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150 North Korean workers remain in-country, Qatar claims

150 North Korean workers remain in-country, Qatar claims

If accurate, figures would represent the repatriation of 850 workers in last 10 months

150 North Korean workers remain in-country, Qatar claims
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald August 7, 2018
North Korea repatriates South Korean citizen at Panmunjom: MOU

North Korea repatriates South Korean citizen at Panmunjom: MOU

34-year-old ROK national alleged to have entered DPRK territory in July

North Korea repatriates South Korean citizen at Panmunjom: MOU
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji August 7, 2018
UNSC backs new measures on humanitarian exceptions from North Korea sanctions

UNSC backs new measures on humanitarian exceptions from North Korea sanctions

New process to streamline process of acquiring exemptions for NGOs, aid agencies

UNSC backs new measures on humanitarian exceptions from North Korea sanctions
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne August 6, 2018
Roundtable: war remains, sanctions, and N. Korean movies – NKNews Podcast ep.31
Podcast

Roundtable: war remains, sanctions, and N. Korean movies – NKNews Podcast ep.31

The NK News Seoul team rounds up some of the latest DPRK-related developments

Roundtable: war remains, sanctions, and N. Korean movies – NKNews Podcast ep.31
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot August 5, 2018
North Korean media calls on population to mobilize for “battle” against heatwave

North Korean media calls on population to mobilize for “battle” against heatwave

Rodong Sinmun describes ongoing high temperatures as "natural disaster"

North Korean media calls on population to mobilize for “battle” against heatwave
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji August 2, 2018
What fish prices teach us about the North Korean economy – NKNews Podcast ep.30
Podcast

What fish prices teach us about the North Korean economy – NKNews Podcast ep.30

Fresh from three weeks in-country, Peter Ward discusses markets and money in the DPRK

What fish prices teach us about the North Korean economy – NKNews Podcast ep.30
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot July 30, 2018
Civilians involved in hard manual labor in Samjiyon, photos and testimony reveal
NK PRO

Civilians involved in hard manual labor in Samjiyon, photos and testimony reveal

Civilians observed digging foundations for new buildings by hand, source says

Civilians involved in hard manual labor in Samjiyon, photos and testimony reveal
Hamish Macdonald
Hamish Macdonald July 26, 2018
Over a year-and-a-half on, no State Department envoy on N. Korean human rights

Over a year-and-a-half on, no State Department envoy on N. Korean human rights

U.S. law means position may soon have to be filled, however

Over a year-and-a-half on, no State Department envoy on N. Korean human rights
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko July 24, 2018
Restaurant worker defection case may impede family reunions, warns DPRK media

Restaurant worker defection case may impede family reunions, warns DPRK media

Uriminzokkiri editorial says case could serve as "barrier" to improved relations

Restaurant worker defection case may impede family reunions, warns DPRK media
Dagyum Ji
Dagyum Ji July 20, 2018
South Korea’s restaurant worker defector controversy: what should happen next?

South Korea’s restaurant worker defector controversy: what should happen next?

Experts weigh in on the increasingly contentious case of the Ningpo 12

South Korea’s restaurant worker defector controversy: what should happen next?
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll July 18, 2018