rights in Indonesia more than 100 years ago, is being honoured in a new film. Kartini started to fight for women's education at a time when it was rare for Indonesian girls to go to school.

Asia Pacific

US submarine arrives in S Korea as tensions rise

Flurry of diplomacy under way as North Korea reportedly marks military anniversary with large-scale artillery drill.

North Korea

Trump tells UN to prepare new North Korea sanctions

US president says Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang.