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June 25, 2021

North Korea’s National Institute of Hygiene Inspection elevated to a bureau

North Korean authorities recently elevated the Ministry of Public Health’s National Institute of Hygiene Inspection to a "bureau" with a vastly strengthened role.  A source...
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North Korean man arrested in Onsong County for smuggling along North Korea-China border

The head of the Kumgang Trading Company’s Onsong County office was arrested in early June for engaging in smuggling activities along the North Korea-China...
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North Korea is planning its largest military parade to date for Kim Il Sung’s...

A Daily NK source recently reported that North Korea has begun preparations for its largest military parade ever to mark the 110th birthday of...

North Korean commodity prices skyrocket in some regions while currency exchange rates continue to...

Commodity prices in some regions of North Korea are skyrocketing while the country’s currency exchange rates continue to plummet. North Korean leader Kim Jong...
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Young couple arrested while trying to flee across the China-North Korea border near Hoeryong

Two young North Koreans were recently arrested after trying to defect over the Chinese-North Korean border near Hoeryeong, North Hamgyong Province. The two are...
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North Korea’s revised Administrative Penalties Law strengthens punishments for violating air raid shelter-related regulations

A revised version of North Korea's Administrative Penalties Law recently obtained by Daily NK details violations surrounding the creation and usage of air raid...

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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