Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022

Kim Jong Un


North Korea to convene assembly late June after rare party congress

June 09, 2016 8:07 am

The party congress, the first in 36 years, was held amid great attention and elevated Kim to the post of party chairman.

Donald Trump would engage N Korea's Kim, wants to renegotiate climate accord

May 18, 2016 8:07 am

Asked whether he would try to talk some sense into the North Korean leader, Trump replied, "Absolutely."

North Korea detains BBC journalist for improper reportage

May 09, 2016 10:57 am

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained at Pyongyang airport and interrogated for an inappropriate description of leader Kim Jong Un

Kim Jong Un says Pyongyang won't use nukes first, ready to improve ties with 'hostile' nations

May 08, 2016 8:27 am

Analysts have anticipated Kim would use the first Workers' Party congress in decades to propose talks with rivals to exploit what he considers to be increased leverage as a nuclear power.

North Korea kicks off rare party congress, foreign journalists kept out

May 06, 2016 9:34 am

Foreign analysts expect the third-generation leader of the Kim dynasty to formally adopt his "Byongjin" policy of simultaneously pursuing nuclear weapons and economic development, and to further consolidate his power.

South Korea confirms North preparing for fifth nuclear test

April 18, 2016 10:12 am

Numerous analysts have suggested the regime might carry out a fifth nuclear test as a display of defiance and strength just before the congress opens.

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon: Pyongyang

April 02, 2016 10:50 am

Kim expressed great satisfaction over the successful test, calling it another striking demonstration of the the rapidly growing defence capability of the country.

North Korea fires short-range 'projectile' into sea: South Korea

March 29, 2016 4:36 pm

The North fired the "short-range projectile" from a location near the eastern city of Wonsan.

North Korea nukes Washington on video, threatens South Korea

March 26, 2016 9:09 pm

Pyongyang has been ramping up the bellicose rhetoric and propaganda for weeks, since the launch of annual South Korea-US war games that it views as provocative rehearsals for invasion.

Kim Jong-Un says N Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads

March 09, 2016 8:12 am

In a report, the KCNA news agency said Kim told the nuclear researchers that the stronger the country's nuclear strike capability, the more effective it will be as a deterrent to aggression.