North Korea


War on the horizon?

This was reported today by the "Daily Mail", referring to the report of the U.S. Ministry of Defense on nuclear operations.
In addition, North Korea has accelerated testing of missiles that are able to reach the continental United States, while Iran currently has the technology that allows it to make nuclear weapons within a year if it wants, reports the British paper.

Slimmed down Kim Jong Un Stirs Health Speculations

The health of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has long been a source of morbid fascination in rival South Korea, which sits in the shadow of Kim's 1.2-million-strong army and his growing arsenal of nuclear-armed missiles.

Has he gained even more weight? Is he struggling for breath after relatively short walks? What about that cane? Why did he miss that important state anniversary?

‘Boy in watermelon’ statue becomes subject of online trolling

A statue of "boy in watermelon" erected by the Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality recently at the city's entrance caught the attention of social media users and has become a subject of online trolling.

Mocking the statue, people compared it to "Chucky," a killer doll character in a famous Hollywood horror movie.

North Korea Warns Its Citizens of Upcoming Famine Crisis

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has told citizens to prepare for hard times ahead, following warnings from rights groups that the country faces dire food shortages and economic instability.

Speaking at a party conference, Mr Kim appeared to compare the situation to the devastating 1990s famine, estimated to have killed hundreds of thousands.

North Korea Will Skip Tokyo Olympics over Covid-19 Concerns

North Korea has announced it will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics this year, saying the decision is to protect its athletes from Covid-19.

The decision puts an end to South Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with the North amid stalled cross-border talks.

 In 2018, both sides entered a joint team at the Winter Olympics which led to a series of historic summits.