Posts Tagged ‘North Korea’

N Korea – Heavy rain in North Korea kills 169

Sunday, August 5, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  August 5,  2012

The UN World Food Programme has announced plans to provide emergency food aid to flood-stricken North Korea.

Heavy rain since mid-July has caused flooding in the western province of South Pyongan and elsewhere. Read more…

Floods kill 88 people in N. Korea – Media + Photos

Monday, July 30, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July 30,  2012

North Korean state media has reported that heavy rains stemming from a typhoon have killed at least 88 people and injured 134 more.

The Korean Central News Agency says the heavy rain that fell from the 18th to the 24th this month led to numerous floods across North Korea. Conditions were especially bad in South Pyongan Province, in the west of the country. Read more…

North Korea – Kim’s wife is a former singer

Friday, July 27, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  July  27,  2012

“Hogaamiyaha Kuuriyada Waqooyi oo la sheegay  inay  xaaskiisu horrey u ahayd fanaanad heesta”.

Photo: EPA

A woman believed to be Ri Sol Ju — the wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — may have appeared on state-run television several times as a singer. Read more…

N. Korean army to mark 80th anniversary

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Comments off

North Korea’s People’s Army is to celebrate the 80th anniversary of its foundation on Wednesday.

The nation’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is expected to declare at an anniversary ceremony that he will maintain the military-first policy of his late father. Read more…

North Korea to push for missile launch project

Friday, April 20, 2012 Comments off

North Korea’s leadership has defied international condemnation of its recent missile launch, saying it will press ahead with its missile launch program. Read more…

US: No progress in N.Korean missile technology

Thursday, April 19, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr.19, 2012
A senior US defense official says North Korea’s failed rocket launch shows it has made little progress in developing a missile.

The head of the Missile Defense Agency Patrick O’Reilly made the assessment at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. Read more…

UNSC adopts statement condemning N.Korea

Monday, April 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 16, 2012

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a chairman’s statement condemning North Korea’s de facto ballistic missile launch.

The council held a meeting on Monday morning following the country’s action. Read more…

UNSC seeks to issue president’s statement

Monday, April 16, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr. 16, 2012

At the United Nation’s Security Council, the United States– which holds a rotating chair this month– seeks to adopt a president’s statement condemning North Korea’s missile launch last week. Read more…

N Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Delivers First Public Speech – Military Parade , rolls out new rocket

Sunday, April 15, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 15, 2012

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Jong Un assumes top defense commission post

Friday, April 13, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 13, 2012

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has assumed the top post of the National Defense Commission — a core state body.

The appointment establishes Kim as the leader of all 3 branches of power — the state, the military and the ruling party. Read more…