Believed to be in her early 30s, Kim Yo Jong is the only close relative of the North Korean leader to play a public role in politics.
North Korea on Friday lashed out at the United States for issuing an advisory last month over the communist regime's cyber threats, Yonhap news agency reported.
A special train possibly belonging to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was spotted this week at a resort town in the country.
Along with the missile launches, the North also flew multiple Sukhoi-variant fighter jets above the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, and fired multiple anti-ground missiles into the East Sea, the JCS added.
Last Monday, the Korean Central Broadcasting Station reported that some 3,000 were under monitoring in North Pyongan Province, which borders China.
The crops shortfall comes as the country bids to contain the spread of African swine fever in its pig herd, following confirmation of a first case in May.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August.
The United States has proposed to North Korea that working-level officials of the two sides meet this week for denuclearization negotiations.
An Australian student who was detained in North Korea was freed and safely left the country on Thursday, after Swedish officials helped broker his release.
US President Donald Trump invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit the US, Yonhap reported Sunday.
The leaders of the two Koreas and the US gathered for the first time Sunday at the border village of Panmunjom.
Abe said Monday he has won the support of U.S. President Donald Trump over his pursuit of a first-ever summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korean leader arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin, North Korean state media said on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would be disappointed in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump said two days of talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi had made good progress in building relations and on the key issue of denuclearization, but it was important not to rush into a bad deal.
In an unexpected first, Kim spoke to foreign journalists on Thursday during a photo opportunity in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi.
Trump has said he would be happy as long as N. Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing, and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader, Kim.
Kim left the North Korean capital of Pyongyang at around 5 p.m. (0800 GMT) in an armoured train, TASS said, citing a North Korean diplomatic source.
President Donald Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in February, the White House said Friday, after a top general from Pyongyang paid a rare visit to Washington.