Seoul urges China, Russia to prevent North Korean nuke test

SEOUL: The top South Korean official said Monday that North Korea is increasingly targeting the South with its nuclear arms programme, and urged China and Russia to persuade the North not to conduct a widely expected nuclear test. Unification Minster Kwon Youngse’s comments came after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un re-emphasised his nuclear ambitions … Read more

Explainer: Is North Korea moving nukes to its border?

SEOUL, South Korea: Is North Korea preparing to deploy tactical nuclear weapons along its tense border with rival South Korea, which is only a short drive from the 26 million people living around Seoul, its capital? That’s how it looks to many experts paying close attention to a high-profile North Korean military meeting this week. … Read more

Kim, N Korea military approve plans to strengthen ‘war deterrent’ | Nuclear Weapons News

Analysts say North Koreans could indicate plans to deploy tactical nuclear weapons to front lines. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered a strengthening of the country’s defense capabilities at a key meeting where top military officials adopted an “important” action plan for front-line troops. The decisions, reported by state media on Friday, have … Read more

North Korea approves new front-line army duties amid tensions

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doubled-down on his nuclear arms buildup to overwhelm “hostile forces” at a key meeting where military leaders approved unspecified new operational duties for front-line army units. Members of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Military Commission decided to supplement an “important military action plan” on the duties of front-line … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong Un convenes military meeting amid tensions | Military News

Kim meets top military officials to review defense work and confirm ‘crucial and urgent tasks’ to expand military capabilities, state media says. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has opened a meeting of senior military officials to discuss national defense policies and a continuing arms buildup following a series of ballistic missile tests this year … Read more

‘It always wins’: North Korea may declare Covid-19 victory

Members of the North Korean army supply medicines to residents at a pharmacy, amid growing fears over the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Pyongyang, North Korea (File photo) SEOUL: It’s only been a month since North Korea reported having a Covid-19 outbreak, after steadfastly denying any cases for more than two years. But … Read more

”It always wins”: North Korea may declare Covid-19 victory

SEOUL: It’s only been a month since North Korea acknowledged having a Covid-19 outbreak, after steadfastly denying any cases for more than two years. But already it may be preparing to declare victory. According to state media, North Korea has avoided the mass deaths many expected in a nation with one of the world’s worst … Read more

North Korea reports 18,820 more ‘fever’ cases amid COVID outbreak | Coronavirus pandemic News

Declining case numbers come as experts have expressed doubt the N Korea has been able to bring the outbreak under control. North Korea recorded 18,820 more cases of fever and no new deaths amid its first official COVID-19 outbreak, state media said on Monday, the authorities continue to insist infections in the impoverished country are … Read more

North Korea Deploys Medical Crews As Hundreds Ill With Intestinal Disease

South Korean officials say it may be cholera or typhoid. (Representational) SEOUL: North Korea has dispatched medical crews and epidemiological investigators to a province battling the outbreak of an intestinal disease, state media reported on Sunday. At least 800 families suffering from what North Korea has only called an “acute enteric epidemic” have received aid … Read more

N Korea says fighting unnamed gastrointestinal disease outbreak | News

Outbreak in an agricultural area comes as impoverished country battles COVID-19 and food shortages. North Korea has reported an outbreak of an unidentified gastrointestinal disease in the country’s southwest as it continues to battle a wave of COVID-19 that has further strained its already creaky health system. The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said an … Read more