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North Korea to sever diplomatic ties with Malaysia over extradition of citizen to US

Kuala Lumpur's once-close ties with North Korea were severely downgraded after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged brother, Kim Jong Nam, was killed at a Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017 when two women smeared his face with VX nerve agent, which the United Nations lists as a weapon of mass destruction.

Mar 19, 2021, 07:32 AM IST

Kim Jong Un's wife Ri Sol-ju makes appearance after nearly one-year's absence

Ri Sol-ju who was last seen in January 2020 while attending a concert celebrating Lunar New Year`s Day at the Samjiyon Theater in Pyongyang with leader Kim, on Tuesday, the couple were seen at a theater commemorating the birthday of the late leader Kim Jong-il.

Feb 17, 2021, 12:32 PM IST

Documentary Assassins reveals shocking details on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's brother's murder

The film focuses on the two women - Indonesian Siti Aisyah and Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong - who were charged with poisoning Kim by smearing his face with the banned chemical weapon VX and had at one point faced a mandatory death penalty in Malaysia. Defense lawyers maintained they were pawns in an assassination orchestrated by North Korean agents.

Jan 30, 2021, 07:58 AM IST

Where is Kim Yo Jong? Has Kim Jong Un's sister pushed aside?; check details

Rumours that Kim Yo Jong is her brother's heir apparent could be dangerous because they "raise the issue of Kim's hold on power and health inside North Korea," said Oh Gyeong-seob, an analyst at Seoul's Korea Institute for National Unification. 

Jan 13, 2021, 17:06 PM IST

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un issues warning to US, makes chilling claims about nuclear weapons

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has said that Pyongyang will develop more advanced nuclear technologies, nuclear-powered submarine and missiles in future.

Jan 10, 2021, 11:13 AM IST

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un admits mistake for the first time ever, here's why

As Kim delivered the opening speech during the Workers’ Party congress on Tuesday, he admitted that North Korea is facing “huge challenges and difficulties”.

Jan 07, 2021, 09:12 AM IST

North Korea's Kim Jong Un chokes up, sheds tears during speech, issues rare apology over failures

A visibly emotional Kim thanked the troops for their sacrifices and apologised to citizens for failing to improve their lives.

Oct 12, 2020, 20:44 PM IST

North Korea's Kim Jong Un wishes quick recovery from COVID-19 to Donald Trump, Melania

Kim offered his sympathy and "warm greetings" to Trump and his wife, KCNA reported.

Oct 03, 2020, 10:29 AM IST

VIDEO: Was the plan is there for the Grand Destruction?

Kim's announcement will not stop 'nuclear plan'.

Sep 28, 2020, 09:30 AM IST

Very sorry: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologises for killing South Korean official

North Korea expressed regret on Friday for having shot dead a South Korean man to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the South`s national security adviser said, amid growing public and political outrage.

Sep 25, 2020, 14:57 PM IST

Typhoons blow North Koreas economic plans further off course

After surveying the typhoon damage suffered by his impoverished country, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told party loyalists they would have to rethink plans for an economy already hobbled by sanctions and more recently coronavirus restrictions.

Sep 09, 2020, 13:58 PM IST

DNA: North Korea releases new photos of Kim Jong-un amid reports he’s in a coma

North Korea’s state news agency has released new photos of Kim Jong-un amid reports that he’s been in a coma for months and ceded some power to his sister.

Aug 26, 2020, 23:30 PM IST

North Korea releases new pictures of leader Kim Jong-Un days after reports claimed he was in coma

Days after a South Korean diplomat claimed that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was in a coma, the communist nation has issued new photos of the reclusive leader.

Aug 26, 2020, 15:16 PM IST

Kim Jong Un visits chicken farm, calls for improvements amid food crisis in North Korea

North Korea has been reeling under extreme food shortage for decades.

Jul 24, 2020, 10:30 AM IST

Kim Jong Un urges North Koreans to keep up coronavirus fight

Describing its anti-virus efforts as a 'matter of national existence,' North Korea earlier this year shut down nearly all cross-border traffic, banned tourists and mobilised health workers to quarantine anyone with similar symptoms to the disease.

Jul 03, 2020, 14:30 PM IST

North Korea’s illicit smuggling network ‘Office 39’ helps Kim Jong-un maintain life of luxury

Reports allege that inside something called 'Office 39' activities like drugs manufacturing and trafficking, counterfeiting, gold smuggling, arms dealing and slave labor are managed and sponsored. 

Jun 28, 2020, 16:39 PM IST

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in urges North Korea to keep peace deals, return to talks

Moon`s remarks came as South Korea marked the 20th anniversary on Monday of the first summit between the two nations, which had pledged to step up dialogue and cooperation.

Jun 15, 2020, 16:09 PM IST

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un's sister threatens to take 'military action' South Korea

Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on Saturday (June 13) issued fresh threat to South Korea saying that Pyongyang will will take "action" against the South and order its military to take action.

Jun 14, 2020, 08:17 AM IST

North Korea says little reason to maintain ties with US: Reports

US policies prove Washington remains a long-term threat to the North Korean state and its people and North Korea will develop more reliable military forces to counter that threat.

Jun 12, 2020, 08:08 AM IST

Amid economic crisis, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un touts self-sufficient economy

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attended a meeting of the politburo of the country’s ruling Workers Party to hold disucssions over the economic projects of the country, reported state news agency KCNA on Monday (July 8)

Jun 08, 2020, 06:42 AM IST