S. Korea and Japan claimed that the North fired four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Monday, violating U.N. S. C. resolutions that restrict Pyongyang from using ballistic missile technology.
Malaysian prosecutors said that the two women arrested in relation to the killing of North Korean leader’s estranged brother Kim Jong-nam will face murder charge, which carries the death penalty in the country.
In the latest revelation related to the apparent assassination of N. Korean leader’s half brother, the Malaysian police said on Friday that Kim Jong-nam was killed by a chemical weapon, called V.X. nerve agent.
The investigation in one of the most high-profile killings linked to N. Korea made headway on Thursday as Malaysian authorities arrested two more suspects in connection with Kim Jong-nam’s assassination.
North Korea announced on Monday that it successfully trialed a medium-to-long-range ballistic missile a day earlier, a development which leader Kim Jong-un said added to the tremendous might of the country.
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished in 2014 with 239 people aboard, was officially called off on Tuesday after a "fruitless" operation that swept 120,000 sq. km. of the Indian Ocean.
A Turkish cargo jet, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul, crashed into Dacha-Suu village in Kyrgyzstan on Monday, killing at least 37 people and demolishing more than 15 buildings near Manas airport.