» 01/17/2013, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Like in Muslim countries, N Korea bars women from riding bicycles
Women are barred from cycling in many Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia and Iran. Now North Korea's Stalinist regime is doing the same, claiming that having women ride bicycles is "against Socialist morals". Offenders are liable to fines and could see their vehicle seized. Ordinary North Koreans are incensed. "Bicycles are essential," one said.
28/11/2014 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang, the three women behind Kim Jong-un’s throne
With the appointment of his younger sister to the leadership of the Workers' Party, the North Korean dictator finds himself at the center of a circle of women who advise and guide him: two sisters and his wife, increasingly influential in the regime’s political and economic decisions.
24/03/2017 14:35:00 NORTH KOREA
Women and children are the main victims of North Korea’s humanitarian emergency
About 27.9 per cent of North Korean children under five suffer from chronic malnutrition, 4 per cent from acute malnutrition. About 23.3 per cent of women in reproductive age are also malnourished. About 31.2 per cent of pregnant women are anemic and 5 per cent of children are born underweight. Malnutrition is aggravated by poor health care and the lack of running water, sanitation and hygiene services. “The undernourishment of the people of North Korea is a very serious situation,” expert tells AsiaNews. “A whole generation has stunted growth.”
11/08/2005 SOUTH KOREA
Seven South Korean men in ten willing to marry North Korean women
Women being more 'obedient' to their husbands is one of the reasons.
04/07/2007 NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-il tells parties to follow through on nuclear pledges
‘Dear leader’ uses conciliatory comments in his meeting with Chinese foreign minister. He mentions easing of tensions on the peninsula and calls for following through on pledges with regard to February agreement on supplying fuel to North Korea. IAIE plans a visit to Yongbyon.
03/04/2009 NORTH KOREA
North Koreans to launch rocket probably tomorrow
Send off is almost ready. Japan, United States and South Korea call for UN intervention, but Pyongyang’s ally, China, is likely to veto any fresh sanctions. Rocket launch allows North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il to shore up his power in a prostrate country.
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