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North Korea issues ‘extreme cold’ weather alert

Temperatures are expected to dip below -30C in some of the country’s poorest areas.

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North Korea ends year with ballistic missiles launch

Pyongyang has fired more missiles this year than ever before as it focuses on weapons development.

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North Korea drones: South’s military apologises for pursuit failure

The military failed to shoot down five aircraft from North Korea despite a five-hour pursuit.

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North Korea sold arms to Russia’s Wagner group, US says

The White House says North Korea provided missiles and rockets to be used in Ukraine, which Pyongyang denies.

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Jang Jung Hyuck: ‘Compared to escaping North Korea, the fights feel like nothing’

Jang Jung Hyuck used kickboxing to cope with the trauma of escaping North Korea.

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North Korea’s leader Kim reveals his daughter in rare appearance

North Korea’s leader stood hand-in-hand with the girl during a ballistic missile test on Friday.

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South hits back as North Korea fires most missiles in a day

South Korea responded to the North’s launches with missiles of its own as hostilities escalate.

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North Korea tensions: Why is Kim Jong-un upping the pressure?

As the Koreas trade warning shots, the situation on the peninsula is at its most volatile in years.

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North Korea says missile launches were nuclear attack simulation on South

Pyongyang made its claim as intelligence suggests it is preparing to hold a nuclear weapons test.

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North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Some Japanese woke to the sound of sirens and warnings to take cover as the missile flew above.

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North Korea declares itself a nuclear weapons state

Leader Kim Jong-un says this is “irreversible” and rules out the possibility of denuclearisation.

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Ukraine war: North Korea supplying Russia with weapons, says US

Russia is in the process of purchasing millions of rockets and artillery shells from North Korea.

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Russia vows to expand relations with North Korea

President Vladimir Putin made the comments in a letter sent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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Ukraine round-up: Deportation claims and North Korea row

The US accuses Russia of removing civilians and Ukraine breaks off diplomatic ties with North Korea.

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North Korea fires missiles hours after Biden leaves Asia

It came hours after the US leader left Asia following a trip where he vowed to deter North Korea.

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Covid: What will the pandemic look like in North Korea?

North Korea is uniquely vulnerable to the virus, and the options to control its spread are limited.

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North Korea announces first death from Covid-19

A day after confirming its first cases, state media reports thousands are suffering fever symptoms.

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From handshakes to hostilities: How dangerous is the situation in North Korea?

South Korea’s incoming president promises to take a hard line on North Korea’s military escalations.

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North Korea in new missile launch, say neighbours

The reported launch comes just days before South Korea’s new president takes office.

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North Korea tests new weapon ‘to improve tactical nukes’

Kim Jong-un clapped as he watched the launch – a new indication of his intention to resume nuclear tests.

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North Korea tests banned intercontinental missile

It is the first time such a missile, which puts the US within reach, has been tested since 2017.

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Trump says he is in touch with North Korea’s leader Kim – book

Kim Jong-un is the only foreign leader Donald Trump has said he remains in touch with, a book says.

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North Korea missile tests: Photos from space released

The unusual pictures were allegedly taken from its most powerful missile launch in five years.

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North Korea missile tests: Biggest launch since 2017

Sunday’s launch is the seventh this month, and is thought to be the largest in almost five years.

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North Korea missile tests: What does Kim Jong-un want?

Pyongyang has conducted six missile tests so far this year – but why now, and what do they want?

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Purges and piranhas: Why we love a crazy North Korea story

North Korea is frequently the subject of news stories in Western media. But many stories are unfounded or blown out of proportion.

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North Korea fires missiles again amid unusual flurry of tests

It has conducted four launches in two weeks – an unusual frequency for this time of the year.

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North Korea successfully tested hypersonic missile, says report

State media KNCA said the missile from yesterday’s launch had “precisely hit” its target.

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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into the sea

It follows a number of tests last year and a vow from Kim Jong-un to bolster the North’s defences.

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South Korean crosses DMZ in rare defection to North Korea

Seoul said it had asked the North, which has a shoot-on-sight policy, to protect the person.