North Korea acknowledges that Kim Jong-un is suffering from "discomfort", after a three-week absence from state media photographs.
Sources: Al Jazeera
Sources: Al Jazeera
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un fires Economic Affairs Minister Kim Tu-il less than a month after appointing him to his cabinet for "lack of innovation". He is replaced by O Su-yong, according to state media.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, criticizes South Korea over their tracking of a military parade that will be held in Pyongyang during the weekend, defining South Korean officials as a "weird group, hard to understand" and the "idiot and top of the world's list in misbehaviour". South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his position to establish talks with North Korea remains unchanged.
South Korean media reports that between May and September, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe sent personal letters to North Korea's Kim Jong-un to hold bilateral meetings to ease tensions between the two countries. A Japanese government spokesman denies the report.
Two women charged with the assassination of Kim Jong-nam plead not guilty in a Malaysian court because they thought it was a TV prank. Kim Jong-nam was the eldest son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and the half-brother of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
South Korea's National Intelligence Service warns that North Korea is currently planning a "terrorist attack" on South Korea, saying Kim Jong-un himself gave the order to North Korea's State Security Department to make preparations for attacks. The NIS warning covered a large number of possible targets, including "subways, shopping malls, exhibition centers, power plants" as well as possible cyber attacks.
North Korean media name Kim Jong-un – the son and successor of late leader Kim Jong-il – as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. [http:--www.straitstimes.com-The-Big-Story-The-Big-Story-1-Story-STIStory_748569.html ("Straits Times")]date=August 2019