Category: Asia

North Korea Says Nuclear Fusion Reaction Produced

Aspiring nuclear power North Korea claimed today that it was able to conduct a nuclear fusion reaction, a process that could be used to produce energy or a hydrogen bomb, Agence France-Presse reported (see GSN, May 11).

North Korean Leader Seen in China

Reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was widely reported today to have begun his first trip to China since 2006 (see GSN, April 30).

China to Construct Nuclear Reactors for Pakistan

GSN China has finalized plans to build two new nuclear power reactors at Chashma in Pakistan, the Financial Times reported yesterday (see GSN, Nov. 21, 2008).

Philippines/Terrorism: 4 soldiers injured in shootout with Abu Sayyaf

Four elite Army Scout Rangers were injured on Tuesday during a gun fight with Al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyafterrorists in Sumisip, a town in the southern province of Basilan. Lieutenant General Ben Dolorfino, chief of theWestern Mindanao Command confirmed the incident, adding that the security forces were on…

N.Korea’s Command Center of Clandestine Operations

Seoul, S. Korea(Chosun): North Korea’s Reconnaissance Bureau, the new integrated agency in charge of spy operations against the South, has become the focus of attention after speculation that it had a hand in sinking the Navy corvette Cheonan and the…

Thailand: Red Shirts take protests to provinces; blocks police trucks form entering capital

Members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), a.k.a the Red Shirts, started fresh protests in the provinces of Pathum Thani, Udon Thani,Phayao and Ubon Ratchathani over the weekend, blocking police vehicles from entering Bangkok.

Torpedo ‘Probable Cause’ of South Korean Ship Sinking

Chosun:  A torpedo has been determined as the probable cause of the sinking of the Navy corvette Cheonan, according to a preliminary inspection of the split surface of the ship after it was salvaged from the West Sea. Defense Minister…