North Korean leader Kim Jong-un: agreed he  would become the first North Korean leader to visit Seoul before 2018 was out. Photograph:  KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may still make a historic first visit to Seoul this year but only if stalled denuclearisation talks with the US resume(...)

Kim Jong-nam, son of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, and his half-brother, current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Malaysian police have arrested a Vietnamese woman suspected of involvement in the assassination of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader K(...)

South Korea’s president Park Geun-hye. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

A South Korean intelligence agent found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying his team had used spyware to tap the mobile phones and compute(...)

Jang Song-thaek (circled) has been a key figure in handling relations with Pyongyang’s only significant ally, China. Photograph: Reuters

Jang Song-thaek, the powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been dismissed from his post and two of his key aides executed, South Kore(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at his uncle, North Korean politician Jang Song Thaek (L), during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang in July. Photograph:  Jason Lee/Reuters.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is believed to have dismissed a powerful uncle, a man key to his rise to power, from his posts, South Korean politicia(...)