The Musudan rocket is understood to have a range of at least 1,864 miles, long enough to strike, among other targets, US military bases in Guam.  EPA/KCNA SOUTH KOREA OUT

The test launch by North Korea last Friday of a Musudan intercontinental-ballistic missile – albeit unsuccessful as it exploded a few seconds after li(...)

This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 20, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting landing and anti-landing exercises of the Korean People’s Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said. The operation comes amid heigh(...)

A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: AP

North Korea has fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea, days after leader Kim Jong Un ordered tests aimed at developing technology to bui(...)

South Korean Marines, wearing blue headbands on their helmets, and US Marines move together during the annual joint military exercise Key Resolve and Foal Eagle by South Korea and the United States in Pohang, South Korea on Monday. Photograph:  Kim Jun-bum/Yonhap via AP

South Korean and US troops began large-scale military exercises on Monday in an annual test of their defences against North Korea, which called the dr(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a  machine factory in Nampo city this week. Photograph: AFP Photo

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to adopt tougher sanctions against North Korea. The council adopted a draft resolution(...)

 US Lieutenant General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, deputy Commander of the US Forces Korea, speaks in front of a US F-16 fighter jet during a press briefing on the flight by a US B-52 Stratofortress over South Korea at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The United States deployed a B-52 bomber on a low-level flight over its ally South Korea on Sunday, in a show of force following North Korea’s nuclea(...)

North Koreans dance to celebrate an alleged ‘successful hydrogen bomb’ test  in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

South Korea’s loudspeaker broadcasts aimed at North Korea have pushed the rivals to the “brink of war,” a top North Korean official has told a propaga(...)

South Korean soldiers draw down a cover from loudspeakers, just south of the demilitarised zone separating North and South Korea, in Yeoncheon, South Korea. Photograph: Reuters

South Korea broadcasted a high-decibel propaganda barrage across its border with North Korea on Friday in retaliation for its nuclear test, while the(...)

Photograph released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows Kim Jong-Un signing a document for a hydrogen bomb test in Pyongyang. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

North Korea drew threats of further sanctions from the UN after claiming to have tested a nuclear bomb on Wednesday The underground explosion trigger(...)

Kim Jong Un, believed to be in his early 30s, focused on development of the economy during a New Year’s Day speech

North Korea may send a delegation to the World Economic Forum meeting in Switzerland for the first time in 18 years, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency (...)