November 30, 2022

Kim Jong Un disappears for longest period this year amid renewed missile tests

North Korean leader absent for weeks, though may return to celebrate key party holiday on Oct. 10

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not made a new appearance in state media in 23 days, according to NK News analysis, his longest period out of the public eye in the last year. 

His absence comes as the military initiated a new round of missile tests last week and as state propaganda has focused heavily on ongoing food shortages.