Showing posts with label North Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North Korea. Show all posts

Friday, May 25, 2018

DPRK confirms demolition of nuclear test site, no leakage of radio-active materials

DPRK confirms demolition of nuclear test site
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has confirmed the demolition of its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri on Thursday, saying that all the tunnels have been collapsed by explosions and their entrances completely closed, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Two dozen journalists from Western and Chinese news organizations departed for North Korea on Tuesday to witness the closure of its nuclear test site.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

60,000 North Korean Children May Starve as Sanctions Slow Aid: UNICEF

60,000 North Korean Children May Starve
An estimated 60,000 children face potential starvation in North Korea, where international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid deliveries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

North Korea drought: Children at risk in 'worst crisis since 2001'

North Korea drought
North Korea is facing severe food shortages after being hit by its worst drought since 2001, a report from the United Nations says.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

North Korea severely affected by drought since April

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said Wednesday a severe drought has been affecting the country, in particular the southwest coast provinces, for two months, while a nationwide campaign for preventing drought damage is being organized by government.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

UN agency concerned about food security in North Korea

The World Food Programme (WFP) said that it is concerned about the food security of families affected by floods in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), especially with winter approaching, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UN relief wing appeals for urgent funding in DPRK following typhoon

The United Nations humanitarian wing has said that more than $28 million in funding is urgently needed to provide immediate assistance to the 600,000 people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea affected by Typhoon Lionrock.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hundreds of North Korea soldiers dead or missing after floods

Floods North Korea has described as "catastrophic" and the worst since the end of World War II may have led to the deaths of border guards – but Pyongyang authorities may have been more preoccupied with finding ammunition swept away by the deluge.

Monday, September 12, 2016

133 killed, 395 missing, 107K displaced in N. Korean flooding – UN

Severe flooding in North Korea has led to the deaths of 133 people, with 395 reported missing, according to the UN. More than 100,000 have been forced to flee their homes.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

North Korean authorities mobilize population for disaster relief in country’s north

North Korean authorities have called on the population to actively participate in operations on restoring infrastructure in cities that suffered from hurricanes and torrential rains in the north of the country.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

U.S. developing seismic detectors to measure North Korea nuclear tests

The United States Air Force is to continue developing seismic wave detectors to better measure prospective North Korean nuclear tests.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

DPRK (North Korea) expected to make special announcement following shallow earthquake

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is expected to make a special announcement soon on Wednesday after a shallow earthquake was detected in the country.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Typhoon Goni: 40 people killed, 11,000 affected in N. Korean floods

Torrential rains soaked the northern part of North Korea, leaving at least 40 people dead and affecting about 11,000 people over the weekend, the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) said Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Drought-hit North Korea seeks aid from ally Iran

 Drought-hit North Korea Tuesday asked for humanitarian aid from its historic ally Iran, Iranian state media reported.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

DPRK (North Korea) hit by worst drought in 100 years

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is suffering from the worst drought in a century, which has caused huge damage to its agricultural production, the country's official news agency KCNA has reported on Tuesday.

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Navy SEALs take control of oil tanker hijacked in Libya: Pentagon

U.S. Navy SEALs boarded and took control of an oil tanker that had was seized earlier this month at a Libyan port by three armed men, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

No one was hurt in the boarding operation conducted late on March 16, approved by U.S. President Barack Obama, requested by the Libyan and Cypriot governments and conducted in international waters southeast of Cyprus, said Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.

"The Morning Glory is carrying a cargo of oil owned by the Libyan government National Oil Company. The ship and its cargo were illicitly obtained from the Libyan port of As-Sidra," his statement said. 

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Possible navy attack on North Korea-flagged tanker a "declaration of war". - Libyan rebels

An armed movement which has seized oil ports in eastern Libya said on Sunday any attempt by government forces to attack a North Korea-flagged tanker loading crude at a terminal under its control would be "like a declaration of war".

Abb-Rabbo al-Barassi, self-declared prime minister of the movement, warned Libya's navy not to "harm" the tanker docked at Es Sider, according to a statement.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Libya threatens to bomb N Korea-flagged oil tanker if it ignores Navy orders

Libya will bomb a North Korea-flagged oil tanker trying to load crude at an eastern port controlled by armed protesters if the vessel fails to follow orders from the Navy, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Saturday.

"The tanker will be bombed if it doesn't follow orders when leaving (the port). This will be an environmental disaster," Zeidan told reporters, calling the docking of the tanker a criminal act violating Libyan's sovereignty.

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