Kim Jong Nam Death - updates

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U.S. finds North Korea killed Kim brother with VX agent

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:03 AM

The finding triggers another layer of US economic sanctions against Pyongyang, just as South Korea reported that the regime is ready for talks to end a nuclear standoff

KIM JONG-NAM'S MURDER. This photo taken on February 11, 2007 shows a man believed to be then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's eldest son, Kim Jong-Nam at Beijing's international airport. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

Malaysia police confirm Kim Jong-Nam identity

Mar 10, 2017 - 8:57 PM

Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar says he could not release details of how the identity was determined due to security concerns

NORTH KOREA WOES. Royal Malaysian Police Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar addresses journalists in Bayan Lepas on Malaysia's northern island state of Penang on March 7, 2017, following the March 6 expulsion of North Korean ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol from the country. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/ AFP

Police cordon off embassy after North Korea envoy ordered expelled

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:29 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Najib Razak on demanding an apology: Right now we are not getting anything I don t expect anything

The North Korean flag is seen past a barbed-wire fenced wall of the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur on March 5, 2017. Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Malaysia expels North Korea ambassador over Kim murder

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

4th UPDATE Ambassador Kang Chol has been declared persona non grata Malaysia s foreign ministry says in a statement adding he is expected to leave within 48 hours

A North Korean flag flies at its embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 18, 2017. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

North Korea hits out at U.S. over potential terror listing

Mar 04, 2017 - 2:35 PM

The US will keenly realize how dearly it has to pay for its groundless accusations against the dignified North Korea if it relists it the regime s foreign ministry spokesman tells state run newswire KCNA

North Korea suspect cites Malaysian 'conspiracy' against him – reports

Mar 04, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Ri Jong Chol denies any involvement in the murder saying that police had presented him with fabricated evidence and said he would be rewarded with a comfortable life in Malaysia if he confessed

CONSPIRACY? This handout picture released by the Royal Malaysian Police in Kuala Lumpur on February 19, 2017 shows suspect North Korean Ri Jong Chol, who was then detained in connection to the February 13 assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. File photo by Royal Malaysian Police/AFP

Kim killing suspect given $90 to take part in 'prank'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Indonesia s deputy ambassador to Malaysia says Siti Aisyah only said in general that somebody asked her to do this activity which led to the death of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong un

ARRESTED. Royal Malaysian Police deputy inspector-general Noor Rashid Ibrahim (center L) speaks about detained Indonesian suspect Siti Aisyah (top) during a press conference as Selangor state police chief Abdul Samah Mat (R) looks on, at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on February 19, 2017, following the February 13 assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Indonesian accused of Kim murder 'duped' – officials

Feb 18, 2017 - 8:44 AM

Indonesian Police Chief Tito Karnavian says Siti Aishah was tricked into thinking she was simply taking part in pranks for a TV show like Just For Laughs a popular hidden camera series

'DUPED.' Nihayah, a former neighbour of 25-year-old Indonesian Siti Aishah who was arrested over the assassination of the North Korean leader's half-brother, talks about Siti in Jakarta on February 17, 2017. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP