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North Korea Claims Second Successful Test Of Hypersonic Missile

Jan 06, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

North Korea claimed Thursday to have conducted the second successful test flight of a hypersonic missile, days after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to bolster his military forces despite pandemic-related difficulties.

Kim Jong Un’s decade in power: Starvation, repression and brutal rule – just like his father and grandfather

Dec 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

By the grim metric of fatalities in the first 10 years of a dictator’s rule, Kim Jong Un has yet to match the records set by his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, or father, Kim Jong Il.


US Envoy Urges North Korea To Stop Tests, Engage In Talks

A US envoy said North Korea's recent weapon tests were "concerning and counterproductive." Last week, the isolated nation carried out tests of a new type of ballistic missile launched from submarines.

N Korea Test-Fires Newly Developed Anti-Aircraft Missile

Oct 01, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The North's recent tests were in line with Kim Jong Un's earlier vows to introduce sophisticated weapons and enlarge his nuclear arsenal to defend itself against U.S. hostility


Kim Jong Un Keen To Restore Ties With South Korea; Slams US

North Korea ledaer Kim Jong Un's statement is an apparent effort to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington as he wants South Korea to help him win relief from crippling U.S.-led economic sanctions.

28 September, 2021

North Korea Accuses US of 'Hostile Policy'; Continues Its Streak Of Weapon Testing

Associated Press (AP)

The North's latest test, which followed two previous rounds of missile tests this month, indicated the country is returning to its tried-and-true technique of mixing weapons demonstrations and peace offers to wrest concessions.


20 September, 2021

North Korea Warns Of Actions Against US-Australia Nuclear Submarine Deal

Associated Press (AP)

North Korea also referenced the "backstabbing" remarks of US ally, France. Says that there would be corresponding actions if "even the smallest negative affect on our country's safety" is observed.


13 September, 2021

North Korea Tests Missiles After A Stressful Pandemic Break

Associated Press (AP)

After seeing it's economy ravage under the pandemic, North Korea is back at its missile endeavours after a year. State media reported these long-range cruise missiles as "strategic weapon of great significance”.


23 August, 2021

Joe Biden's Special Envoy Urges North Korea To Return To Talks

Associated Press (AP)

Sung Kim's visit to Seoul comes amid declining expectations for a quick resumption of talks and new tensions over ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises.


29 July, 2021

Kim Jong Un Pays Tribute To China's War Dead In North Korea

Associated Press (AP)

China fought alongside North Korea against South Korea and US-led UN forces during the Korean War, which ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.


08 July, 2021

Seoul Spy Agency: No Sign That North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Has Been Vaccinated

Associated Press (AP)

The National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in a closed-door briefing that it hasn't detected any information that North Korea has acquired vaccines, according to Ha Tae-keung, one of the legislators who attended the session.


19 June, 2021

Kim Jong Un ‘Solemnly Swears’ To Steer North Korea Through Economic Troubles

Associated Press (AP)

Kim Jong Un summoned the ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee to discuss efforts to salvage a dismal economy


16 June, 2021

Is Kim Jong Un Healthy? The North Korean Leader’s Thinner Physique Triggers Speculations

Associated Press (AP)

Kim's health matters in Seoul, Washington and other world capitals because he hasn't publicly anointed a successor who would control an advancing nuclear program targeting the US and its allies — if he is incapacitated.


08 June, 2021

Kim Jong Un Presents Economic Plans To Stabilize Post-Covid N Korean Economy

Associated Press (AP)

Kim could use the upcoming Central Committee meeting to address the stalled nuclear diplomacy, said experts


24 March, 2021

North Korea Conducts Short-Range Missile Test After Kim Jong-Un's Sister Threatens US, South Korea

Associated Press (AP)

North Korea has ignored offers from the new Biden administration to resume negotiations between the two countries.


23 March, 2021

Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un Share Messages Reaffirming China-North Korea Alliance

Associated Press (AP)

According to KCNA and China's Xinhua news agency, Xi in his own message to Kim described bilateral relations as a 'valuable asset' to both countries and vowed to make unspecified contributions to the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.


08 January, 2021

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Vows To Improve Ties With Outside World At Party Meeting

Associated Press (AP)

In his speech on the third day of the meeting Thursday, Kim 'declared the general orientation and the policy stand of our party for comprehensively expanding and developing the external relations'


07 January, 2021

Kim Jong Un Pledges To Expand Nuclear Capability, Bolster North Korea's Military

Associated Press (AP)

Kim's speech likely contained 'sensitive contents' that can provoke the United States and South Korea, a researcher said


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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