#Kim Jong-un

.Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's wife, Ri Sol Ju, made her first public appearance in over a year. (AFP File Photo)

  • She made her first public appearance after speculation os absence could be coronavirus-related or a potential pregnancy
  •  Ri Sol Ju joined her husband at a concert commemorating the birthday of his father and predecessor Kim Jong Il
  • North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published photos of the couple smiling broadly

Pyongyang's weapons programmes have made rapid progress under Kim Jong Un. (Photo: AP/PTI)

  • North Korea is currently more isolated than ever after closing its borders to protect itself against the coronavirus
  • A nuclear summit between Kim and incumbent US President Donald Trump broke down in February, 2019
  • The country, so far, has referred to Joe Biden as a 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death with a stick'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Kim Jong was Un was elected as the chairman five years back, when he was in his early 30s. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Kim Jong Un officially changes his title from Chairman to General Secretary
  • The current meeting reinstated a party secretariat system that had been scrapped back in 2016
  • The new political bureau did not include Kim's sister and key adviser Kim Yo Jong

.Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Jong Un's declarations came in his nine-hour work report to the meeting. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • North Korea should focus on "containing and subduing the US", Kim Jong Un said
  • The transfer of power in Washington presents a challenge for Pyongyang
  • The US is expected to return to more orthodox diplomatic approaches under Biden

.Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Jong Un has been the Supreme leader of North Korea since 2011 (Photo Credits: PTI)

  • Kim Jon Un said No matter who is in power, the true nature of its policy against North Korea will never change
  • Kim also mentioned a new completed nuclear powered submarine
  • He also mentioned the development of small sized- light weight nuclear warheads

.Pyongyang, North Korea

  • Kim Jong Un always dons civilian dress for public appearances
  • This is the first time he has been shown in uniform
  • News of the display came as Kim pledged to strengthen North Korea's defences

.Pyongyang, North Korea
The five-yearly congress meet reinforces the authority of the ruling party. (Photo Credit : AP/PTI)

  •  This decision comes two weeks before a new administration is about to be officiated in the US
  • The diplomatic talks between the two country is at halt since 2019 
  • According to analysts, North Korea is using its five-yearly congress to send Joe Biden’s new administration a message

.Pyongyang, North Korea
Kim Jong-un opened up about the failures in the country. (Photo Credit : AP/PTI)

  • Economic development strategy 'fell extremely short of our goals in almost all areas,' Kim said
  • The Congress opened on Tuesday in the capital and was attended by 7,000 delegates
  • "We intend to comprehensively analyse in depth... our experiences,' he added

.Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un usually delivers a televised speech on January 1. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • South Korean media said it was the first time since 1995 that a North Korean leader sent out a New Year card
  • The letter was released ahead of North Korea's first congress in five years
  • The event is expected to be held ahead of the January 20 inauguration of Joe Biden as the US president 

.Pyongyang, North Korea
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the tougjest challenge (Credit photo : AP/PTI)

  • If COVID-19 continues, North Korea's economy could likely face a crisis
  • Despite the nuclear talks, North Korea hoped for the reelection of US President Donald  Trump
  • Kim is set to open a massive ruling Worker's Party Congress next month