North Korea

'Manufactured crisis': North Korea ups the ante over sanctions

The two Koreas remain trapped in cycle of engagement and isolation, 70 years after war that has technically never ended.

Science & Technology

Project Force: Where could North Korea's missiles strike?

North Korea has long wanted to develop long-range missiles that could reach the US. Now it may have achieved that.

North Korea

North Korea blows up liaison office as tensions rise with South

Pyongyang says it destroyed the office to 'force human scum to pay dearly for their crimes' amid a leaflet campaign.

North Korea

North Korea escalates military threats in defector leaflet spat

Military says it will re-enter border areas demilitarised under a 2018 inter-Korean pact if leaflet campaigns continue.

North Korea escalates military threats in defector leaflet spat

North Korea

North Korea says it sees no point in maintaining Kim-Trump ties

The two leaders first met at a breakthrough summit in Singapore in June 2018, but talks have made little progress.

North Korea says it sees no point in maintaining Kim-Trump ties

AJ IMPACT

Kim Jong Un eyes chemicals, fertilisers to boost N Korea economy

Kim addressed politburo meeting as Pyongyang looks to stabilise economy hurt by sanctions and coronavirus pandemic.

Kim Jong Un eyes chemicals, fertilisers to boost N Korea economy

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North Korea's Kim vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence

Meeting of powerful Central Military Commission marks Kim Jong Un's first public appearance in three weeks.

North Korea's Kim vows to further bolster nuclear war deterrence

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Where's Kim? North Korea leader keeps unusually low profile

Kim's has appeared just four times in public since the start of April, considerably less than the same period last year.

Where's Kim? North Korea leader keeps unusually low profile

NewsFeed

North Korea's Kim Jong Un reappears in public amid health rumours

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, ending rumours about his health.

North Korea

'Enemies remain enemies': N Korea hits out at South, lauds China

North lashed out at neighbour for holding military exercises, as Kim Jong Un sent message of praise to Xi Jinping.

'Enemies remain enemies': N Korea hits out at South, lauds China

Opinion

Why the Western media keeps getting North Korea wrong

Western media's repeated blunders in reporting on North Korea show its continuing lack of understanding and expertise.

Se-Woong Koo

by Se-Woong Koo

Se-Woong Koo

South Korea

South Korea spy agency says no sign Kim Jong Un had heart surgery

South Korea urges caution over the rumours after Kim Jong Un failed to appear at a key national commemoration.

South Korea spy agency says no sign Kim Jong Un had heart surgery

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Kim Jong Un reappears in public ending health rumours

State media report on North Korean leader at ribbon-cutting ceremony after weeks of speculation over his health.

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Kim health rumours spotlight succession in secretive North Korea

Kim Jong Un has ruled over North Korea with an iron fist, eliminating those who could threaten his position.

Kim health rumours spotlight succession in secretive North Korea

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North Korea's Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus: South Korea

If Kim Jong Un is hiding over coronavirus fears, it would 'puncture a hole in the state media narrative', analyst says.

North Korea's Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus: South Korea