The declaration contradicts previous claims made by the North Korean regime, as experts suggest Kim Jong-un is attempting to demystify his bloodline.
The Kim family hasn't just ruled the country for three generations—they've also been the Hermit Kingdom's leading authors.
Thousands of delegates from around North Korea had been expected to attend the first congress to be held since 1980, before the 33-year-old Kim was born.
Photojournalist David Guttenfelder helped the Associated Press open a bureau in Pyongyang, and has made more than 40 trips to North Korea over the years.
State media announced that people “convicted of the crimes against the country and its people” could receive amnesty, but it’s unclear how many prisoners will actually be freed.
A 10-minute shootout occurred Sunday after North Korean troops approached the border and did not retreat when South Korean soldiers fired warning shots.
After remaining out of sight for about six weeks, Kim Jong-un is back in the public eye according to state media. But that doesn't mean he's back in charge.
North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire Over Propaganda Balloons as Kim Jong-un Misses National Event
South Korean activists floated 200,000 leaflets and $1,000 in cash across the border, as well as DVDs and books illustrating life in the south.
Adding intrigue to rumors that Kim Jong-un is seriously ill, a former top propaganda official says a cadre of government officials have stopped taking orders from the dictator.
If North Korea follows through, Japan said it would consider loosening sanctions. There was even the discussion of humanitarian aid.
Meet the Italian man who runs a website that sells North Korean art—everything from propaganda posters to landscapes, flower bouquets, and even family portraits. He told us that propaganda posters are the best sellers.