Asia-Pacific
  • South Korea has proposed to hold rare military talks with North Korea on Friday as it seeks to ease tensions escalated by Pyongyang’s test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this month. 

    South Korea's President Moon Jae-In advocates the strategy of simultaneous dialogue and sanctions on N. Korea.
    LAST UPDATE : Jul 17, 2017, 6:09 AM EDT
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  • Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., said that America is ready to use its military forces against North Korea if diplomatic efforts fail to restrict Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 06, 2017, 6:35 AM EDT
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  • (Source: U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos/flickr)

    The U.S. and S. Korea conducted joint ballistic missile drill on Wednesday as tensions escalated in the Korean peninsula after the North claimed that it successfully tested an ICBM capable of hitting the U.S. mainland.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 05, 2017, 7:59 AM EDT
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  • The latest missile test was overseen by North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

    North Korea claimed on Tuesday that it has successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, adding that the projectile has beefed up the regime’s missile capability to strike anywhere in the world.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 04, 2017, 6:22 AM EDT
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  • Scenes after a blast in Kabul in 2008.

    A powerful car bomb struck near the German embassy in Zanbaq Square in the center of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, killing at least 80 and injuring more than 350 people during the rush hour on Wednesday.

    LAST UPDATE : May 31, 2017, 6:15 AM EDT
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  • A 2013 bomb blast in Baghdad.

    Two deadly blasts rocked the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, within a period of 24 hours, killing over 20 people and injuring 80 others on Tuesday as crowd gathered on the streets preparing for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    LAST UPDATE : May 30, 2017, 7:51 AM EDT
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  • (Source: tanweer1/flickr)

    Jihadist outfit Islamic State launched a suicide attack on a NATO convoy mission in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing eight civilians and injuring 25 others, including three U.S. service members on Wednesday.

    LAST UPDATE : May 03, 2017, 7:48 AM EDT
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  • The first elements of T.H.A.A.D. arrive in South Korea.

    With a vigilant watch on North Korea’s missile and nuclear development programs, the U.S. began moving its controversial anti-missile defense system to a South Korean site prompting huge protests from locals.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 26, 2017, 7:39 AM EDT
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  • Missile-armed USS Michigan is set to join an incoming group of warships.

    Amid fears that North Korea may carry out another missile or nuclear test, a U.S. submarine arrived in South Korea, further intensifying the tensions sparked by heated rhetorical exchanges over the last week.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 25, 2017, 7:54 AM EDT
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