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January 26, 2022

N. Korea orders people’s committees nationwide to collect more herbs needed for traditional remedies

With North Korea suffering from severe shortages of medicines, the authorities have been focusing their efforts on producing traditional herbal remedies, or goryeoyak (hanyak...
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North Korea’s collective farms expand acreage dedicated to wheat and barley cultivation

With North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continuing to stress the need to expand wheat and barley cultivation, the country's collective farms are apparently...
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N. Korean General Staff Department colonel allegedly stole 200 tons of oil over several...

Signs continue to emerge of corruption on the part of commanders in North Korea’s General Staff Department, which has overall command of the country’s...

North Korea ordered military into “No. 1 combat posture” after defector crossed border

North Korea ordered the military into “No. 1 combat posture” immediately after a defector to the South re-defected back to the North on Jan....
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News of recent “double defection” spreads along China-North Korea border

A source in North Korea says news that a North Korean defector to the South recently re-defected back to the North across the DMZ...
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N. Korea’s Central Committee: From Jan. 11, only those who fulfilled “manure quota” will...

North Korea has announced that only people who have fulfilled their manure quota will be permitted to enter markets, Daily NK has learned.  This comes...

North Hamgyong Province authorities shut down some facilities for suspected COVID-19 cases

The authorities in North Hamgyong Province are closing some of the facilities where they kept suspected cases of COVID-19 in isolation. A Daily NK source...
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North Korea restricts its people’s movement even further in 2022

North Korea has recently strengthened barriers to movement inside the country by making the travel certification process more complicated. This appears to be a New...
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North Korean aluminum factory releases pollutants straight into the air

The area surrounding Bukchang Aluminum Factory, North Korea’s only aluminum smelting and alloying plant, is suffering from severe environmental degradation. The factory’s dust scrubbers...
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N. Korean leaders order North Hamgyong Province to produce “model units of science education”

North Korea’s Ministry of Higher Education has ordered education officials in North Hamgyong Province to produce “model units of science education.” This comes after the...

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