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North Korean laborers in Dandong waiting en route back to North Korea

North Korea to possibly send soldiers abroad, violate sanctions

Although international sanctions prohibit North Korea from sending new workers abroad for work, a rumor has been circling in Pyongyang that the authorities are...
North Korean consulate in Dandong, China

3 North Korean state security officials in China defect

Three Ministry of State Security (MSS) agents defected from North Korea while in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, following the breakdown in negotiations between the US...

Drug addiction among North Korean youth on the rise

High school students in North Korea are increasingly smoking crystal methamphetamine and youth addiction is becoming a serious social issue, local sources report. “About 10...
Aerial view of Kangdong Correctional Labor Camp

Former North Korean official escapes prison, arrested after two days

A former high-ranking official imprisoned at a correctional facility escaped prior to the holiday for Kim Jong Il’s birthday (February 16), leaving North Korean...
Barbed wire along the Sino-North Korea border.

Drug dealer executed in South Hamgyong Province

The North Korean authorities are conducting massive crackdowns on the production and distribution of illegal drugs. Local sources report that a drug dealer was...

Holidaying North Korean soldier arrested by Ministry of State Security

A Korean People’s Army (KPA) soldier from Hyesan near the Chinese border was recently arrested and detained by Ministry of State Security (MSS) agents...

North Korean law enforcement officials criticized for using fines to earn money

The North Korean authorities are facing a torrent of criticism for their crackdowns and leveling of large fines on traders, smugglers and business people...
North Korean resident in South Pyongan Province picks up cigarette butts

Provincial residents in some areas of North Korea voice economic complaints

Some North Koreans living outside the country’s major cities are suffering serious economic problems, Daily NK has learned. “There’s just not enough to eat these...
Kim Jong Un returns to Pyongyang following the Hanoi Summi

North Korean state lectures place emphasis on need for nuclear weapons

The North Korean authorities have made it official to their domestic population that the Hanoi “nuclear negotiations” failed, and are reportedly ramping up criticism...

Majority of Pyongyang state-run factories close after US-DPRK summit fails to bear fruit

Most of Pyongyang’s state-run enterprises ceased operations earlier this month, leading to concerns for the laborers employed at these sites who have suddenly lost their...

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