korean people

Kim Jong-un signs order of battle


August 27th, 2012 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has signed an order of battle to counter possible attacks by South Korea and the US, state-run news agency KCNA reported.During ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pyongyang condemns South Korea-US military drill


August 19th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) North Korea Sunday condemned the upcoming South Korea-US annual joint military exercises, and termed it an "unpardonable military provocation and a declaration of an all-out war" ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kim Jong-un inspects artillery unit before South Korea-US drill


August 18th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Saturday inspected a frontline artillery unit ahead of a planned South Korea-US annual joint military exercise, state media reported.During his visit ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea’s Kim Jong-un promoted to top military rank


July 18th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been accorded the title of Marshal of the Korean People's Army, the country's top-most military rank, state-run news agency ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

North Korea marks army’s 80th anniversary


April 25th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 25 (IANS) North Korea Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA), Xinhua reported.Ri Yong-ho, chief of the KPA General Staff, said ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

North Korea threatens South Korean president


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang , April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch "special operations" against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.A special mission team of the Korean ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kim Jong-un elected chairman of National Defence Commission


April 13th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 13 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was Friday elected the first chairman of the National Defence Commission, on the same day a satellite launched by the country ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pyongyang protests US-South Korea military drill


March 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 4 (IANS) Pyongyang Sunday protested against the ongoing joint US-South Korean military exercise in South Korea.South Korea and the US launched a two-month joint military exercise, code-named Foal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea warns Seoul over military drill


February 19th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Feb 19 (IANS) North Korea has warned Seoul on its naval drill beginning Monday, terming it a premeditated military provocation", Xinhua reported.The South Korean military will stage a naval ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Kim Jong-un declared North Korea’s supreme military commander


December 31st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kim Jong-un, the son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, has been officially declared the supreme commander of the armed forces, South Korea's Yonhap ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

PM condoles North Korean leader’s death


December 21st, 2011 - 1:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday condoled the death of North Korea's top leader Kim Jong Il Saturday, and expressed his sorrow to his family."Prime ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US offers flood aid to North Korea


August 19th, 2011 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The US has offered $90 million in emergency flood aid to North Korea, the State Department said.The aid comes in response to humanitarian needs arising from ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Lee’s praise for navy’s strike against Somali pirates ‘veiled threat to Pyongyang’: Expert


January 22nd, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 22 (ANI): South Korean President Lee Myung-bak's national television appearance praising the navy for rescuing the crewmen of Seoul's cargo ship in the Arabian Sea from Somalia pirates, is seen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Analysts doubtful about North Korea’s “unconditional and early talks” proposal


January 9th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Jan 9 (ANI): North Korea's call for "unconditional and early talks" is creating confusion among many observers. While some analysts see it as Pyongyang's attempt at reconciliation, others believe it is ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea to conduct nuclear test in 2011?


December 25th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) North Korea could conduct another nuclear test next year in the aftermath of the fresh military drills carried out by the South, which has raised tension on the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea says South’s “childish play with fire not worth responding to”


December 21st, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Pyongyang (North Korea), Dec 21(ANI): North Korea has said that it "was not worth reacting" to the latest "military provocation" by South Korea.Air raid bunkers in Yeonpyeong shook during the live-fire ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Succession crisis in North Korea unlikely: Experts


September 14th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.14 (ANI): Leading Korean Peninsula experts have ruled out the possibility of a "succession crisis" in North Korea.During a session open to international media on what if there is a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

N. Korea threatens “physical counter-attack” against S. Korea’s naval drill


August 3rd, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, August 3 (ANI): North Korea has threatened to launch a "physical counter-attack" against a South Korean naval exercise set to start on Thursday, this week in the Yellow Sea, according to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Clinton announces new sanctions against Pyongyang


July 21st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 21 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday announced new sanctions against North Korea. The measures, which follow the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on the communist North, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

DPRK warns blowing up South’s propaganda tools, turning Seoul into ’sea of flames’


June 12th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jun 12 (ANI): North Korea's military has warned on Saturday that it will "blow up" South Korea's loudspeakers and other propaganda tools.The DPRK military "would blow up with sighting shots ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea threatens to destroy South’s ‘propaganda’ loudspeakers


June 12th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 12 (DPA) North Korea Saturday said it would destroy loudspeakers spreading South Korean propaganda and threatened to turn the capital Seoul into a "sea of flame", a media report said. Earlier ... Read more...

