Arrest over death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's brother

  • 16/02/2017

A woman suspected of killing the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has been arrested.

Kim Jong-nam appears to have been poisoned in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.

The woman has been arrested at the city's airport, but may not be the only suspect. Malaysian police are looking for a "few" other foreign suspects in connection with the death, police said.

Mr Kim told officials he'd been attacked with a chemical spray, but died on the way to hospital.

North Korean government officials in Malaysia objected to an autopsy being performed on the body.

The officials requested the body be released to them right away, but Malaysia rejected the request, several sources said.

No decision has been taken on whether the body will be handed over to North Korea, the sources added.

Reuters / Newshub.