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Demilitarized Zone

Reunions Won't Lead to a Breakthrough for Koreas

Andrew Kwon | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Andrew Kwon

When the first reunion was organized in 2000, it was a diplomatic milestone symbolizing the end of a long chill between North and South Korea, reaffirming their commitment to reunification. Today, the status quo has evolved so much that the political potency of reunions has all but dissipated.

South Korea Threatens Retaliation Against North For 'Cowardly Act'

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

South Korea's military on Monday threatened retaliation against North Korea after accusing the North of planting land mines inside the Demilitarized ...

Gloria Steinem Joins Women Activists Crossing Demilitarized Zone Dividing North And South Korea

Reuters | James Pearson | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

PAJU, South Korea, May 24 (Reuters) - A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North an...

Why Gloria Steinem, Other Women and I Plan to March to the World's Most Fortified Border

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Christine Ahn

As Gloria Steinem says of the DMZ, "there is no other strip of land more symbolic of long-term division." We hope to cross the DMZ to renew Korean people's hope that the DMZ can and must be crossed to reunify families and to begin to heal the divided peninsula.

North And South Korea Exchange Gunfire Along Border

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in ...

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.

Biden To Visit Zone Between North, South Korea

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is preparing to visit the Demilitarized Zone, the heavily armed border between South Korea and North Kore...

My Trip to the DMZ

Janis Powers | Posted 08.13.2013 | Impact
Janis Powers

Everyone line up single file in two lines. Good. Now turn to your left. You're facing north. Are you ready? You only have a few minutes. Set? G...

NKorean Soldiers Put Down Arms To Help Plant Rice

AP | JEAN H. LEE | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

SASI-RI, North Korea -- The North Korean side of the Demilitarized Zone is a hive of activity - not of fighting, but of farming. Beyond the barbed ...

NKorean Nuclear Threats Don't Scare Tourists Away

AP | FOSTER KLUG | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

IMJINGAK, South Korea — Busloads of tourists still show up to gawk at the world's most heavily fortified border, even as governments on both sid...

Graduation Day In 'The Scariest Place On Earth'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.18.2013 | World

Shadowed by a nuclear test, guarded by armed soldiers and with a two-star general handing out prizes, Kim Min-Jung's elementary school graduation was ...

South Korean Activists Banned From Flying Anti-North Korea Leaflets

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean activists floated balloons carrying tens of thousands of anti-Pyongyang leaflets into North Korea, eluding pol...

North Korean Soldier Defects After Killing Superior Officers

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors Saturday and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed...

Obama Urges North Korea To 'Pursue Peace'

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the threat of nuclear weapons remains a potent challenge for the globe to confront, tel...

Obama: North Korean 'Bad Behavior WIll Not Be Rewarded'

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — Seoul warned Monday that it might shoot down a North Korean rocket if it passes over South Korean territory, as worries abo...

Obama Visits Korean Border

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — In a direct challenge to North Korean leaders, President Barack Obama implored them "to have the courage to pursue peace" w...

Clinton, Gates Making Unprecedented Trip To Korean DMZ

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PANMUNJOM, Korea — Standing at the spot that divides North and South Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Korea on ...