Articles about Kim Jong un
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.
15 May 2022World
Just days after North Korea reported its first COVID-19 case, an explosion in the number of cases rocked the country on Sunday.
13 May 2022World
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 2022World
Confirming its first COVID-19 case on Thursday, North Korea ordered a nationwide lockdown calling it the "gravest national emergency."
07 May 2022World
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 2021World
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 2021World
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 2021World
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 2021World
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 2020World
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 2020World
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 2019World
US President Donald Trump on Sunday created history by becoming the first ever sitting American President to set foot on the North Korean soil.
09 May 2019World
On Thursday, North Korea fired two short-range missiles, says South Korea military. Reportedly, the missiles were fired from the town of Sino-ri, Northwest of capital Pyongyang, eastwards into the sea.
13 Apr 2019World
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 2019World
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 2019World
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 2018World
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 2018World
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 2018World
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 2018World
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.
08 Oct 2018World
International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, after a meeting with Kim Jong-un in which, he said, "significant progress" was made towards denuclearization.
07 Oct 2018World
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he hoped to accelerate the second summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump as he kicked off an Asian trip Saturday that will also feature a meeting with the North Korean leader.
25 Sep 2018World
US President Donald Trump has said he expects to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "in the not-too-distant future" over the progress in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
19 Sep 2018Sports
In a positive development, for two nations facing a diplomatic struggle, North and South Korea are planning to make a joint bid for the 2032 Olympics.
19 Sep 2018World
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will make a historic visit to Seoul "in the near future", he said today after a summit with the South's Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang.
19 Sep 2018World
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North's leader Kim Jong-un opened a new round of talks at a summit in Pyongyang today, with North Korean nuclear arsenal high on the agenda.
02 Sep 2018World
A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang.
26 Jul 2018World
North Korea is still making nuclear material, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told senators.
08 Jul 2018World
Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang achieves "final" denuclearization, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.
27 Jun 2018World
North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements at its Yongbyon nuclear research facility, monitoring website "38 North" said today.
22 Jun 2018World
US President Donald Trump today told his cabinet members that he had "tremendous success" with North Korea, more than a week after his historic meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
20 Jun 2018World
Kim Jong-un wrapped up today his third visit to China this year, declaring North Korea's unstinting "friendship" with Beijing a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.
19 Jun 2018World
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on a two-day visit to China's capital Beijing, only a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump, the Chinese state media reported today.
16 Jun 2018World
Observing that the world has seen more than enough conflict, US President Donald Trump said the people of America, the Koreans, and the world deserve a future of security and peace.
The Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un meet was a historic event, and host Singapore was determined to make each aspect significant, including food.
An Indian-origin man from Malaysia went to Singapore and spent $573 (over Rs. 38,000) to put up at a luxury hotel for one night so that he could get a chance to meet US President Donald Trump ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
US President Donald Trump described his first-ever historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "really fantastic" and said they agreed to "sign" an unspecified document after their "very positive" summit.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have signed a "pretty comprehensive" and "historic" document.
It was a mark of how far US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un have come in their diplomacy the last few months.
11 Jun 2018World
North Korean and US negotiators met in Singapore today for final preparations on the eve of an unprecedented summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, seeking to bridge the gaps over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.
11 Jun 2018World
Leaving the G7 summit in Quebec, Canada, US President Donald Trump once again targeted economies including India for using his country as a piggy bank, as he criticized the import tariff policies.