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  • Two Koreas diverge as they mark 60th anniversary of cease-fire

    Two Koreas diverge as they mark 60th anniversary of cease-fire
    SEOUL -- The two Koreas commemorated the 60th anniversary of their cease-fire on Saturday, but in vastly different ways -- the North, with pomp and grandiosity; the South, with grave solemnity. For the first time in 20 years, North Korea carried out a...
  • North Korea executes 80, some for minor offenses, newspaper says

    North Korea executes 80, some for minor offenses, newspaper says
    North Korea staged gruesome public executions of 80 people this month, some for offenses as minor as watching South Korean entertainment videos or being found in possession of a Bible, a South Korean newspaper reported Monday. The daily JoongAng Ilbo...
  • Concealed cargo in North Korean ship is missile parts, Jane's says

    Concealed cargo in North Korean ship is missile parts, Jane's says
    WASHINGTON -- The military equipment shown in images tweeted by Panama's president after his government stopped a ship en route to North Korea are radar parts for the SA-2 family of surface-to-air missiles, according to IHS Jane’s Intelligence,...
  • Panama charges 'contentious' North Korean crew with arms trafficking

    Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday. State prosecutor Javier...
  • Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, voice of a nation, dies at 84

    Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, voice of a nation, dies at 84
    CAIRO -- His verses spoke of the sufferings of ordinary people. And they struck a powerful chord. Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm, beloved as a colloquial but eloquent voice of the nation for more than four decades, died Tuesday at age 84, his...
  • N. Korea-Cuba drama boils down to useless weapons, big pile of sugar

    As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action. They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...
  • Don't use U.S. credibility as a reason to attack Syria

    What's striking about the debate over President Obama's plan for a punitive strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad is the extent to which it centers on countries other than Syria. There's a reason for this. A concept that has had a long, significant...
  • Engaging with North Korea

    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • John Kerry on forging a Pacific future

    After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
  • In talks with Iran, France stood on principle

     In talks with Iran, France stood on principle
    France has long established itself as the guardian of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and its disarmament mandates. A republic capable of much cynicism, France has nonetheless defended the integrity of the treaty and protected its much battered norms....
  • Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?

     Kim Jong Un's reign of fear: What's next?
    When a political crisis hits Pyongyang, the leadership's normal antidote is to hide the real drama in rumors and shadows while assuring the world that outside forces are no match for North Korea's spirit of "single-hearted unity." But North Korea's real-...
  • What defusing Iran would mean

    What defusing Iran would mean
    When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew his red line across a cartoon bomb at the United Nations in September 2012, he highlighted the most pressing issue with Iran's nuclear program: the Islamic Republic's ability to enrich uranium to near-...