Cho Hyun-ah is surrounded by the media as she leaves for a detention facility after a court ordered her to be detained last month, at the Seoul Western District Prosecutor’s office. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

A flight attendant who was harassed by a former Korean Air Lines vice president in what became known as the nut rage case has filed a civil lawsuit ag(...)

Cho Hyun-Ah,  eldest daughter of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-Ho and former vice-president of the airline, appears for questioning at a public prosecutor’s office in Seoul, South Korea, on  December 17th last. File photograph: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

A South Korean court on Tuesday ordered that a former Korean Air Lines executive be detained for delaying a flight following an outburst over the way(...)

Korean Air apologised for Friday’s incident at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport in which Heather Cho, a vice president of the airline, took issue with a crew member for serving nuts in a bag and not on a plate. File photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Korean Air has apologised for inconveniencing passengers after the daughter of its chairman ordered a crew member off a flight for serving bagged nut(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang yesterday. Kim, shown using a cane for support, re-appeared in state media on Tuesday after a lengthy public absence that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive, nuclear-capable country. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters

The first military talks between North and South Korea in more than three years have ended in stalemate, with the rivals failing to narrow their diffe(...)

 North Korea’s National Defense Commission vice chairman Hwang Pyong So, North Korea’s ruling Workers Party secretaries Choe Ryong-Hae, a secretary of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Kim Yang-Gon and South Korean unification minister Ryoo Kihl-Jae attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Stadium today. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea sent its highest level delegation to South Korea today and the two sides agreed to reopen dialogue amid a flurry of diplomatic activity wh(...)

Qatar’s  basketball team leaves the court after forfeiting their women’s basketball game against Mongolia. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Min/Sports Chosun/Reuters

Qatar pulled out of the women’s basketball competition at the Asian Games yesterday after refusing to abide by international regulations preventing(...)

Family members of passengers on   the sunken Sewol ferry struggle with a security officer  at the  trial of  ferry crew members at Gwangju District Court, Gwangju, South Korea, today. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/Reuters

Fifteen crew of a South Korean ferry that sank in April killing more than 300 people, mostly children, went on trial today on charges ranging from neg(...)

 A South Korean woman casts her vote at a polling station in Seoul today. A total of 3,952 officials, including 17 metropolitan mayors and provincial governors will be chosen in the first nationwide elections in two years. Photograph: Jeo Heon-Kyun/EPA.

South Koreans voted today in regional and mayoral elections seen as a referendum on embattled president Park Geun-hye and her government’s handling of(...)

The captain and three senior crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 280 passengers, many of them school children, were indicted for homicide today, a senior prosecutor said. Photograph: JEON HEON-KYUN/EPA

The captain and three senior crew members of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 280 passengers, many of them school childr(...)

9: South Koreans pay a tribute at a group memorial altar for victims of the sunken ferry Sewol at the Hwarang Recreation Park today  in Ansan, South Korea. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

South Korean president Park Geun-hye apologised today to families of the 302 victims who died when a ferry capsized and pledged to revamp safe(...)