Kim Jong-un is the supreme leader of North Korea, the third and youngest son of Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) and the grandson of Kim Il-sung (1912–1994). Following his father's death in 2011, he was announced as the "Great Successor" by North Korean state television. He has held the titles of the First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Chairman of the Central Military Commission, First Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and also a presidium member of the Central Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea.
North Korea's state-run television has broadcast a new video showing the state's leader, Kim Jong Un, at the controls of a small plane and later watching a military drill. (Photo: File/KCNA/Reuters)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has scaled the country's highest mountain, state-run media said yesterday, arriving at the summit to tell troops that the hike provided mental energy more powerful than nuclear weapons.22 Apr 2015 - 8:56am 2 comments
North Korea celebrated the birthday of late ruler Kim Jong-il with mass fireworks, high-ranking military promotions and a rally to pledge loyalty to his son, current leader Kim Jong-un.17 Feb 2015 - 5:21pm 3 comments
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye says she is willing to hold unconditional talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and to "meet just about anyone" to seek peace and reunification on the peninsula.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye said she is willing to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un without preconditions, and the country's nuclear weapons programme wouldn't be an obstacle to holding the first Korean summit since 2007.13 Jan 2015 - 6:52pm
Despite its poverty and isolation, North Korea has poured resources into a sophisticated cyber-warfare cell called Bureau 121, defectors from the secretive state said as Pyongyang came under suspicion for a crippling hack into computers at Sony Pictures Entertainment.5 Dec 2014 - 11:14pm
Kim Jong-un’s sister may attend a South Korean event planned for early next year, an organiser said today, which would be the first time an immediate member of the ruling family would visit the South.4 Dec 2014 - 12:27pm
A year before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un came to power, a directive was issued for anyone sharing his name to change it - maintaining a tradition upheld by the state's ruling Kim dynasty, a report said.3 Dec 2014 - 10:32pm
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's birthday will again not be celebrated as a national holiday next year, it was learned yesterday.1 Dec 2014 - 8:55pm 1 comment
North Korea revealed yesterday that leader Kim Jong-un's younger sister holds the title of a senior party official, confirming her rise through the ranks as a potential key aide to the young leader.28 Nov 2014 - 3:37am 1 comment
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will soon send a special envoy to Russia, state media reported yesterday, in a trip expected to focus on how to boost ties at a time when Pyongyang faces deepening diplomat isolation.15 Nov 2014 - 3:18am
South Korea's spy agency said it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of speculation.29 Oct 2014 - 2:49am
Just like that, Kim Jong-un was back. For weeks, the portly North Korean leader's sudden disappearance from public view was the source of wild theories.19 Oct 2014 - 6:27am
North Korea’s state media on Friday reported another public appearance by leader Kim Jong-un, his second in four days after an extended absence that has seen him re-emerge with a walking stick.17 Oct 2014 - 2:53pm 1 comment
After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is back, ending rumours that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse. Now, a new mystery has emerged: Why the cane?15 Oct 2014 - 4:19am 5 comments