Relatives of two U.S. journalists jailed in North Korea make a new plea for clemency.
The Security Council unanimously approves tighter new sanctions on Pyongyang, but how will they be enforced?
North Korea sets the stage for the appointment of a successor to leader Kim Jong Il.
Two U.S. journalists are sentenced to 12 years' hard labor in North Korea. Will they have to serve that time?
Nighttime raids and mandatory jamming devices curb North Koreans' already limited access to foreign media.
North Korea announces the trial of two U.S. journalists, and analysts say the move signals a bid for direct talks with Washington.
Pyongyang ratchets up tensions as the major powers lash out over its nuclear test.
Stalinist North Korea slaps new curbs on farmers' markets, and on women traders trying to supplement family incomes.
Tensions escalate as North Korea threatens to conduct a new nuclear test.
Will two U.S. journalists arrested on the Chinese-North Korean border soon face trial?
A rights group calls on China to crack down on the sale of women who leave isolated, Stalinist North Korea in search of a better life.
North Korea's leader appears increasingly ill, and time may be running out to find a successor.
A day after its rocket launch drew a strong U.N. rebuke, North Korea quits disarmament talks and orders U.N. inspectors to leave the country.
The U.N. Security Council vows to tighten sanctions on North Korea after its latest rocket launch. Will it work?
North Korea's rocket launch escalates tensions with South Korea, and the Kaesong border industrial zone feels the pinch.
Was North Korea's missile launch meant to send a message abroad or to address internal issues?
Kim Jong Il may not have placed a satellite into orbit, but his missile launch has played well domestically, given him the initiative, and exposed divisions at the U.N. Security Council.
By launching its rocket despite international warnings, North Korea makes sure all eyes are on the Stalinist state.
North Korea has stopped receiving U.S. food aid, but a U.S. official says it could re-start immediately.
Tense relations between North and South Korea have forced separated families to travel to a third country to see long-lost relatives.
Top brass in the U.S. military say they can probably shoot down any North Korean missile. But will they?
North Korea announces an upcoming missile launch. But will it have the effect the isolated Stalinist country wants?
Life in hardscrabble North Korea gets harder, as authorities crack down on a key segment of the unofficial economy.
North Korean defectors say tattoos mark them as foreign. Now they have help in removing them.
The new U.S. envoy on North Korea will head to Asia as Pyongyang readies a rocket launch.
North Korea increases demands on South Korean firms in the Kaesong industrial complex.
A North Korean defector endured nine years of labor camp because of her friendship with a mistress of former supreme leader Kim Il Sung.
Young North Korean defectors adjust to life and learning in the South with the help of alternative schools.
North Korea's thriving black-market economy now includes real estate.
More North Koreans are gaining access to foreign media broadcasts despite official crackdowns.