North Korea

South Korean conservative protesters burn a effigy of a North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and North Korean flag during an anti-North Korea rally on June 12, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea.  (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

US Urging North Korea To Release Detained American

The U.S. is urging North Korea to release an 85-year-old American who’s been detained for more than a month.

11/30/2013

The effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is seen during an anti-North rally.  (credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

NKorea Says Detained American Tourist Apologizes

North Korea state media say an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for “hostile acts” against the state during a recent trip.

11/29/2013

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives at an event. (credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Executes 80 People For Watching Movies, Possessing Bibles

North Korea reportedly executed up to 80 people this month for watching movies, distributing pornography and even carrying bibles.

11/12/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu uses a diagram of a bomb to describe Iran's nuclear program while delivering his address to the 67th United Nations General Assembly meeting on Sept. 27, 2012 at the United Nations in New York. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Warns Nuclear Weapons Could Fall Into Wrong Hands

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that nuclear weapons could fall into the wrong hands of a “murderous” regime if the international community lifts sanctions on Iran without ensuring the guaranteed end to uranium enrichment.

10/10/2013

South Korea's military needs to improve its missile defense and cyber capabilities to better defend against persistent threats from Pyongyang, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea said Tuesday. ((Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

US Worried About North Korea’s Cyber, Missile Threats

South Korea’s military needs to improve its missile defense and cyber capabilities to better defend against persistent threats from Pyongyang, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea said Tuesday.

10/01/2013

Two American experts have gathered evidence that suggests North Korea scientists have developed the ability to produce their own sophisticated components for nuclear weapons.  (KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Learning To Create Own Crucial Nuclear Parts

Two American experts have gathered evidence that suggests North Korea scientists have developed the ability to produce their own sophisticated components for nuclear weapons.

09/24/2013

A passerby watches a local television broadcast in Seoul on May 2, 2013 showing a report and picture of Kenneth Bae (L), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea. North Korea said on May 2 it had sentenced a Korean-American tour operator to 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts', stoking tensions with the United States, which had pleaded for his release. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NKorea Withdraws Invite For US Envoy

North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday, abruptly dimming hopes for improved relations already strained by the North’s nuclear program.

08/30/2013

Passersby watch a local television broadcast in Seoul on May 2, 2013 showing a report and picture of Kenneth Bae (R), a Korean-American tour operator detained in North Korea, against the background of a North Korean flag painted on the wall of a building in Pyongyang. North Korea said on May 2 it had sentenced a Korean-American tour operator to 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts', stoking tensions with the United States, which had pleaded for his release. AFP PHOTO / KIM JAE-HWAN (Photo credit should read KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Envoy To Seek Release Of American Held In NKorea

A senior U.S. envoy will travel to North Korea this week to seek the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country, the State Department said Tuesday.

08/27/2013

A video grab taken from North Korean TV shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (credit: NORTH KOREAN TV/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Will ‘Consider Options’ to Engage North Korea on Detained American

The U.S. has signaled a willingness to engage North Korea to secure the release of an American sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in the authoritarian country.

08/14/2013

A U.S.-based institute tracking North Korea's nuclear weapons program says recent satellite photos show the country is doubling the size of its uranium enrichment plant. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

U.S. Institute: Satellites Show North Korea Doubling Size of Nuclear Plant

A U.S.-based institute tracking North Korea’s nuclear weapons program says recent satellite photos show the country is doubling the size of its uranium enrichment plant.

08/07/2013

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