Kim Jong-nam assassination - updates

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Vietnam 'regrets' murder suspect not freed in Malaysia

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:46 PM

'We want Doan Thi Huong to be tried fairly and objectively and for her to be freed,' says Vietnam's foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang

REGRET. In this file photo, Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a special court session to rule on witness statements at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 14, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Vietnam asks Malaysia to free Kim assassin suspect

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong is set to appear in court on Thursday, March 14, after her lawyers asked the attorney-general to withdraw her murder charge

SUSPECT. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a hearing at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 during trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Judge Azmi Ariffin says there is sufficient evidence to support a murder charge against Siti Aisyah from Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam with nerve agent VX

TRIAL. Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (left) and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (right) are taken to a Malaysian court where they will be tried for murder IF Kim Jong Nam. File photos from Agence France-Presse

East Asia Summit to slam murder of Kim Jong-Nam

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Leaders of the East Asia Summit make a call to 'prohibit the use of chemical weapons and toxic materials as weapons,' a draft statement shows

SLAIN BROTHER. A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial to start in October

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:02 AM

3rd UPDATE The women who face the death penalty if convicted deny carrying out the killing and say they were duped into believing they were taking part in a reality TV show

Malaysians' emotional return from Pyongyang in Kim body swap

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:56 PM

The Malaysians were flown out on a government owned business jet piloted by a senior Royal Malaysian Air Force officer

Kim Jong-nam file photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Malaysia pursuing other possible suspects in Kim killing

Mar 19, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar does not elaborate on whether any North Koreans are among the people being pursued

KILLED. A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, on February 14, 2017. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Frustrated Malaysian police release North Korean suspect

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:13 AM

3rd UPDATE The North Korean was deported Friday night a government official who asked not to be named confirms

RELEASED. North Korean national Ri Jong Chol (C) is escorted with a heavy police presence as he leaves the Sepang police headquaters in Sepang on March 3, 2017. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

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Feb 17, 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Malaysia pledges to return Kim body after autopsy

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Malaysia s deputy prime minister tells reporters he believes North Korea had put in a request to claim the body through the police and the hospital and that Malaysia is ready to comply

POLICE PERSONNEL. A Malaysian police personnel mans the main gate as medical staff leave the Forensic wing at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur on February 16, 2017, where the body of a North Korean man suspected to be Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, is being kept. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP