All posts tagged "DMZ"

  • North Korean soldiers guard the truce village of Panmunjom at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in Panmunjom, North Korea. Though the world's most fortified border can often seem like a tourist trap, drawing throngs of camera-happy visitors on both sides every year, to the military-trained eye the Cold War style standoff along the DMZ is an incident waiting to happen. And with tensions between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington, this is one of those times when that's more true than ever. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    Tensions rising on DMZ, North Korean officer tells AP

    PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Tensions have increased significantly along the Demilitarized Zone since North Korea’s recent nuclear test and rocket launch, a North Korean military official told The Associated Press on Monday, adding that while he...

    • Posted February 22, 2016
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  • South Korean K-Pop girl group Apink performs during Hallyu Dream Concert in Gyeongju, South Korea Oct. 6, 2013. (Photo: Ahn Young-joon, AP)
    Seoul delivers barrage of K-pop across border to North Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea tries to get under the skin of its archrival with border broadcasts that feature not only criticism of North Korea’s nuclear program, troubled economy and human rights abuses, but also...

    • Posted January 8, 2016
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    South Korea to resume anti-North propaganda broadcasts

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In response to North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korea on Thursday announced it would resume cross-border propaganda broadcasts that Pyongyang considers an act of war. Seoul also began talks with Washington...

    • Posted January 7, 2016
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  • South and North Korean troops stand guard at the neutral border village of Panmunjom. (Yonhap file photo)
    S. Korean soldier found dead inside DMZ in gun-related incident

    HWACHEON, South Korea (Yonhap) — A South Korean soldier was found dead on the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone early Wednesday morning in a gun-related incident, the military said. Army Private Jeong was found with gunshot...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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    Two soldiers who lost their legs in DMZ land-mine explosion receive medals

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Two South Korean soldiers severely injured in North Korea’s land-mine attack in August were awarded national orders Wednesday for their “bravery and contributions” to national security, the Army said. Army Staff Sgt. Kim Jung-won,...

    • Posted December 23, 2015
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  • South Korean soldiers patrol along the coast of the western island of Yeonpyeong, South Korea. (Yonhap)
    65 N. Koreans cross sea, land borders to defect to South over 5 yrs

    SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Yonhap) — A total of 65 North Koreans have crossed the tightly-patrolled land and sea borders with South Korea to defect to the capitalist country since 2010 with 15 of them breaking the borders...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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  • South Korean soldiers patrol along the coast of South Korea`s western island of Yeonpyeong, which borders North Korea, on Aug. 26, 2015. The South Korean military has reduced its military alert position since North Korea lifted the quasi-war state of its armed forces following the two Koreas` agreement the previous day on defusing tensions after four days of intensive inter-Korean talks. (Yonhap)
    S. Korean military relaxes top-level defense posture at border

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The South Korean military relaxed Wednesday its high-level combat readiness posture it had maintained at the border due to heightened tensions with North Korea earlier this month, a military source said. “The maximum alert...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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