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Pyongyang operating regiment-level biochemical weapons unit

The South Korean military on Monday said that Pyongyang is presumed to be operating a regiment-level biochemical weapons unit.

Feb 27, 2017, 12:58 PM IST

North Koreans unaware of Kim Jong-un's half brother's death

North Koreans do not appear to be aware of the death of leader Kim Jong-un`s half brother as Pyongyang has tightened control over the inflow of outside information, sources here said on Friday.

Feb 17, 2017, 13:50 PM IST

North Korea 'Kim badges' found in South: Report

The South Korean Police launched an investigation on Thursday after 200 badges featuring the portrait of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il were found at a hotel near the country's main airport, Yonhap news agency reported.

Jul 28, 2016, 13:38 PM IST

North Korean anti-tobacco push up in smoke as Kim keeps puffing

A North Korean anti-smoking campaign has apparently failed to persuade young leader Kim Jong-Un to quit, despite his late father's warning that "a cigarette is like a gun aiming at your heart".

Jun 11, 2016, 11:00 AM IST
North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress; Kim Jong-un praises nuclear tests

North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress; Kim Jong-un praises nuclear tests

North Korea kicked off its first ruling party congress for nearly 40 years today, with state media lauding the isolated country's "prestige" as a nuclear power while maintaining a news blackout on the event itself.

May 06, 2016, 20:08 PM IST
North Korea says rocket launch as early as Sunday

North Korea says rocket launch as early as Sunday

Citing US government sources, the Britain's reported that North Korea may fire an explosive device as early as Sunday.

Feb 06, 2016, 17:32 PM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un expresses deep grief over death of top aide

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un expresses deep grief over death of top aide

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has expressed deep sorrow over the death of a top aide, displaying unusual intimacy towards his "close comrade-in-arms whom nobody can replace".

Dec 31, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

Kim Jong-Un loses temper with terrapin farm workers

Workers at a North Korean terrapin farm probably wished they could withdraw into their protective shells Tuesday, after a visit from leader Kim Jong-Un who lambasted operations at the facility.

May 19, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

China non-committal on North Korea meeting prospects

China on Sunday declined to be drawn on the prospect of a summit between President Xi Jinping and nuclear-armed North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, who is slated to visit Moscow later this year in his first trip as leader.

Mar 08, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Fireworks and promotions mark late North Korea leader`s birthday

 North Korea celebrated the birthday of late ruler Kim Jong-Il Monday with mass fireworks, high-ranking military promotions and a rally by senior officials to pledge loyalty to current leader Kim Jong-Un. 

Feb 16, 2015, 10:10 AM IST

North Korea marks end of mourning for late leader Kim Jong-Il

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday led tens of thousands of military and party officials in a ceremony to mark the end of three years of mourning for former supremo Kim Jong-Il.

Dec 17, 2014, 15:36 PM IST

Huge crowds mourn Kim Jong-Il on third death anniversary

North Korean television showed tens of thousands of mourners bowing before a huge statue of Kim Jong-Il, as the regime marked the third anniversary of the former dictator`s death on Wednesday.

Dec 17, 2014, 10:34 AM IST

South Korean MP to visit North Korea for Kim death anniversary

A senior South Korean politician will visit North Korea for the third anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-Il`s death, the government said Monday, stressing that the trip was to give condolences and was not political. 

Dec 15, 2014, 11:52 AM IST

North Korea directive shows ban on sharing leader`s name

A year before North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un came to power, a directive was issued for anyone sharing his name to change it -- maintaining a tradition upheld by the reclusive state`s ruling Kim dynasty, a report said.

Dec 03, 2014, 10:25 AM IST
Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics

Five key dates in North Korea`s sports politics

North Korea`s victories at the Asian Games are a new example of how sport, politics and diplomacy are often mixed in dealings with Pyongyang, and by the isolated state`s propaganda machine.

Oct 04, 2014, 20:10 PM IST

Kim Jong-un`s childhood of `vodka binges`, `pleasure girls` revealed

A former employee of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has revealed about his childhood — vodka binges, Big Macs and private yachts.

Feb 24, 2014, 21:49 PM IST

North Korea promotes military chiefs as it marks late leader`s birth

North Korea celebrated the birth anniversary of late leader Kim Jong-Il Sunday after promoting key military officials including the chief of its rocket unit, state media said.

Feb 16, 2014, 11:44 AM IST

N Korean leader to add `MP` to his many titles

North Korea confirmed on Tuesday that leader Kim Jong-Un will be a candidate in next month`s parliamentary elections, which will be closely watched for clues on power shifts in Pyongyang.

Feb 04, 2014, 14:17 PM IST

North Korea warns of `merciless` strike against South

North Korea has threatened a "merciless" strike against the South after activists burned effigies of the ruling Kim dynasty on the second anniversary of the death of former leader Kim Jong-Il, officials said today.

Dec 20, 2013, 14:08 PM IST

North Korea marks anniversary without Kim Jong Un`s aunt

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un`s aunt was absent from a state memorial ceremony on Tuesday raising questions about her influence days after her husband, also a top state official, was executed.

Dec 17, 2013, 09:39 AM IST