Kim Jong Il

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 12, 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C, front) inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: North Korea Orders People Named ‘Kim Jong Un’ To Change Names

North Korea has ordered any person who shares the name of leader Kim Jong Un to immediately change their name, birth certificate and any other legal paperwork.


The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday.  (credit: KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

Kim Jong Un Reportedly Makes First Appearance In 5 Weeks

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in five weeks, state media reported Tuesday, ending an absence that drove a frenzy of global speculation that something was amiss with the country’s most powerful person.


This NASA photo shows North Korea as a patch of darkness on Earth. (Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)

NASA Photo Shows North Korea In The Dark

North Korea from space shows country in literal darkness.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un recently ordered the execution of an uncle. (Getty Images)

North Korea Threatens To Strike South ‘Without Notice’

North Korean threats come after anti-Pyongyang protests in the South.



Dennis Rodman Visits North Korea

Rodman says he expects to meet with Kim Jong Un and make arrangements for an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang.


Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., delivers an opening statement during a hearing about the recent popular uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa on March 17, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lugar Fears North Korea Might Try To Sell Nukes

The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he fears that someone in North Korea might try to sell that country’s nuclear materials or nuclear weapons.


File photo of Kim Jong Il. (Credit: DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korean Leader Kim Jong Il Dies

North Korean television networks are reporting that supreme leader Kim Jong Il died Saturday morning.