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Replicas of a North Korean Scud-B missile (C) and South Korea’s Hawk missiles (R) are displayed at the Korean War Memorial in Seoul on August 16, 2019. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea launched at least two projectiles into the sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, shortly after Pyongyang described South Korea’s pre(...)

Instead of sending signals of support to the pro-democracy activists who have taken to the city’s streets in defiance of the Beijing-backed leadership,  Donald Trump has dismissed the demonstrations as ‘riots’ while sticking closely to Communist Party talking points by stating that the issue was one ‘between Hong Kong and China’. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

After a tumultuous few weeks, Asia seems to be on the brink of multiple crises at once. India’s suspension of Kashmir’s autonomous status, continuing (...)

Six weeks on from the symbolic apogee of the current rapprochement between the leaders of North Korea and the United States, when Donald Trump crossed(...)

A handout photograph from the Sigley family showing Alek Sigley, who is one of only a handful of Western students who studies Korean literature at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, North Korea.

An Australian student has been released after a week in detention in North Korea and is “safe and well”, Australia’s prime minister has said. Swedish(...)

If his meeting with Kim Jong-un on Sunday underlined Donald Trump’s mastery of reality television, it also highlighted his shortcomings as a strategist. Photograph: KCNA via Reuters

It was a classic piece of Trumpian stagecraft. The US president fires off a tweet inviting the North Korean dictator to drop by and “say hello” at the(...)

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un standing on North Korean soil  in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Panmunjom, Korea. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean state media celebrated Kim Jong-un’s latest meeting with Donald Trump, underlining concerns that the US president has helped burnish the (...)

US president Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque

Donald Trump has become the first sitting US president to visit North Korea after crossing from the demilitarised zone that divides the Korean Peninsu(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un welcoming Chinese president Xi Jinping at Pyongyang airport this week. Photograph:  KCNA via Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping has promised to play an active role in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and offered to help with “security an(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping (second left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right)  with their entourages during a meeting in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang. Photograph: CCTV/AFP/Getty Images

The world hopes North Korea and the US can talk to each other and for those talks to be successful, Chinese president Xi Jinping told North Korean le(...)

Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who was killed at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi, Wong Maye-E/AP

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, had been an informant for the US Central Intell(...)

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