President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the demilitarized zone that splits the Korean Peninsula in two for the first time on Sunday.
China says it has had "a frank, in-depth talk" with North Korea about the situation on the Korean Peninsula after Pyongyang's announcement of a planned satellite launch provoked an international outcry.
South Korea fired live artillery on Monday in a military drill near the country's heavily armed border with North Korea, which has described the exercise as a provocation.
Kim Jong Il's eldest son speaks about North Korea's new leader, his brother. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
A top U.S. diplomat will travel to three nations around North Korea early next year in the first such talks since longtime leader Kim Jong Il's death, the State Department announced Thursday.
Chinese and Japanese leaders held talks Monday to discuss peace and stability on the Korean peninsula following the recent death of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Il, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
The U.N. General Assembly holds a moment of silence for late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
Kim Jong Il's passing closes a sad and tragic chapter for the people of North Korea. His 17-year reign will be remembered as a dark period in their history characterized by great suffering and steady and dangerous provocations to the outside world.
Unlike in the death of any other world leader, reactions from the international community to the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il were somewhat muted. Few countries issued statements in the hours immediately after Kim's death was announced on North Korean state television. And some, like the United States, opted to focus on its relationship with South Korea.
Jamie Rubin, former U.S. Asst. Secretary of State, weighs in on how the U.S. is reacting to the death of Kim Jong-il.
The death of the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has ushered in a period of tremendous uncertainty in Northeast Asia, with every move by countries in the region risking unpredictable reactions from others.
Tropical Storm Meari raked the west coast of South Korea over the weekend, leaving at least nine people dead and three missing, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday.
Typhoon Meari raked the west coast of South Korea over the weekend, leaving at least nine people dead and three missing, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday.
Heavy gunfire breaks the silence in this valley of South Korea. Stryker combat vehicles speed towards a distant target ... their machine guns focused on the enemy beyond.
South Korea and the U.S. conduct live-fire exercises they claim are defensive in nature, but N. Korea alleges otherwise.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that the presence of American forces in Japan is critical to meet security challenges in Asia amid the tension in the Korean Peninsula.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Japanese leaders Thursday to discuss regional security and deepen military ties amid heightened tension on the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. special envoy for North Korea arrived in South Korea Tuesday on a trip to the region to discuss next steps on the Korean Peninsula.
In his traditional Christmas message delivered Saturday to crowds braving winter's chill, Pope Benedict XVI urged peace in the Middle East and asked for God's comfort upon beleaguered Christian communities in Iraq and elsewhere in the region.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer is debriefed by CNN's Gloria Borger on his journey to North Korea with Gov. Bill Richardson.
Elise Labott, CNN's Senior State Department Producer, describes the crisis that is unfolding on the Korean peninsula.
For centuries the Korean sovereign state was known as Chosun, or land of the morning calm. But it has seldom seemed calm.
China's top foreign policy official met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il Thursday and the two sides "reached consensus" about defusing tensions on the Korean peninsula, officials said.
Japan is anxious to develop a coordinated plan of action for North Korea. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
China should take a leading role in defusing tensions on the Korean peninsula by warning North Korea there are consequences for its actions, the deputy secretary of state said Tuesday.
The head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff on Wednesday joined a chorus of American officials calling for China to take a leading role in defusing tension on the Korean peninsula, specifically using its influence with North Korea.
North Korea needs to "halt its provocative behavior" as tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, President Barack Obama said during a phone call with Chinese President Hu Jintao, the White House said.
The South Korean navy began live-fire exercises on the seas surrounding the Korean peninsula Monday in the midst of bristling tensions with the North, South Korean state media reported.
South Korea's president remarks on escalating tensions between North and South Korea. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
Government ministers from the United States, Japan and South Korea will meet in Washington in early December to discuss North Korea, South Korea's foreign affairs ministry said Tuesday.
South Korea's president held a televised address over North Korea's recent hostility toward South Korea.
China is proposing to convene an emergency consultation with members of the six-party talks amid growing tensions on the Korean peninsula, a Chinese official and an American official said Sunday.
