Koreas to take guns out of Cold War truce village

Asia Pacific Oct 25, 2018

Koreas to take guns out of Cold War truce village

The two Koreas were removing the last remaining firearms and guard posts on Thursday from a village where armed soldiers have stared each other down for decades, Seoul's defense ministry said. The Joint Security Area — also known as the truce village of Panmunjom — ...

Asia Pacific Aug 7, 2018

North Korea releases South Korean man detained in July

North Korea released a South Korean citizen detained in July after crossing the border into the North, the South's Unification Ministry said Tuesday. The prisoner was a 34-year-old man surnamed Seo who was detained after "illegally" entering North Korea last month, the ministry said. South Korean ...

Asia Pacific Jul 24, 2018

Seoul considers reducing troops along border zone with North Korea

South Korea is considering withdrawing some troops from its border zone with North Korea as a confidence-building measure after their landmark summit, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said it would withdraw some soldiers and equipment at guard posts inside the Demilitarized Zone on ...