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

Asia Pacific

South Korea: 600,000 students to sit for college entrance exam

In South Korea, fewer students are opting to take the 'Suneung' college entrance exam, favouring a new system that has a variety of sources instead of a single exam.

Asia Pacific

UN: N Korea violated armistice while chasing defector

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea last week by running across the border in the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom. He was chased and shot at by North Korean forces, but survived and is now being treated in South Korea.

South Korea

Suneung: How an exam brings South Korea to a halt

Performing well in the annual exam is every high-school student's aim in South Korea. But success does not come easy.

Asia Pacific

South Korea marks unhappy anniversary of Asia's financial crisis

When South Korea's economy was facing ruin two decades ago, the government was rescued by the International Monetary Fund in a multi-billion dollar bailout.

Religion

The Muslims of South Korea

The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

The Muslims of South Korea

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'

North Korea

North Korean soldier shot by comrades while defecting

South Korean troops find wounded North Korean on their side of the heavily fortified demilitarised zone.

North Korean soldier shot by comrades while defecting

Nuclear weapons

US-S Korea launch major war drills as N Korea looks on

'Unprecedented show of force' aims to warn North Korea against launching any attack on the US or its allies.

US-S Korea launch major war drills as N Korea looks on

Asia Pacific

Trump: North Korea 'ruled as a cult'

He referred to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un as "Little Rocket Man" and said it was a country "ruled as a cult", where people still die of hunger and are tortured in labour camps.

Fog keeps Trump from DMZ between Koreas

Asia Pacific

Trump urges North Korea to ‘come to the negotiating table’

US president Donald Trump says his country and its allies are prepared to use military action against North Korea. But says he is open to negotiations to end Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme.

Nuclear weapons

Trump invites N Korea to 'come to the table' for talks

In unusually conciliatory comments, US president urges Pyongyang's leaders to 'make a deal' on abandoning its nukes.

Trump: North Korea must 'come to the table' for talks