DPRK would do its best to improve the north-south relationship to guarantee the peace and stability of the Korea Peninsula.
Executive members of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) on Tuesday decided to suspend its former leader Ichiro Ozawa.
Officials raised the death toll to at least 75, with 300 others listed as missing, as rescuers dug through the crumbled concrete.
Four Americans on a yacht hijacked by Somali pirates last week were all killed, the US military said on Tuesday.
A powerful earthquake slammed New Zealand's already-bruised city of Christchurch on Tuesday, killing at least 65 people.
ROK and the US plan to hold drills this year on islands near a disputed western sea border between ROK and DPRK.
Two Iranian naval ships were passing the Suez Canal on Tuesday, reports said.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said in a brief appearance on state TV Tuesday that he is in Tripoli, rejecting reports that he fled the country to Venezuela.
The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that air raids on Monday targeted ammunition depots and not populated areas in Tripoli and Benghanzi.
ASEAN foreign ministers are gathering in Jakarta for an Indonesia-facilitated urgent meeting slated for Tuesday.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) announced on Monday that it will initiate probe into the alleged killing of Afghan civilians.
"The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse" is displayed at the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, Feb 20,2011.