The increasing prominence of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister has prompted speculation about whether she is positioning herself for ultimate power in North Korea.
A year ago, productive north-south talks seemed inconceivable – but with the US tripping over its own feet, things are changing.
The most viable nonmilitary solution to the standoff with North Korea is to get China to apply pressure. But that’s not so easy.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.