North Korea sharply criticized U.S. and South Korean military drills Sunday in a statement issued several hours after the exercises began.
Adm. Mike Mullen speaks about the tensions between North and South Korea. CNN's Fareed Zakaria reports.
Tensions between the Koreas remained high Friday as China appeared to criticize the U.S.-South Korean military exercise set to begin Sunday in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of the Korean Peninsula.
North Korea warned Friday that planned U.S. and South Korean military exercises beginning this weekend bring the Korean Peninsula "closer to the brink of war," according to state news agency KCNA.
Choi Byung Kwan undertook a special operation for the Republic of Korea's army in one of the world's most sensitive areas.
Terrified refugees flee their shelled and devastated island for nearby Incheon port. CNN's Stan Grant reports.
CNN's Stan Grant reports from Yeonpyeong Island as the first Western journalist at the scene of shelling.
The United States and China could play a crucial role in helping finally to resolve the conflict that plagues the Korean Peninsula, says analyst Fareed Zakaria.
Gold and oil prices have been joined at the hip in recent months, but that all changed in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.
North Korea's latest unprovoked military attack on South Korea -- the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island near the Northern Limit Line demarcating the Korean Peninsula's maritime boundary -- is a stark reminder that the Korean War never ended.
Americans are growing weary of the country's many security commitments overseas and increasingly feel that U.S. allies need to do a better job of taking care of themselves. And while more support a long-term military presence in South Korea than in Afghanistan or Iraq, most Americans feel U.S. forces should not get involved in conflict between South and North Korea.
South Korea and the United States postponed joint anti-submarine military exercises due to an approaching tropical storm, U.S. Forces Korea said.
North Korea is demanding reparations from Japan for colonizing the Korean peninsula for more than three decades in the early 1900s, after Tokyo once again apologized to South Korea earlier this month.
Japan apologized once again to South Korea on Tuesday for colonizing the Korean peninsula for more than three decades in the early 1900s.
The United States and South Korea will conduct major joint military exercises starting Sunday just off the Korean peninsula, the U.S. military announced Tuesday.
North Korean officials are criticizing the U.S. for bringing heavy weapons into a border village in the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean peninsula, state media reported Monday.
North Korea on Tuesday rejected international findings that it sank a South Korean ship, warning at the United Nations the dispute could lead to war.
I'm looking down from the open door of a Black Hawk helicopter at a straight drop of 2,000 feet. I don't get vertigo, but this is a long way down.
The Pentagon denied Thursday it has approved sending the aircraft carrier USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea off the Korean Peninsula, where North Korea allegedly sank a South Korean warship in March.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday that Northeast Asia -- which includes the Korean Peninsula -- must push for peace and avoid violent clashes in the aftermath of the sinking of a South Korean warship, state news reported.
Leader Kim Jong Il said North Korea remains committed to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula after meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao, state media reported Friday.
We know the point of the 2010 Census is to count us, one by one, to tally every last resident, but the massive project of course has more prying, if limited, interests.
For Author Chang-rae Lee, life can't be summed up on a Census form. He explains his hesitancy to check "the box."
North Korea stated its commitment to lasting peace and a nuclear-free Korean peninsula in an editorial published on New Year's Day, state-run media reported.
Back in his native South Korea, the Korean Foreign Ministry nicknamed him "Ban-chusa," meaning "the Bureaucrat" or "the administrative clerk."
North Korea's state-run news agency said Thursday that the country has sent a letter to the United Nations announcing that "reprocessing of spent fuel rods is at its final phase and extracted plutonium is being weaponized."
The test of a nuclear device on May 25 and the subsequent test missile-launches by North Korea have jolted the international community into universal condemnation of such flagrant violations of the relevant United Nations resolutions. Even China, North Korea's traditional ally, has expressed unprecedented firm opposition to such violations and has joined the United Nations Security Council in its resolution condemning such violations.
North Korea test-fired a fourth short-range missile off its east coast Thursday, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.
A North Korean soldier on Friday shot and killed a South Korean woman at Mt. Keumgang, a popular mountain resort in the communist nation, a government official in the South said.
When a 'Yellow Dragon' roars, Beijing listens.
