Category: N.Korea

Nam assassination: Kim Jong Un & CIA top suspects

Did you know who Kim Jong Nam was before he was assassinated? For many the answer is no. Sometimes a failed opposition figure is worth more dead than alive. I would not rule out the possibility that CIA assets have been used to make a martyr out of a failed opposition figure. Take for example; […]

Libya Dawn acting like Somali pirates; Russian ship seized

The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded the immediate release of a Russian vessel and its crew arrested by the Libyan military, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. “We believe the Russian vessel and its crew were seized illegally and demand that the authorities in Tripoli release them immediately and unconditionally,” she said at […]

Pyongyang responds to Seoul’s provocations at border

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared the country’s front-line troops on a war footing, after tensions with South Korea soared following an exchange of fire at the border. Such threats from Pyongyang are common, but this time the declaration came after South Korea fired dozens of artillery rounds towards the North on […]

North Korea’s worst ever drought creates foreign aid crisis

North Korea will receive urgent humanitarian aid from its ally Iran through The Red Crescent Society to help get through drought and food shortages while the US has said that it will not provide any help. North Korea is growing increasingly desperate as it faces its worst drought in 100 years, according to the North […]

U.S. leaves N. Korea off state sponsor of terrorism list

The United States has decided against re-listing North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. There had been some speculation Washington might put North Korea back on the list following its alleged hacking attack on Sony Pictures late last year. But the U.S. State Department says Pyongyang is not known to have sponsored any terrorist […]

U.S. military chief’s visit to S Korea sparks protest in Seoul

Activists battled riot police in front of South Korea’s Ministry of Defense as US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived in Seoul. The protesters oppose the deployment of a US missile system on the Korean Peninsula and view Washington policy as provocative. The US has been pressuring South Korea for the deployment of Terminal High […]

Russia warns US against sending missile defense to S.Korea

Russia on Tuesday warned the United States against sending a ballistic missile defense system to South Korea, saying it could threaten regional security. Washington says it wants to deploy the system, known as THAAD, to South Korea as a deterrent to military provocation by North Korea. “Such a development cannot but cause concern about the […]

U.S. ambassador to South Korea attacked with a “razor”

The US State Department also confirmed that the ambassador’s injuries were not life threatening. The assailant had reportedly attacked Japan’s ambassador to Seoul in 2010. The Associated Press quoted the YTN as reporting that during the attack, the 55-year-old assailant shouted “South and North Korea should be reunified.” According to the state-run BBC, the attacker […]

South Korea can ruin talks with North at USA’s command

As reported by the South Korean newspaper “Asia Today” with reference to its sources, Choe Ryong Hae, the Special Envoy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, asked Vladimir Putin during his visit for assistance in arranging a meeting between the leaders of North and South Korea. The Russian President supposedly agreed to assist on […]

North Korea again urges U.S. to suspend military exercises

North Korea said Tuesday that “many things will be possible this year on the Korean Peninsula” if the United States agrees to suspend its annual military exercises with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang’s suspension of nuclear tests. North Korea’s new deputy U.N. ambassador, An Myong Hun, refused to give details during a news conference […]

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