Kim Jong-un: News

Kim Jong-un is the scion of North Korea's ruling Kim dynasty and is the third Supreme Leader of the country. He is the son of the second Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-il (1994-2011), and the grandson of the founder and first Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Il-sung (1948-1994). Jong-un is the General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and a member of the Presidium of the party's Politburo. He is believed to have attended school in Switzerland under a false identity. He did his higher education at Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang. In 2010, Kim was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and after his father died, he took over as the Supreme Leader in 2011. He subsequently became the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, Chairman of the Central Military Commission, and the Chairman of the National Defence Commission. His zeal to expand North Korea's nuclear program resulted in a heated exchange of threats and rhetoric with the then US President Donald Trump, which culminated in the historic face-to-face negotiations between the two. Jong-un is blamed for the complete lack of transparency in the North Korean regime's way of functioning and its record of grave human rights violations.

21 Jun 2024

North Korea

US expresses concern over Russia-North Korea defense pact

The United States has voiced concner over Russian President Vladimir Putin's indication that Russia might supply weapons to North Korea.

09 May 2024

North Korea

North Korea shifts propaganda tactics to engage youth

North Korea is reportedly altering its propaganda approach, moving away from themes of authoritarian grandeur and military might.

08 May 2024

North Korea

North Korean leader orders demolition of Winter Palace structures

In a surprising development, Kim Jong-Un, North Korea's leader, has ordered the demolition of several structures within his winter residence, Ryokpo Palace.

24 Jan 2024

North Korea

North Korean teens get 12-year sentence for watching K-dramas: Report

A video, released by an organization working with North Korean defectors, has shown authorities in North Korea sentencing two teenagers to 12 years of "hard labor" for watching and distributing South Korean dramas and videos.

14 Jan 2024

North Korea

North Korea launches ballistic missile toward the sea

North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea on Sunday, according to its neighboring nations.

South Korea admits conducting drills to assassinate Kim Jong-un

South Korea's defense minister, Shin Won-sik, disclosed that his country's military is carrying out "decapitation drills" aimed at potentially assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

North Korea claims spy satellite photographed White House, Pentagon

North Korea on Tuesday claimed its new Malligyong-1 spy satellite has captured images of several United States (US) sites like the White House, the Pentagon, and nuclear aircraft carriers, KCNA reported.

28 Sep 2023

North Korea

North Korea makes constitutional amendment for 'exponential' nuclear growth: Report

North Korea allegedly amended its constitution on Thursday to focus on expanding its nuclear forces, despite the United States (US) urging it to return to stalled talks.

13 Sep 2023

Vladimir Putin

Kim Jong-un pledges support to Russia in 'war against west'

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un on Wednesday promised "unconditional support" to Russia's "sacred fight"—apparently referring to the Ukraine war—to defend its security interests during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Associated Press reported.

12 Sep 2023

North Korea

Kim Jong-un reaches Russia in his armored luxury train

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly arrived in Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, traveling from Pyongyang on his heavily armored luxury train.

12 Sep 2023

Vladimir Putin

Kim Jong-un arrives in Russia amid Ukraine tensions

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reportedly reached Russia on Tuesday to discuss possible defense cooperation and an arms deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid escalating tensions over the Ukraine war, BBC reported.

11 Sep 2023

North Korea

Kim Jong-un headed for summit with Putin: Report

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly left for Russia to attend a summit with President Vladimir Putin, South Korean broadcaster YTN reported.

08 Sep 2023

North Korea

North Korea touts nuclear-capable submarine, Seoul says 'exaggeration'

North Korea on Friday claimed that it has launched its first operational "tactical nuclear attack submarine," the Hero Kim Kun Ok, after years of development.

05 Sep 2023

Vladimir Putin

North Korea might supply weapons to Russia for Ukraine: US 

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un is reportedly planning to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

31 Aug 2023

Donald Trump

Trump claims he prevented 'nuclear holocaust' as US president

Former United States (US) President Donald Trump, in a face-to-face clash with the New York attorney general, who is suing him for fraud, testified at a closed-door grilling in April that he saved "millions" by preventing a nuclear holocaust.

10 Aug 2023

North Korea

Kim Jong-un fires top general, calls for 'offensive' war preparations

North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly dismissed his military's top general and called for "offensive" war preparations, including conducting more drills and boosting the production of weapons.

Russia seeking North Korean weapons for Ukraine war: US

Antony Blinken, the secretary of state for the United States (US), has claimed that Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu is currently in North Korea to secure arms to aid Moscow's halted invasion of Ukraine, reported AFP.

What we know about US soldier 'defecting' to North Korea

A United States soldier, Private Second Class Travis King (23) has been detained in North Korea after he crossed over to the country from neighboring South Korea without authorization, the US military said.

