North Korea today said it will escalate production of nuclear weapons material, including restarting a long-shuttered plutonium reactor, in what outsiders see as Pyongyang's latest attempt to extract US concessions by raising fears of war.
Investigators have yet to pinpoint the culprit behind a synchronized cyberattack in South Korea last week
North Korea took its first official swipe at South Korea's new president today, employing a well-known sexist phrase to paint Park Geun-Hye as overbearing and manipulative.
Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed was freed on Wednesday after his overnight detention sparked anti-government protests that led to the arrest of over 80 opposition activists, police said. HT reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has overseen a military drill, state media said Saturday, his third such inspection in as many days as tensions run high following Pyongyang's third nuclear test.
Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from “The Simpsons” television cartoon as banned items in the conservative Muslim nation.
When Kim Jong-Un came to power in North Korea in late 2011, some saw a young, untested leader destined for failure, while others detected a glimmer of reformist hope in the Swiss-educated heir to the ruling Kim dynasty.
North Korea said its nuclear test Tuesday was only a "first" step and warned of stronger action if it was faced with tougher sanctions as a result.
North Korea conducted a nuclear test today, South Korea's defence ministry said, after seismic activity measuring 4.9 magnitude was registered by the US Geological Survey.
North Korea's powerful politburo has vowed to continue firing "powerful long-range rockets," but a statement made no mention of Pyongyang's promise to conduct a nuclear test.
North Korea appeared to have carried out a threatened nuclear test on Tuesday, with international monitoring agencies reporting a seismic event near the site of Pyongyang's nuclear test site.
The US Geological Survey has detected a magnitude 4.9 earthquake in North Korea. It isn't immediately clear whether North Korea has conducted its widely anticipated third nuclear test.
Scientists in Japan said Tuesday the earth tremor measured in the northest of the Korean peninsula was "different from a normal earthquake", reports said.
Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf militants clashed fiercely with a larger rebel group they had long coexisted with, leaving at least 21 combatants dead in the southern Philippines, police said today.
Finance minister P Chidambaram Wednesday hoped that parliament would by the end of this year approve the constitutional amendment needed to introduce the goods and services tax (GST) regime.