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Seoul files complaint with WTO over Tokyo’s export curbs

Seoul files complaint with WTO over Tokyo’s export curbs

Seoul: South Korea filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday over Japan’s export curbs, upping the stakes in the unprecedented trade row between the two Asian neighbors. The move came more than two months after Tokyo started restrictions of exporting three key industrial materials to Seoul, which are essential for the […]

North Korea says it tested super-large multiple rocket launcher

North Korea says it tested super-large multiple rocket launcher

Seoul: North Korea said Wednesday that it tested a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher the previous day, but stopped short of declaring the test as a success, raising speculation that the latest firing might have failed to reach its intended targets. On Tuesday, South Korea’s military said that the North fired two short-range projectiles eastward from […]

South Korea, United Arab Emirates sign MoU to explore potential collaboration on new nuclear energy projects

South Korea, United Arab Emirates sign MoU to explore potential collaboration on new nuclear energy projects

Abu Dhabi: Barakah One Company (BOC), a subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). The signing took place during the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi this week in the presence of Korean Vice Minister of Trade […]

Bahrain best place for expatriates in Middle East: Survey

Bahrain best place for expatriates in Middle East: Survey

Manama: Bahrain has beaten a host of regional competitors to be the best destination for expats to work, live, and raise a family in the Middle East and North Africa in the 2019 InterNations Expat survey, consolidating its leadership position from 2018. Judges praised the Kingdom’s welcoming culture and relaxed lifestyle, cementing the country as […]

Seoul vows to better protect defectors’ privacy after controversy over 2016 mass defection

Seoul: The unification ministry said Tuesday it will improve the way news of defections by North Koreans is made public to ensure their privacy. The decision follows criticism it mishandled the 2016 high-profile defections of about a dozen restaurant workers. The 12 North Korean waitresses, employees of a restaurant in China, defected to the South […]

Malaysian teen develops app to motivate planting among younger generations

Malaysian teen develops app to motivate planting among younger generations

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian teenager Loganetraa Kulothunakan has understood that even though planting is a crucial part of creating a sustainable and healthy environment for the community, most people do not plant anymore. “Nowadays, if you visit the housing areas, you do not see any plants, so it is not that cheerful,” Loganetraa, 15, said. “Plants […]

Kyrgyzstan to bring home 70 Kyrgyz children from Iraq

Kyrgyzstan to bring home 70 Kyrgyz children from Iraq

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan is working on bringing 70 Kyrgyz children home from Iraq. Minister of Foreign Affairs Chingiz Aidarbekov said the process of returning Kyrgyzstanis from Iraq and Syria was difficult, but now there is an agreement to return about 70 children to Kyrgyzstan, KABAR news agency reported. “This is a difficult issue that cannot be […]

All four Korean crew members rescued from capsized vessel off U.S. coast

All four Korean crew members rescued from capsized vessel off U.S. coast

Washington: All four Korean crew members trapped inside a capsized vessel off the U.S. east coast were rescued Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. News of the rescue came more than 30 hours after the Golden Ray cargo vessel flipped onto its side as it left the Port of Brunswick, Georgia, on Sunday. Three were […]

Hours after offering to resume talks with U.S., North Korea fires short-range projectiles toward East Sea

Hours after offering to resume talks with U.S., North Korea fires short-range projectiles toward East Sea

Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from a western region toward the East Sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, just hours after the communist nation offered to resume nuclear talks with the United States. The projectiles were fired at 6:53 a.m. and 7:12 a.m. from areas in the city of Kaechon, South Pyongan […]

Sri Lanka: Teachers should constantly update their knowledge

Sri Lanka: Teachers should constantly update their knowledge

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said that teachers should constantly update their knowledge for the sake of the qualitative development of education. Teachers have a great responsibility to mold a future generation armed with knowledge and creative skills to suit changing world trends and nurture the moral values of the children in keeping pace […]

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