North Korea

North Korea accuses UNSC of ‘double standard’ over missile tests

SEOUL: North Korea said on Monday that the UN Security Council showed a double standard as its sanctions committee criticised the country’s recent missile test as a violation of UN resolutions. North Korea launched a new type of tactical short-range

North Korea launches suspected ballistic missiles

SEOUL: North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, in what would be its first substantive provocation to the new US administration of Joe Biden. The nuclear-armed country has a long history of using weapons tests as provocations,

North Korea fires two short-range missiles, US still open to dialogue

WASHINGTON: North Korea fired two short-range missiles at the weekend but Washington played down the first such tests under President Joe Biden and said it was still open to dialogue with Pyongyang. The North Korean activity involved weapons systems at

US charges North Korean hackers in $1.3bn theft scheme

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department charged three North Korean military intelligence officials in a campaign of cyberattacks to steal $1.3 billion in crypto and traditional currencies from banks and other targets. The first action against Pyongyang by President Joe Biden’s

North Korea developed nuclear, missile programs in 2020: UN report

NEW YORK: North Korea maintained and developed its nuclear and ballistic missile programs throughout 2020 in violation of international sanctions, funding with around $300 million stolen through cyber hacks, according to a confidential United Nations report. The report by independent

North Korea’s Kim makes public appearance amid speculation

SEOUL: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported on Saturday, following intense speculation that he was seriously ill or possibly dead. The country reported that Kim had attended the

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well”, a top security adviser to the South’s President Moon Jae-in said, downplaying rumours over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary. “Our government position is firm,” said

North Korea executes patient for risking spread of coronavirus

SEOUL: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un allegedly sanctioned for the execution of the first patient tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. According to Secret Beijing, an anonymous social media commentator, who terms himself as an analyst on China affairs,

North Korea carries out ‘very important test’

PYONGYANG: North Korea said on Sunday it had carried out a “very important test” at its space launch centre, as Pyongyang ramps up pressure on Washington over stalled nuclear talks. The test was carried out on Saturday at the Sohae

US, North Korea resume nuclear talks in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM: United States and North Korean officials have resumed working-level nuclear talks at an isolated conference centre in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. This is the first formal discussion since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong

North Korea refuses International aid staff in Pyongyang

Pyongyang: North Korea has told the United Nations to cut the number of international staff it deploys to Pyongyang. According to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday, North Korea has stated that the organization’s programs have failed “due to