Defector Describes An Unbelievably Tragic Childhood In A North Korean Orphanage

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier keeps watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

North Korea’s bad now, but it was once far worse

US, South Korean Troops Honored For Saving Wounded North Korean Defector

Defense | Ryan Pickrell

All of the North Korean border guards have been replaced

Watch That North Korean Soldier's Wild Sprint Into The South

Video | Ryan Pickrell

He’s alive, despite being shot multiple times

North Korean Soldier Shot In Border Blitz Wakes Up ... Here's What He Had To Say

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier guards the banks of the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

‘Is this actually South Korea?’

Why Was North Korea Removed From State Terror Sponsor List In The First Place?

National Security | Jon Street
FILE PHOTO: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017. KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

It’s a question worth asking

Trump Drops The Hammer On North Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang July 25, 2013, as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. REUTERS/Jason Lee

‘Murderous regime’

Kim Jong Un Bans Fun ... No More Singing And Drinking In Pyongyang

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

And tightens his grip on the flow of information

Trump Hurt Kim Jong Un's Feelings, And North Korea Won't Stop Freaking Out

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 5, 2017. KCNA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo

North Korea will ‘make him pay dearly for his blasphemy’

North Korean Soldier's Wicked Worm Problem May Be The Norm For North Korean Troops

World | Ryan Pickrell
A North Korean soldier keeps watch at the bank of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite Dandong in China's Liaoning province, September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

The South was pulling roundworms out of North Korean soldiers 20 years ago

Satellite Imagery Shows North Korea Moving Forward On Deadly New Ballistic Missile Sub

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides on the spot the underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on April 24, 2016. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘Aggressive schedule to¬†build and deploy’

'Big Move': China's Special Envoy Arrives In North Korea

World | Ryan Pickrell
FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag is seen in front of the Friendship bridge over the Yalu River connecting the North Korean town of Sinuiju and Dandong in China's Liaoning Province, April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

But, Beijing warns world not to get their hopes up

10 Inches! Doctor Surprised By Strange Parasites Found Inside North Korean Soldier

Video | Ryan Pickrell

‘I haven’t seen them in my 20 years as a doctor’

Rocket Troops Grumble As Kim Jong Un Offers Smokes, Not Food

World | Ryan Pickrell
FILE PHOTO : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts as he inspects a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile with Ri Pyong Chol (R) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 25, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA/File Photo

Severely malnourished

China To Send Senior Diplomatic Envoy To North Korea For The First Time In Years

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts with scientists and technicians of the DPRK Academy of Defence Science after the test-launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July, 5, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

Repairing frayed ties between Beijing and Pyongyang?

Trump Calls Kim 'Short And Fat,' North Korea Sentences Him To Death

Video | Ryan Pickrell

Calling ‘Rocket Man’ Kim ‘short and fat’