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Kim Son Il appointed as deputy director of Reconnaissance General Bureau

North Korea’s leadership recently appointed Kim Son Il as the new deputy director of the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), which appears to have undergone...
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Kim Yo Jong tightens party membership requirements nationwide

In what appears to be a move aimed at “steadying the foundations” of North Korea’s communist party before Party Foundation Day on Oct. 10,...
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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...
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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...

Ko Young Hee and Ri Sol Ju featured in same documentary for first time

North Korean authorities recently showed military officers a documentary featuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's mother, Ko Young Hee, and his wife, Ri...

Kim Yo Jong becomes full member of N. Korea’s politburo

Kim Yo Jong recently became a full member of North Korea’s politburo, which suggests that she continues to solidify her position as the country’s...
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Kim Yo Jong and the “Party Center”

With Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, playing a more central role in state affairs, the frequent appearance of the...
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Understanding Kim Yo Jong’s hard-line stance toward the South

Kim Yo Jong is taking a hard-line against South Korea as part of efforts to expand upon her "revolutionary achievements," a key measure of...
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Source provides insight into two new major figures in North Korea’s leadership

A Daily NK source recently provided insight into two new major figures in North Korea's leadership. North Korea recently appointed Rim Gwang-il as the head...
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Supreme People’s Assembly reps to arrive in Pyongyang by Apr. 4, 5

Daily NK sources have reported that Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA) representatives must arrive in Pyongyang between Apr. 4 and Apr. 5.  “These representatives have been...

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