A man watches a TV screen in Seoul, South Korea,  showing footage of a North Korean missile launch and the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un.  Photograph: Ahn Young-joon/AP

North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea next week as the détente between the two nations picks up pace. The talks – the firs(...)

Kim Jong-nam, son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, and his half-brother, current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Malaysian police have arrested a Vietnamese woman suspected of involvement in the assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader K(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his troops onto a war footing from 5 pm on Friday after Pyongyang issued an ultimatum to Seoul to halt anti-North propaganda broadcasts by Saturday afternoon or face military action. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his front-line military units to go on a “semi-war state” on Friday after South Korea said the two countries h(...)

A man watches a TV news program reporting that North Korean people’s armed forces minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire. Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP

The minister of the People’s Armed Forces in North Korea was recently executed as a “traitor” for showing disrespect for its top leader, Kim Jong Un, (...)

South Korean soldiers at a military checkpoint connecting South and North Korea at the Unification Bridge  in Paju, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea sentenced US citizen Kenneth Bae to 15 years’ hard labour today for committing crimes against the state - a move that will likely s(...)