South Korea launched Monday a firing drill from a disputed western border island shelled last month by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) despite the latter's repeated warnings of a counterattack.
A storage facility housing Yemen's radioactive material was unsecured for up to a week after its lone guard was removed and its surveillance camera was broken, a secret US State Department cable released by WikiLeaks revealed Monday.
South Korea on Monday wrapped up live-fire artillery drill from a western border island shelled last month by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
UN fails to reach consensus on Korean crisis
China calls for maximum restraint on the peninsula
DPRK offers to allow UN inspections: Report
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has offered to allow UN nuclear inspections to resume following talks in Pyongyang with US troublshooter Bill Richardson, according to CNN which has a team travelling with the New Mexico governor.
Japan's Cabinet adopted a new fiscal 2011-2015 midterm defense buildup program which eyes more proactive policies and "dynamic defense capability".
Nov 3: Japan, US launch biggest ever joint drill
Oct 22: Goodwill needed from Tokyo