South Korea said Monday it would provide US$13.3 million in funding for U.N. humanitarian projects in North Korea — its second indirect aid package for the North in a month.
North Korea said Monday it would publish its own “rosy” human rights report, six months after a U.N. inquiry published a list of violations so severe as to amount to crimes against humanity.
Pope Francis travels to South Korea this week with a message of peace for the divided peninsula on his first papal visit to Asia, where the Catholic Church is undergoing dramatic growth.
Protesting relatives of victims of South Korea's ferry disaster vowed Tuesday to “fight back” if any attempt is made to clear them from a ceremonial plaza in Seoul where Pope Francis will hold a Mass next week.
South Korea's army and police chiefs both offered to resign Tuesday over separate cases that have triggered widespread public criticism and allegations of negligence and incompetence.
South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-Koo apologized Monday following the death of a bullied young army conscript, while the presidential Blue House urged a full inquiry.
One of the three Americans detained in North Korea and charged with "anti-state" crimes is a California man raised in the Central Valley oil town of Bakersfield by parents who were petroleum engineers.
Amid concerns about its development and testing of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, the admiral in charge of American forces in Asia and the Pacific said Tuesday.
Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster testified Tuesday how passengers, abandoned by the crew, improvised means of escape, using fire hoses to pull people to safety as the vessel sank.
Air quality around Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur and on Borneo island was “unhealthy” on Tuesday, with one town reaching “very unhealthy” levels as haze, mostly from forest fires in Indonesia, obscured skies.