Pyongyang: News

12 Sep 2023

Kim Jong-un

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.

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.

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.

28 Mar 2023

Kim Jong-un

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.

16 Mar 2023

North 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.

06 Dec 2022

North 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

North 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.

06 May 2020

North Korea

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.

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.

06 Mar 2019

North Korea

After Hanoi summit collapse, is N Korea rebuilding rocket site?

Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the "rapid rebuilding" of a test facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to the analysis of satellite imagery from a US think tank.

16 Nov 2018

North Korea

North Korea tests new ultramodern tactical weapon: State media

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has overseen the testing of a 'newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon', Pyongyang's state media reported yesterday, in a move that will raise the temperature over denuclearization talks.

19 Sep 2018

South Korea

Pyongyang: South Korean President Moon seeks nuclear agreement with Kim

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.

16 Aug 2018

South Korea

Pyongyang summit, bold step towards ending war with N-Korea: Moon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in yesterday said his visit to Pyongyang next month will be a bold step towards formally ending the decades-old war with North Korea.

27 Jun 2018

North Korea

Rapid improvements noticed at N-Korea's Yongbyon nuclear site: Monitoring website

North Korea is carrying out rapid improvements at its Yongbyon nuclear research facility, monitoring website "38 North" said today.

27 May 2018

North Korea

'Things moving very nicely': Trump revives hope of meeting Kim

US President Donald Trump said today that he is still looking at a summit on June 12 in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and things are moving very nicely.

15 Apr 2018

North Korea

Kim Jong-un meets top Chinese official, calls for strengthening ties

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un personally greeted senior Chinese diplomat Song Tao in Pyongyang today, state media reported.

09 Jan 2018

South Korea

North Korea, South Korea commence first talks in 2 years

The situation in the Korean peninsula had been extremely tense over North Korea's aggressive pursuit of its nuclear program all through 2017.

18 Nov 2017

North Korea

Report: North Korea constructing submarine to launch nuclear ballistic missiles

Satellite images of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate that the regime is following an "aggressive schedule" to operationalize its first ballistic missile submarine, the US-based research institute 38 North has reported.

30 Sep 2017

North Korea

UN sanctions: Beijing orders North Korean companies to close shop

World powers seem determined to put maximum pressure on North Korea, in order to discipline Pyongyang for its rogue behavior.

08 Sep 2017

South Korea

Should India be worried about North Korea's H-bomb?

North Korea recently tested an H-bomb in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, triggering significant international security concerns.

03 Sep 2017

South Korea

North Korea conducts sixth nuclear weapons test, most powerful yet

North Korea claims it has successfully tested a missile-ready hydrogen bomb which is several times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

26 Apr 2017

North Korea

North Korea crisis: Petrol prices spike 83% in Pyongyang

The price of petrol has spiked by 83% in Pyongyang, according to expert group NK News.