PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Humanitarian operations have nearly ground to a halt and only three international aid workers remain in North Korea while relief goods have been stuck at the Chinese border for months.
Posted by Kunal Gaurav | AP, Moscow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 03:20 PM IST
- North Korea has claimed to be coronavirus-free, but has sealed its borders and halted passenger traffic with other countries.
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Kim stated that discipline was vital to the very existence of the KPA, noting the need to boost "education and control" in order to ensure that commanding officers have the proper political consciousness and moral convictions.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:54 PM IST
According to the report, Pyongyang had been operating a "pyramid fraud-like" scheme to force those held in prison camps to produce quotas of coal and other goods for export.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:47 PM IST
The vast majority of Northern defectors first travel to neighbouring China, sometimes staying there for years before making their way on to the South via third countries, and only a handful directly cross the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 06:30 PM IST
The National Intelligence Service (NIS) rarely comments on North Korea-related information it provides to lawmakers at private briefings.
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 05:43 AM IST
Kim, who cemented his power at January's party congress with his election as general secretary, further discussed Pyongyang's five-year policy plan on the second day of the plenary meeting on Tuesday.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:28 AM IST
The eight-day Workers’ Party congress that ended Tuesday came as Kim Jong Un faces what appears to be the toughest moment of his nine-year rule.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 10:45 AM IST
The development is a surprise because Kim Yo Jong, who became an alternate member of the Politburo last year, was widely expected to receive a full bureau membership during a ruling Workers’ Party congress that ended Tuesday.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Almost 10 months after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic, some countries are yet to report a single case of coronavirus.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 07:11 AM IST
It’s largely a symbolic appointment as Kim already was the party’s top leader.
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 05:50 AM IST
Kim also plans to develop solid-fuel ICBMs and nuclear submarines, and he is seeking to strengthen intelligence-gathering capabilities with satellites, according to KCNA.
By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Seoul
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:59 AM IST
State media said Kim also reviewed relations with rival South Korea but didn’t elaborate on what steps he said he wanted to take.
By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Seoul
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:13 PM IST
Kim said the country had achieved a “miraculous victory” by bolstering its power and global prestige, referring to military advances that culminated in successful tests in 2017 of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of striking the US mainland and a series of meetings with US President Donald Trump.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 01:18 PM IST
Remarks reported by state media didn’t mention any plans by Kim to revive stalled negotiations with the US to curtail his nuclear arms program in exchange for easing sanctions choking the state’s paltry economy.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Seoul, South Korea
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:38 AM IST
While underlining the need to start the work to develop the economy under a new five-year plan, Kim reviewed the present status of North Korea’s metal, chemical, electric and other key industries and set unspecified tasks for future development, according to KCNA.
By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Seoul
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Kim usually gives a televised speech on Jan. 1, but he is widely expected to skip the speech this year since he will address the country’s first ruling party congress in five years sometime in early January.
By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Seoul
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:54 PM IST
As 2020 ends, the young North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, is faced with compounding crises caused by international sanctions, natural disasters, and a self-imposed border lockdown aimed at preventing a coronavirus outbreak.
By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Tokyo
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Five Eyes is a network of five nations -- Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the US who collaborated to better respond to increasing threats by North Korea and China. Japan is on its way to become the ‘sixth eye’.
By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Prime Minister Suga is continuing the controversial military expansion pursued by his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, to give Japan’s forces new planes, missiles and aircraft carriers with greater range and potency against potential foes including neighbouring China.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:57 AM IST
North Korea’s nuclear arsenal remains among the biggest foreign policy challenges awaiting US President-elect Joe Biden.
By Associated Press| Posted by Mallika Soni | Seoul
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 05:56 PM IST
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said over the weekend that it’s hard to believe North Korea’s claim that there has been no virus outbreak on its soil. She added that the North has been unresponsive to South Korea’s offer for cooperation to jointly tackle the pandemic.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Seoul
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 08:46 AM IST
“It can be seen from the reckless remarks made by her without any consideration of the consequences that she is too eager to further chill the frozen relations between North and South Korea,” North Korean leader’s sister, Kim Yo Jong said.
By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:49 PM IST
As it winds down its term, the administration announced that it had imposed sanctions on Iran’s envoy to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Hasan Irlu, and Al-Mustafa International University for recruiting fighters for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps to foment instability in Yemen and in Syria.
By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Seoul, South Korea
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 05:57 PM IST
In an unusually clear official statement, Kang told the annual IISS Manama Dialogue security conference that Pyongyang has not been very responsive to Seoul’s offer to help
By Bloomberg | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Vienna
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Interviews with a senior western intelligence official with knowledge of North Korea’s espionage network paint a vivid picture of its activities in Europe, including the presence of as many as 10 Ministry of State Security agents, at least one agent operates regularly out of Vienna.
By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Washington/London
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:20 PM IST
Four people who have investigated the attacks said the spate of hacking attempts began in September, and used web domains mimicking online login portals to try and trick staff at the targeted organisations into revealing their passwords.
By Reuters | Posted by Mallika Soni | Washington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 07:27 PM IST
The US accused China of violating its obligation to enforce international sanctions on North Korea.
By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Seoul
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:13 PM IST
Harry Kazianis, a North Korea expert at the Center for the National Interest think tank in Washington, said the Kims and several senior North Korean officials had been vaccinated.
By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Seoul
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Officials were building firm anti-epidemic measures along border areas to prevent the coronavirus from entering the country, reported Korean Central News Agency.