For South Korea, the renewed inter-Korean cooperation its support for increased engagement while the US remains skeptical.
Australia, India, Japan and the US would make stern statements, help China’s maritime rivals and hold joint naval exercises to check Beijing’s maritime rise.
Ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam is planning three-day visit as games open Friday.
US officials concerned Kim Jong Un wants to hijack the messaging of the winter sporting event hosted by South Korea.
Defense lawyers score points in the trial of two Reuters reporters. But their fate remains in the hands of an unformed judiciary.
An expected North Korea military parade and talk of a possible U.S. military strike cast an ominous shadow over South Korea’s diplomatic efforts.
VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren interviewed former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson about Myanmar, the Rohingya crisis and his resignation from an advisory committee to give recommendations on a report on refugees in Bangladesh.
A U.S. official’s hint of praise for deadly anti-drug policing in the Philippines signals better relations.
The army has a long history of violence towards ethnic civilian populations.
The president focused on the victims of the repressive North Korean state, while avoiding the topic of possible military strikes.
Analysts see growing opposition to military rule but Thailand's government steps up crackdown on protests and online dissent.
Those who fled the North worry the “army of beauties” cheering squad will give a false impression of the poverty stricken and repressive country.