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June 22, 2021

North Korea encourages cell phone users to install new “cooking app”

North Korean authorities have recently begun encouraging cell phone users to pay money to install a new cooking app on their phones, but many...

A growing number of South Pyongan Province households are suffering from food shortages

A growing number of households in South Pyongan Province are suffering from food shortages due to the prolonged closure of the Sino-North Korean border,...
Market official on patrol in Sunchon, South Pyongan Province

Some of North Korea’s state-run food stores are selling processed foods in addition to...

State-run food stores in some parts of North Korea are selling processed foods in addition to rice and corn, Daily NK has learned. The...
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Ministry of State Security continues to conduct random arrests of illegal cell phone users...

Detention centers are reportedly filling up as the Ministry of State Security continues to conduct random arrests of illegal cell phone users near the...
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New research center formed to develop “personal security equipment” to protect Kim Jong Un...

In early June, North Korea’s Military Security Command established a new research center to develop personal security equipment to protect leader Kim Jong Un...
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Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak

An entire border patrol unit in Gyongsong County, North Hamgyong Province, has been put into quarantine after many of its members began suffering from...

There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn...

There have been signs recently that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest. Insufficient supplies of basic agricultural supplies such...
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North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China

As North Korea continues to build concrete walls and high-voltage wires along the entire Sino-North Korean border, the country’s leadership recently sent a “storm...
Tongil Market in Pyongyang

Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April

Ordinary residents of Pyongyang have not received government rations since mid-April, Daily NK has learned. The authorities are reportedly scrambling to come up with...

Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store

A resident of Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, was recently subjected to public criticism and then arrested after he was caught filling his own pockets...

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