Kenneth Bae

North Korea says not to free US citizens until former detainee stops ''babbling''

North Korea arrested Bae, a US missionary, in November 2012 and sentenced him to 15 years` hard labour for crimes against the state.

Jun 20, 2016, 15:23 PM IST

After Bae release, Christian groups tread carefully in North Korea

Christian groups in North Korea are vowing to carry on their missionary work despite mounting risks since Korean-American activist Kenneth Bae was imprisoned two years ago. 

Nov 12, 2014, 01:34 AM IST

Top secret mission to N. Korea hit by plane hitch

A secret mission by America`s spy chief to free two US citizens held by North Korea hit an embarrassing snag when his plane broke down while refueling, a US official said Monday.

Nov 11, 2014, 05:29 AM IST

Obama tempers expectations for thaw with North Korea

President Barack Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the precursor to nuclear negotiations.

Nov 10, 2014, 18:22 PM IST

North Korea`s Kim out of sight as official worked to free Americans

US intelligence chief James Clapper made a secret mission to North Korea to secure the release of two Americans at Pyongyang`s initiative, but did not meet leader Kim Jong-Un, an official said.

Nov 09, 2014, 18:12 PM IST

Bae, the longest-held US prisoner in North Korea

A South Korean-born missionary detained by North Korea just over two years ago, Kenneth Bae was the US citizen who languished the longest in the totalitarian state`s jails.

Nov 09, 2014, 04:24 AM IST

Joy of US missionary`s family after North Korea release

The family of Kenneth Bae welcomed the US missionary`s sudden release from North Korea on Saturday, expressing joy that the 42-year-old`s two-year ordeal was over.

Nov 09, 2014, 00:52 AM IST

North Korea releases two detained Americans: US State Dept

The US State Department on Saturday announced the release of two Americans who had been held by the government of North Korea.

Nov 08, 2014, 23:41 PM IST

Family of US man jailed in N.Korea reveal `heartache`

Pyong Yong: The family of Kenneth Bae revealed their "unspeakable heartache and anxiety" and begged North Korea on Monday to release him, on the second anniversary of the US citizen`s detention in the reclusive state.

Nov 04, 2014, 04:36 AM IST

White House confirms US citizen released from North Korea

The White House said on Tuesday that detained American tourist Jeffrey Fowle had been released from North Korea and was on his way home to be with his family.

Oct 22, 2014, 00:36 AM IST

US urges North Korea to free detained trio

The United States urged North Korea on Sunday to let three Americans held in the reclusive country return home, after Pyongyang said one of them will stand trial this week.

Sep 08, 2014, 04:59 AM IST

US missionary jailed in North Korea feels "abandoned": Paper

A US missionary imprisoned in North Korea since 2012 has said he feels abandoned by his government and has appealed again for help in securing his release, a pro-North Korea newspaper reported on Thursday.

Jul 31, 2014, 16:40 PM IST

Australian Christian missionary arrested in North Korea

An Australian man has been arrested while doing missionary work in North Korea, his wife told Reuters on Wednesday, making him the second foreign Christian missionary to be held by the North.

Feb 19, 2014, 13:47 PM IST

North Korea rescinds invite to seek Bae release, Jesse Jackson offers to go: US official

North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a senior US official to visit Pyongyang to seek the release of imprisoned US missionary Kenneth Bae, a State Department official said on Sunday, adding civil rights activist Jesse Jackson had offered to go to Pyongyang to try to free Bae.

Feb 10, 2014, 09:45 AM IST

American moved from NKorea hospital to labour camp: US

North Korea has moved imprisoned US citizen Kenneth Bae from hospital and back to a labour camp, a US official said, which could further complicate efforts to win his release.

Feb 08, 2014, 09:05 AM IST

John Kerry meets family of American held by N Korea

Analysts say North Korea has historically used detained Americans as bargaining chips in its dealings with Washington.

Jan 29, 2014, 01:59 AM IST

Dennis Rodman apologises for rant, heads to North Korean ski resort

Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman visited a North Korean ski resort on Thursday with dictator Kim Jong Un as a statement was issued on the former player`s behalf apologising for comments he made about an American jailed by Pyongyang.

Jan 09, 2014, 23:19 PM IST

Rodman apologises for comments in North Korea, says had been drinking

Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman has apologised for comments he made about an imprisoned U.S. missionary in North Korea, a leading channel said on Thursday, quoting a statement.

Jan 09, 2014, 12:50 PM IST

Rodman appears to blame US missionary for North Korean captivity

Dennis Rodman, in a television interview on Tuesday, appeared to blame Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae for his captivity in North Korea, the latest in a series of controversial comments by the former US basketball star.

Jan 08, 2014, 11:33 AM IST

Mother of jailed US citizen in North Korea: Report

The mother of an American citizen jailed in North Korea has arrived in the reclusive state to meet her ailing son in hospital, a pro-Pyongyang newspaper said.

Oct 11, 2013, 08:34 AM IST