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UN panel to investigate human rights abuses in N Korea

23-Mar-2013 Intellasia | NY times | 6:00 AM

The United Nations Human Rights Council voted on Thursday in Geneva to create a three-person commission to look into allegations of human rights violations in North Korea, [...]
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Hacking highlights dangers to Seoul of North’s cyber-warriors

Hacking highlights dangers to Seoul of North’s cyber-warriors

22-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 11:33 AM

A hacking attack that brought down three South Korean broadcasters and two major banks has been identified by most commentators as North Korea flexing its muscles as military [...]
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Korean TV networks, banks suffer suspected cyber attack

Korean TV networks, banks suffer suspected cyber attack

21-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 8:06 AM

The South Korean military raised its cyber attack warning level Wednesday after computer networks crashed at major TV broadcasters and banks, with initial suspicions focused [...]
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N Korean leader watches ‘drone’ attack drill: KCNA

N Korean leader watches ‘drone’ attack drill: KCNA

21-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 8:01 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw a live fire military drill using drones and cruise missile interceptors, state media said Wednesday, amid heightened tensions on the [...]
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US flies B-52s over Korea

US flies B-52s over Korea

21-Mar-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The US Air Force is breaking out some of its heaviest hardware to send a message to North Korea. A Pentagon spokesman said Monday that B-52 bombers are making flights over [...]
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Korea to fuel property as China targets market slowdown

Korea to fuel property as China targets market slowdown

21-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

South Korean housing sales at the lowest levels since 2006 are increasing the urgency of President Park Geun Hye’s plans to bolster the market, just as China, Singapore [...]
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Korea invites inspection to allay nuclear safety fears

21-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Globalpost | 6:00 AM

South Korea announced Tuesday plans to open all its 23 nuclear reactors to international inspection in an apparent bid to allay growing public concern over nuclear safety. [...]
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N Korean elite beating sanctions, one plasma TV at a time

N Korean elite beating sanctions, one plasma TV at a time

20-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:56 PM

North Koreans appear to be having little trouble taking home the latest cameras, flat-screen TVs and other items from China despite U.N. sanctions that are supposed to make [...]
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N Korea threatens action over B-52 bomber flights

N Korea threatens action over B-52 bomber flights

20-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 11:11 AM

North Korea on Wednesday condemned training flights by nuclear-capable US B-52 bombers over the Korean peninsula as an “unpardonable provocation” and threatened [...]
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Korea, Japan, China launch joint theater project

20-Mar-2013 Intellasia | NST.com.my | 6:00 AM

Artists from South Korea, Japan and China have collaborated on a rare theater play project revolving around the tragic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan’s north [...]
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Under threat, Koreans mull nuclear weapons

20-Mar-2013 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The barrage of threats from North Korea has sparked talk from within South Korea of the need to develop its own nuclear weapons. A recent poll shows that two-thirds of South [...]
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N Korea says nuclear weapons not a bargaining chip

N Korea says nuclear weapons not a bargaining chip

19-Mar-2013 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

North Korea said its nuclear weapons programme isn’t a bargaining chip in a play for economic benefits, and dismissed the prospect of returning to nuclear-disarmament [...]
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N Korea has missile that can reach US: lawmaker

N Korea has missile that can reach US: lawmaker

18-Mar-2013 Intellasia | AFP | 10:21 AM

Nuclear-armed North Korea has a ballistic missile that could hit the United States, the leading lawmaker on the US House of Representatives intelligence committee warned [...]
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US to bolster missile defenses to counter N Korea threat: Hagel

18-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans on Friday to bolster US missile defenses in response to “irresponsible and reckless provocations” by North Korea, [...]
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N Korea accuses US of powerful cyber attacks

18-Mar-2013 Intellasia | Aljazeera.com | 6:00 AM

North Korea, usually blamed for hacking others, has accused the US of staging cyber attacks against its Internet servers after reports of disruptions to its main news [...]
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