Kim Jong-nam: Malaysians stranded in North Korea return home

Nine Malaysians who were prevented from leaving North Korea have arrived home, after the two countries struck a deal to end a diplomatic row.

According to BBC, the quarrel, over last month’s killing of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur, had resulted in both countries banning each other’s citizens from leaving.

Two North Koreans wanted for questioning are believed to have been allowed to leave Malaysia.

Malaysia has also released Mr Kim’s body to Pyongyang.

North Korea is widely suspected to have orchestrated Mr Kim’s murder.

Mr Kim was the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The late Kim Jong-il’s eldest son was passed over for the leadership and was living outside North Korea at the time of his death.