May 25, 2024


Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham

Oliver Hotham was an NK News contributor based in Seoul, South Korea. Follow him on Twitter.

Border Controls

After over a month under quarantine, foreign diplomats leave Pyongyang

Officials from overseas missions arrived in Vladivostok on Monday morning

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 8, 2020

North Korea warns of “grave response” to EU states’ condemnation of missile test

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesperson defends DPRK's "usual training of our military" earlier in the week

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Oliver HothamMarch 7, 2020
Border Controls

Planned evacuation flight out of Pyongyang postponed until Monday, sources say

Flight was intended to bring around 60 people, among them many foreign diplomats, to Vladivostok via Air Koryo

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 5, 2020

Kim Jong Un offers condolences to South Koreans fighting coronavirus outbreak

In letter to President Moon Jae-in, DPRK leader says he will "quietly cheer" for compatriots in the South

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Oliver HothamMarch 5, 2020

Cambodia seizes oil tanker tied to North Korea sanctions evasion

"Courageous" alleged to have been involved in ship-to-ship transfers

Oliver HothamOliver HothamMarch 2, 2020

North Korea fires two “short-range ballistic missiles,” South Korea says

Test is first of its kind by the DPRK this year

Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim | Oliver HothamMarch 1, 2020
Expert Surveys

One year since the Hanoi summit, where next for North Korea-U.S. relations?

Experts weigh in on why the second DPRK-U.S. summit failed, and where relations go from here

Chad O'CarrollChad O'Carroll | Oliver HothamFebruary 28, 2020

United Arab Emirates has deported all North Korean workers, government says

Move in line with country's obligations under UNSC Resolution 2397

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 26, 2020
Border Controls

Russia ships rapid coronavirus diagnosis equipment to North Korea: MFA

1500 kits intended to help improve DPRK's ability to "prevent the spread of the disease," Moscow says

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 26, 2020

NGO granted permission to bring South Korean medical equipment into North

SAM Care International set to bring goods worth $179,673 into DPRK, letter reveals

Oliver HothamOliver HothamFebruary 24, 2020
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