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North Korean soldiers in Sakju County, North Pyongan Province covid-19

Sources: Almost 200 soldiers have died from COVID-19

Around 200 North Korean soldiers from several branches of the military have died from symptoms that may have been caused by the novel coronavirus...

Sources: Five N. Koreans died from coronavirus infections

Daily NK sources in North Pyongan Province reported today that five people died after suffering from fevers at hospitals in Sinuiju and a nearby...

Hyang San Hospital: Kim Jong Un’s “heart care center”

There were particular reasons why North Korean leader Kim Jong Un underwent a cardiovascular procedure at the Hyang San Hospital instead of a hospital...
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Announcement on import restrictions leads to panic buying in Pyongyang

North Korea's recent announcement of restrictions on imports of "unnecessary items" has led to a spate of "panic buying" in Pyongyang, Daily NK has...
Kim Jong Un at the fourth plenary session (plenum) of the 7th Term Workers’ Party of Korea [WPK] Central Committee [CC] held on April 10, 2019 constitution

What we know – and what we don’t – about Kim Jong Un’s absence

Rumors regarding the health of Kim Jong Un began following his absence from the “Day of the Sun,” a national holiday commemorating the birth...
North Koreans sell goods on the street in the North Korea-China border region

N. Korean authorities refrain from squashing KJU death rumors

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's prolonged absence from the public has fueled rapidly spreading rumors about his death among North Koreans in the...
Kim Jong Un appears with a Mac computer and keyboard in March 2013

N. Korea is dropping hints for what’s to come this year – but what?

It’s not unusual for Korea Central Television (KCTV) to praise and idolize North Korea's Supreme Leader, Kim Jong Un, but some interesting changes have...

More Chinese fishing boats are fishing illegally in N. Korean waters

Chinese fishing boats are increasingly conducting illegal fishing activities in North Korean waters following North Korean restrictions on fishing stemming from fears over COVID-19,...
University students mobilized for work in North Korea.

Middle school students in North Korea mobilized to harvest opium resin 

The Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) continues to cultivate large opium fields in the northern region of North Korea and recently mobilized school students...
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N. Korea issues first KJU-signed directive after two week hiatus

North Korea broke a two-week hiatus in releasing directives personally signed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un yesterday, Daily NK has learned.  In normal...

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