North Korea's "princess" moves closer to centre of power

In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Young sister of North Korean leader takes senior party post: KCNA

The younger sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has assumed a senior position in the ruling Workers` Party, state media reported on Thursday, consolidating a third generation of Kim family rule in the secretive state.

Vladimir Putin backs deeper ties with North Korea after meeting Kim envoy

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for deeper ties with North Korea to improve regional security, a day after holding talks with a personal envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Enough evidence to hold N Korea's Kim accountable for human right atrocities: UN official

A UN investigator said on Thursday there was enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accountable for "massive" human rights atrocities committed by the state.

North Korea halts talks with EU over UN draft on international court referral

North Korea has halted talks with the main sponsor of a UN resolution urging the country`s referral to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, following months of attempts to win over key supporters of the draft.

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.

North Korea says Kim Jong Un freed US detainee at Obama's request

North Korea said today that "criminal" US detainee Jeffrey Fowle was freed on the orders of leader Kim Jong-Un following "repeated requests" from President Barack Obama.

'North Korea's Kim II Sung wanted to live till 100'
'North Korea's Kim II Sung wanted to live till 100'

Former physician of North Korea's founder Kim II Sung has revealed that that he aspired to live till 100 years of age.

South Korean activists vow to continue leafleting

South Korean activists say they will continue to launch balloons carrying anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border into North Korea, days after their campaign triggered gunfire between the rival Koreas.

'Activities during Kim Jong Un's absence were part of chess game'
'Activities during Kim Jong Un's absence were part of chess game'

The Chinese media has come out in praise of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who reappeared after mysterious disappearance from public eye for over a month.

South Korea warns North of "strong" response after exchange of fire

 South Korea said on Monday it had warned North Korea of a "strong" response if it provoked an incident similar to one last week that sparked an exchange of machinegun fire across their border.

North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: Source

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but has hurt his leg, a source with access to the secretive North`s leadership said, playing down speculation over the 31-year-old`s health and grip on power.

Mystery shrouds Kim Jong Un's absence; sister ruling North Korea?
Mystery shrouds Kim Jong Un's absence; sister ruling North Korea?

Ever since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un disappeared from public view, rumour mills have been abuzz with a plethora of speculations and the latest of them being that his sister Kim Yo Jong might be at the helm of the Hermit Kingdom.

Where is Kim Jong Un? North Korea leader sparks speculation

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been out of sight for over a month and if he does not appear at a key political event early on Friday, speculation will intensify over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.

For Kim-watchers, North Korean anniversary on Friday is pivotal

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been out of sight for over a month and if he does not appear at a key political event early on Friday, speculation will intensify over his health and grip on power in the secretive country.

Top North Korea officials visit South, say Kim Jong Un's health fine
Top North Korea officials visit South, say Kim Jong Un's health fine

In what sparked hopes of smoothening the shaky ties between the two Koreas, top leaders from North Korea visited South and held talks with officials there.

Kim Jong Un's absence from public appearances fuels health rumours

The absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un from public appearances has led to intense media speculations related to his health.

North Korean TV acknowledges leader Kim Jong Un's health problems
North Korean TV acknowledges leader Kim Jong Un's health problems

Young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is suffering from "discomfort", state media has said in the first official acknowledgement of ill health after a prolonged period out of the public eye.

North Korea slams 'political prostitute' Park speech at UN

North Korea called South Korean President Park Geun-Hye a "political prostitute" on Friday as it denounced her call at the UN General Assembly for Pyongyang to improve its human rights record and abandon nuclear weapons.

Chinese envoy says North Korea's Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China`s ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea`s Yonhap news agency.