Who is Kim Jong Un’s ‘most beloved’ child Ju Ae and is she being primed to succeed him as North Korean leader? | World News

Kim Jong Un and his daughter Kim Ju Ae

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s daughter has appeared in public for the second time in a week. In the latest appearance, Kim Ju Ae and her father posed for photos with soldiers and missile scientists, as she was described by state media as his “most beloved” or “precious” child. The comments appear to be … Read more

Kim Jong Un’s daughter appears in public for second time – raising speculation of a successor in the making | World News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his daughter attend a photo session with the scientists, engineers, military officials and others

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has appeared in public with his daughter for the second time, as the two posed for photos with soldiers, scientists and others involved in this month’s Hwasong-17 missile launch. State media outlet KCNA reported that Mr Kim and his daughter found the crowd “filled with boundless passion and happiness” … Read more

North Korea: Kim Jong Un’s sister Kim Yo Jong hurls insults at ‘idiot’ South Korean leaders over possible sanctions | World News

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends wreath laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi. Pic: Reuters

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has lashed out at South Korea’s government, days after it said it was considering new sanctions over the regime’s recent missile tests. Kim Yo Jong called South Korea‘s conservative president Yoon Suk Yeol and his administration “idiots who continue creating the dangerous situation”, two days after … Read more

Kim Jong Un’s daughter seen for first time in public at ballistic missile launch | World News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has revealed his daughter to the world for the first time as they inspected an intercontinental ballistic missile ahead of its launch. Mr Kim’s daughter, whose existence had never been publicly confirmed before, was seen holding hands with her father. While state news agency KCNA did not name the … Read more

COP27: What it’s really like to be at the UN’s climate summit and what’s behind the scenes | Climate News

For those who have never been to a COP event, here are five things to know about what delegates and visitors encounter at the UN’s climate summit. 1. Rubbing shoulders with presidents Enter the blue zone: the inner COP area is beyond the security cordon and only officials, media, observers and other accredited folks can … Read more

UN’s Taliban travel ban exemptions due to expire as Russia, China push for extensions

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The United Nations is set to end travel ban exemptions for 13 Taliban officials on Friday, pending any deal by Security Council members on a possible extension, diplomats told AFP. Under a 2011 UN Security Council resolution, 135 Taliban officials are subject to sanctions that include asset freezes and travel bans. But 13 of them … Read more

South Korean president told to ‘shut his mouth’ by Kim Jong Un’s sister as she rejects economic aid | World News

The sister of North Korean president Kim Jong Un has told South Korea’s president to “shut his mouth” as she rejected an offer of economic aid in return for nuclear disarmament. Kim Yo Jong, a member of North Korea’s politburo, also described South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol as “really simple and still childish”. “No one … Read more

Kim Jong Un’s sister warns Seoul of ‘retaliation’ over COVID-19 outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with a health official.

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accused the South of causing a COVID-19 outbreak in the country and warned of “retaliation” as Pyongyang declared “victory” over its outbreak, state media said on Thursday. North Korea has previously said that “alien things” near the border with the South caused the COVID-19 outbreak … Read more

UN’s nuclear watchdog warns on Ukraine plant as Russia shells ‘dozens’ of towns

A Russian serviceman patrols the territory of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in Energodar on 1 May 2022.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency raised grave concerns about shelling at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as its military said Russian forces had attacked dozens of front-line towns. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February in what President Vladimir Putin termed a “special military operation”, the conflict has settled into a … Read more