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State Security agent in Chongjin murders husband of mistress Local sources told Daily NK that an intelligence officer has been arrested in relation to an...
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...
Soldiers in Sinuiju

Military recruit in North Korea sent home after savage beating by superior

A new recruit at an army training camp in Pyongyang was recently beaten by his superior officer and later permitted to return home after...
Barbed wire along the Sino-North Korea border.

North Korea’s Ryanggang Province deemed to have the most “illegal border crossers” 

Lectures were recently held for local residents in Ryanggang Province after the central government authorities announced that the province had the most “illegal border...
North Korean freight train

Freight train carrying cement derails en route to Samjiyon

A freight train traveling from Pyongyang to Hyesan derailed near Popyong Station on August 17, Daily NK sources report. “Four cars went off the tracks....

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Rising theft of corn from farms In rural areas of South Pyongan Province, there has been a recent rise in the theft of corn from...
North Koreans farming in North Hamgyong Province in early June 2019 ban loans farms fertilizer

Collective farm director in South Pyongan Province resigns from coveted position

The managing director of a collective farm, a highly-valued job in North Korea, recently resigned from his position citing difficulties in performing his duties,...
Street market in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province rice sellers dollar rate

North Koreans turn to local currency due to foreign currency shortages

Daily NK sources report that North Korea is experiencing a lack of foreign currency as the country continues to be impacted by international sanctions...

Government conducts survey on housing prices in North Korea

Amidst signs that housing prices in North Korea are falling due to economic stagnation, the authorities are assessing the state of the housing market...

North Korean soldiers working on farms ordered to maintain combat readiness

As tensions have risen on the Korean Peninsula due to North Korea’s recent missile launches, North Korean soldiers mobilized to work on farms near...

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