Restrictions on travel in the reclusive, nuclear-armed state now extend also to government workers and officials.
Authorities demand contributions as pressure mounts to complete city projects.
Sources say late diagnosis and costly drugs have led to deaths and crippling complications.
A widow in Yanggang province is demanding that officials return the corpse of her son who died in jail.
Sources say the payments are now four months in arrears.
U.S. NGO report reveals growing space to incarcerate women in country’s political prison camps.
UN sanctions monitors say the vessel belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm.
Citizens are up in arms with leader Kim Jong Un’s directives to make them pay cash and in-kind contributions, calling him a “vampire.”
Sources say residents are ashamed of their own country’s events in comparison.
Educators must attend lectures to learn how to prevent students from committing crimes and gambling and engaging in premarital sex.
The Red Cross plans to direct more disaster relief funds to the hard-hit Rason Special Economic Zone.
Officials seek to find and punish those responsible for killing two Chinese civilians and assisting defectors.
Illusory gains for Seoul as Kim Jong Un rehearses well-worn 'Pyongyang Playbook' strategy his father and grandfather used to win concessions after bad behavior.
South Korea wins North's "regret" for landmine attacks and agrees to stop blasting anti-North broadcasts across their border.
The disguised squads can go anywhere in the country to search for and arrest North Koreans.
The regime had planned to put a tablet PC in every home, sources say.
They also log fewer hours, because they often fail to report for work.