Gulf Times - North-Korea
North Korea defectors criticised over speculation Kim was ill or dead

North Korea defectors criticised over speculation Kim was ill or dead

A former senior North Korean diplomat apologised on Monday after saying leader Kim Jong Un was likely so ill he could not stand, days before he emerged in state media ...

Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental' -Pompeo

Shots fired by North Korea 'accidental' -Pompeo

Shots fired by North Korea across its border with South Korea were likely "accidental," US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday as speculation continues to swirl about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korea's Kim reappears after weeks of speculation

North Korea's Kim reappears after weeks of speculation

North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported Saturday, following intense speculation that the leader of the nuclear-armed nation was seriously ill ...

Satellite images of luxury boats further suggest N.Korea's Kim at favoured villa

Satellite images of luxury boats further suggest N.Korea's Kim at favoured villa

Satellite imagery showing recent movements of luxury boats often used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his entourage near Wonsan provide further indications he has been at the coastal resort

S.Korea says North Korea's Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus

S.Korea says North Korea's Kim may be trying to avoid coronavirus

Kim Jong Un may have missed a key holiday on April 15 because of concerns over the coronavirus, not because he is ill, South Korea's minister for North Korean affairs said on Tuesday.

S.Korean officials call for caution amid reports that N.Korean leader Kim is ill

S.Korean officials call for caution amid reports that N.Korean leader Kim is ill

South Korean officials are calling for caution amid reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns, emphasising that they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea.

North Korean media silent on Kim's whereabouts as speculation on health rages

North Korean media silent on Kim's whereabouts as speculation on health rages

North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of leader Kim Jong Un's health or whereabouts, a day after intense international speculation over his health was sparked by media reports ...

N.Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles into sea - S.Korea military

N.Korea fired multiple short-range cruise missiles into sea - S.Korea military

North Korea launched what were believed to be multiple short-range cruise missiles into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Tuesday, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said, the latest in a series of weapons' tests by the reclusive state.

North Korea fires two short-range 'ballistic missiles' into sea

North Korea fires two short-range 'ballistic missiles' into sea

North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast on Sunday, the fourth such launch this month as the world battles the coronavirus outbreak.

North Korea fires three projectiles, South Korean military says

North Korea fires three projectiles, South Korean military says

North Korea fired three projectiles into the East Sea on Monday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) of Seoul's military.

North Korea fires two short-range missiles into eastern sea, S.Korea says

North Korea fires two short-range missiles into eastern sea, S.Korea says

North Korea fired two short-range missiles off the east coast into the sea on Monday, resuming testing after a three-month pause, South Korea's military said.

N.Korea suspends foreign tourism over coronavirus fears

N.Korea suspends foreign tourism over coronavirus fears

Several foreign tour operators said North Korea will ban foreign tourists starting Wednesday due to the spread of a new coronavirus in China, which has killed nine people and spread to several countries.