Kim Jong Un

North Korea close to nuke that could hit US: CIA chief

North Korea close to nuke that could hit US: CIA chief

The United States should assume Kim Jong-Un`s regime is "on the cusp" of getting a nuclear missile capable of striking US targets and work to prevent this, the head of the CIA said Thursday.

Oct 20, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
At party meeting, Kim Jong Un's sister gets promotion

At party meeting, Kim Jong Un's sister gets promotion

Earlier in the day, North Korean state media announced that the country's top leadership had gathered the day before, headed by current leader Kim Jong Un.

Oct 09, 2017, 13:41 PM IST

Taiwan bans all trade with North Korea

The Taiwanese government on Tuesday banned all trade with North Korea, complying with various UN resolutions despite Taipei not being a member of the organisation.

Sep 26, 2017, 14:24 PM IST
North Korea's Kim Jong Un says will make 'deranged' Donald Trump pay dearly for UN speech

North Korea's Kim Jong Un says will make 'deranged' Donald Trump pay dearly for UN speech

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un blasted U.S. President Donald Trump as "mentally deranged" on Friday and vowed to make him pay dearly for threatening to destroy his country, hours after Trump ordered fresh sanctions over Pyongyang`s weapons programmes.

Sep 22, 2017, 08:30 AM IST
Donald Trump's UN speech: How world leaders are reacting

Donald Trump's UN speech: How world leaders are reacting

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time. During the course of his 42-minute speech, Trump took on North Korea, targeted Iran, talked tough to Venezuela, tore into Hezbollah  and took down ISIS propoganda. Some have called it the ' twitterstorm of speeches'. Others have called it worse.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:45 PM IST
North Korea confirms another medium-range ballistic missile drill

North Korea confirms another medium-range ballistic missile drill

North Korea confirmed on Saturday that it conducted another medium-range ballistic missile drill Friday under the personal guidance of its top leader Kim Jong Un.

Sep 16, 2017, 08:09 AM IST
'Lips and teeth' no more as China's ties with North Korea fray

'Lips and teeth' no more as China's ties with North Korea fray

The notion that mighty China wields diplomatic control over impoverished North Korea is mistaken, said Jin Canrong, an international relations professor at Beijing`s Renmin University.

Sep 09, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

''Lips and teeth'' no more as China's ties with North Korea fray

Two years later, Kim ordered the execution of his uncle Jang Song Thaek, the country`s chief interlocutor with China and a relatively reform-minded official in the hermetic state.

Sep 08, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
North Korea conducts hydrogen bomb test; US pledges 'massive' response if threatened

North Korea conducts hydrogen bomb test; US pledges 'massive' response if threatened

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, which it said was of an advanced hydrogen bomb for a long-range missile, prompting the threat

Sep 04, 2017, 08:23 AM IST

China condemns North Korea for conducting sixth Nuclear Test

Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on Sunday, expressing firm opposition to and strong condemnation at the nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Sep 03, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
North Korea earthquake points to 6th, most powerful nuclear test

North Korea earthquake points to 6th, most powerful nuclear test

Trump and Abe spoke by phone and said that in face of an "escalating" situation with North Korea that close cooperation between their countries and with South Korea was needed, Abe told reporters.
The United States has repeatedly urged China, the North`s sole major ally, to do more to rein in its neighbour.

Sep 03, 2017, 12:01 PM IST
UN Council unanimously condemns North Korea missile test

UN Council unanimously condemns North Korea missile test

The UN Security Council denounced North Korea`s latest missile test Tuesday, unanimously demanding that Pyongyang halt the program after a rocket was fired over Japan into the Pacific.

Aug 30, 2017, 06:54 AM IST
Donald Trump says 'all options' on table after North Korea fires missile over Japan

Donald Trump says 'all options' on table after North Korea fires missile over Japan

President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that "all options are on the table" as the United States considers its response to North Korea`s firing of a ballistic missile over northern Japan`s Hokkaido island into the sea. 

Aug 29, 2017, 19:47 PM IST
North Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea: South Korea

North Korea fires multiple short-range projectiles into sea: South Korea

North Korea's state media reported on Saturday that Kim had guided a contest of amphibious landing and aerial strike by its army against targets modelled after South Korean islands near the sea border on the west coast.

Aug 26, 2017, 06:33 AM IST
North Korea flaunts plan for more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korea flaunts plan for more powerful intercontinental ballistic missile

With photographs obliquely showing a new rocket design, North Korea has sent a message that it is working on an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) more powerful than any it has previously tested, weapons experts said on Thursday.

Aug 24, 2017, 17:21 PM IST

US, North Korea clash at United Nations arms forum on nuclear threat

North Korea and the United States accused each other on Tuesday of posing a nuclear threat, with Pyongyang`s envoy declaring it would never put its atomic arsenal up for negotiation.

Aug 22, 2017, 22:58 PM IST
Donald Trump praises North Korea's Kim Jong-un for backing down on Guam threat

Donald Trump praises North Korea's Kim Jong-un for backing down on Guam threat

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for appearing to back down on his threat to launch missiles towards the US territory of Guam.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:43 PM IST
North Korea delays Guam missile firing; US says dialogue up to Kim

North Korea delays Guam missile firing; US says dialogue up to Kim

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does, the North`s state media reported on Tuesday as the United States said any dialogue was up to Kim.

Aug 16, 2017, 06:53 AM IST
North Korea likely can make missile engines without imports: US

North Korea likely can make missile engines without imports: US

WASHINGTON - North Korea likely has the ability to produce its own missile engines and intelligence suggests it does not need to rely on imports, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday.

Aug 16, 2017, 06:49 AM IST

Not surprising if North Korea tests missile again: CIA chief

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he would not be surprised if North Korea tested another missile, given that it had two tests in July.

Aug 13, 2017, 20:25 PM IST