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North Korean drone intruded on no-fly zone near presidential office
The North Korean drones that crossed into South Korea last week were not advanced ones: The glider type model, which appears to be an imitation of common Chinese commercial drones, probably cost less than 10 million won ($7,800), an expert says.
Yoon threatens to suspend 2018 military pact if North Korea violates border again
President Yoon Suk-yeol said Wednesday that he will consider suspending a 2018 military pact signed between the two Koreas if North Korea violates the inter-Korean border again. The warning comes a week after five North Korean drones entered the South's airspace in a clear violation of the pact, under which the two sides agreed to cease hostile activities and take steps to bu...
[ANALYSIS] Kim's missile inspection with daughter hints at possible succession plans
Every move means something in politics. It is particularly so for Kim Jong-un, the supreme ruler of North Korea, where everything he does or says is carefully choreographed. In the photos released on the first day of 2023, Kim can be seen inspecting the facilities for missiles believed to be capable of carrying nuclear warheads - the Hwasong-12 and KN-23 - while holding the h...
North Korea likely to conduct nuclear test no later than Feb. 16: analyst
With intelligence reports showing North Korea is set for another nuclear weapons test, when - rather than whether - it will proceed has become a geopolitical guessing game. One expert believes that the test will be conducted within the next seven weeks.
Korea resumes COVID-19 tests for visitors from China
Korea will impose mandatory COVID-19 tests on all visitors from China, joining several other countries strengthening border controls, due to fears of variant strains after Beijing's decision earlier this month to abandon its “zero-COVID” policy.
[INTERVIEW] Don't underestimate North Korea's drones: US analyst
It was neither a state-of-the-art fighter jet nor an intercontinental ballistic missile that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad three years ago. It was a strike by an MQ-9 Reaper drone. Although it would take a long time for North Korea to be able to copy anything close to such a high-level operation, South Korea should never underestimate what Pyongyang c...
Yoon calls for decisive response to North Korean provocations
President Yoon Suk-yeol called for a decisive and overwhelming response to any provocations by North Korea, saying that strong action is the most effective deterrent. Presiding over a meeting on Wednesday with presidential secretaries and ranking officials of the National Security Office, Yoon said South Korea's military should not hesitate just because North Korea has nuclea...
President orders military to expedite launch of drone unit following failure against NK drones
President Yoon Suk-yeol on Tuesday criticized the military's response to North Korean drones that intruded across the inter-Korean border the previous day, saying the incident exposed some problems with South Korea's readiness. Speaking at a Cabinet meeting, Yoon said the military should be better prepared for such intrusions by North Korean drones and vowed to create a milit...
[INTERVIEW] China's covert police stations should alarm South Korea: Danish scholar
Media reports accusing China of operating secret police stations overseas, including at least one in South Korea, have so far established considerable evidence for further inquiry, with over a dozen countries now investigating the allegations.
Korea set to introduce anti-abuse rules to better protect asylum-seekers
Korea is set to introduce a set of new rules on March 6 to better protect asylum-seekers and others at government detention facilities for foreign nationals, a year after the country drew international criticism for the inhumane treatment of a detained Moroccan who sought asylum.