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

02 May 2020

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.

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

23 Apr 2020

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?

North Korean mother rescues kids; faces jail for bizarre reason

10 Jan 2020

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.

Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly met Kim Jong-un

18 Apr 2018

Reports: CIA chief Mike Pompeo secretly met Kim Jong-un

According to anonymous officials cited by multiple media outlets, CIA chief Mike Pompeo had secretly met North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un over the Easter weekend, this April.

In historic move, Kim Jong-un, wife attend K-pop concert

02 Apr 2018

In historic move, Kim Jong-un, wife attend K-pop concert

North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol Ju attended a rare concert of K-pop singers in the country's capital Pyongyang.

N.Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on a "surprise" China visit

27 Mar 2018

N.Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on a "surprise" China visit

Korean Peninsula is witnessing a hive of activity, especially with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un's hurried outreach to world powers.

North Korean calendars don't celebrate Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's birthday

22 Dec 2017

North Korean calendars don't celebrate Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's birthday

North Korea's newly published New Year calendar doesn't mention leader Kim Jong-un's birthday, six years after he assumed power.

Kim Jong-un promotes sister Kim Yo-jong to top decision-making body

09 Oct 2017

Kim Jong-un promotes sister Kim Yo-jong to top decision-making body

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has promoted his sister, Kim Yo-jong, to the country's top decision-making body, the Workers Party's Politburo.

Kim Jong-un's mysterious life: NKorean leader reportedly has third child

30 Aug 2017

Kim Jong-un's mysterious life: NKorean leader reportedly has third child

In North Korea, internet access is restricted, so pretty much everything happening in the country is shrouded by an air of mystery. It seems like the First Family is a part of that mystery.

North Korea: Will Kim Jong-un press the nuclear launch button?

14 Aug 2017

North Korea: Will Kim Jong-un press the nuclear launch button?

Most of us are not strangers to North Korea's nuclear missile antics. The hype around them usually heighten and fade almost as quickly.

Malaysia releases North Korean detainee in Kim Jong-nam murder

03 Mar 2017

Malaysia releases North Korean detainee in Kim Jong-nam murder

Malaysian authorities have released the only North Korean who was detained in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam.

Kim Jong-nam murder: Female suspects to be charged with murder

28 Feb 2017

Kim Jong-nam murder: Female suspects to be charged with murder

Malaysia's Attorney-General Mohamed Apandi Ali said Doan Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah would be formally charged with the murder of Kim Jong-nam and could face the death penalty if convicted.

Was paid $90 for 'prank': Suspect in Kim Jong-nam's assassination

25 Feb 2017

Was paid $90 for 'prank': Suspect in Kim Jong-nam's assassination

An Indonesian woman, arrested for the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank.

"VX nerve agent", most toxic chemical weapon, killed Kim Jong-nam

24 Feb 2017

"VX nerve agent", most toxic chemical weapon, killed Kim Jong-nam

Malaysian police said Kim Jong-nam was killed by "VX nerve agent" (S-2 Diisoprophylaminoethyl methylphosphonothiolate), the most toxic of the known chemical warfare weapons, that the UN classifies as a weapon of mass destruction.

Senior NKorea embassy official suspected in Kim Jong-nam's murder

22 Feb 2017

Senior NKorea embassy official suspected in Kim Jong-nam's murder

Malaysian Police are seeking two more suspects in Kim Jong-nam's murder - the second secretary of the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur, and another linked to North Korea's state airline, Air Koryo.

North Korean national arrested for Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur

18 Feb 2017

North Korean national arrested for Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur

46-year-old North Korean national Ri Jong Chol has been arrested for the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, at Kuala Lumpur Airport.

North Korea: Second woman arrested for poisoning Kim Jong-nam

16 Feb 2017

North Korea: Second woman arrested for poisoning Kim Jong-nam

Kim Jong-nam died on Monday while waiting for his flight at Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

Malaysia detains suspect in Kim Jong-nam murder

15 Feb 2017

Malaysia detains suspect in Kim Jong-nam murder

Malaysian police have detained a woman in connection with the assassination of Kim Jong-un's brother, Kim Jong-nam.

Kim Jong-un's half-brother assassinated

14 Feb 2017

Kim Jong-un's half-brother assassinated

Authorities have confirmed that Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of Kim Jong-un has been assassinated while waiting for a flight in Malaysia.

No Christmas for North Korea

27 Dec 2016

No Christmas for North Korea

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un banned Christmas celebrations in the country; as per the tradition, the North Korean people honoured his grand mother Kim Jong-suk, an anti-Japanese guerrilla and Communist activist.

North Korean minister shot dead for bad sitting posture

02 Sep 2016

North Korean minister shot dead for bad sitting posture

North Korean Vice Premier for Education Kim Yong-Jin faced Dictator Kim Jong-un's wrath for sitting in an improper posture, said South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee.