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Philippines to buy 12 Korean fighters for $422 million

24-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is to acquire a squadron of FA-50 fighters from South Korea in a deal worth $422 million (18.9 billion pesos), a senior Philippine defense official said on [...]
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Analysts say China holds key on UN N Korea Report

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Monday’s United Nations report on North Korea’s crimes against humanity is not for the faint of heart. It contains gruesome details of systematic extermination, [...]
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Seoul urges Japan to stop attempts to whitewash wartime sexual enslavement

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Globalpost | 6:00 AM

South Korea called on Japan Friday to stop any attempts to whitewash its sexual enslavement of South Korean women during World War II after a Tokyo official suggested a plan [...]
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WhatsApp deal highlights suite of similar apps

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Facebook’s announcement it is paying $19 billion in cash and stock to acquire WhatsApp is a milestone in the short history of mobile messaging apps. Hundreds of [...]
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Missionary held in N. Korea left pamphlet in temple

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Australian missionary was arrested in North Korea after he left a pamphlet promoting Christianity in a Buddhist temple, his Chinese travel companion has recounted, as his [...]
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Separated for over six decades, tears and joy at Korean reunions

Separated for over six decades, tears and joy at Korean reunions

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

More than 100 South Koreans, many of them on wheelchairs, crossed the world’s most heavily fortified border on Thursday to be reunited with family members living in the [...]
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China pressing to revive N. Korea nuclear talks

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

China said Thursday it has been working hard to restart long-stalled six-nation negotiations on North Korea’s nuclear programme, with one of its senior diplomats set to [...]
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N Korea Least Favourable Among Nations

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Gallup | 6:00 AM

Americans rate North Korea the least favourably of 22 countries rated in Gallup’s 2014 World Affairs poll, with 11 percent having a favourable opinion of the country. [...]
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Reunited Koreans given privacy to bridge 60-year divide

Reunited Koreans given privacy to bridge 60-year divide

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Around 80 elderly South Koreans met privately Friday with North Korean relatives they haven’t seen for 60 years, on the second day of a highly-charged reunion for [...]
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Financial sanctions could force reforms in N Korea

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Washingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Joshua Stanton, a lawyer, blogs at www.freekorea.us. He did work for the House Foreign Affairs Committee last year regarding North Korea, including contributing to the North [...]
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Australia unaware where NKorea holding missionary

22-Feb-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s foreign minister said Thursday her government was trying to find out where an Australian missionary was being held and what his condition was in North [...]
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Why N Korea probably won’t change despite damning UN report

Why N Korea probably won’t change despite damning UN report

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | CNN67 | 6:00 AM

It’s hard to imagine a more powerful indictment of a government’s behavior than the one just handed down by a UN panel tasked with investigating human rights in [...]
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N Korea like Nazi Germany, says former ambassador

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The international community must act on evidence that crimes against humanity are being committed in North Korea, says a long-awaited UN report. A panel of experts mandated [...]
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N Korea Detains Another Christian

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | Townhall | 6:00 AM

As Carol noted earlier, a new UN report documenting the human rights atrocities in North Korea avers that the way its leaders treat their subjects “does not have any [...]
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Australian detained in N Korea ‘knew the risks’

21-Feb-2014 Intellasia | SBS | 6:00 AM

An Australian man being detained by North Korean authorities knew the journey was risky, his wife says. Christian missionary John Short, 75, originally from South Australia, [...]
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