South Korea

US, South Korea hold joint military drills

Large-scale military exercises involve stealth fighter jets and thousands of US and South Korean soldiers.

US-South Korea war games start in Korean Peninsula

North Korea

'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games

US and South Korea begin four-day air drills with 230 aircraft and 12,000 troops, in a move denounced by Pyongyang.

'Grave provocation': North Korea condemns air-war games

UpFront

Trump and the nuclear codes

We discuss the lack of checks on the US president's authority to launch nuclear weapons.

United States

US states revive civil defence plans in wake of N Korea tests

The bellicose relationship between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, has US states looking to Cold War civil defence plans, as fears of war between the two increase.

UpFront

Iran, nukes and Trump: Is war likely?

We debate whether the Iran nuclear deal needs fixing, and speak with former President of Malawi Joyce Banda.

Inside Story

Are US and North Korea on the verge of nuclear war?

Yet more calls for sanctions and isolation following the latest ballistic missile test by North Korea.

Asia Pacific

UN divided over response to N Korea's new missile test

North Korea says the test proves it has the capability to hit the US mainland.

North Korea

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's response to Washington's statement on the need to cut ties with Pyongyang was negative.

Russia rejects US call to cut ties with North Korea

North Korea

Trump pledges new 'major sanctions' after NKorea launch

Analysts say new ICBM can fly a distance of 13,000km - potentially giving North Korea the ability to strike any US city.

South Korea

Gyodong Island: Life on the front line with North Korea

Separated only by a calm stretch of water, residents of this island kilometres away from the North are unafraid of war.

Gyodong Island: Life on the front line with North Korea

Asia Pacific

North Korea fires 'highest-ever' ballistic missile

South Korean president calls national security meeting following the latest missile launch by Pyongyang.

North Korea fires ballistic missile

North Korea

Cuba and North Korea reject 'arbitrary' US demands

Cuba and North Korea rejected recent demands while expressing concern about escalating tensions on the peninsula.

Nuclear weapons

North Korea blasts US terrorism blacklisting

Pyongyang pledges to further enhance its nuclear arms programme after being re-listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

North Korea blasts US terrorism blacklisting

North Korea

Philippines: War with North Korea will 'end humanity'

Military confrontation with the communist nation would lead to a 'nuclear holocaust', President Rodrigo Duterte warns.

Rodrigo Duterte: War with N Korea would 'end humanity'