Kim Jong-un and his generals cheer after the apparent launch of the Hwasong-17 long-range missile in March

Exclusive: North Korea’s monster fake out


An arms control policy expert says that a military video put out by North Korea in March may have been faked to cover up an unsuccessful ballistic missile launch. His team deconstructs the images to try to verify them.

People watch a TV showing a file image of North Korea's missile launch during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, May 7, 2022.

Japan gears up for evacuation drills amid spate of North Korean missile tests

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, Kim Jong-un speaks in a conference with chief secretaries of the city and county party committees in Pyongyang, North Korea, Saturday, March 6, 2020. 

North Korea to reopen its borders for the coronavirus vaccine

A group of police officers are shown carrying large weapons and wearing face masks while walking down the middle of a street.

Anti-terrorism police investigating knife attack in Paris

A group of people are shown in a demonstration with one person carrying a sign that says, "Say Her Name."

Decision in Breonna Taylor case sparks new protests; Hong Kong police arrested Joshua Wong; North Korean troops shot and killed a South Korean official

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In this file photo from Dec. 7, 2013, US Vice President Joe Biden listens to Colonel James Minnich, Secretary of the United Nations Command, Military Armistice Commission, at the border village of Panmunjom, in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the military b

How would Team Biden handle a showdown with North Korea?

The World asked two Northeast Asia experts what to expect if Joe Biden wins the US presidential election.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with a white suit and black flat-top hair style, speaks at a conference table.

Typhoon Bavi strikes North Korea amid pandemic lockdown 

Natural disasters

Pyongyang has closed its borders, preventing aid groups from entering the country. Now, the regime’s ability to effectively respond to the disaster could be curtailed due to the absence of such organizations.   

A woman walks past a TV broadcasting file footage for a news report on North Korea firing an unidentified projectile, in Seoul, South Korea, March 9, 2020.

North Korea still officially claims zero coronavirus cases  


But some claim that the virus hit North Korea in late December.  

American man wearing dark blue suit speaks at podium standing next to Korean man wearing dark blue suit.

North Korea threats loom over tension between the US and South Korea


A dispute over the cost to base American soldiers in South Korea is straining the decades-old alliance as North Korea threatens to resume military provocations.  

A North Korean soldier keeps watch toward the south through a binocular telescope

South Korea just repatriated two North Korean fishermen. Why?

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The two are suspected of murdering 16 of their fellow crew members and allegedly dumping their bodies overboard. North Korean defectors and human rights activists are blasting the government for sending them back to “certain death” without a proper trial.