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Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Luxury fashion powerhouses rush into South Korean market

Seoul: When it comes to purchasing luxury and premium products and services, South Koreans are almost on par with other major countries. Indeed, South Koreans’ love for luxury goods is astonishing, and that’s why high-end brands, which are known to stick to their heritage and tradition, have recently taken new and innovative moves in South […]

Korea, Japan fail to narrow differences in trade talks

Korea, Japan fail to narrow differences in trade talks

Geneva: South Korea and Japan failed to narrow their differences in a second round of talks Tuesday aimed at resolving their dispute over Tokyo’s export restrictions, Seoul’s chief negotiator said. The six-hour-long meeting was arranged as part of a dispute settlement process under rules of the World Trade Organization. South Korea earlier filed a complaint […]

Kuwait emir urges new prime minister to crack down on corruption

Kuwait emir urges new prime minister to crack down on corruption

Kuwait: Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has urged the newly-appointed Prime Minister, Shaikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah to crack down on corruption. “We have given you responsibility … a big responsibility … fight corruption and the corrupt … Inshallah Allah the Almighty help you for the best interest […]

2 South Koreans seized by Houthi rebels in Red Sea

2 South Koreans seized by Houthi rebels in Red Sea

Seoul: Houthi rebels in Yemen seized three boats carrying two South Koreans and 14 others in the Red Sea this week, and all of them have been confirmed to be safe, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Tuesday. The Iran-linked militia captured them and the three vessels — two tugboats and a drilling rig — at 3:50 […]

Moon vows to maintain security cooperation with Japan despite looming GSOMIA expiry

Moon vows to maintain security cooperation with Japan despite looming GSOMIA expiry

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in said Tuesday his government will try “till the last moment” to avoid the termination of an accord with Japan on exchanging military information but he made clear that depends on Tokyo’s stance on its export restriction against Seoul. Although the agreement, known as GSOMIA, is scheduled to come to an end […]

South Korea, U.S. abruptly cut short defense cost-sharing talks

South Korea, U.S. abruptly cut short defense cost-sharing talks

Seoul: South Korea and the United States abruptly cut short their defense cost-sharing talks Tuesday, with the U.S. chief negotiator accusing Seoul of making proposals falling short of a “fair and equitable burden sharing.” The abrupt ending underlined wide differences between the two sides after Washington’s reported demand for a fivefold increase in Seoul’s sharing […]

Kuwait emir pledges zero tolerance towards corruption, deplores media spat

Kuwait emir pledges zero tolerance towards corruption, deplores media spat

By Habib Toumi Kuwait: Kuwait’s Emir has pledged that no-one regardless of their status will evade punishment related to public funds crimes and stressed that the issue was under his personal attention. “We reaffirm our relentless keenness on preserving public funds, and our commitment to protecting them, and affirm that no-one, no matter his position, […]

Pakistan conducts ‘Training Launch’ of Ballistic Missile

Pakistan conducts ‘Training Launch’ of Ballistic Missile

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan successfully conducted the “training launch” of Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile (SSBM) named ‘Shaheen-1’, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Monday. The head of the military’s media wing, in a tweet, said that the missile is “capable of delivering all types of warheads […]

Kyrgyz airports serve over 2.7 million passengers in first nine months

Kyrgyz airports serve over 2.7 million passengers in first nine months

Bishkek:  The number of passengers who use Manas International Airport (MIA) has increased in the first nine months of the year. The airport served 2,714,706 passengers, an increase of 46,000 over the same period last year. The figure meant that MIA serviced an average of 9,900 passengers per day. According to the figures, 1,846,840 passengers […]

Rajapaksa elected Sri Lanka’s president

Rajapaksa elected Sri Lanka’s president

Colombo: Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has been elected the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka and will take the oath on Monday at the Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura. The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya said that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Rajapaksa who contested under the flower bud symbol emerged as the […]

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