Divided regions
  • South Korea displayed its longest-range missile capable of striking all of North Korea, a display of force meant to show Pyongyang that any provocation would be met with strong retaliation.

    South Korean navy underwater demolition team personnel march during the 65th anniversary of the Armed Forces Day ceremony at Seoul military airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 02, 2013, 8:34 AM EDT
  • In this Aug. 21, 2013, photo, Michael Donald Kirby, left, the chairman of the U.N. commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea, listens to Ahn Myung-chul, right, who worked as a guard and driver at several political prisoner camps in the 1990s before defecting to south, during the U.N. hearing in Seoul, South Korea.

    North Korean defectors' testimony at hearings in Seoul produces both brutal accounts of torture, rape and murder and reminder of previous failed crackdowns.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT
  • In this Monday, May 20, 2013 photo, North Korean nurses say goodbye to representatives from foreign humanitarian agencies after a U.N. and North Korean government program to give vitamin supplements and deworming pills to children at a nursery school in Pyongyang, North Korea on Child Health Day. New international sanctions aimed at thwarting North Korea's nuclear weapons program are having unintended consequences: halting money transfers by foreign humanitarian groups working to help those most in need and

    New international sanctions aimed at thwarting N.Korea's nuclear weapons program are also halting money transfers by foreign humanitarian groups.

    LAST UPDATE : May 29, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT