General's (alleged) ouster: How Kim Jong Un wields power
Analysis: He’s the third son in a culture that exalts first sons. But he's the dictator because his dad considered him the toughest. General Jang Song Taek may be his latest victim.
North Korean leader's ousted uncle alive and safe: South Korean minister
The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is alive and appears to be safe, South Korea's unification minister said.
Maybe Kim Jong Un’s uncle wasn't ousted after all
The South Korean spy agency isn’t exactly a reliable source, as these recent gaffes show.
This is Howard. He's the world's foremost impersonator of Kim Jong Un.
It pays off to look like an evil dictator.
Kim Jong Un, the boss of firing, ousts his uncle
The boy dictator has reportedly ousted his uncle, the top general. In North Korea purges are a fact of life — even for the nation's beloved orchestra.
N. Korean leader's powerbroker uncle, Jang Song Thaek, ousted
South Korea's spy agency told a parliamentary committee that it believed Jang Song Thaek had been removed from all posts.
Turns out almost 70 percent of the world's nations are seriously corrupt
Transparency International's new Corruption Perceptions Index is out, and it doesn't look good. Here are the winners and losers.
North Korea arrests American veteran Merrill Newman (VIDEO)
North Korea arrested 85-year-old American veteran Merrill Newman for "hostile acts" and accused him of being a criminal involved in the killings of civilians during the Korean War.
Global trend to end death penalty is accelerating dramatically
Commentary: China, Iran, North Korea and the US are among the world’s most prolific executioners. Which nation will be the last, lonely outpost of state killing?
Breaking Kim Jong Un: How North Korea became a meth hub
Defectors and a recent bust allege that the drug moves globally, including to the US.
How the Iran nuclear deal matters for North Korea
South Koreans wonder whether their nuclear-armed neighbor will ever follow suit.
North Korea confirms it detained elderly American veteran Merrill Newman
His wife said there must be some misunderstanding as her husband does not fit the usual profile of Americans detained in North Korea.
Why did North Korea detain an American veteran?
The detention of 85-year-old Merrill Newman is perplexing and opaque, even by North Korean standards.
US busts North Korean meth smuggling ring
The United States has charged five men with conspiring to import 100 kilograms of methamphetamine from North Korea to the US.
US Korean War veteran detained in North Korea
Merrill Newman, 85, has been detained in North Korea for over three weeks, with little explanation.
Seoul, South Korea. Where the future begins
A decade ago, science fiction writer William Gibson proclaimed Tokyo the city where the future happens. These days, Seoul is arguably out front.
"No tyranny lasts forever," Mongolian president said in N Korea
Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj praised freedom during his official trip to North Korea late last month.
North Korea publicly executes 80 people for watching movies, owning Bibles: Report
According to a South Korean newspaper, the victims were killed in seven cities across the country on November 3.
Those ‘fake’ North Korean ICBMs may actually be able to reach Seattle
American experts conclude that North Korea’s missile mock-ups are getting ‘scary good.’ (Video)
Kim Jong Un and the birth of a personality cult
The North Korean leader’s numerous laurels include basketball star, fashion icon and honorary Nigerian.
North Korea may be closer to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, say experts
Ballistic missile mock-ups photographed in Pyongyang in July appeared more advanced than those seen last year, weapons experts said.
North Korea admits that one of its Navy ships has sunk, killing sailors
North Korea has said that one of its naval vessels sank during “combat duties” in October, killing a number of North Korean sailors.
The Kate Middleton of North Korea: Meet Kim Jong Un’s wife
Kim Jong Un married her. Dennis Rodman held her baby. And no, she probably didn’t star in a porno. Meet North Korea’s first lady of mystery, Ri Sol Ju.
North Korea returns six detained South Koreans to their home country
North Korea returned six South Korean men it had detained on charges of illegal entry to their home country.
Nuclear nightmares: Naoto Kan’s great apology tour rolls on
Japan's former prime minister shares his regrets over management of the Fukushima disaster.
Propaganda balloons carry rumors of a North Korean porno
Anti-Kim Jong Un activists exploit creative means to surmount barriers.
Did North Korea really kill off 20,000 political prisoners? (VIDEO)
As the United Nations investigates, American minister Robert Park alleges that thousands of missing inmates have been murdered.
Mother of US citizen jailed in North Korea leaves Pyongyang without son
The mother of Kenneth Bae, the US citizen and Christian missionary imprisoned in North Korea, ended her five-day visit saying she was 'more anxious than ever to bring him home.'
Kenneth Bae's mother visits son in North Korean hospital
It's not Jimmy Carter, but North Korea's latest American prisoner is finally getting a visitor — his mom.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sacks hard-line military chief
Kim Jong-un has replaced nearly half of the top military, party and government officials since rising to power.
Wanna do business in North Korea? Good luck!
For the adventurous, North Korea is an untapped — but daunting — business frontier.