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Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Train trip to promote next month’s South Korea-ASEAN summit ends

Seoul: A three-day train journey program aimed at promoting next month’s special summit between South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended Friday, with participants hoping the summit’s success will further cement bilateral ties. The ASEAN-Korea Center, an intergovernmental body for cooperation between South Korea and the regional bloc, organized the event […]

Moon requests support for peace efforts, Busan summit with ASEAN

Moon requests support for peace efforts, Busan summit with ASEAN

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in asked foreign ambassadors here Friday to join a “historic” peace journey on the Korean Peninsula. He also requested their keen attention to South Korea’s efforts to play a bigger role on the global stage, as he hosted more than 110 foreign ambassadors serving in South Korea and their spouses to a […]

Nelson Mandela’s daughter begins role as South Africa’s ambassador to South Korea

Nelson Mandela’s daughter begins role as South Africa’s ambassador to South Korea

Seoul: A daughter of late former South African President Nelson Mandela has formally assumed her post as the new ambassador to South Korea, Seoul’s foreign ministry said. Zenani Mandela-Dlamini visited the foreign ministry Thursday to meet with ministry officials as part of the diplomatic procedures. “I’m really happy to be serving in Korea. I think […]

Fans, friends bid final farewell to K-pop star Sulli

Fans, friends bid final farewell to K-pop star Sulli

Seoul: Fans and fellow K-pop stars bade their final farewells to Sulli as her coffin finally left for her burial early Thursday. The 25-year-old K-pop star and actress, whose legal name was Choi Jin-ri, was found dead at her residence in Seongnam, south of Seoul Monday, sending a shockwave across the country. Before her death, […]

Turkish president’s visit to Pakistan postponed

Turkish president’s visit to Pakistan postponed

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Mohammad Faisal on Thursday confirmed that the upcoming visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been postponed for the time being. During his weekly briefing, Dr. Faisal said Pakistan and Turkey have deep brotherly ties and both the countries maintain regular leadership level contacts. […]

World’s most expensive guitar on display at Jewellery Show in Abu Dhabi

World’s most expensive guitar on display at Jewellery Show in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: A $ 2 million guitar decorated with over 11,441 diamonds will be on display at the Jewellery and Watch Show on October 26-30 in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. The masterpiece is acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most expensive guitar. Visitors of the […]

Michelle Obama to share experiences in Singapore

Michelle Obama to share experiences in Singapore

Singapore: Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States of America – the first African-American to serve in that role -, will take centre stage at the ‘An Evening with Michelle Obama’ event in Singapore on December 14. At the event, organized by business event provider The Growth Faculty, participants will hear firsthand Michelle […]

Samsung’s global brand value exceeds $60 billion

Samsung’s global brand value exceeds $60 billion

Seoul: Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s leading maker of smartphones and chips, said Thursday that its global brand value has exceeded US$60 billion this year, citing an annual survey of brand management firm Interbrand. Samsung remained the sixth most-valuable global brand this year with a value of $61.1 billion, up 2 percent from last year’s $59.9 […]

South Korea, Japan prime ministers likely to hold talks next week

South Korea, Japan prime ministers likely to hold talks next week

Seoul: South Korea’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon is likely to meet one-on-one with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo next week, though the plan has yet to be finalized, a Seoul official said. Lee plans to visit Tokyo to attend Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement ceremony, slated for next Tuesday, in a […]

New Zealand’s Christchurch Mosque shooting victims call on Dr Mahathir

New Zealand’s Christchurch Mosque shooting victims call on Dr Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a courtesy call by two victims of the random shooting incident in Christchurch, New Zealand at his office in Perdana Putra, Putrajaya. Through the Prime Minister’s official Twitter and Facebook postings, the victims, Rahimi Ahmad and Mohd Nazril Hisham Omar were present with their family members, […]

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