North Korea

The Iraqi Supreme Court has ruled that a referendum on Kurdish independence was unconstitutional. The ruling comes nearly two months after the vote, in which 92% of Iraqi Kurds supported secession. Kurdistan Region’s former president Masoud Barzani however said the Iraqi Federal Court has no legitimacy to issue a ruling on the Kurdistan independence referendum and […]

Can’t we all just get along? That’s what South Korea is trying to say as it proposed holding military talks with North Korea, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long range missile test. If they are to go ahead, these would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should […]

It’s not Middle East drama, this time it’s Pacific. The US has said it will use its “considerable military forces” on North Korea “if we must”, following Tuesday’s long-range missile test. US ambassador Nikki Haley said a new resolution will also be tabled against Pyongyang at the United Nations. Meanwhile in Iraq, unlike the Gulf […]

Kim Jong-Un does not like to be ignored. US military officials have said North Korea has fired an intermediate range missile in the direction of Japan on Tuesday morning. The land-based missile was fired from near Panghyon airfield, and flew for 37 minutes before landing in the Sea of Japan. Pyongyang has increased the frequency […]

  North Korea has carried out another ballistic missile test, days after South Korea elected its new president. The missile was launched near north-western Kusong, flying hundreds of miles then landing in the Sea of Japan. The White House said US President Donald Trump “cannot imagine Russia is pleased” because the missile landed not far […]

US President Donald Trump has congratulated President Erdogan on his victory in Sunday’s referendum that gave him sweeping new powers. In a phone call, Trump also thanked Erdogan for supporting America’s missile strike on a Syrian government airbase on 7 April. In the poll, 51.4% of Turkish voters backed the changes. Erdogan rejected criticism from […]

Is nuclear war imminent? Not quite yet, as North Korea has failed to launch a missile on its east coast, according to South Korean and US military officials –  a day after Pyongyang warned the US amid rising tension in the region. The US said a ballistic missile exploded within seconds of the launch. Hours […]


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