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February 19, 2019

Air raid drill held in Ryanggang Province on October 19

The entire province of Ryanggang conducted an air raid drill on October 19. The drill was managed by the Security Department of the Ministry...

Prisoners protesting cruel treatment exempted from upcoming mass amnesty

Two military factory laborers held in a correctional labor camp (kyohwaso) in Chagang Province have received severe punishment, including 10 days in solitary confinement,...

North Korea’s ruling system requires structural change

According to North Korean state media, during on-the-spot guidance at the a power plant  construction site in Orang County, North Hamgyong Province, leader Kim...
2017년 4월 13일 평양 려명거리 준공식에 참석한 북한의 여군들의 모습. (기사와 무관)/ 사진=연합

Female soldier buries newborn alive to conceal birth

A female North Korean soldier in North Hamgyong Province allegedly became pregnant by her superior officer, who was already married, and then buried the...

14 arrested in remittance sting operation

A large group of North Korean residents involved in money transfer operations between defectors in South Korea and their relatives is under police investigation...

‘Okryu’ e-commerce site gaining popularity among North Koreans

The number of North Koreans buying food, clothes and other items via the country's nationwide intranet is increasing. While online shopping is still limited...

Four in critical condition following train derailment

A train carrying construction materials in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province has overturned, causing casualties and damage to property. “Recently, a freight train loaded with construction...

Concerns over post-unification circumstances increase

The warming relations between the two Koreas has led to exchanges and cooperation across a number of areas, and sources in North Korea report...

North Korea rolls out ‘elite’ medical care for family reunion participants

The North Korean authorities have shown special interest in the health of its participants in the separated family reunions taking place through August 26...

Public rally shames distributors of illegal foreign media in North Korea

A rare public rally held to shame those accused of watching or distributing illegal videos was held in Hyesan on February 3, North Korean...

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