North Korea’s next dynastic succession may have been secured, with new TV images of leader Kim Jong-un’s wife suggesting that Pyongyang’s first lady recently gave birth.Thursday, 3 January, 2013, 4:48pm
North Korea’s late leader lost his temper because of sloppy work on a crucial power station before he suffered a fatal heart attack a year ago, a South Korean newspaper said on Tuesday.
North Korea said Kim Jong-il had died aboard a train on December 17 from a heart attack brought on by pressure of work, but the exact cause has been veiled in mystery.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un appeared on state television on Monday looking heavily pregnant and fuelling expectations of an imminent addition to the ruling Kim dynasty.17 Dec 2012 - 7:48pm
North Korea on Monday mourned the death one year ago of leader Kim Jong-il, with its rocket scientists taking pride of place at a special memorial ceremony led by his son and successor Kim Jong-un.
Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack on December 17, last year, although his death was only announced two days later.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un led thousands of officials in a triumphant memorial service for his late father and ex-ruler Kim Jong-il, days after a long-range rocket launch, state TV showed on Sunday.16 Dec 2012 - 4:46pm
Hundreds of thousands of North Koreans held a mass rally on Friday to celebrate the nuclear-armed state’s rocket launch, as its youthful leader vowed new launches in defiance of US-led outrage.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A Malaysian court overturned the homicide conviction of a policeman who sprayed machine gun fire at a fleeing teenaged motorist, killing the boy and stoking anger over police brutality. Malaysia's opposition denounced the verdict, calling for an appeal, while the family of Aminul Rasyid Amza, 15, said they were considering how to challenge it.6 Dec 2012 - 3:36am
A South Korean court handed down a four-year jail sentence on Wednesday to a convicted North Korean spy who was involved in a bid to maim the eldest son of the North’s late leader Kim Jong-il.
The unidentified spy had arrived in South Korea in March posing as a refugee who had fled the communist North via China, the court heard.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Kim Jong-il's teenage grandson has labelled his uncle, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, a "dictator" in an interview offering a rare glimpse into the world's most secretive ruling dynasty.
In the interview at the school in Bosnia where he studies, Kim Han-sol, 17, spoke of his desire to "make things better" for the Korean people.20 Oct 2012 - 10:54am
South Korean prosecutors have filed formal spying charges against a North Korean man involved in a bid to maim the eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, a report said on Tuesday.
A prosecution service official confirmed the spying charges against the unidentified man, saying he had arrived in South Korea in March posing as a refugee who had fled the North via China.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is seeking an ice-breaking trip to key ally China next month to meet its outgoing and future leaders, a source with ties to Pyongyang and Beijing said yesterday.25 Aug 2012 - 2:36am
A leadership change in a nation's military should not be cause for concern. However, North Korea is no ordinary country, making the key appointments and demotions of the past week a matter of intense speculation.21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
It doesn't start with someone saying, 'OK, we're going to abandon communism.' It starts in smaller ways like this
An analyst on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's (pictured) recent public appearances
This was a price I was willing to pay. But still I feel a bit sorry for my family19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The rich-poor gap divides North Koreans between people in the capital of Pyongyang and those in the countryside more clearly now than ever. In my latest visit of 11 days this month, the quality of life in Pyongyang, population three million, seemed slightly better than on four previous visits, the most recent in 2008. Outside the capital, however, the pace seemed hardly to have changed.19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Ann Hui On- wah15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am