South Korea's prime minister nominee withdrew from consideration Wednesday following growing public criticism over his alleged ethical lapses.
A fire swept through a South Korean hospice for elderly, infirm patients early Wednesday, killing 21 people in what police said appeared to be an act of arson by an 81-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer.
Under-pressure South Korean prosecutors on Monday upped to US$500,000 a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of a fugitive businessman in connection with last month's ferry disaster.
A fire in a construction area at a bus terminal near Seoul killed seven people and injured 41 on Monday, emergency officials said.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Thursday named a former Supreme Court judge as her new prime minister, as the fallout from last month's ferry disaster casts a long shadow over upcoming local elections.
North Korea on Thursday fired shells into waters near a South Korean warship on patrol south of the disputed Yellow Sea border, prompting an evacuation of residents on a nearby island, officials said.
A South Korean cardinal visited the North on Wednesday in the first trip of its kind, an official said, ahead of a visit by Pope Francis to Seoul that Catholic authorities hope will promote peace between the neighbors.
North Korea is building a new complex at its main rocket launch site, possibly for training and launches of road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missiles, a U.S. think tank said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has sought to reassure the public over construction safety after the deadly collapse of a Pyongyang apartment building sparked a rare apology from the secretive hard-line state.
The elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has surfaced in Indonesia, dismissing speculation that he might have been hiding following the execution of his uncle, a South Korean television reported Tuesday.