Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicNorth Korea

Topic: North Korea

After flurry of missile tests, Biden’s Seoul trip puts spotlight on North Korea’s nuclear programme

North Korea hasn’t tested nuclear weapons since 2017. But amid a catastrophic Covid surge & South Korea getting a hardliner president, intelligence reports indicate testing may resume.

North Korea’s Covid solution may comprise launching missiles in move to flex its muscles

As Biden prepares to visit allies in the region, Kim Jong Un may be planning on showing off North Korea's military might to distract from its 1.7 million Covid-infected citizens.

North Korea admits first Covid casualty, calls recent spread ‘explosive’

Pyongyang revealed Friday that the country has had 350,000 cases and over six deaths since April this year.

Kim Jong Un’s sister threatens South Korea with ‘miserable fate’ of nuclear strike if it attacks

This was the second warning issued by the younger Kim in about 48 hours, after she earlier denounced South Korean Defense Minister Suh Wook as a 'senseless and scum-like guy'.

SubscriberWrites: Russia-Ukraine crisis is just a precursor to a global nuclear arms race

Russia would not have dared to cross Ukrainian borders in this fashion had it still had access to its nukes, writes Vivek Sehrawat.

Hit by sanctions, Russia may ‘openly disregard’ West to begin trade with North Korea

Russia did zero business with North Korea in 2021, but there is growing evidence that it may now initiate overland rail trade.

North Korea doing construction work at main nuclear weapons test site for 1st time in 4 years

The country often links its provocations to political events, such as the ongoing presidential election in South Korea and global uproar over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

North Korea tests biggest ballistic missiles since 2017

The missile reached an altitude of up to 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) and had a flight distance of about 800 kilometers, according to initial assessments from Japan and South Korea.

North Korea fires suspected missiles after new threat at US

Latest missile launch could be the 3rd possible rocket-volley test in less than 10 days. Earlier today, North Korea had warned US over new sanctions imposed by the Biden administration.

North Korea vows stronger response to US sanctions over hypersonic missile tests

The heightened tensions between the US and North Korea come after Pyongyang tested two missiles in less than a week.

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Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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