Jeffrey Fowle is shown in a handout photograph released earlier this year. He was released by North Korea yesterday after being arrested in May for leaving a bible in a sailor’s club. Photograph: Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released one of three Americans detained in the country taking into consideration “repeated requests” from US preside(...)

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lost two ministers yesterday. And the opposition, scenting blood, is out for more heads. The resignations of trade a(...)

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(...)

 A photo released by the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of North Korea’s ruling Workers Party today shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) walking with a cane during his visit to the Wisong Scientists Residential District in Pyongyang. Photograph: EPA/Rodong Sinmun

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported today, ending a lengthy absence from p(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hasn’t been seen since he attended a concert on September 3rd. Photograph: EPA

The continued absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has prompted a rash of rumours about his plight, ranging from a broken ankle to gout to brai(...)

Kim Jong-un’s absence from a ceremony marking the anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea has sparked speculation about his whereabouts. Photograph: Reuters/North Korean News Agency

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill, a source with access to the(...)

Undated photograph made available by the North Korean News Agency KCNA  in July showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) accompanied by younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, (left) in Wonsan, Kangwon Province, North Korea.  Photograph: KCNA/EPA 1:51

Speculation about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is mounting after his name was missing from a list of dignitaries celebrating today’s (...)

Developer John Flynn: “[Nama is] an evil empire, a cancer on the economy and on the country.” Photograph: Collins

John Flynn, the developer who previously sued Nama under anti-Mafia laws in New York, is holding discussions about trying to end his legal war(...)

South Korean Navy soldiers during training near Taean, South Korea. File photograph: Song Kyeong-seok /EPA

A South Korean naval vessel fired a warning salvo at a North Korean patrol boat today near their disputed Yellow Sea border, the site of many deadly c(...)

 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(...)