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Amnesty International calls on Korea to free conscientious objectors

14-May-2015 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

South Korea must immediately release hundreds of men who have been imprisoned for draft-dodging, Amnesty International has said in a report published on Wednesday. In its [...] » More

Two dead in shooting at Korea military camp

14-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A South Korean reservist went on a shooting spree that left one comrade dead and three wounded on Wednesday before shooting himself dead, as Amnesty International urged Seoul [...] » More

Prosecutors Probe Korea’s KNOC, Bank of America

14-May-2015 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

South Korean prosecutors are investigating Korea National Oil Corp. and its adviser Bank of America Merrill Lynch in relation to the state-run oil company’s takeover of [...] » More

N Korea Reportedly Executes Its Defense minister for Dozing Off at a Military Event

14-May-2015 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

The execution is the latest in a series of purges against senior North Korean officials North Korea has reportedly executed its defense minister for falling asleep at a [...] » More

Korea’s GS Energy Said Poised to Win Abu Dhabi Oil Stake

14-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

GS Energy Corp. is poised to win a stake in Abu Dhabi’s largest onshore oil-field concession, joining France’s Total SA and Japan’s Inpex Corp. in a $22 [...] » More

Korea says North executed defence minister with anti-aircraft guns

Korea says North executed defence minister with anti-aircraft guns

14-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had his defence minister executed with anti-aircraft fire for insubordination and dozing off during a formal military rally, South Korean [...] » More

China and Korea’s Lagging Military Ties

14-May-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s army chief of staff, Kim Yo-hwan, is in Beijing this week for visits with Chinese military leaders. On Tuesday, he met with Chinese Defense minister Chang [...] » More

N Korea publicly executes defense chief, Korean spy agency says

14-May-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korea has publicly executed the country’s defense minister after the regime accused him of treason, according to reports from South Korea. Hyon Yong Chol was [...] » More

N Korea Didn’t Launch Submarine Missile, US Officials Say

N Korea Didn’t Launch Submarine Missile, US Officials Say

14-May-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

North Korea didn’t launch a ballistic missile from a submarine, contrary to its government proclamations and news reports, according to two US officials. Instead, the [...] » More

Lawmaker: Korea’s spy agency says N Korea executed its defence minister

14-May-2015 Intellasia | Global News | 6:00 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed his defence chief for sleeping during a meeting and talking back to the young leader, South Korea’s spy agency told lawmakers [...] » More

Kerry to visit China this week, then SKorea

Kerry to visit China this week, then SKorea

13-May-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet senior officials in China late this week, and then stop in Seoul for talks with South Korean leaders, the State Department [...] » More

Official: N Korea could have missile-launching submarine within 5 years

13-May-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

North Korea could have a fully operational submarine armed with ballistic missiles in the next four to five years, a South Korean defense official said Monday. The South [...] » More

South concerned over N Korea’s submarine missiles, advanced programme

13-May-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s weekend test-firing of a ballistic missile from a submarine was “very serious and concerning”, South Korea said on Monday, with one defence [...] » More

N Korean leader ordered aunt to be poisoned, defector says

13-May-2015 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Park shifts uncomfortably in his seat. As one of the most senior North Korean officials to ever defect, he was preparing to tell the ugly truth about the regime he served [...] » More

N Korea Wants UN To Investigate US For Human Rights Violations

13-May-2015 Intellasia | Inquisitr | 6:00 AM

North Korea’s UN Ambassador, Ja Song-nam, accused the US of human rights violations as a result of CIA interrogation practices and demanded a UN investigation. The [...] » More