CNN's Sohn Jie-Ae looks at various peace measures agreed upon between the leaders of the two Koreas.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun signed an eight-point peace agreement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on Thursday at a summit in Pyongyang, North Korea.
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun crosses into North Korea for a summit.
Seven years after a historic but virtually fruitless meeting, the rivals schedule a summit. But will it be any more successful?
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun will hold a summit later this month aimed at raising relations between the two nations "to a higher level," according to a joint statement released by their respective governments on Wednesday.
If North Korea makes good on its promise to disable a nuclear reactor, Korean peninsula peace talks could be under way by the end of the year, said U.S. envoy to North Korea Christopher Hill.
I'm standing on the corner of 52nd Street and Sixth Avenue in New York City. At this time, the thermometer is grazing 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Factoring in the effect of the wind, which is blowing do...
President Bush held a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday, addressing topics including North Korea, Iraq and the Foley scandal. Here is a full transcript of his opening comments and a question-and-answer session.
North Korea claimed it conducted a successful underground nuclear test Monday, according to the country's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
The Security Council, Reaffirming its resolutions 825 (1993) of 11 May 1993 and 1540 (2004) of 28 April 2004, Bearing in mind the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in north-east Asia at large,
China has described Japanese efforts to pass a U.N. resolution that would impose sanctions on North Korea for conducting missile tests an "overreaction," recommending the draft be revised.
As a presidential candidate, George W. Bush urged a modest foreign policy, not nation-building. But that changed once he took office.
The first phase of the fifth round of six-party talks focusing on North Korea's nuclear weapons program has concluded in Beijing after three days, with involved nations saying they are ready to move forward.
Following is the text of the joint statement issued Monday by six nations (China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Russia, United States) at talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear program:
North Korea on Friday linked a peace agreement to replace the armistice that ended the Korean War to defusing the nuclear standoff between Pyongyang and the international community.
Hopes have been raised over North Korea's nuclear crisis after the announcement of a resumption of six party talks, news services report.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has told a Chinese envoy he is committed to a nuclear-free Korean peninsula, as three nations huddle down to work out the plan for six-party talks later this month.
On the first day of talks between South and North Korea in nearly a year, the delegation from the South offered the North a "significant proposal" to rejoin the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
North Korea apparently tested a short-range missile Sunday, the Bush administration said, the latest in a string of recent incidents to refocus international attention on the Korean Peninsula's nuclear standoff.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says he is ready to resume six-party talks on his country's nuclear weapons program if the United States shows sincerity and if certain conditions are met.
North Korea is not ready to return to six-party nuclear disarmament talks and no longer wants a direct meeting with the United States, an unnamed North Korean spokesman has told China's official news agency.
North Korea is not ready to return to six-party nuclear disarmament talks and does not want a direct meeting with the United States, an unnamed North Korean foreign ministry spokesman has been quoted as saying.
World leaders expressed concern on Thursday that North Korea will quit six-party nuclear disarmament talks and will "bolster its nuclear weapons arsenal."
Although the direct impact is limited to males 18 to 25, assertions that the military draft may be reinstated has lent a dynamic to a presidential election already full of tense issues.
In an always dangerous battle of nerves, a joint U.S.-South Korean force has helped keep the peace on the dividing line between North and South Korea for decades.
The U.S. State Department has disputed claims by some American officials that North Korea threatened to test a nuclear weapon if Washington did not accept its proposal for a nuclear freeze.
Japan will offer energy assistance to North Korea if the secretive state freezes its nuclear program, according to Japanese media reports Saturday.
A new round of six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program will be held next week in Beijing, China has confirmed.
North and South Korea have agreed to set up a military hotline in a step towards easing tensions along their heavily fortified border.
The two Koreas have opened their highest-level military talks in 50 years.
The United States is planning to redeploy some of its 37,000 troops stationed on the Korean Peninsula to Iraq.
Next week's six-party talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear weapons program are likely to have a "positive outcome", according to South Korea's foreign minister Ban Ki-moon.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold high-level military talks on the North's nuclear weapons program and "ease" military tension.