Despite the controversy over Park Won-soon's death, the Seoul City government organizes a 5-day funeral for him and sets up a memorial altar outside City Hall
'There is no need for us to sit across with the US right now,' say the Kim Yo-jong, sister of the North Korean leader. She says 'it is too obvious that it will only be used as boring boasting coming from someone's pride.'
At the time a record number of police officers for a single case were mobilized to try to find the killer, investigating some 21,000 individuals and comparing the fingerprints of around 20,000 more without success
The fighting ended with an armistice that was never replaced by a peace treaty, leaving the peninsula divided by the Demilitarized Zone and the two Koreas still technically at war
In the last month South Korea sees around 35 to 50 new coronavirus cases a day, mostly in the Seoul metropolitan area where half of the population lives
'Enraged' North Koreans are now 'pushing forward with the preparations for launching a large-scale distribution' of 'leaflets of punishment' into the South, according to a KCNA report
South Korean president President Moon Jae-in accepts 'Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul's offer to resign'
The demolition of the liaison office in the Kaesong Industrial Zone, just across the border in Northern territory, comes after Pyongyang vehemently condemns Seoul over anti-Pyongyang leaflets sent by defectors into the North
(4th UPDATE) After an emergency meeting, Seoul's National Security Council says it would 'react strongly' if Pyongyang 'continues to take steps that aggravate the situation'
The Black Lives Matter banner is taken down on June 15, with CNN quoting an anonymous source saying the request to do so came from the office of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
South Korea is the target of a wave of angry statements recently from the North, which accused Seoul of allowing defectors to launch leaflets critical of leader Kim Jong-un into its territory
The latest broadside contains some of the harshest criticism Pyongyang has sent Washington's way in recent months, and casts doubt over the future of the two sides' long-stalled nuclear talks process
A North Korean official says Washington should 'hold its tongue and mind its internal affairs first' if it wanted to avoid experiencing a 'hair-raiser' and ensure the 'easy holding' of November's presidential vote
The new cases – mostly centered in the Seoul metropolitan area where half the South Korean population lives – prompts officials to strengthen social distancing rules that were eased on May 6
Officials announce 40 new cases – taking its total to 11,265 – with most new infections from the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area. This is the largest increase since 53 infections were announced on April 8.
But the United Nations Command's investigation is 'unable to definitively determine' whether the North's gunshots were fired 'intentionally or by mistake'
The spike of new cases, driven by the cluster in venues in Seoul's Itaewon district forces authorities to delay this week's planned re-opening of schools
(UPDATED) Gyeonggi province – which surrounds Seoul – also orders more than 5,700 entertainment facilities to suspend operations for two weeks
Kim Jong-un sends Chinese leader Xi Jinping a diplomatic communication congratulating him for China's 'success' in controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic
Here is a look at why Kim's health has been the subject of so much conjecture
(UPDATED) For a time South Korea had the world's second-largest outbreak before the spread was brought under control through widespread testing and a contact-tracing drive, along with widely observed social distancing
The blaze at the unfinished four-storey building in Icheon also injures 7, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports
Chun Doo-hwan remains divisive in the South and is accused of defaming late priest Cho Chul-hyun, who repeatedly testified helicopters had opened fire on civilians in Gwangju
Trump criticizes a CNN report saying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was ailing
President Moon Jae-in's Democratic party secures an absolute majority in the National Assembly, its first for 12 years, on a turnout of 66.2% – the highest at a parliamentary election since 1992
(UPDATED) The 'multiple projectiles' fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be 'short-range cruise missiles,' the Joint Chiefs of Staff say
Ji Seong-ho, now 38, works as a rights activist running an organization that has helped around 500 North Koreans make their way clandestinely through China and into third countries from where they can travel to the South
Kim Jong-un establishes an iron grip on the levers of authority in his nuclear-armed country since inheriting power in his late 20s in 2011
Plasma therapy can become 'an alternative treatment for patients in critical condition who do not respond to antiviral drugs,' says a doctor at Severance Hospital in Seoul, where both patients were treated
The projectiles were fired from North Pyongan province into the Sea of Japan, also known as the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say
The app alerts officials if a citizen ventures out of their area of quarantine
The launch is the nuclear-armed North's first for more than 3 months and comes as nuclear negotiations with the United States remain at a standstill
(UPDATED) Shincheonji head Lee Man-hee's plea for forgiveness comes after Seoul city authorities file a murder complaint against him for failing to cooperate in containing the epidemic
More than 90% of the new cases are in Daegu, the center of the country's outbreak, and its neighboring North Gyeongsang province, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say
At their services Shincheonji members sit close together on the floor without chairs and desks, praying extensively in what critics say creates an ideal environment to spread viral infections
The soldier, a 23-year-old man, is the first infection among the 28,500 troops Washington stations in the South to defend it against the nuclear-armed North
A rising number of new cases and deaths in other parts of the world deepen fears about a potential pandemic, with South Korea, Italy, and Iran emerging over the past week on the frontlines
Lee So-jeong, news anchor of South Korea's national public broadcaster 'News 9' bulletin, breaks a decades-old boys' club in a society that is technologically and economically advanced, but still culturally male-dominated
(3rd UPDATE) Around 500 passengers will leave the vessel on Wednesday, February 19, after testing negative, a health ministry official says
The Unification Church founded by Sun Myung-Moon distributed face coverings to the 30,000 crowd, but only some donned them
The latest confirmed case brings South Korea's total number of patients to 16
South Korea remains deeply conservative about matters of sexual identity and is less tolerant of LGBT rights than some other parts of Asia
Shin Kyuk-ho is the founder of one of South Korea's biggest family-run conglomerates
The US and South Korea are in a security alliance and Washington stations 28,500 troops in South Korea to defend it from the nuclear-armed North
Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president, boycotts the session. The Seoul High Court thus adjourns and schedules another session for January 31, when it will move straight to closing arguments.
The Supreme Court quashes the decision and orders a retrial, saying the initial trial ruling 'misunderstood legal principles on the crime of abuse of official authority'
North Korea warns US it would 'pay dearly' if it criticizes the country's human rights record
South Korean President Moon Jae-in appoints former parliamentary speaker Chung Sye-kyun, known as 'Mr Smile,' as prime minister
The United States calls a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's series of rocket launches, the latest return to antagonism as diplomacy languishes
'Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way,' US President Donald Trump tweets in response to an unspecified test at the Sohae space launch center