All posts tagged "border"

  • A South Korean soldier re-enacts planting of a wooden-box mine on the south side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ) fence near the city of Paju, on Aug. 9, 2015, in this photo released on Aug. 10, by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. North Korea is believed to have masterminded the Aug. 4 incident in which the explosion of wooden-box mines severed the legs of two South Korean staff sergeants on a regular scouting mission, the Defense Ministry said Aug. 10. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea denies role in DMZ mine blasts, demands proof

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea Friday denied its involvement in the landmine explosion on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone, demanding Seoul provide solid proof. North Korea’s National Defense Commission said in a statement that...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • In this Aug. 9, 2015, photo provided by the Defense Ministry, South Korean army soldiers patrol near the scene of a blast inside the demilitarized zone in Paju, South Korea. Vowing to hit back, South Korea said Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, that North Korean soldiers laid the three mines that exploded last week at the border and maimed two South Korean soldiers. (The Defense Ministry via AP)
    S. Korea issues full alert on border for N. Korean attacks

    South Korea officially issued a full alert on its border following a mine explosion in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that left two soldiers in critical condition. The country placed the responsibility on North Korea and demanded an...

    • Posted August 11, 2015
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    N. Korea demolishes 10,000 homes along border to stop defections

    North Korea’s construction of a 270 kilometer highway along its northern border is nearing completion. Coincidentally, the stretch of land is also a popular route taken by fleeing defectors who wish to leave the country. Approximately 10,000...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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  • Organizers of the effort called, including lead coordinator Christine Ahn, left, and honorary co-chair Gloria Steinem, right, hold a United Nations news conference announcing plans for a rare and risky women's walk across the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to call for reunification, in this March 11, 2015 file photo. Ahn said in an email Friday April 3, 2015 they have Pyongyang's cooperation and support.". (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
    Activists cancel original plan to cross N. Korean border

    SEOUL, May 22 (Yonhap) — A group of foreign activists who planned to cross the inter-Korean border southward from North Korea has decided to use a western land route instead of the truce village of Panmunjom, officials...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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    S. Korea to allow foreign activists to cross inter-Korean border

    SEOUL, May 15 (Yonhap) — South Korea said Friday it has decided to allow foreign activists to cross the heavily fortified inter-Korean border in late May, but it will advise them to use a western land route...

    • Posted May 15, 2015
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  • Saenuri Party Chairman Kim Moo-sung and other party officials visit the inter-Korean border fence in Inje, Gangwon Province, on Dec. 21, 2014. (Yonhap)
    N. Korea tightens border controls to curb flow of defectors

    BEIJING (Yonhap) — North Korea has tightened its patrols on the border with China and toughened punishments for those who help North Koreans flee the authoritarian state in a bid to curb the flow of defectors, a...

    • Posted February 10, 2015
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  • South Korea held a live-fire drill at sea near a tense border line on Friday. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea conducts live-fire drill near tense sea border

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The South Korean military carried out a live-fire exercise near the tensely-guarded inter-Korean Yellow Sea border Friday to check its preparedness against possible provocations by North Korea, the defense ministry said. The two-hour naval...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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