North Korea’s new drug addiction
Forget crystal meth. Here comes amidon.
These nations are using food to project power around the world. And it's working.
The way to hearts and minds, it seems, is through the tummy.
Why Koreans are killing themselves in droves
A recent pair of dramatic suicides alarms the upwardly mobile nation.
North Korea is using sophisticated means to avoid UN sanctions
The UN report said North Korean embassies in Cuba and Singapore were suspected of organizing an illegal shipment of fighter jets and missile parts that were seized last July.
The real reasons North Korea held Sunday's 'elections'
Hint: They’re not just to aggrandize Kim Jong Un.
North Korean voters can cast a ballot, but only for one candidate
Still, who that candidate is in each constituency indicates power shifts in the hermit kingdom.
Are US war games in South Korea worth the trouble?
The annual military ritual irritates the North, potentially triggering hostilities. So why bother?
Myanmar’s upcoming census could spark anti-Muslim violence
The poll is sorely needed by a nation that has no idea of its population size. But rights groups urge that it be suspended.
Explainer: Why North Korea is acting like a 2-year-old again
North Korea has launched 11 short-range missiles in the past week, including 7 today. Here's why.
North Korea fires short-range missiles, which South calls 'reckless provocation'
'We believe that the North is testing various ballistic missiles with various ranges as a show of force to threaten us,' South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-Seok said.
North Korea fires short-range missiles in apparent exercise
The firing came days after the beginning of annual joint US and South Korean military exercises which the North routinely denounces as preparation for war.
This new nighttime NASA photo shows North Korea to be a dark, barren wasteland
Look closely. We promise it's there.
5 reasons why skiing in North Korea might secretly be awesome
Imagine sitting on the same chairlift Kim Jong Un once rode!
Korean siblings see each other for the first time in 60 years
Hundreds of North and South Korean relatives are seeing each other for the first time after decades of separation.
North Korean authorities arrest a 75-year-old Australian missionary
John Short, 75, was detained in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on Sunday in possession of religious material, his family said.
Your guide to North Korea's crimes against humanity
The United Nations released a comprehensive report that documents human rights abuses in North Korea. Here are the Cliff notes.
Explainer: UN accuses North Korea of crimes against humanity
The commission’s report reads like a rap sheet from hell. But China will ensure Kim Jong Un’s impunity.
North Korea calls UN report on rights abuses 'fabricated'
China said it would oppose any move to refer North Korean leadership to the ICC, while the United States welcomed the UN report.
The future of Chinese democracy will be decided in Hong Kong this year
The territory has forced the Communist Party into allowing real elections. But what will they look like?
Message to North Korea ‘engagers’: You’re helping Kim Jong Un
Prominent scholar BR Myers deploys a Nazi analogy to illustrate the impact of foreign tourists and executives in the repressive nation.
North Korea threatens to renege on reunions with South
The threat came barely a day after the two sides set dates for the reunion. It drew a sharp rebuke from Seoul, which warned Pyongyang against dashing the hopes of separated family members in the North and South.
100 Koreans might get to meet their families across the border for first time in 4 years
Family reunions are a highly emotional issue on the divided Korean Peninsula as most of the separated family members are in their 70s and 80s.
360-degree panoramics of North Korea offer an unusual peek
Unless you’re Dennis Rodman, getting to glimpse into the notoriously secretive totalitarian state of North Korea may seem out of reach.
Here's a shocker: North Korea is going to be short on grain in 2014
The average North Korean consumes only half the amount of rice and corn he's supposed to in a day.
When friends visit in North Korea, they get offered meth instead of tea
It's that casual.
5 huge global problems Obama ignored in his State of the Union address
President Barack Obama's fifth State of the Union address had a few glaring omissions, among them the growing violence in Iraq and the NSA spying scandal.
Did Kim Jong Un really execute his uncle’s extended family?
Other outrageous North Korean stories have since been discredited.
Critics accuse Obama of being too quick to court Myanmar's brutal generals
Despite reforms, the military still commits atrocities, and may not let Aung San Suu Kyi run for president.
Jailed in North Korea: 5 Americans who got out
Here’s how five Americans won freedom from the Kim clan’s wardens — including one who founded a university in Pyongyang.
Kenneth Bae, US citizen jailed in North Korea, appeals for release
In remarks almost certainly prepared or at least sanctioned by North Korea, Bae appealed for his release and said the North does 'not abuse human rights.'
The early life of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong Un, as told by his family's sushi chef
Kenji Fujimoto was a close companion to Kim Jong Un for a decade, refereeing basketball games as well as preparing meals for the family.