The most senior U.S. military official delivered a sharp rebuke to China on Wednesday, blaming Asia's top power for failing to rein in its North Korean ally in the escalating dispute over the fate of the Korean peninsula.
South Korea warned Friday that it will order airstrikes if North Korea again launches artillery at the South, raising its military posture as Pyongyang reportedly deployed new rockets capable of hitting the South Korean capital.
Emotions remained raw throughout the Korean peninsula on Sunday as a U.S. aircraft carrier group arrived for joint American-South Korean naval exercises, prompting North Korea to ready surface-to-surface missiles on launch pads along the Yellow Sea.
With the country reeling from the effects of January's earthquake and a devastating cholera epidemic, elections slid into chaos Sunday as thousands of voters complained they could not cast ballots and a majority of presidential candidates accused the government committing "massive fraud."
The Dalai Lama plans on giving up his largely ceremonial role as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile, an aide said Tuesday, in what appeared to be part of a long-term strategy to make the movement less vulnerable to Chinese strong-arm tactics.
North Korea on Tuesday fired dozens of artillery rounds onto a populated South Korean island, killing two and injuring 19 others after Pyongyang claimed that Seoul was readying for "an invasion," officials said.
Health authorities in the Dominican Republic confirmed the nation's first case of cholera, just says after the government took drastic steps to limit border traffic with Haiti, where an epidemic has taken more than 1,000 lives.
U.S. President Barack Obama said the commitment of the United States to the defense of Japan is "unshakable" Saturday during talks in which the leaders of the two countries reaffirmed the importance of their nations' alliance.