June 01, 2023


Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.


‘I held my husband and cried’: Wartime alerts fuel panic and confusion in Seoul

Air raid sirens and evacuation orders left many fearing North Korean attack, though others greeted alerts with shrug


Seoul voices ‘deep regret’ over North Korea’s election to WHO executive board

South Korea says DPRK’s sanctions violations call into question its fitness to contribute to global health on the board

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 30, 2023

285K North Korean children suffer stunted growth due to malnutrition: Report

UN study finds growth impairment in DPRK is declining but remains 10 times the rate in South Korea

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 29, 2023

North Korea protests denial of Dutch visas for women’s football tournament

Statement implies DPRK intended to send team in June, though expert says this doesn’t mean it will ease border controls


US-ROK forces roll out big guns for ‘annihilation’ drills to counter North Korea

Over 2,500 personnel and 600 assets feature in first day of ‘largest-ever’ joint live-fire drills by inter-Korean border

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin KimMay 25, 2023

New North Korean firm boasts of role in building library at Zambian university

NK News investigation links company to construction project at top school, a rare example of DPRK activity in country

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 24, 2023

North Korean troops start marching drills in latest sign of upcoming parade

Activity follows appearance of trucks at Pyongyang training grounds, likely for event for Korean War anniversary in July

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 24, 2023

North Korea exported record amount of fake hair to China in April, data shows

Expert says DPRK has used prison labor in past to turn human hair imports into wigs, fake beards and eyelashes

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 22, 2023

WHO plans to send oxygen treatment units to North Korea to treat ‘severe’ COVID

Health body receives sanctions exemption for hundreds of units, signaling possible rise in virus cases

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 19, 2023

Mongolia detains 4 North Koreans who illegally crossed into country from China

Expert says Ulaanbataar may be trying to curry favor with Pyongyang ahead of key diplomatic anniversary

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMay 18, 2023
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