Kim Jong-un  inspects a newly built terminal of Pyongyang International Airport. Photograph: Rodong Sinmun/EPA

Designer shirts, duty free watches and cosmetics, and chocolate fondue will soon await visitors to North Korea, according to photos of Pyongyang’s new(...)

Japanese tenor  Tatsuya Higuchi and South Korean soprano  Sumi Jo perform as part of a gala concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of Japan and South Korea’s resumption of normal ties,  in Tokyo on June 22nd. Photograph: Reuters/Shizuo Kambayashi/Pool

South Korea and Japan marked the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties on Monday with a push to mend relations strained by feuds over the legacy of Japa(...)

 A parched and cracked rice paddy in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea. North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition. Photograph: EPA/Yonhap South Korea

North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the Unit(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un using binoculars to watch a test-firing drill of a new type of anti-ship rocket. A  North Korean soldier has defected to South Korea by walking across the DMZ. Photograph: Rodong Sinmun/EPA

A teenaged North Korean soldier walked across the world’s most heavily militarised border in a bid to defect to South Korea, South Korean defence mini(...)

‘Some might say there are other organisations which could more appropriately have been scrutinised for evidence of crimes touching directly on US interests. Banks, for example. HSBC, for instance.’ Above, Fifa officials are escorted out behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities  in Zurich  last week.  Photograph: Pascal Mora/The New York Times 1:31

What business is it of the FBI that Fifa officials may have been involved in skulduggery in Switzerland? Whence comes US attorney general Loretta Lync(...)

China’s commerce minister Gao Hucheng (right) shakes hands with South Korea’s trade, industry and energy minister Yoon Sang-Jick during their meeting on a bilateral free trade agreement recently. Photograph: Reuters/Yang Dong-uk

In a landmark deal between Asia’s largest and fourth largest economies, China and South Korea have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) under which mor(...)

I have just arrived in South Korea’s capital and the scale of the city from the luxurious Park Hyatt is truly electrifying, banishing any jet l(...)

The government released a photograph of a missile being fired from a tube mounted on what appeared to be a vehicle, suggesting that the model tested was a prototype for a mobile missile system. Photograph: South Korea defence ministry/YONHAP/AFP/Getty Images

South Korea successfully test-fired its first ballistic missile with a range far enough to hit any part of North Korea, the country’s defence ministry(...)

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea this week to visit an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyongyang retracted its earlier approval, calling the decision “deeply regrettable”.  Photograph: EPA

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday his plan to go to North Korea this week to visit an industrial complex had been scrapped after Pyon(...)

Migrant Rohingya children from Burma rest with their family at the confinement area in the fishing port of Kuala Langsa in Indonesia where hundreds of migrants from Burma and Bangladesh are taking temporary shelter after they were rescued by Indonesian fishermen. Photograph: Romeo Gacadromeo/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia urged Burma (Myanmar) on Sunday to halt the exodus from its shores as concern grew for uncounted migrants adrift in rickety boats around the (...)