North Korea

North Korea arrests 5 Christians during underground church service

Religion is illegal in North Korea, so they will likely be sent to a labor camp.

Childhood friend of North Korea's Kim Jong Un says he has never heard about Kim’s son

Focus on daughter Ju Ae seems to undermine South Korean claims that Kim has a son

‘Fever’ cases spread in North Korea, but hard to say if it’s COVID

A possible second wave of virus could delay reopening of vital trade with China.

US sanctions North Korean crypto operations

Besides stealing cryptocurrency, Pyongyang allegedly has tech specialists 'fraudulently’ working remote jobs.

North Korea forces exhausted soldier-laborers to keep daily diary

Party reviews their diary entries every week and punishes those deemed ‘insincere’

Food shortage spreads in North Korea, with some starving farmers unable to work

Desperate families flee by boat to South Korea to escape hardship.