North Korea

North Korea fires missiles amid coronavirus pandemic

Tokyo says Pyongyang appeared to have fired a missile, which landed outside Japan's exclusive economic zone waters.

North Korea fires missiles amid coronavirus pandemic

North Korea

UN's Bachelet alleges sex abuse in North Korea detention centres

Human rights chief says alleged rights violations took place under 'direct authority' of top officials in Pyongyang.

UN's Bachelet alleges sex abuse in North Korea detention centres

North Korea

North Korea says Kim supervised second artillery drill in week

Official photos show Kim, wearing a black fur hat and carrying binoculars, watching the military drill.

North Korea says Kim supervised second artillery drill in week

Asia Pacific

N Korea fires projectiles, after 'momentous' retaliation threat

North has stepped up military drills since Kim Jong Un started the new year promising to boost its nuclear deterrence.

N Korea fires projectiles, after 'momentous' retaliation threat

North Korea

Kim Jong Un sister's first official remarks hint at higher status

Kim Yo Jong's proximity to her brother sparked outside speculation that she may be the No 2 leader in North Korea.

Kim Jong Un sister's first official remarks hint at higher status

Kim Jong Un

Kim watches North Korea military drill alongside masked officers

North has stepped up military activity and resumed missile launches since collapse of Hanoi summit a year ago.

Kim watches North Korea military drill alongside masked officers

Asia Pacific

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles: S Korean military

The incident is the first since North Korea declared its moratorium on long-range missile tests was over.

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles: S Korean military

Coronavirus pandemic

Kim warns of 'serious consequences' if virus spreads to N Korea

North Korean leader calls for stronger efforts to guard against the new coronavirus outbreak that has spread globally.

Kim warns of 'serious consequences' if virus spreads to N Korea

Asia Pacific

Diplomacy stalled a year after Trump-Kim Summit collapse

Little indication talks will revive as leaders turn attention to economy, the coronavirus outbreak and US elections.

Diplomacy stalled a year after Trump-Kim Summit collapse

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus in N Korea could be 'much more lethal' than in China

Experts say any outbreak in North Korea poses great risks to a population suffering from poor health and malnourishment.

Coronavirus in N Korea could be 'much more lethal' than in China

AJ Impact

US files superseding indictment against Huawei, CFO Meng

The trade secret theft relates to internet router source code, cellular antenna technology and robotics.

US files superseding indictment against Huawei, CFO Meng

North Korea

UN report says North Korea still enhancing missile programme

Confidential UN report also says that despite sanctions it is illegally importing petroleum and exporting coal.

UN report says North Korea still enhancing missile programme

Travel ban

Trump expands travel ban to six additional countries

Rights groups slam expanded ban, which includes restrictions for Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania.

Trump expands travel ban to six additional countries

North Korea

North Korea confirms Ri Son Gwon as new foreign minister

Outspoken retired army colonel has taken part in many inter-Korean talks but lacks experience in negotiations with US.

North Korea confirms Ri Son Gwon as new foreign minister

North Korea

China 'fails to repatriate' N Korea workers despite UN sanctions

US says Pyongyang earning more than $500m a year from nearly 100,000 workers abroad mainly in China and Russia.

China 'fails to repatriate' N Korea workers despite UN sanctions