28 Apr 2016
Seoul: North Korea today tried and failed in what appeared to be its second attempt in two weeks to test a powerful, new medium-range ballistic missile, South Korea's defence ministry said.
29 Mar 2016
Seoul: North Korea test-fired a short-range missile or rocket into the sea off its east coast today, South Korea's military said, the latest in a series of launches amid rising tension on the divided peninsula.
24 Apr 2016
Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed a submarine-launched ballistic missile test as an "eye- opening success", state media said today, declaring Pyongyang has the ability to strike Seoul and the US whenever it pleases.
03 Mar 2016
Seoul: North Korea fired short-range projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast today, South Korea's Defence Ministry said, hours after the UN Security Council imposed tough new sanctions on Pyongyang.
08 Apr 2014
Singapore: Oil prices rose in Asian trade on Monday on renewed fears about Ukraine after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk.
12 Apr 2016
Singapore: Crude prices dipped in Asia today but held above USD 40 as traders looked forward to a summit of key oil producers next week to discuss freezing output and easing the supply glut.
13 Apr 2016
New Delhi: A powerful earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude struck northwest Myanmar near the Indian border on Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
15 Apr 2016
Seoul: A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korea's Defence Ministry said today.
14 Apr 2016
Seoul: North Korea has been making preparations to launch mid-range ballistic missiles, possibly to mark the birthday of the country's late founding president tomorrow, South Korean media reported.
20 Feb 2016
Seoul: North Korea fired a single artillery round during an apparent military drill near a frontline island today, a military spokesman from the South said, as tensions run high following nuclear and missile tests by Pyongyang.