Unidentified person crosses militarized border from South Korea to North Korea

An unidentified person crossed the heavily militarized border from South Korea into North Korea on Sunday. As per the South Korean military, the person was spotted at the eastern front of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at around 9:20 pm local time on Saturday, reported CNN. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said that the person was […]

US State Department ‘condemns’ North Korea’s missile launch

The US State Department on Monday (local time) condemned North Korea’s (DPRK) missile launch and called on both Pyongyang and Seoul to engage in a dialogue process amid escalating tension. “The United States condemns the DPRK’s missile launch. This launch is in violation of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions and poses a threat to the DPRK’s […]

North Korea nuclear activity ‘deeply troubling’: UN atomic agency

North Korea appears to have restarted the operation of its main nuclear reactor used to produce weapons fuels, the UN atomic agency said. The 5-megawatt reactor is widely believed to have produced plutonium for nuclear weapons and is at the heart of North Korea’s nuclear programme, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The UN atomic agency said it […]

North , South Korea agree to restore severed communication links

North and South Korea restored their cross-border communication lines that had been severed for over a year, the South Korean presidential office said on Tuesday. An official statement said that the two Koreas decided to resume their direct communication hotlines as of 10:00 am local time. This comes 13 months after North Korea cut off all communication lines with South […]

Kim Jong Un warns of ‘grave incident’ in North Korea’s fight against Covid-19

North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un has rebuked ruling party officials for failure in anti-epidemic work, which caused a ‘huge crisis’ in the country, according to the state media. However, health experts said information was too sketchy to draw any immediate conclusions about whether the coronavirus had entered the country. “By neglecting […]

Tokyo Olympics: IOC looking at redistributing slots held for North Korea

With the Tokyo Olympics round the corner, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is looking at redistributing the slots that were held for North Korea. An IOC official speaking at a press conference explained the need to finalize the allocation of slots to ensure fairness as there are athletes waiting for information about participating in the […]