Chad O’Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
Directive appears tied to concerns dust can carry virus, counter to South Korean media report on lockdown due to fevers
Photo seen by NK News shows white plume of smoke above capital, as South Korea and Japan confirm projectile launch
Experts say activity driven by desire for more device flexibility, not necessarily interest in outside information
Event comes after 12 illuminated objects overflew the city, which may have been high-altitude helicopters or drones
Likely military parade could begin as early as twilight, but it’s unclear when state media will air footage
Absence of sound of low flying aircraft and fireworks means unclear if midnight format being used
Third time jets seem to fly over DPRK capital since last week as Seoul monitors preparations for military parade
Jets and helicopters heard flying over capital at night in sign of military parade, with fireworks heard around midday
Midnight flyover comes just days before likely large-scale military parade to celebrate Kim Il Sung’s 110th birthday
Experts say US army and wealth gap between Koreas may give Kim Jong Un pause — but few around him will tell him no
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