Tag: South Korea

North Korea executes officials by anti-aircraft gun in new purge

North Korea’s purge of senior officials who are deemed a threat to Kim Jong-un’s leadership of the country has continued with the public executions of two senior officials, according to South Korean media, possibly to generate fear among members of the elite after recent high-level defections.   The conservative daily, the JoongAng Ilbo, reported on […]

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile off coast of South

North Korea has fired a submarine-based ballistic missile off the coast of South Korea – leaving the two countries on a war alert.   The incident comes as Pyongyang ramps up military tensions between North and South with a series of armed provocations over the past 12 months.   The latest missile launch, in the […]

North Korea threatens to turn US and South Korean armies into a ‘heap of ashes’ after military exercises

North Korea has condemned the US and South Korean armies after they were spotted performing joint military exercises and threatened to turn both armies into “a heap of ashes”.   The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual military exercises today, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North – in the form of […]

North Korea threatens to turn US armies into a ‘heap of ashes’

North Korea has condemned the US and South Korean armies after they were spotted performing joint military exercises and threatened to turn both armies into “a heap of ashes”.   The United States and South Korea kicked off their annual military exercises today, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North – in the form of […]

North Korea threatens ‘nuclear strike’ against US, South Korea

Pyongyang warned the United States and South Korea not to take any “aggressive” actions during their joint military exercise, pledging to respond to any such moves with a nuclear attack against Washington and Seoul.   North Korea’s shrill threat came after the defection of a senior North Korean official, Fox News reported, and plans by […]

China sees U.S. missile defense plan for South Korea as direct threat

U.S. military officials are trying to pacify a furious China in the wake of Washington’s plan to deploy a battery of advanced missile defense systems in South Korea, insisting to angry military leaders in Beijing that the weapons would be solely targeting ballistic missile threats from North Korea and not undercut China’s own military deterrent. […]

North Korea Warns of a ‘Physical’ Response if U.S. Missile Deployment Goes Ahead

South Korea and the U.S. are reportedly close to finalizing military locations for the THAAD anti-missile defense system.   Pyongyang has threatened a “physical response” to plans by Washington and Seoul to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system in South Korea.   North Korea’s military warned of “physical response measures from […]

S Korea, US and Japan in first ever joint missile drill

South Korea, the US and Japan have conducted their first joint missile-tracking drill, in the waters off the US state of Hawaii. The move follows North Korea’s repeated tests in recent months of mid-range ballistic missiles. Most tests have ended in failure, but the apparent success of the sixth last week alarmed the region. North […]

South Korea Warns of Islamic State Threat Against US Bases

South Korea is taking increased security measures to prevent a potential attack from the Islamic State (IS), after the country’s intelligence agency warned that the terrorist group may be targeting both U.S. military installations and civilians on the Korean peninsula.   The South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) Sunday said that IS released a list […]

South Korea sends military boats to repel Chinese fishermen

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea sent military vessels to repel Chinese fishing boats that were illegally harvesting prized blue crabs near the disputed sea boundary between the Koreas before the fishermen retreated Friday, South Korean officials said.   Four naval and marine boats entered neutral waters around South Korea’s Ganghwa island to chase […]