The North Korean dictator's funeral procession provides early signs of who will guide his son's rise to power.
No change is seen in North Korea's much criticized 'military first' policy after Kim Jong Il's death.
Defectors send flying messages to North Korea slamming the hereditary power transfer following Kim Jong Il's death.
North Koreans are weeping in the streets, but is it of their own free will?
Real political power may be in the hands of a select few as Kim Jong Un looks to fill the large shoes left behind by his father.
The North Korean leader’s lifestyle contrasted sharply with the hardships suffered by his impoverished people.
Questions abound about the young man set to rule North Korea.
China's communist leadership vows to maintain close ties.
News of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il’s death sends shock waves throughout the region.
Son is hailed as the "great successor" to the North Korean leader.
The North Korean dictator succumbs to a heart attack.
North Korean women expect more from potential mates than ever before.
North Koreans find new ways to access illicit South Korean pop culture.
A report on global graft calls for transparency and accountability.
North Korean travelers are subjected to corruption throughout their journeys.
North Korean prison camp survivors describe their sufferings to U.S. lawmakers.
North Korea says it is prepared to impose a nuclear moratorium if six-party talks resume.
The artillery exchange appears to have been triggered by Pyongyang's drills.
North Korea may have doctored an image in an effort to collect disaster insurance.
A flurry of diplomatic actions are being taken to restart six-party talks aimed at disbanding North Korea's nuclear arsenal.
North Korean universities are shut down to enlist student labor in infrastructure projects.
North Korea may be suffering from farm crop failures but poppy fields are booming.
The U.S. Navy turns around a North Korean ship believed to be carrying weapons to Burma.
Washington will insist that North Korea improve its rights record as the two nations hold dialogue.
North Korea has more cell phone users than ever before, but who is making the calls?
North Korean leader’s China visit comes amid a U.S. announcement of a food aid assessment trip to Pyongyang.
North Korea’s practice of abducting foreigners may have been wider in scope than previously thought.
Satellite images show North Korea's political prison camps have mushroomed under 'horrific' conditions .
Foreigners are sought to teach the language in schools.
They agree on joint research into potential hazards from any eruption of a North Korean volcano.