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N. Korea sets up “strict security zones” on Sino-North Korean border

North Korea’s Ministry of Social Security recently ordered that locals living in the Sino-North Korean border region refrain from “engaging in actions that disrupt”...
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Head of Hyesan’s Ministry of State Security office steps down

The head of the Ministry of State Security (MSS) office in Hyesan recently stepped down, a source in Yanggang Province province reported earlier today. "Even...

Typhoon Maysak causes damage and death in Hamhung

Typhoon Maysak has caused serious damage to various structures and roads in Hamhung along with the deaths of 13 people, Daily NK has learned. Sea...
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Prices of some N. Korean medicinal plants fall due to decreased demand

The prices of various medicinal plants sold at North Korea's markets have decreased compared to the same period last year, Daily NK has learned. According...
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Suspected outbreak of COVID-19 among Youth Day event participants in Hamhung

North Korean authorities have swiftly moved to implement quarantines and other measures after a suspected outbreak of COVID-19 occurred among a group of students...
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Summer military drills stalled as soldiers sent to flood-ravaged areas

North Korea’s summer military exercises have more or less been halted because many soldiers have been ordered to focus on relief work in flood-ravaged...
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Kim Jae Ryong appointed head of new “Organization Administrative Department”

North Korea recently established a new Central Committee agency called the "Organization Administrative Department" (OAD) that handles surveillance and "party control" over the country's...
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Two more N. Koreans crossed border into Samjiyon on Aug. 20

Two North Korean women crossed over the Sino-North Korean border into Samjiyon, Yanggang Province, on Aug. 20, and rumors that one of the women...
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N. Korean military agencies trip over each other to extract bribes

The North Korean military's deteriorating food situation has led to greater competition among various military agencies to conduct "inspections" of military units and extract...
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N. Korea delays the start of school by around 10 days

North Korea suddenly postponed the start of the school year in what appears to have been a measure aimed at protecting the health of...

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