South Korea bans launch of propaganda leaflets into North Korea

South Korea on Monday banned the launching of propaganda leaflets into North Korea, drawing the criticism of rights activists and defiance from a prominent North Korean defector who said he would not stop sending messages to his homeland. Defectors and other campaigners in South Korea have for decades sent anti-North Korean leaflets over the tightly… Read More South Korea bans launch of propaganda leaflets into North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un offers apology for killing of South Korean man

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologised on Friday for the shooting death of a South Korean man to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the South’s national security adviser said, as public and political outrage over the killing grew. The apology came in a letter from the North’s United Front Department, which handles… Read More North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un offers apology for killing of South Korean man

North Korean troops shoot dead South Korean man, burn body

North Korean troops shot dead a South Korean fisheries official who went missing earlier this week, before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire in what was likely an effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, South Korea’s military said on Thursday. South Korea’s military said evidence suggested the man was attempting to… Read More North Korean troops shoot dead South Korean man, burn body

North Korea gears to send propaganda leaflets into South Korea amid tensions

North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean defectors and South Korea, its state media said on Saturday, the latest retaliation for leaflets from the South as bilateral tensions rise. Enraged North Korean people across the country “are actively pushing forward with the preparations for launching a… Read More North Korea gears to send propaganda leaflets into South Korea amid tensions

North Korea says it will shut down all communication lines with South Korea

North Korea said on Tuesday it will sever hotlines with South Korea as the first step toward shutting down all contact with Seoul, state news agency KCNA reported. For several days, North Korea has lashed out at South Korea, threatening to close an inter-Korean liaison office and other projects if the South does not stop… Read More North Korea says it will shut down all communication lines with South Korea

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