Analysts and diplomats are scratching their heads as to why North Korea continued firing artillery shells into its disputed maritime border with the South for the second day in a row.
North Korea has requested a formal peace treaty with the US, with which it has technically been in a state of war for over half a century.
Dear Leader Kim Jong-il has issued new hairstyle guidelines for North Koreans in a bid to tame foreign influence. Will Vidal Sassoon become the next US special envoy to North Korea?
Thailand will charge detained crew members with crimes related to trafficking the 35-ton arms shipment in violation of sanctions slapped on North Korea for its missile and nuclear tests.
In Chorwon, where battles between North and South Korea once raged, tourists are taking to verdant beauty and rusty tanks.
Somali pirates attacked a Ukraine ship and Singapore-operated vessel with a North Korea crew. With the end of the monsoon, piracy is on the upswing.
A South Korean ship fired on a North Korean vessel after it says the North's ship crossed into the South's waters. The exchange ratchets up tensions before US President Obama's Asia visit, scheduled for mid-November.
The South says it is tired of an approach that lets North get perks for small concessions.
UN ban on North Korean weapons may be working. Should it apply to both nuclear and conventional weapons?
US special envoy Stephen Bosworth is said to have accepted the offer, one of several recent overtures from Pyongyang.