Gulf Times - North-Korea
S. Korea to pay $2.6 million for North's Olympic presence

S. Korea to pay $2.6 million for North's Olympic presence

Seoul on Wednesday approved a $2.6 million budget to cover expenses for North Koreans visiting for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, officials said, after the North's leader praised the South's hospitality.

US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel peace prize

US IOC member suggests joint Korean team for Nobel peace prize

A senior American member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) called on Sunday for North and South Korea's joint women's ice hockey team to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said Saturday.

Kim Jong Un's sister arrives in South Korea for historic visit

Kim Jong Un's sister arrives in South Korea for historic visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister joined athletes and officials from around the world at the South's Winter Olympics Friday, the first member of Pyongyang's ruling dynasty to set foot in its rival since the Korean War.

Indonesian accused in Kim Jong Nam killing was hired for prank show, lawyer says

Indonesian accused in Kim Jong Nam killing was hired for prank show, lawyer says

A woman accused of killing the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother was hired for a prank television show by a suspect wanted by the Malaysian police just over a month earlier, her lawyer told a court on Tuesday.

North Korea calls off joint Olympic performance, says Seoul

North Korea calls off joint Olympic performance, says Seoul

North Korea has called off a joint cultural performance with artistes from the South ahead of the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Seoul said on Monday, underscoring the fragility of their Games-led rapprochement.

Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syria, North Korea, Ukraine

Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syria, North Korea, Ukraine

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed the ongoing crises in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine in a call on Wednesday, US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics ...

South Korea PM apologises for gaffe on unified team

South Korea PM apologises for gaffe on unified team

South Korea's prime minister apologised for suggesting the country's women's ice hockey team had no chance of a medal at the Winter Olympics in an unsuccessful attempt to dampen criticism over a unified team with the North.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics

North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics

North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North's "charm offensive".

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programmes ease.

Olympic flame stops in Seoul on journey to Pyeongchang

Olympic flame stops in Seoul on journey to Pyeongchang

Cheering crowds welcomed the Olympic flame to a freezing Seoul on Saturday, where the torch will be paraded for four days before making its way to Pyeongchang for the start of the Winter Games.