Posted in World |

South Korea looks forward to hosting second Nuclear Security Summit in 2012


April 14th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 13 (ANI): South Korea will host the next Nuclear Security Summit in 2012.Speaking at the opening plenary session of the nuclear security summit, Obama said: "I am so pleased ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea plans release of US missionary from detention


February 5th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 5 (DPA) North Korea plans to release a US missionary who has been detained since December after illegally crossing the border from China, the state-run Korea Central News Agency reported ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea restarts firing artillery shells in Yellow Sea


January 28th, 2010 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 28 (DPA) North Korea Thursday fired artillery shells near the disputed maritime border with South Korea for a second day, media reports said. The North began firing towards the South Korean ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Seoul’s first strike threat ‘declaration of war’: North Korea


January 24th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 24 (DPA) North Korea warned Sunday that it regarded South Korea's threat of a military "first strike" as an "open declaration of war", the state-controlled KCNA news agency reported. Pyongyang's response ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korea confirms arrest of US citizen for illegal entry


December 29th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 29 (DPA) North Korea said Tuesday it had detained a US citizen who illegally crossed the border from China, confirming earlier reports that the activist entered the Stalinist state. Activists have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Singer Jae-beom Issues Public Apology


September 8th, 2009 - 7:14 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey According to the sources, Jae-beom, the front man of the highly popular boy band 2PM has reportedly issued an official apology over the controversial remarks he made on MySpace four ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Koreas hold fresh talks as Kim Dae-Jung is buried (Lead)


August 23rd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 23 (DPA) Tens of thousands of South Koreans and international delegates attended the state funeral for former president and Nobel peace laureate Kim Dae Jung Sunday, which also prompted talks ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Statement from President Obama on the death of former South Korean president Dae-jung


August 18th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by admin
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama released the following statement on Tuesday on the passing of former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung."I was saddened at the passing of former President Kim ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

North Korea puts troops on alert over South Korea-US war games


August 17th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 17 (DPA) North Korea Monday put its troops on alert as an annual joint South Korean-US war game commenced and accused its neighbour of planning an attack. North Korea would react ... Read more...

Posted in World |

South Korean president urges dialogue with Pyongyang


August 15th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 15 (DPA) South Korea's president Saturday called for dialogue with North Korea, urged Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programme and offered to restart aid so both Koreas could find ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Eldest son confirms that Kim Jong Il’s youngest son will succeed him


June 10th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, June 10 (ANI): The eldest son of Kim Jong Il, North Korea's supreme leader, has confirmed that his youngest brother, Kim Jong Un, 26, will succeed their father as the Head ... Read more...

Posted in World |

North Korean leader’s youngest son to succeed him


June 2nd, 2009 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 2 (DPA) North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has designated his youngest son Kim Jong Un as his successor, South Korean lawmakers were told Tuesday. Members of South Korea's National Assembly ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Obama mourns death of former South Korean president


May 24th, 2009 - 5:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 24 (Xinhua) US President Barack Obama Saturday mourned the death of former South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun. "I was saddened by the news of the death of former president Roh ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

North Korea expels IAEA inspectors, withdraws from six-nation talks


April 15th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Seoul, Apr.15 (ANI): North Korea has asked IAEA inspectors to leave and said it will reactivate all its nuclear facilities.The UN nuclear watchdog also confirmed that Tuesday that Pyongyang has quit the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe