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Saudi Arabia reconsiders stoning sentence of Sri Lankan woman

Saudi Arabia reconsiders stoning sentence of Sri Lankan woman

A Saudi court has decided to reopen the case of a Sri Lankan woman who was sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, according to a Sri Lankan government minister. Harsha de Silva, the deputy foreign minister, told parliament on Tuesday 8th December that an appeals court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia’s capital, has decided to […]

New Seoul-based zine offers platform for female artists

New Seoul-based zine offers platform for female artists

What has always interested me in Korea is the alternative forms of art. While the mainstream media rules the markets all around the world, it is the alternative art, music and cinema of a country which push the envelope and experiment and bring in more diversity. And in Korea, specifically in Seoul which is the center […]

82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

82% South Koreans in favor of reunification

Eight out of 10 South Koreans believe unification with the North is necessary, a survey shows. The National Unification Advisory Council surveyed 1,000 adults last month and 82 percent said unification is necessary while 15.2 percent said it is not. The perception that the divided peninsula needs to be unified has grown from 71.8 percent […]

A lazy Saturday afternoon excursion in Geoje

A lazy Saturday afternoon excursion in Geoje

Another former sex slave dies; 46 victims remain

Another former sex slave dies; 46 victims remain

Choi Gap-sun, 96, a victim of the Japanese military’s sexual enslavement of women from Korea and other Asian nations, died on Saturday, according to a civic group. With Choi’s death, the number of Korean survivors of sexual slavery during World War II has dropped to 46. Including Choi, nine have died this year, according to […]

China turning hostile toward North Korean defectors

China turning hostile toward North Korean defectors

The Chinese government regards North Korean defectors as illegal immigrants, and said on Thursday that they should be forcibly repatriated. Its hostile approach came despite the United Nations’ growing criticism of Beijing’s forced repatriation of asylum seekers from the Kim Jong-un regime; and possibly reflects an improvement in relations between China and North Korea. “We […]

Ex-President Kim Young-sam’s funeral takes place

Ex-President Kim Young-sam’s funeral takes place

The funeral for former President Kim Young-sam began at the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul at 2 p.m. today. Over 10,000 mourners attended including Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, the head of the funeral committee, government officials, business representatives and foreign ambassadors and envoys. President Park Geun-hye partially attended the ceremony, paying her last respects at […]

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