01 Jun 2023

North Korea

Kim Jong-un has turned alcoholic and a smoker, reveals report

North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un might be experiencing a sleep disorder and could be facing a potentially worsening alcohol and nicotine dependency, as per a New York Post report.

28 Mar 2023

North Korea

Kim Jong-un calls for ramping up nuclear weapons program

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has called for increased production of weapons-grade nuclear material to expand the country's nuclear arsenal, citing war preparedness for the future, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Tuesday.

24 Mar 2023

North Korea

North Korea tests underwater drone that could create 'radioactive tsunami'

North Korea tested an underwater nuclear-capable attack drone that could create a "radioactive tsunami," state news agency KCNA reported on Thursday.

19 Feb 2023

North Korea

North Korea confirms testing ICBM, warning to US, South Korea

North Korea on Sunday announced it test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a warning to South Korea and the United States, adding the "surprise" drill showcased its "fatal nuclear counterattack" capability.

04 Oct 2022

North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan, tensions escalate

Japan woke up to a tense picture as North Korea reportedly fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile over the island nation on Tuesday.

16 Jun 2022

South Korea

North Korea reports 'mysterious' gastrointestinal disease outbreak amid COVID-19 wave

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, North Korea on Thursday reported the eruption of another infectious gastrointestinal disease, the name of which isn't yet known.

25 May 2022

South Korea

North Korea test fires multiple missiles as Biden leaves Asia

North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday, South Korea said.

15 May 2022

South Korea

North Korea: 8,20,620 fresh COVID-19 cases in just 3 days

Just days after North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case, an explosion in the number of infections rocked the country on Sunday.

13 May 2022

North Korea

North Korea reports 6 COVID-19 deaths, isolates 1,87,800 people

A day after North Korea acknowledged its first-ever COVID-19 outbreak, the nation said six people have died and thousands have shown symptoms of fever.

12 May 2022

North Korea

North Korea confirms first COVID-19 case ever, imposes nationwide lockdown

Confirming its first COVID-19 case on Thursday, North Korea ordered a nationwide lockdown calling it the "gravest national emergency."

07 May 2022

South Korea

North Korea test-fires submarine missile amid nuclear test concerns

North Korea launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Saturday, its second launch in three days after the US warned Pyongyang could be planning a nuclear test.

03 Sep 2021

North Korea

Kim orders tougher virus steps after North Korea shuns vaccines

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign after he turned down some foreign COVID-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunization program.

22 Jun 2021

North Korea

No trace of COVID-19 in country: North Korea tells WHO

North Korea has told the World Health Organization that it tested more than 30,000 people for the coronavirus through June 10 but has yet to find a single infection.

15 Jun 2021

North Korea

Wokeness gone wrong: North Korean defector student slams US colleges

A woman who defected North Korea over a decade ago says she was excited about studying in the United States - only until she actually did that.

24 Mar 2021

North Korea

White House: North Korea has conducted short-range missile test

North Korea fired short-range missiles this past weekend, days after Kim Jong Un's sister threatened the United States and South Korea for holding joint military exercises.

21 Apr 2020

North Korea

Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, critically ill after surgery?

Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea who is a revered figure in the country, is critically ill after he underwent surgery earlier this month, a CNN report said.

10 Jan 2020

North Korea

North Korean mother rescues kids; faces jail for bizarre reason

In an utterly bizarre incident, a North Korean woman may face prison for saving her two kids from a fire but allowing the portraits of former leaders of the dictator-run nation to burn.

30 Jun 2019

North Korea

Trump meets Kim, becomes first US President to enter N-Korea

US President Donald Trump on Sunday created history by becoming the first ever sitting American President to set foot on the North Korean soil.

13 Apr 2019

North Korea

Kim says he's open to another summit with Donald Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says he's open to having the third summit with President Donald Trump if the United States could offer mutually acceptable terms for an agreement by the end of the year.

09 Feb 2019

North Korea

Trump-Kim summit to be held on February 27-28 in Hanoi

The much-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam capital, on February 27 and 28.

01 Feb 2019

North Korea

US-N Korea summit details to be announced next week: Trump

US President Donald Trump yesterday said the details of his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be announced next week, and that a date and place had been settled.

02 Dec 2018

North Korea

Trump hopes to meet Kim Jong-un in January or February

US President Donald Trump said yesterday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.

07 Nov 2018

North Korea

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

03 Nov 2018

North Korea

North Korea threatens to resume nuclear weapons development

A day after it was reported that North Korea was readying its nuclear sites for foreign inspection, Pyongyang has threatened to resume testing and development of nuclear weapons if the US does not lift economic sanctions against it.

17 Oct 2018

North Korea

North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push against Pyongyang

North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.