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Malaysia asks Interpol to issue alert for suspects in N Korean death

Malaysia on Thursday requested that Interpol issue an alert for four North Koreans suspected of involvement in last week's killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korean diplomat sought over Kim Jong Nam killing in Malaysia

Two more people, including a North Korean diplomat, are wanted for questioning in connection with last week's killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Malaysian police said Wednesday.

Cause of death still unclear in North Korean killing in Malaysia

The cause of death is "still pending" following an autopsy of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's ruler, following his mysterious death at Kuala Lumpur's airport last week, Malaysia's director general of health said Tuesday.

North Korean envoy to Malaysia: 'We cannot trust the investigation'

North Korea "cannot trust the investigation" by Malaysian police into the death last week of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother, Pyongyang's ambassador to Malaysia said Monday.

Malaysian police arrest North Korean linked to Kim Jong Nam's death

Malaysian police said Saturday they had arrested a North Korean man linked to the suspected assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

North Korean man killed in Malaysia identified as Kim Jong Nam

The man killed at Kuala Lumpur's international airport earlier in the week was indeed Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's older half brother, Malaysian officials confirmed Thursday.

Seoul confirms North Korean leader's half brother killed by poison

South Korea's spy agency has confirmed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother was killed by poison, local media reported Wednesday.

North Korean leader's half brother dead in suspected assassination

Malaysian police confirmed on Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother Kim Jong Nam has died in what media reports said was an assassination.

North Korea commemorates former dictator Kim Jong Il in silence

North Korea commemorated the fifth anniversary of the death of long-time dictator Kim Jong Il on Saturday with three minutes of silence and wailing sirens across the country, according to state media.

Nuclear uncertainty looms large in Asia after Trump election victory

During his US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump suggested Japan and South Korea should go nuclear amid threats from North Korea. Asian countries are anxiously watching as the US president-elect assembles his administration.

North Korea "ready to conduct another nuclear test"

North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test, South Korean intelligence officials said Monday, three days after Pyongyang conducted its fifth and possibly most powerful test to date.

North Korea claims successful intermediate-range missile launch

North Korea on Thursday said it had successfully fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile.

North Korean ruler gets new title as BBC journalists are expelled

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un received a new designation from the ruling Workers' Party on Monday, the last day of the party's first congress in more than 30 years, according to media reports.

Kim Jong-un vows to use nukes only in self-defence

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed not to use nuclear weapons unless attacked, state-run media said Sunday.

North Korean Workers' Party set to boost Kim Jong Un's power

North Korea's Workers' Party is set to reinforce the power of its leader Kim Jong Un at its first congress in more than 30 years, according to programme details released by state media on Saturday.

North Korean leader praises bomb test at rare party congress

North Korean leaders and members of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea opened the party's first congress in 36 years Friday, where leader Kim Jong Un praised the country's hydrogen bomb test in January as a success.

Third generation of Kim dynasty in control of North Korea

North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, is the third member of the Kim dynasty to rule North Korea.

North Korea's Kim seeks "world's attention" with rare party congress

The seventh party congress aims to focus the eyes of the world on the city of Pyongyang, and the country's "supreme leader," Kim Jong Un.

Report: North Korea fires short-range projectile over sea

North Korea fired a short-range projectile over the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, Yonhap News Agency reported, citing South Korean military sources.

North Korea says it has developed ballistic nuclear warheads

North Korea has developed the technology to fit a nuclear warhead on a missile, leader Kim Yong Un was quoted as saying by state media Wednesday.

North Korean leader orders nuclear weapons readiness

North Korea's nuclear weapons should be ready for use at "any moment," leader Kim Jong Un said, according to state media on Friday.

Chronology: North Korea's missile, nuclear tests

North Korea claimed on Sunday that it had launched a long-range rocket and successfully placed an Earth observation satellite into orbit, but the US and its allies suspect the move was a cover to test a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

North Korea chooses confrontation in conflict over nuclear programme

The sanctions imposed on North Korea have never been able to halt Pyongyang's nuclear or missile tests. Once again the isolated dictatorship has demonstrated its firm intention of becoming a nuclear power.