Kim Jong Il

  • 'Pentagon spy agency says N Korea can launch nuclear missile' 12-04-2013 03:27 AM

    Washington: A Pentagon spy agency concluded with "moderate confidence" that North Korea has the ability to launch nuclear-armed ballistic missiles but the weapons would probably be unreliable, officials said on Thursday. A study dated March by the Defense Intelligence Agency appeared to be the first time the Pentagon spy agency...
  • North Korea names Kim Jong Un Supreme Commander 31-12-2011 05:24 PM

    Pyongyang: North Korea said on Saturday that Kim Jong Un has been officially named supreme commander of the military, further strengthening his authority after the death of his father. Officials and state media have bestowed on Kim Jong Un, who is in his late 20s, a string of titles as...
  • North Korea calls Kim Jong Un 'supreme leader' 29-12-2011 03:03 PM

    Pyongyang: North Korea declared Kim Jong Il's son and successor "supreme leader" of the ruling party, military and the people during a memorial on Thursday for his father in the government's first public endorsement of his leadership. Kim Jong Un, head bowed and somber in a dark overcoat, stood on...
  • N Koreans line streets for Kim Jong Il's funeral 28-12-2011 01:54 PM

    Pyongyang (North Korea): Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the snowy streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday, wailing and clutching their chests as a black hearse carrying late leader Kim Jong Il's body wound its way through the capital for a final farewell. The funeral procession from Kumsusan Memorial Palace,...
  • Japan urges China to help keep North Korea in check 26-12-2011 06:04 PM

    Beijing: Japan urged China on Monday to shoulder a big role in ensuring North Korea avoids volatility after the death of its leader, Kim Jong-il. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda also urged Chinese President Hu Jintao to share information about developments in North Korea, where the succession of Kim's youngest...
  • China says confident in North Korea's new leader 20-12-2011 04:33 AM

    Beijing: China on Monday voiced confidence in the new leader of its impoverished ally North Korea after his father Kim Jong-il died, promising to support Pyongyang as it enters into a uncertain transition. "We feel incomparably anguished, and offer our deepest condolences to the entire North Korean people," said China's...
  • North Korea test-fired missile on Monday: Report 19-12-2011 05:26 PM

    Seoul: North Korea test-fired a short-range missile on its eastern coast on Monday, the day its leader Kim Jong-il's death was announced, South Korean media reported. An unnamed South Korean official was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying he did not believe the launch was linked to the announcement...
  • Kim Jong-il's son hailed as 'Great Successor' 19-12-2011 04:25 PM

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a heart attack, state media reported on Monday, sparking concern over who is in real control of the nuclear renegade state as his untested youngest son takes over the family dynasty. A tearful television announcer, dressed in black and her voice quavering,...
  • Benetton yanks Pope-Imam kiss ad after protest 17-11-2011 03:55 AM

    Vatican City: The Benetton clothing company withdrew an ad on Wednesday featuring a fake photo of Pope Benedict XVI kissing a top Egyptian imam on the lips after the Vatican denounced it as an unacceptable provocation. Benetton had said its "Unhate" campaign launched on Wednesday was aimed at fostering tolerance...
  • China urges North Korea to improve US ties 25-10-2011 01:29 AM

    Beijing: China asked ally North Korea to improve its strained ties with longtime foes the United States and South Korea, state media reported on Monday, as US and North Korean diplomats began talks about restarting negotiations on the North's nuclear programmes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Il told visiting Chinese...
  • Hackers celebrate North Korea heir's birthday 10-01-2011 11:15 AM

    Seoul: Hackers have attacked North Korea's official Youtube and Twitter accounts, posting a cartoon showing Kim Jong-il's heir apparent driving a sports car into a crowd of starving countrymen. The cyberattack on Saturday, believed to be leader-in-waiting Kim Jong-un's birthday, also called for an uprising against the communist nation's ruling...
  • Bush wants nuclear info from 'tyrant' N Korea 07-12-2007 02:09 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be paid around USD 400,000 for every match it was supposed to host in the World Cup, which could not be held in the country due to security concerns. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had moved away Pakistan's share of 14 matches and...
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  • North Korea ‘sorry’ for nuke test 20-10-2006 07:42 PM

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