A file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The country is reportedly experiencing serious internet problems amid a row with the US over a hacking incident, with experts saying that online access is ‘totally down’. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters. 1:10

North Korea is experiencing serious internet problems, with experts saying that online access is “totally down”.It is not immediately clear if the int(...)

South Korea’s spy agency says it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s six-week public absence. This photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency on October 26th 2014 shows Kim Jong-un inspecting  in Pyongyang. Photograph: KCNA/EPA

South Korea’s spy agency says it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s six-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild s(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hasn’t been seen since he attended a concert on September 3rd. Photograph: EPA

The continued absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has prompted a rash of rumours about his plight, ranging from a broken ankle to gout to brai(...)

 North Korea’s National Defense Commission vice chairman Hwang Pyong So, North Korea’s ruling Workers Party secretaries Choe Ryong-Hae, a secretary of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Kim Yang-Gon and South Korean unification minister Ryoo Kihl-Jae attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games at Incheon Asiad Stadium today. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea sent its highest level delegation to South Korea today and the two sides agreed to reopen dialogue amid a flurry of diplomatic activity wh(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervises a flight drill of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 2620 in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

The Chinese government has told North Korea of its “deep concern” after an aircraft from (...)

Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman talks to the media at Beijing International Airport before leaving for Pyongyang. Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

Former US basketball star Dennis Rodman is flying to North Korea to help train the national team and renew his friendship with the North’s young leade(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) attends a mass indoor memorial rally in Pyongyang in this still image taken from video released by KRT, North Korean state TV today. North Korea’s political and military elite publicly pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un, less than a week after he ordered the execution of a powerful family ally in a rare public purge. Image: KRT via Reuters TV.

North Korea’s political and military elite publicly pledged their loyalty to leader Kim Jong Un today, less than a week after he ordered the execution(...)

North Korean People’s Army soldiers take part in a rally at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to swear allegiance to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the second anniversary of the death of his father and former leader Kim Jong Il. Photograph: KCNA/Reuters.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s execution of his uncle and de facto deputy raises the risk of “reckless provocations” from the north, South Korean p(...)

An image taken from North Korea’s state-run KRT television showing Jang Song Thaek being forcibly removed by uniformed personnel from a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea  in Pyongyang. Photograph: Reuters/Yonhap

North Korea released dramatic images yesterday of the purge of leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle, considered the country’s second-most powerful official, on (...)

A screen capture from North Korea’s Korean Central Television (KCTV) Broadcasting Station  shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s uncle Jang Song-thaek  being arrested during an enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea said leader Kim Jong Un ousted his uncle and de facto deputy for abuse of power, corruption and gambling away foreign currency, in the hig(...)