x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Who is the mystery woman next to North Korea leader Kim Jong-un?

A mystery woman's appearance with North Korea's young new leader is front-page news in South Korea.

South Korean media are speculating who is the woman standing to the left of Kim Jong-un, the new North Korean leader.
South Korean media are speculating who is the woman standing to the left of Kim Jong-un, the new North Korean leader.

SEOUL // A mystery woman's appearance with North Korea's young new leader is front-page news in South Korea.

South Korean media is speculating that the young woman could be Kim Jong-un's younger sister or wife.

North Korean TV yesterday showed a woman in a black jacket and skirt bowing with Mr Kim at a ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of the death of his grandfather, North Korean founder Kim Il-sung.

She is believed to be the same woman shown on Saturday seated next to Mr Kim at a concert. The North's Rodong Sinmun newspaper today ran a photo of Mr Kim and the woman on its website.

But North Korea released no details about her.

Little personal information is known about the new, and even his age has not been announced.