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Kim Jong Nam murder case moves to Malaysian high court

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.

May 30, 2017, 10:04 AM IST

Son of murdered North Korean due in Malaysia: Report

An airline source said Kim Han Sol was arriving in Kuala Lumpur on an AirAsia flight from Macau.

Feb 20, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
North Korean envoy says cannot trust Malaysian probe

North Korean envoy says cannot trust Malaysian probe

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.

Feb 20, 2017, 13:31 PM IST

Kim`s family must provide DNA sample before body released: Malaysia police

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 publicly executes two officials with anti-aircraft guns

North Korea publicly executes two officials with anti-aircraft guns

North Korea rarely announces purges or executions, although state media confirmed the execution of Kim`s uncle.

Aug 30, 2016, 09:29 AM IST
This elderly trio is behind North Korea's nuclear weapons programme

This elderly trio is behind North Korea's nuclear weapons programme

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 threatens to attack US with nuclear weapons ''if forced to do so''

 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

North Korea demanded USD 10 billion for summit: Ex-Seoul leader

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 Korea leader Kim takes aim at archery, soccer success

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

Ex-NBA player says NKorea game dwarfed by politics

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 tries to project unity on death anniversary

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, marking leader`s birthday, shows more ire

North Korea on Tuesday offered new prickly rhetoric against the United States and South Korea.

Apr 16, 2013, 12:54 PM IST

North Korea delivers new round of war rhetoric

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

US official secretly flew into North Korea twice

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

Kim Jong Il’s embalmed body displayed in North Korea

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 woman at Kim`s side sparks curiosity

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

New North Korean leader makes first public speech

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

Wrong turn reveals the true face of N Korea

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

N Koreans bow at Kim portrait on New Year holiday

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

Kim Jong Il`s eldest son wants reform: Book author

Kim Jong Nam believes that rigid North Korea must make Chinese-style economic reforms.

Jan 21, 2012, 09:40 AM IST