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N.Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles: UN report

August 04, 2020 7:11 am

The report believed North Korea's past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturized nuclear devices. Pyongyang has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017.

North Korea thinks he brought Covid-19. The South wanted to arrest him

July 29, 2020 2:33 pm

What happened to Kim after he crossed is unknown. North Korea said Sunday that he was in quarantine, accusing him of creating “the dangerous situation in Kaesong City that may lead to a deadly and destructive disaster.”

N.Korea steps up coronavirus prevention after first possible infection

July 28, 2020 1:24 pm

Strict quarantine measures and the screening of districts were in progress, and test kits, protective clothing, and medical equipment were being rapidly supplied, the North's KCNA state news agency said.

Kim Jong Un defies Trump’s call to give up nuclear weapons

July 28, 2020 10:26 am

North Korea has long said that it sees its nuclear arsenal as the best way of protecting itself from a US invasion.

North Korea puts Kaesong city in lockdown over suspected COVID-19 outbreak

July 26, 2020 10:58 am

If the person is officially declared a virus patient, he or she would be the North's first confirmed coronavirus case. North Korea has steadfastly said it has no single virus case on its territory, a claim questioned by outside experts.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un visits chicken farm, calls for improvements

July 23, 2020 2:19 pm

International organisations say average North Koreans are consuming significantly less calories than their daily needs and that their diet particularly lacks meat, milk and other sources of protein and fat.

Kim Jong Un’s unfinished hospital shows sanctions are biting

July 21, 2020 10:12 am

Besides curbing North Korean imports of metals, machinery and petroleum products, the sanctions also restrict Kim’s access to foreign currency.

Pompeo downplays possibility of summit with North Korea

July 16, 2020 9:45 am

Trump and Kim have met three times since embarking on high-stakes nuclear diplomacy in 2018, beginning with their meeting in Singapore where they issued vague vows for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when and how it would occur.

Kim Jong Un says North Korea prevented coronavirus from making inroads

July 03, 2020 3:30 pm

According to state news agency KCNA, Kim Jong Un warned against self-complacency or relaxation in the anti-epidemic effort and urged North Koreans to maintain "maximum alert".

Coronavirus Global Updates, July 3: Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi tests positive for virus; Quarantine-free travel from UK to Cyprus to start

July 04, 2020 7:22 am

Global Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases Updates: With a caseload of over 2.7 million, the United States continues to be the worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Brazil ranks second with more than 1.4 million positive cases.


Kim Jong Un goes horse riding on sacred mountain, plans 'great operation'

October 17, 2019 11:52 am

It was unclear what the operation might involve, but Kim has often made trips to the sacred mountain at times of major policy endeavours

North Koreans pay respect to founding leader Kim Il-sung on 25th death anniversary

July 09, 2019 7:34 am

Hundreds of North Koreans visit the national monument in Pyongyang to pay tribute to country's founder Kim Il-sung. The communist state organises various programmes and concerts to mark this event.

Kim Jong Un meets Vladimir Putin in Russia

April 25, 2019 1:33 pm

Kim Jong Un became the first North Korean leader to travel to Russia since his late father, Kim Jong Il, visited in 2011.

Drones and gymnasts: North Korea marks 70th anniversary with military parade

September 11, 2018 6:55 am

Pyongyang residents, who trained for months for the anniversary, held up the bouquets to spell out words and slogans.

Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years

August 23, 2018 10:13 am

About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than six decades.

The secret rendezvous: When Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping met

March 28, 2018 12:38 pm

North Korea's Kim Jong Un travelled to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping in a "secret meeting".

Glimpses of life inside North Korea, the world's most isolated country

September 27, 2017 5:39 pm

The Indian Express visited Pyongyang in North Korea earlier this month for an AFC Cup football match between Bengaluru FC and North Korean military club, 4.25 SC. Mihir Vasavda captures some of the images of the life of people in this reclusive nation under its leader Kim Jong-un.

N-Korea jails US student Otto Warmbier for 15 years with hard labour

March 17, 2016 4:10 pm

Otto Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, was arrested in North Korea in early January on charges of "hostile acts" against the state, according to the country's official news agency KCNA.

Water parks and volleyball: Unseen pictures from inside North Korea

December 02, 2015 4:13 pm

A peek into the daily life in North Korea.


World News Wrap — Trump-Kim Summit: The hidden messages you missed in these gestures

June 13, 2018 10:41 am

The US President and the North Korean leader met at the "neutral" destination on Tuesday. With the world watching, they shook hands, smiled for the cameras and agreed to further bilateral ties.

DMRK's action affects peace of India: MEA

January 06, 2016 11:40 am

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Wednesday said he has seen the reports of the nuclear test that has been conducted in North Korea, and it is a matter of concern. He also said that Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DMRK) is doing wrong deeds, which adversely impact on peace and stability of India.

Family reunions between the two Koreas continue after 20-month gap

October 26, 2015 12:46 pm

For the first time since February 2014 South Koreans are being allowed into the North for family reunions.