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Amid coronavirus outbreak, North Korea's Kim calls for better health care in hospital speech

March 18, 2020 11:31 am

North Korea has been engaged in an intense campaign to guard against COVID-19, though it hasn't officially reported any cases of infection. Experts say North Korea is extremely vulnerable to an infectious disease due to its chronic lack of medical supplies and outdated medical infrastructure.

North Korea fires 3 unidentified projectiles, says S Korea's military

March 09, 2020 6:56 am

Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement it has detected the three launches made from a town in the North's South Hamgyong province.

North Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programs in 2019 in breach of sanctions: UN report

February 11, 2020 8:03 am

The 67-page report to the UN Security Council North Korea sanctions committee, which is due to be made public next month, comes as the United States tries to revive stalled denuclearization talks with North Korea.

North Korea’s internet use surges, thwarting sanctions and fueling theft

February 10, 2020 8:44 am

The study concludes that since 2017 — the year President Donald Trump threatened “fire and fury like the world has never seen” against the country — the North’s use of the internet has surged about 300%.

North Korea suspends foreign tourism over coronavirus fears

January 22, 2020 2:08 pm

The North Korean government is preparing an official notice, and will later announce when tours can be resumed.

In heart of Seoul, a North Korea-themed bar that walks the line on legality

January 01, 2020 1:24 am

South Korea’s National Security Act is a law that penalises praise of North Korea or support of Kim Jong Un’s regime. A few weeks before and after the bar opened, local news reports and social media in South Korea were abuzz, debating whether the bar violated this national law.

Japan, South Korea seek to mend ties as North Korea threat grows

December 24, 2019 9:11 am

Under pressure from the US, South Korea last month suspended its plan to withdraw from a military information-sharing pact with Japan. Since then, there have been hints of a potential thaw in ties.

US military tracking Santa - and any 'Christmas gift' from North Korea

December 24, 2019 7:46 am

Pyongyang warned Washington earlier this month of a possible “Christmas gift”.

North Korea carries out 'very significant' test at satellite launch site: KCNA

December 08, 2019 7:26 am

The KCNA report did not specify what was tested, but the site has previously been used to launch rockets into space as well as test missile engines.

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectile': Seoul

November 28, 2019 2:13 pm

In the past, such reports by South Korea about North Korean launches have turned out to be test launches of missiles and artillery pieces.


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.