Obama aims to revive ‘pivot to Asia’

US president visits region anxious over China’s rise

Japan orders strikes against N Korea missiles

Navy on alert after Pyongyang fires medium-range missile

Tensions rise as Koreas exchange fire

S Korea scrambles jets after Pyongyang fires shells

North Korea fires medium-range missiles

US, Japan and South Korea meet to discuss Pyongyang threat

North Korea in fresh rocket launch

Pyongyang fires 16 rockets in protest at US military drills

West looks for meaning in N Korean rockets

Test-firing of missiles coincides with joint S Korea-US exercises

North Korea: Glimmer of hope

Growing trade with China is gradually opening up the economy and giving the population a taste of freedom

N Korea leader wins 100% of assembly vote

Kim Jong Un publicly reaffirms his dominance over state apparatus

North Korea frees Australian missionary

John Short issues confession and apology

North Korea fires missiles off east coast

Launch an apparent response to S Korean-US military exercises

Reunions revive issue of Korean abductees

Claims that up to 200,000 kidnapped by Pyongyang

North Korea detains Australian missionary

75-year-old arrested on Sunday

China hits back over N Korean refugees

UN urges Beijing to end its forced repatriations policy

UN panel urges action on N Korea abuses

Call for leader to be prosecuted at ICC

S Korea politician jailed for rebellion

Opposition lawmaker sentenced to 12 years for plot in support of N Korea

Kerry warns on threat to Asian stability

Maritime deal needed to avoid a conflict, says US secretary of state

Tensions in Asia help keep defence sales buoyant

Rivalries are driving a regional arms race

Two Koreas agree family reunions

Lawmaker in Korea treason case faces jail

Trial highlights Seoul’s fear of infiltration by North Korea

N Korea warns military games may spark war

Ambassador warns over US-South Korea exercise