UpFront

Testing times: Why South Korea's COVID-19 strategy is working

We ask scientist Jerome Kim about South Korea's remarkable success in slowing down the spread of the coronavirus.

UpFront

Coronavirus success vs failure: A tale of two strategies

We discuss South Korea's approach to containing COVID-19 and ask why the US response has been so slow.

Health

South Korea's coronavirus lessons: Quick, easy tests; monitoring

South Korea appears to be bringing its coronavirus outbreak under control without resorting to draconian lockdowns.

South Korea's coronavirus lessons: Quick, easy tests; monitoring

UpFront

Coronavirus inaction: Could leaders have blood on their hands?

Epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding explains why he ranks collective global efforts to stop coronavirus as B-minus, C-plus.

Coronavirus pandemic

How Italy, South Korea differ in tackling coronavirus outbreak

Seoul and Rome took different approaches to combating the spread with significant contrast in outcomes.

How Italy, South Korea differ in tackling coronavirus outbreak

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

Coronavirus pandemic

'Patient 31' and South Korea's sudden spike in coronavirus cases

A 'super-spreader' from a reclusive church has caused anger, divided public opinion and spurred conspiracy theories.

'Patient 31' and South Korea's sudden spike in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus: UN health body says containment is top priority

COVID-19 continues to spread outside China with Italy, South Korea and Iran being the worst-affected countries.

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

Coronavirus pandemic

South Korea church leader apologises over coronavirus outbreak

South Korea has the largest number of infections outside China, with the total rising to 4,335.

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

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 deaths in Italy rise to 11

As virus spreads in northern Italy, number of confirmed cases rises to 322 with at least 11 deaths.

AJ Impact

Asian stocks, currencies fall sharply as coronavirus cases surge

Investors flock to gold and the US dollar after South Korea, Italy and Iran report a surge in new virus cases.

Asian stocks, currencies fall sharply as coronavirus cases surge