Kim Il Sung

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspects a military operation at an undisclosed location in North Korea in April. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

With his trademark floppy fringe and shaved-back-and-sides hairstyle, his permanent grin and his corpulent frame packed into a military-style suit, No(...)

 An “underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile” conducted at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this photograph released on April 24th by North Korean Central News Agency. Photograph: EPA/KCNA

North Korea put on a musical show to mark the birthday of founding father Kim Il-sung, which ended with a mock-up video of missiles engulfing the Unit(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence described a failed missile launch by North Korea as a “provocation” at the start of a 10-day visit to Asia that will be d(...)

US army tanks conduct a military exercise in Paju, near the border with North Korea, in South Korea on Friday, April 14th. Photograph: Ahn Young-joon

As tensions simmer in the Korean peninsula, with US warships steaming into the region and alarm at the likelihood of another North Korean nuclear test(...)

A GBU-43  MOAB: The  weapon fired   on Thursday targeted a network of caves and tunnels used by Islamic State in the mountainous eastern province of Nangarhar near the border with Pakistan. Photograph: EPA/Department of Defense

Thursday’s military strike by the United States in Afghanistan killed 36 Islamic State fighters, the Afghan defence ministry has said, as America’s to(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for an opening ceremony of a newly constructed residential complex in Ryomyong street in Pyongyang, North Korea April 13th, 2017. Photograph: Reuters

North Korea appears to be preparing to conduct a nuclear test in a show of defiance towards Donald Trump, who has not ruled out military action to pre(...)

Women in central Pyongyang wear traditional clothes as North Korea prepares to mark Saturday’s 105th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founding father. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

President Xi Jinping of China told his US counterpart Donald Trump that a solution to the growing nuclear threat of North Korea must be achieved throu(...)

The US navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (centre) and other warships have been diverted from Singapore to waters off the Korean Peninsula. Photograph:  Matt Brown/ US navy/EPA

North Korea has promised to use the toughest of counter-measures against what it called the invasion of Pyongyang and warned of “catastrophic conseque(...)

 North Korean   leader Kim Jong-un at a missile test centre in North Korea. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental ballistic missile. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/The New York Times

Three years ago, former US president Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missi(...)

Members of Atomic Energy Licensing Board don Hazmat suits on Sunday outside Kuala Lumpur International Airport  before sweeping the terminal for toxic chemicals used in the death of Kim Jong-nam. Photograph: Rahman Roslan/Getty Images

Kim Jong-nam, the ill-starred son of a North Korean dictator, was poisoned by two women who smeared his face with VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur Inter(...)

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