North and South Korea remain technically at war, since no peace treaty was signed following the Korean War in 1953. The Demilitarized Zone between the countries is the most heavily armed border in the world.
South Korea reiterated its call for ending Pyongyang's nuclear program.
The Japanese government plans to ask recently appointed South Korean Special Envoy Moon Hee-sang to jointly increase pressure on Pyongyang at the upcoming talks later this week in the light of North Korea’s nuclear missile tests, local media reported Tuesday.
Chief delegates from two Koreas at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in China on Sunday held a short meeting on the sidelines of the event.
The deployment of US THAAD missile defense systems in South Korea stokes tensions on the peninsula, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The North Korean ambassador to Moscow said the deployment of US missile defenses in South Korea will aggravate the situation even further.
South Korean military informed the North Korean population that it was their state’s leader Kim Jong-un who masterminded the murder of his half-brother Kim Jong-nam, broadcasting it through loudspeakers near the border line, Yonhap reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean military official.
The South Korean military conducted combined drills using tanks and armored vehicles to practice repelling potential attacks by North Korea in the winter time, local media reported Thursday.
South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo explained why a unified Korea should be a denuclearized state.
South Korea reportedly equipped its F-16 fighter jets with bombs and missiles capable of hitting North Korea's underground targets and downing jets at a range of 50-180 kilometers.
Joint Chiefs of Staff spokesman Jeon Ha-kyu said any North Korean provocation would be equal "to self-destruction."
South Korea will increase spending on missile defense systems by $143 million in 2017 amid North Korean threat.
Seoul intends to build a long-range rocket to ratchet up its capabilities for a possible conflict with Pyongyang.
Seoul is increasing the capacities of its military forces for destroying North Korea's command centers and its leadership in case of a crisis, South Korea's military said Wednesday.
Seoul mulls punishing Pyongyang with stricter sanctions for the recent nuclear test.
A US-South Korean military drill to train a preemptive attack on North Korea is set to begin in Alaska on Monday.
North Korea has made a significant progress in miniaturization of its nuclear weapons and allegedly possesses at least 88 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium, the South Korean Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has supported measures taken by Seoul following the recent North Korean nuclear test, the South Korean ruling party Saenuri said Monday.
South Korea is unlikely to help North Korea even if Pyongyang were to ask for assistance amid floods because of its latest nuclear test, a South Korean Unification Minister spokesman said Monday.
Beijing called on Seoul and Pyongyang to avoid all provocations and urged a prudent approach to the issue following North Korea's fresh nuclear test, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said the likelihood of a conflict with North Korea was increasing every day.
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