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North Korea Tests Ballistic Missiles In Apparent Retaliation To US' New Sanctions

Jan 15, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency said Friday's exercise (of testing a ballistic missile) was aimed at checking the alert posture of its army's rail-borne missile regiment.

Beijing Winter Olympics: Banned From The Games By IOC, North Korea Puts Blame Elsewhere

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

In September, the International Olympic Committee suspended North Korea through 2022 for refusing to send a team to the Tokyo Summer Games, citing the pandemic.

North Korea Claims Second Successful Test Of Hypersonic Missile

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.

International Human Rights Day | Five Worst Human Rights Crises In The World

International Human Rights Day: A look at five unforeseen stories which have recorded the worst Human Rights crisis in the world in recent history.

27 November, 2021

North Korean Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'Squid Game' Into the country

Outlook Web Bureau

A North Korean man has been sentenced to death for distributing copies of the hit Netflix series Squid Game. His execution will reportedly be carried out by the firing squad.

01 October, 2021

N Korea Test-Fires Newly Developed Anti-Aircraft Missile

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

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.

28 September, 2021

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missile To Sea In Latest Test, Seoul And Tokyo Officials Say

Associated Press (AP)

The alleged test of this Short-Range missile comes after a series of tests that North Korea resumed after a pandemic break and is in violation of multiple UNSC resolutions.

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.

15 September, 2021

S Korea Says N Korea Fired Unidentified Projectile Off Its Coast, Officials Meet Chinese Counterparts

Associated Press (AP)

The meeting between South Korean and Chinese officials comes after North Korea resumed its missile tests amid a nuclear stalemate with the United States. The new missile, as reported by state media of North Korea, could hit targets in Japan, including the surrounding US military bases.


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”.

30 August, 2021

N Korea Appears To Have Resumed Nuclear Reactor Operation: UN Atomic Agency

Associated Press (AP)

The IAEA report dated Friday said there were indications of the operation of Yonbyon's radiochemical laboratory from mid-February to early July this year.

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.

16 May, 2021

North Korea Withdraws From 2022 Football World Cup Qualifiers: AFC


North Korea has not yet given an official reason for pulling out of next month's qualifiers for the World Cup, to be held in Qatar in November and December 2022

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.

02 March, 2021

Restoring Democracy: New US Envoy Urges To Ramp Up Pressure On Myanmar Military

Associated Press (AP)

A month ago, Security Council strongly backed return to democracy in Myanmar and calling for the immediate release of detainees including Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi


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

Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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