Sep 26, 2016

Seoul prods Tokyo to toughen sanctions on Pyongyang

South Korea hopes that Japan will toughen sanctions on North Korea to discourage Pyongyang from conducting additional nuclear tests, South Korean Vice Unification Minister Kim Hyung-seok said in a recent interview. Kim said Thursday the international community holds the common view that the North ...

May 19, 2016

EU increases sanctions on North Korea

The European Union on Thursday beefed up sanctions against North Korea over nuclear and ballistic missile tests carried out in defiance of United Nations resolutions. The 28-nation bloc said it was adding 18 persons and one entity to its asset freeze and travel ban ...

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

Apr 24, 2016

North Korea claims successful test of submarine-fired missile

North Korea said Sunday that a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) test it conducted under the supervision of leader Kim Jong Un had been a “great success” that provided “one more means for powerful nuclear attack.” The launch a day earlier came amid growing concern ...

Air France returns to Tehran after eight-year suspension

Apr 18, 2016

Air France returns to Tehran after eight-year suspension

The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran in eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its ...

Apr 6, 2016

Lawmaker Inoki to scrap plan to visit North Korea

Lawmaker Antonio Inoki on Wednesday said he will scrap a plan to visit North Korea due to the sanctions levied against the communist country following its nuclear test and missile launches earlier this year. The four-day travel plan from Friday came to light on ...