The two women are accused of smearing Kim`s face with VX nerve agent, a chemical described by the United Nations as a weapon of mass destruction.
An airline source said Kim Han Sol was arriving in Kuala Lumpur on an AirAsia flight from Macau.
North Korean ambassador Kang Chol told reporters the embassy had only ever identified the victim as Kim Chol, based on passport carried by the dead man.
Kim Jong-Nam was believed to have been in Malaysia on a passport bearing the name Kim Chol, a known alias, according to South Korean media.Feb 17, 2017, 10:25 AM IST
North Korea rarely announces purges or executions, although state media confirmed the execution of Kim`s uncle.Aug 30, 2016, 09:29 AM IST
The godfathers of North Korea`s nuclear weapons programme were an elderly trio: a nuclear physicist, a military general, and a broker with contacts in Pakistan.Jan 08, 2016, 13:24 PM IST
North Korea has threatened to attack the United States with nuclear weapons if the nation "forced it to do so".May 08, 2015, 17:21 PM IST
Late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il repeatedly pushed for summit talks with South Korea before his 2011 death but the plans failed because Pyongyang demanded USD 10 billion and large-scale shipments of food and fertilizer, a former South Korean president says in a memoir to be published next week.Jan 29, 2015, 19:27 PM IST
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has run the rule over some of the country`s archery and soccer talent, offering them advice on how to raise standards and succeed in international competition.May 16, 2014, 10:53 AM IST
Former NBA star Charles D Smith says he feels remorse for coming to Pyongyang with Dennis Rodman for a game on the North Korean leader`s birthday because the event has been dwarfed by politics and tainted by Rodman`s own comments.Jan 08, 2014, 00:22 AM IST
North Korea vowed to unite behind leader Kim Jong Un during carefully staged events on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of his father`s death, in an attempt to show it has returned to business as usual after the purge and execution of his once-powerful uncle last week.Dec 17, 2013, 21:11 PM IST
North Korea on Tuesday offered new prickly rhetoric against the United States and South Korea.Apr 16, 2013, 12:54 PM IST
North Korea claims it had "powerful striking means" on standby while Seoul and Washington speculated that the country is preparing to test a medium-range missile during upcoming national celebrations.Apr 11, 2013, 21:54 PM IST
A top US official secretly flew into North Korea twice last year, in an unsuccessful effort to improve ties with the reclusive Communist state after new ruler Kim Jong-Un assumed power, a media report claimed on Sunday.Feb 24, 2013, 12:34 PM IST
The embalmed body of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was displayed on Tuesday as the nation mourned at his first death anniversary.Dec 18, 2012, 13:12 PM IST
North Korean state TV yesterday showed an elegant, somber young woman in a black jacket and skirt bowing with Kim.Jul 10, 2012, 11:38 AM IST
Kim Jong Un said the era when nuclear arms could be used to threaten his country was "forever over."Apr 15, 2012, 09:14 AM IST
The press bus took a wrong turn. And suddenly, everything changed in the official showcase of North Korean achievement.Apr 12, 2012, 22:34 PM IST
Monday is New Year`s Day according to lunar calendar, and North Koreans have three days off to celebrate the traditional holiday.Jan 23, 2012, 09:41 AM IST