Security concerns may block Waldorf Astoria deal

Iran moved highly sensitive nucear weapons research

Latest on LIFE

CosmicTribune

Home » North Korea “North Korea”

N. Korean military provocations on border seen as pressure tactics on South to ease sanctions

NorthKoreaFromDMZ

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, EastAsiaIntel.com SEOUL — North Korea plans to increase military activities along the heavily fortified border with South Korea, sources and analysts here said. “A string of moves have been detected [indicating] that the North’s […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Exclusives,Intel Brief,NE Asia,North Korea,South Korea,Top Stories | Read More »

Kim Jong-Un seen using ailments for PR in sign of continued instability

KimPR

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un had surgery on his ankles but used his six-week absence from the public eye to monitor moves by his potential rivals and grab international attention, sources and […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Exclusives,Intel Brief,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories | Read More »

Cane or swagger stick? We report, you decide

KimWithCane

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com Why do the North Koreans simply refuse to follow the logic and needs of foreign analysts when it comes to the timing of great events? Here everyone was saying that Kim Jong-Un had to show up […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Donald Kirk,Exclusives,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

What North Korea hoped to gain from unexpected high-profile visit to South

Hwang Pyong-So arrives at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea on Oct. 4.  /Kim Do-hoon/AP

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — With North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un out of sight for more than a month apparently due to poor health, a surprise visit by a small but powerful North Korean delegation confused officials and […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Exclusives,Intel Brief,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

Unbelievable: Take your pick of unlikely North Korean power play theories

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un with wife Ri Sol-Ju.

By Donald Kirk, East-Asia-Intel.com The world seems to be missing Kim Jong-un. The porcine image of this overweight 30-something reviewing his troops or wagging a finger at a map or “ordering” a missile test had become a media staple until […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Columnists,COMMENTARY,Donald Kirk,Exclusives,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

During Kim’s absence for medical reasons, his sister manages state affairs

Kim’s younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, at a concert in March.  /English.Sina.com

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is being treated at Pyongyang’s royal clinic for his brain- and blood vessels-related disease which affects his hands and legs, a source here said. Kim Yo-Jong, the leader’s […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Exclusives,Intel Brief,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

Report: Hamas developed tunnel warfare with help from Egypt’s Morsi, Iran and North Korea

Hamas tunnel.

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has concluded that Hamas, aided by Iran and Syria, was perfecting underground warfare using tunneling technology developed by North Korea. A report by a leading Israeli think tank asserted that Hamas was employing a […]

Posted in BB Middle East,Exclusives,Hamas,Iran,Israel,Mideast,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

South Korea’s Park reminds world DMZ remains, 25 years after Berlin Wall fell

PresidentParkUN

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — “This year marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But the Korean Peninsula remains stifled by a wall of division,” said South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. In a landmark […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Columnists,Exclusives,John Metzler,NE Asia,North Korea,South Korea,Top Stories | Read More »

Sources: Market economy spreading across North Korea with Kim’s approval

Women at a market in Razon city, near Pyongyang, in 2012.  /Carlos Barria/Reuters/Landov

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — Features of a market economy, including competition and incentives, are rapidly spreading across North Korea multiple sources here said. At the same time, decades-long socialist principles of centralized planning and equal distribution are […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Exclusives,Intel Brief,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

S. Korea confirms the North’s pursuit of submarine-launched ballistic missiles

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on a Romeo class submarine.

Special to WorldTribune.com By Lee Jong-Heon, East-Asia-Intel.com SEOUL — North Korea has been developing a submarine-based ballistic missile launch system which could send nuclear-tipped missiles to as far as Alaska, military officials and analysts here said. The Joint Chiefs of Staff confirmed […]

Posted in BB NE Asia,Exclusives,Intel Brief,NE Asia,North Korea,Top Stories,World Links | Read More »

Grace Vuoto Channel