North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles

North Korea fired two projectiles that appeared to be short-range ballistic missiles on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, calling the action “highly inappropriate” given the global coronavirus pandemic. The suspected missiles were fired around 6:45-50 a.m. KST into the sea off the east coast of the Korean peninsula from around Sonchon, North Pyongan province, South… Read More North Korea fires short-range ballistic missiles

North Korea replaces foreign minister Ri Yong Ho

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho has been replaced, Seoul-based NK News reported on Saturday. The usually well-informed outlet, citing multiple unnamed sources in Pyongyang, said Ri would be replaced by Ri Son Gwon, the former chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC), who played a prominent role in… Read More North Korea replaces foreign minister Ri Yong Ho

North Korea conducts test at satellite launch site

North Korea said it had successfully conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday. The test was conducted at the Sohae satellite launch site, KCNA said, citing a spokesman for North Korea’s Academy of Defence Science, without specifying… Read More North Korea conducts test at satellite launch site

Hackers steal information of almost 1000 North Korean defectors

The personal information of nearly 1,000 North Koreans who defected to South Korea has been leaked after unknown hackers got access to a resettlement agency’s database, the South Korean Unification Ministry said on Friday. The ministry said it discovered last week that the names, birth dates and addresses of 997 defectors had been stolen through… Read More Hackers steal information of almost 1000 North Korean defectors

North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

A North Korean soldier defected to South Korea on Saturday, the South Korean military said, but there were no unusual movements by North Korea’s military in response. The North Korean soldier was spotted moving toward South Korea, and then crossed over a military demarcation line separating the two sides, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff… Read More North Korean soldier defects to South Korea

North and South Korea, UN to remove firearms, guard posts at border

North and South Korea and the U.N. Command agreed on Monday to withdraw firearms and guard posts in the demilitarized zone village of Panmunjom this week, Seoul’s defense ministry said, the latest move in a fast-improving relationship. The three sides held their second round of talks at Panmunjom to discuss ways to demilitarize the border… Read More North and South Korea, UN to remove firearms, guard posts at border

North Korea, South Korea to hold inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

North and South Korea agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang in September, the South’s Unification Ministry said on Monday. North and South Korean officials held high-level negotiations at the border truce village of Panmunjom on Monday to discuss the summit. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met… Read More North Korea, South Korea to hold inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

North Korea releases South Korean man detained for illegally crossing border

​North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South’s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday. The prisoner was a 34-year-old man surnamed Seo who was detained after illegally entering North Korea last month, the ministry said. South Korean officials have pressed for the return of six… Read More North Korea releases South Korean man detained for illegally crossing border