North Korea: News

28 Jan 2024

South Korea

Explainer: Understanding North Korea's brutal ban on South Korean content

South Korean entertainment has captivated audiences globally, but its influence has met a stark barrier in North Korea due to the country's strict authoritarian government.

24 Jan 2024

South 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

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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.

28 Nov 2023

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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.

'Will collapse like USSR': Hamas issues warning to US

Palestinian terror group Hamas has reportedly issued a warning to the United States (US) for supporting Israel in Gaza.

28 Sep 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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

Russia

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

South 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

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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.

10 Aug 2023

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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

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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

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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

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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.

16 Mar 2023

South Korea

North Korea launches ballistic missile hours before Japan-South Korea talks

North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday, hours before South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol was due to fly to Japan for the first summit in years, reported PTI.

19 Feb 2023

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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.

06 Dec 2022

South Korea

North Korea fires 130 artillery shells as warning to Seoul

North Korea simultaneously fired around 130 artillery shells into a maritime buffer zone as a warning to the joint US-South Korea military drills conducted along its border.

04 Nov 2022

South Korea

South Korea scrambles jets after detecting 180 North Korean warplanes

South Korea scrambled fighter jets after detecting around 180 North Korean warplanes for over four hours near the northern border, the country's military said on Friday.

02 Nov 2022

South Korea

North Korea fires missiles, South Korea retaliates after 'territorial invasion'

In a first, both North and South Korea fired missiles that landed in each other's waters on Wednesday, reported BBC.

04 Oct 2022

Japan

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.

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.

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.

09 Sep 2021

Beijing

North Korea suspended from 2022 Winter Olympics for Tokyo no-show

North Korea was formally suspended from the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by the IOC on Wednesday as punishment for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Games citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

03 Sep 2021

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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.

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

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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.

North Korea tells WHO it is still virus-free

Isolated North Korea has continued to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World Health Organization (WHO).

24 Mar 2021

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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.

23 Dec 2020

DC Comics

#ComicBytes: The origin of Slade Wilson aka the Deathstroke

Deathstroke, originally known as Deathstroke The Terminator, is the best assassin in the DC Universe.

06 Dec 2020

South Korea

BTS members can join military late, South Korea passes law

BTS, the Korean pop sensation, has been given a satisfying respite.

24 Aug 2020

South Korea

North Korea's Kim Jong-un in coma, sister to take control

North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un has slipped into a coma and his sister Kim Yo-jong will become the de-facto ruler, multiple reports said.

20 Aug 2020

United Nations (UN)

Give up pet dogs for meat: Kim Jong-un to citizens

Adding to the long list of bizarre orders that he has given since coming to power, North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un asked his countrymen to give up pet dogs, a move political watchers believe would assuage the country's hunger problem.

21 Jun 2020

India

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

A few hours ago, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory warning about a massive phishing attack campaign.

06 May 2020

Pyongyang

Netizens are convinced Kim Jong-un is using a body double

Last week, unconfirmed reports emerged that the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, had died.

02 May 2020

South Korea

After health speculations, North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes first appearance

North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance on Friday, weeks after speculations about his ill health took over global media.

23 Apr 2020

South Korea

Who will lead North Korea if Kim Jong-un dies?

With recent reports that North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un is not keeping well, the question arises: who will succeed him?

21 Apr 2020

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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.