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May 29, 2024 5:50 PM

Chinese vessels maintain presence in East China Sea near disputed Senkaku islands for record 158 days

Chinese Coast Guard vessels have maintained an unprecedented presence in the waters surrounding the Japanese-controlled Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea for a record 158 consecutive days, breaking the previous record set in 2021. The Japanese government has expressed grave concerns over the sustained presence of Chinese ships in the contiguous zone and instances of trespassing into territorial waters around the uninhabited islands, known as the Diaoyu Islands in China. "The Japanese gover...

May 29, 2024 4:53 PM

North Korea sends balloons carrying excrement over border, South Korea says

South Korea accused North Korea on Wednesday of sending a large number of balloons across their heavily fortified border to drop objects including trash and excrement, calling the act base and dangerous. The military's explosives ordnance unit and chemical and biological warfare response team were deployed to inspect and collect the objects, and an alert was issued warning residents to keep away and report any sightings to authorities. By Wednesday afternoon, more than 260 balloons had been de...

May 17, 2024 3:37 PM

North Korea fires multiple short-range ballistic missiles, Seoul says

North Korea fired a number of short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea's military said, a day after the U.S. and South Korea conducted joint drills with stealth fighter jets simulating air combat. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff condemned the launch as a provocation. It said the projectiles were fired from the east coast town of Wonsan and flew about 300 km (186 miles) before landing in the sea. Citing a government official, Japan's public br...

April 27, 2024 10:00 AM

South Korea, India hold consultations on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation in Seoul

​India-Republic of Korea Consultations on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation were held in Seoul on Friday, the Ministry of External Affairs said. The two sides discussed developments in the fields of disarmament and non-proliferation rating to nuclear, chemical and biological domains. Moreover, regional non-proliferation issues, outer space security- related matters, conventional weapons including AI in the military domain and multilateral export control regimes, were also discussed, the MEA ...

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