• This picture taken on 17 June 2021 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on 18 June 2021 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the third day sitting of the 3rd Plenary Meeting of the 8th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea in Pyongyang. Picture: STR/KCNA VIA KNS/AFP

    North Korean leader Kim 'emaciated', citizens heartbroken: state TV

    The impoverished, nuclear-armed country is more isolated than ever behind its self-imposed coronavirus barricade, and this month admitted it was tackling a food crisis, sounding the alarm in a nation with a moribund agricultural sector that has long struggled to feed itself.

  • This file photo taken on 2 March 2019 shows Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum during a visit to Hanoi. Picture: AFP.

    US has 'wrong' expectation for NKorea dialogue: Kim's sister

    Since US President Joe Biden's election, the two countries have adopted a wait-and-see attitude to relations following the diplomatic roller-coaster ride under Donald Trump that produced three historic summits but no agreement on dismantling the North's nuclear arsenal.

  • This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on 1 January, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un delivering a New Year's speech at an undisclosed location. Picture: AFP

    NKorea must prepare for 'dialogue and confrontation' with US: Kim

    At a plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea on Thursday, Kim outlined his strategy for relations with Washington, and the "policy tendency of the newly emerged US administration", the Korean Central News Agency said.

  • The 2020 Summer Olympic Games to be hosted by Tokyo have been moved to 2021. Picture: Twitter/@Tokyo2020

    N. Korea says will not go to Olympics over COVID-19 fears

    North Korea's Olympic Committee 'decided not to participate in the 32nd Olympic Games in order to protect players from the world public health crisis caused by COVID-19', said the Sports in the DPR Korea website, run by the sports ministry in Pyongyang.