The North Korean leader’s numerous laurels include basketball star, fashion icon and honorary Nigerian.
Unlike her predecessor, South Korea’s President Park Gyeun-hye has not made closer links between North and South contingent on an end to Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
New $100 bill is aimed at staying ahead of counterfeiters. First and foremost, impoverished North Korea.
Public executions and torture are daily occurrences in North Korea’s prisons, according to dramatic testimony from former inmates.
Legend aside, the boy despot doesn’t do everything himself. Here’s the power pantheon he shares power with.
North Korea claims Southern neighbors created “arrogant obstructions” that forced the talks to be canceled.
Many North Koreans are undernourished, the United Nations says. Can the beginnings of a so-called agricultural reform put food in their mouths?
Only one prisoner born in North Korea’s gulag is known to have escaped to tell his story. A Q&A with Blaine Harden, the journalist who wrote about Shin Dong-hyuk.
Drug-resistant TB is the latest health crisis to strike North Korea, where medical progress has suffered under Western sanctions.
North Korea’s sentencing of a detained American to 15 years hard labor could be an attention-getting ploy. But Kenneth Bae is a devout Christian, and ‘the regime is scared to death of Christianity.’
Pyongyang warned Seoul that it would never forgive South Korea if it moved to shut down a joint industrial complex that employed 53,000 North Koreans in the border city of Kaesong.
US Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey is in China looking for help on North Korea. Though Beijing indicated it was ‘working on’ it, there are a number of reasons why China might be reluctant to push the North too hard.
In Pyongyang, one new coffeeshop serves a hip and cosmopolitan roast.
The very existence of North Korea is a bizarre quirk of history.
North Korea and Syria dominated talks among foreign ministers of the Group of Eight industrialized nations in London, including US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Tour companies at North Korea and China’s biggest border crossing were ordered to suspend trips owing to Pyongyang’s war rhetoric.
A member of the South Korean National Assembly called for US tactical nuclear weapons on the peninsula. He also suggested that Seoul consider developing its own deterrent.
The exceptional length of the shutdown so far could signal that inter-Korean relations have entered a new low.
Chinese President Xi Jinping took an unusually harsh tone this weekend on the North Korea crisis, saying that no country should be allowed to upset world peace.
South Korean workers are barred entrance to the joint park but are allowed to leave, as tensions ratchet up between North and South.