The Middle East which has been at the centre of the West’s focus since 9/11. Yet throughout this period, the rogue regime which has the greatest potential to damage global security – North Korea – has remained largely unaffected by attempts to bring it to heel
The worry is that Kim is at heart a risk-taker, much more inclined to play the game of rhetorical and actual brinkmanship than his father
Dating, drinking, having sex, exploring sexuality, falling in love. Hallmarks every teenager experiences, but what about those growing up in one of the world's most repressive regimes?
The Big Question: Kim Jong-un's military says it can mount nuclear warheads on missiles to strike its enemies, but can the claims be trusted?
Seismic activity detected near the country's testing centre after satellite imagery suggested a fifth nuclear trial was being prepared
Mocking expression 'a fool who cannot see the outside world' is said to be circulating in North Korea
Totalitarian state regularly tests rockets and missiles
David Sneddon was presumed dead in 2004 but he is reportedly alive, and living with a wife and two children in North Korea
Celebrations follow threat to turn Seoul and Washington into 'a heap of ashes'
Surfers in search of the next big wave are now turning to more remote locations, from under-visited coastlines to extreme cold spots
Despite Kim Jong Un’s first zoo being full of exotic animals, from penguin and reptiles to giraffes, the most popular attraction is the pavilion where dogs commonly kept as pets are on show
The Independent spoke to the lookalike about why he chose to become an impersonator and what happened when he deceived spectators in Rio
'The North Korean leadership has been infuriated over the series of recent incidents'
US-South Korean military excercises have provoked North Korean threats in the past
With the threat of nuclear war forever looming on the horizon, how safe is it to travel to the Korean Peninsula?
Though there is a near-total lack of functioning internet in the country, the service claims to offer VOD-type functionality