South Korea

South Korea offers to facilitate future Kim-Trump talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is active in trying to facilitate Kim Jong Un's nuclear negotiations with the US.

Iran

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif resigns

A key player in the Iranian government for years, Javad Zarif announced he's stepping down as foreign minister.

Opinion

Vietnam summit: What does Kim want?

Kim Jong Un badly needs the sanctions on North Korea relaxed but in exchange he will have to make big concessions.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Russia

New Cuban Missile Crisis? Bring it on says Russia's Putin

Russian leader continues to issue warnings saying he doesn't want a missile crisis but ready to act if provoked by US.

New Cuban Missile Crisis? Bring it on says Russia's Putin

Russia

Putin warns US with new weapons aimed at Western cities

Moscow will retaliate in kind if US deploys new missiles in Europe, Russian president says as he addresses the nation.

Putin warns US with new missiles aimed at Western capitals

Nuclear weapons

Donald Trump rushing to sell Saudi Arabia nuclear technology

Experts worry tech transfer will allow Saudi Arabia to produce nuclear weapons, contributing to Middle East arms race.

North Korea

Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

A week before their second summit, an in-depth look at what has happened since Kim and Trump last came face-to-face.

Singapore to Hanoi: The winding road since first Trump-Kim summit

Talk to Al Jazeera

Javier Solana on possible arms race in Europe: 'I'm very worried'

What happens if US and Russia officially withdraw from a key nuclear treaty? Former NATO secretary-general discusses.

Talk to Al Jazeera

Kamal Kharazi: 'Iran has the right to develop its own armaments'

The former FM talks nuclear deal, unstable US relations and the GCC blockade and reflects on the Iranian revolution.

Iran

'Clear threats against Islamic Republic': Iran rejects EU remarks

Iran's foreign ministry dismisses EU's condemnation of its missile programme, regional influence and internal policy.

'Clear threats against Islamic Republic': Iran rejects EU remarks

Kim Jong Un

UN says North Korea trying to protect nuclear, missile capability

Confidential report to UN Security Council says North's nuclear programmes continue and sanctions are 'ineffective'.

UN says North Korea trying to protect nuclear, missile capability

US & Canada

'Huge mistake': Fears of arms race as US, Russia suspend INF pact

Analysts say demise of arms control treaty offers US little strategic benefit, pushes world 'closer to a nuclear war'.

'Huge mistake': Fears of arms race as US, Russia suspend INF pact

United States

US suspends compliance with INF Treaty, may withdraw in 6 months

Pompeo, accusing Russia of violating the treaty, says US will suspend its obligations under the INF on Saturday.

Nuclear weapons

'Quid pro quo': Russia suspends INF Treaty after US move

Vladimir Putin says Russia will abandon key nuclear arms treaty in a mirror response to US decision.

Russia

US leaving INF Treaty to get out of its obligations: Russia

Washington's exit from the Cold War-era treaty not a question of 'Russia's guilt', Russian foreign ministry says.

US leaving INF Treaty to get out of its obligations: Russia