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Iran parliament passes counter-terror finance bill

AFP | Iran's parliament on Sunday approved a bill to counter terrorist financing that was strongly opposed by conservatives but seen as vital to salvaging...

North Korea holds 70th anniversary parade, without ICBMs

AFP | North Korea refrained from displaying its intercontinental missiles in a massive military parade through Pyongyang celebrating its 70th birthday Sunday -- a conspicuous...

Trump spooked Pentagon with almost-sent tweet on N.Korea: Woodward

AFP | US President Donald Trump spooked the Pentagon leadership with a tweet that -- had it been sent -- North Korea would have read...

Trump threatens Turkey with sanctions: Moscow hopes he is serious!

M K Bhadrakumar | The frequency with which US President Donald Trump holds out threats to other countries is such that he is no longer...

Japan to spend $4.2 bn over 30 years on missile defence...

AFP | Japan said Monday it would spend some $4.2 billion over the next 30 years on installing and operating US radar systems to protect...

North Korea begins dismantling rocket test site

AFP | North Korea has started dismantling some facilities at its main satellite launch station, seen as the testing ground for its intercontinental ballistic missiles,...

North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons

Jacob G Hornberger | With North Korea accusing Secretary of State (and former CIA Director) Mike Pompeo of engaging in a “unilateral and gangster-like demand...

Did N. Korea’s Kim put potatoes over Pompeo?

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have been too busy visiting a potato farm to meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...

N. Korea talks sidelining human rights: UN rapporteur

AFP | The North Korean talks process with the US and the South is sidelining the human rights of Pyongyang's oppressed citizens, the UN's top...

Pompeo in Pyongyang to seek concrete nuclear commitments

News Desk | Washington's top diplomat engaged in an intense day of negotiations with his North Korean counterpart Saturday as he strove to nail down...

Pompeo sets off for North Korea nuclear talks

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo left Washington on Thursday bound for Pyongyang and his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un...

US envoy Pompeo to return to North Korea this week

AFP | US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo heads back to North Korea this week to flesh out the bare bones nuclear agreement between President...

North Korea secretly pursuing nuclear weapons: reports surface

AFP | Reports that North Korea intends to secretly maintain some of its nuclear stockpile and production facilities raised questions Sunday about President Donald Trump's...

US-Japan alliance ‘cornerstone’ of regional stability: Mattis

News Desk | The US-Japan alliance is vital to peace in Asia and Washington remains committed to the partnership as it pursues diplomacy with North...

Trump-Kim Summit: History made as both leader convened in Singapore

News Analysis | After a year of threats, name calling and hostile statements, Donald Trump and Kim Jong unmade history by being the first sitting...

Warm words from North Korea on Cold War frontier

AFP | On the world's last Cold War frontier, where troops have long faced off at the truce village that divides the two Koreas, propaganda...

N. Korea media herald Kim’s Singapore stroll

AFP | North Korea's state media lauded Singapore Tuesday as they highlighted Kim Jong Un's visit to some of its top tourist attractions. A few hours...

Who’s getting this? North Korea’s summit bill

AFP | North Korea has a habit of making others pick up its overseas travel tabs, and experts say either Singapore or South Korea is...

China’s ZTE vows to clean up its act following US deal

AFP | China's ZTE has pledged to dish out internal punishments and address flaws in its corporate culture after Washington and Beijing reached a deal...

China’s gateway to N. Korea pins hopes on Kim-Trump summit

AFP | After a sanctions-driven hiatus, dozens of North Korean women are again cutting cloth, pedalling sewing machines and manning production lines at a garment...

N. Korea’s Kim turns from threats to hugs in diplomatic drive

AFP | From threats of war to brotherly hugs, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has emerged as a skilled diplomat with the unexpected assistance...

First Trump-Kim meeting scheduled for June 12

AFP | The White House said on Monday that the first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take...

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in Pyongyang: KCNA

AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang Thursday, North Korea's state media said, ahead of a landmark summit between Donald Trump and...

Japan weighs minister-level talks with North Korea: reports

AFP | Japan is weighing high-level, direct talks with North Korea, potentially an August meeting between the two countries' foreign ministers, local media said Wednesday. The...

Trump, Abe say ‘imperative’ to dismantle N. Korean weapons

AFP | President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday that it is "imperative" to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons and...

Korean War hero doubtful of Trump-Kim peace prospects

AFP | As a decorated war hero who once took out three machine gun nests with nothing but grenades, Choi Deuk-soo knows first hand what...

Trump and Kim raise summit hopes after days of brinkmanship

AFP | Plans for a landmark summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un are moving "very nicely", US President Donald Trump said Sunday, as the...

Kim and Moon’s surprise meet up breathes air into dying Singapore...

News Analysis | Without any prior announcement or planning, leaders of both Koreas Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, met in the demilitarized zone to...

White House has deal to lift sanctions on China’s ZTE

AFP | US President Donald Trump said Friday he had reached a deal to keep Chinese telecoms giant ZTE running, rolling back some penalties in...

South Korea welcomes prospect of ‘reignited’ US-North Korea talks

AFP | South Korea on Saturday welcomed the renewed prospect of a summit between the United States and North Korea after President Trump cancelled talks...

North Korea summit could still happen: Trump

AFP | One day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea, US President Donald Trump said Friday the meeting with...

The rising tensions between China, US

AFP | President Donald Trump has often bragged of his friendship with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, but recent events point to growing stresses between...

Summit off but Trump-Kim-Moon coin still available

AFP | US President Donald Trump may have called off his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un but you can still order the commemorative...

North Korea still open to US talks despite Trump summit cancellation

AFP | North Korea said Friday it was still willing to talk to the United States after President Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a summit between the...

The nuclear test site North Korea plans to destroy

AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to dismantle his country's only known nuclear test site has shone the spotlight on the secretive...

Trump skeptical about his meeting with Kim Jong Un

News Analysis | Last week, the United States and South Korea were flabbergasted over North Korea’s sudden change of attitude over joint military drills between...

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