The North Korean man who defected to the South early this month was a professional gymnast who slipped through two heavily guarded barbed wire fences in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), according to a military source in Seoul Tuesday.
A North Korean man was captured after crossing into South Korea along the peninsula’s eastern border, Seoul’s military said Wednesday.
Tours to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) suspended due to Covid-19 and African swine fever outbreaks will resume next month, said South Korea’s Ministry of Unification on Monday.
Defense Minister Suh Wook visited the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom on Saturday, his office said, ahead of the expected resumption of a civilian tour program in the area. Suh visited the southern side of the Joint Security Area (JSA)...
Tours in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) run by the government in Paju, Gyeonggi will reopen next Tuesday, ending the 11-month hiatus since they were halted by the area's African swine fever outbreak last year. “The tours will be held 10 times a day...
Minister of Unification Lee In-young credited North Korea for attempting to honor an all-but-defunct inter-Korean military agreement from two years ago in his first visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on Wednesday.
The 12th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival is to be held from Sept. 17 to 24 both online and offline at the Megabox Baekseok branch in Gyeonggi. “A Long Way to School” by director Kim Jung-in will open the event. The documentary...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, state media announced Sunday, reportedly after a defector to the South returned across the demilitarized zone (DMZ) last week carrying the virus.
South Korea’s military is mulling reinstalling propaganda loudspeakers on the border after North Korea mounted loudspeakers in more than a dozen spots on its side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) Monday.
Police on Monday arrested a 26-year-old Sri Lankan man as he was allegedly attempting to flee to China by crossing the North Korean border after killing his co-worker days earlier. The man was taken into custody near the Civilian Control Line.