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 Korean People’s Army soldiers take part in a rally at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to swear allegiance to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the second anniversary of the death of his father and former leader Kim Jong Il. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s execution of his uncle and de facto deputy raises the risk of “reckless provocations” from the north, South Korean p(...)

South Korea’s defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok leaves after a briefing at the ministry. South Korea voted against Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle in its 8.3 trillion won ($7.7 billion) tender. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

South Korea said it would hold a new tender for 60 fighter jets after rejecting Boeing’s bid for the 8.3 trillion won ($7.7 billion) contract over con(...)

Japan Self-Defence Forces soldiers refuel a unit of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missiles at the Defence Ministry in Tokyo today. Japan has also deployed Aegis radar-equipped destroyers carrying Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors in response to North Korea's threats, according to its government. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

South Koreans braced for the "very high" chance of a North Korean missile test as soon as today as a top American military commander said the t(...)

A North Korean soldier washes his socks as his comrade washes his hands at the banks of Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong

North Korea has recalled its workers from the Kaesong industrial park, ending its last remaining co-operative project with South Korea and prom(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un holds up a pistol as he supervises  North Korea People's Army firing drills, in this still image taken from video footage released yesterday by the North's state-run television KRT. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea has advised embassies to consider moving staff out of the country and warned it cannot guarantee the safety of diplomats after Apri(...)