North Korea says it’s facing worst food shortage in decade – Times of India

Reading Time: 5 minutes SEOUL: North Korea is facing its worse food shortages in more than a decade, it said in a report to the United Nations, giving the world notice Pyongyang is bracing for one of its biggest domestic challenges since Kim Jong Un took power. Food production dropped to its lowest level in 2018 due to “natural … Read more

North Korea Reshuffle Signals Military Policy Not Top Priority Now: Analysts

Reading Time: 7 minutes Kim Jong Un has been frustrated by officials not accurately carrying out his directives. (File) Seoul: New photos confirm North Korea has demoted a military leader in a reshuffle that left the ruling party’s top body dominated by civilians, possibly signalling leader Kim Jong Un’s focus on the economy and frustration with bureaucratic failures, analysts … Read more

Kim Jong-Un berates North Korean officials for ‘crucial’ virus lapse – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated top officials for failures in the coronavirus prevention that caused a “great crisis,” using strong language, that raised the specter of a mass outbreak in a country that would be scarcely able to handle it. The state media report on Wednesday did not specify what “crucial” lapse … Read more

Kim Jong Un Says “Great Crisis” Caused By Unspecified Quarantine Lapse

Reading Time: 8 minutes North Korea sees Covid as a threat to its struggling economy and Kim Jong Un’s rule, Cheong added. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said a “grave” situation stemming from quarantine negligence has created a crisis, hinting at Covid risks that could affect his rule after his regime has denied it has had any infections. … Read more

‘Great crisis’: Kim berates North Korean officials for ‘crucial’ virus lapse – Times of India

Reading Time: 8 minutes SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has berated top officials for failures in coronavirus prevention that caused a “great crisis”, using strong language that raised the specter of a mass outbreak in a country that would be scarcely able to handle it. The state media report on Wednesday did not specify what “crucial” lapse … Read more

Propaganda Or Optics? Analysts Weigh In On A Slimmer Kim Jong Un

Reading Time: 7 minutes North Korea’s Kim Jong Un’s recent appearance sparked speculations over his health. Seoul: A rare mention in North Korean state media of leader Kim Jong Un’s health could be intended to head off speculation and play up shared sacrifice amid food shortages, analysts said. The tightly controlled state media on Friday quoted an unidentified resident … Read more

How North Korea Maintained Secrecy Over Its Leaders’ Health Over The Years

Reading Time: 6 minutes North Korea: A spy agency said in 2020 Kim Jong Un had reduced public activity over Covid concerns (File) Seoul: The health of North Korea’s leaders is typically a tightly held state secret in a nuclear-armed country dominated by the Kim family dynasty since its founding in 1948. Current leader Kim Jong Un, believed to … Read more

North Koreans Worry Over Kim Jong Un’s Apparent Weight Loss: Report

Reading Time: 4 minutes North Korea: Foreign analysts noted in early June that Kim Jong Un appeared to have lost weight (File). Seoul: Everyone in North Korea is heartbroken over leader Kim Jong Un’s apparent weight loss, said an unidentified resident of Pyongyang quoted on the country’s tightly controlled state media, after watching recent video footage of Kim. The … Read more