People watch a TV at the Seoul Railway Station in South Korea showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch.  The unidentified type of missiles were fired from central inland areas of the North on Wednesday afternoon. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Kim Jong-un is increasing the frequency of smaller-scale weapons provocations as the North Korean dictator upgrades his nuclear and chemical weapons a(...)

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un: Yongbyon, the country’s  main nuclear complex, was the critical bargaining chip offered in exchange for sanctions relief from Donald Trump. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has warned that North Korea appears to have restarted a critical reactor at its biggest nuclear materials complex, raising a(...)

Television screens show file footage of North Korea’s missile test. Photograph: Jung Yeon-je/AFP via Getty

North Korea has conducted its second significant weapons test in the past week, raising one of the first big foreign policy challenges for President J(...)

Kim Yo-jong: In North Korea, future top leaders must build credentials as someone who can stand up against South Korea and the United States.  Photograph: Jorge Silva/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

When North Korea decided to join the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and kick off a giddy period of rapprochement on the peninsula, its charm offe(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a ceremony to mark the opening  of a factory in Sunchon on May 1st. Photograph: KCNA/EPA

South Korea’s top spy doubts that Kim Jong-un had heart surgery, in the latest comments from Seoul pouring cold water on international speculation ove(...)

Mike Pompeo: ‘We think [the shots] were accidental. South Korea did exchange fire. As far as we can tell there was no loss of life.’ Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Troops exchanged gunfire in a rare skirmish inside the demilitarised zone dividing the Korean peninsula just hours after Pyongyang released images of (...)

A man watches a television news broadcast showing file footage of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast, South Korea’s military has said. Seoul’s joint chiefs of staff said the three lau(...)

A man watches a news report on the  firing of two unidentified projectiles, in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Heo Ran/Reuters

North Korea launched two short-range projectiles off its east coast on Monday in the country’s first weapons test in three months, the South Korean mi(...)

South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, at a  National Security Council meeting in Seoul on Thursday. Photograph: South Korean presidential Blue House via Getty Images

South Korea has scrapped a military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan, citing a “grave change” in security conditions after Tokyo placed export res(...)