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Trump believed war with North Korea could have killed 100 million people: new book

Trump believed war with North Korea could have killed 100 million people: new book

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump estimated that as many as 100 million people could have been killed had the United States gone to war with North Korea under the previous administration of President Barack Obama, according to a new book based on interviews with the president. Trump’s comment came during a January 2019 meeting at […]

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

Korean Buddhist monks visit Pakistan to promote religious tourism

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: A delegation of Korean Buddhist monks led by President of Jogye Order, Won Haeng, the biggest denomination of Buddhism in the Republic of Korea, is currently on a visit to Pakistan to promote religious tourism and to give fresh impetus to the existing cultural ties between Korea and Pakistan. […]

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

BTS shatters cultural, language barriers with music

Seoul: The phenomenally successful one-year concert journey by K-pop band BTS proved to be an emphatic yes to years of lingering questions over whether K-pop could crack the mainstream of American pop culture and beyond. With a finale concert in Seoul on Tuesday, the seven-member boy band brought its “Love Yourself” world tour and its […]

Koreas set to clash in Pyongyang in much-anticipated World Cup qualifier

Koreas set to clash in Pyongyang in much-anticipated World Cup qualifier

Seoul: In one of the most anticipated football matches of the year in Asia, South Korea and North Korea will square off in Pyongyang in a crucial World Cup qualifying match this week. The kickoff for the Group H match in the second round of the Asian qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will […]

Korea-born French director gets glimpse of Philippines’ migrant workers

Korea-born French director gets glimpse of Philippines’ migrant workers

Busan: Yoon Sung-a, a 42-year-old Korea-born French director, has been regarded as a promising young filmmaker in the European film market. She made 10 short films in her early 20s and 30s, one of which, “And I’ll Keep In My Heart,” was selected for the Cinefondation section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Her […]

Trump ‘quite likely’ to visit Pyongyang: Fromer U.S. nuke envoy

Trump ‘quite likely’ to visit Pyongyang: Fromer U.S. nuke envoy

Seoul:  U.S. President Donald Trump could visit Pyongyang for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to try to use the event to boost his reelection campaign, a U.S. former top nuclear envoy said Thursday. “A possibility of him going to Pyongyang, I think it’s quite likely. He’s focused on reelection. Anything that helps the […]

The memory of Chuseok

The memory of Chuseok

By Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran: Chuseok is a great holiday for Korean people. It is the time for thanksgiving, respecting ancestors and reconnecting the family. I had the chance to see Chuseok holiday when I was in Korea in 2009. I had a one month stay […]

Speculation swirls over possible U.S.- N.K. meeting this week

Speculation swirls over possible U.S.- N.K. meeting this week

  Washington: U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun’s upcoming trip to South Korea is fanning speculation of a possible meeting between him and North Korean officials on the inter-Korean border this week. The timing of his visit — Tuesday to Thursday — is conspicuous because it starts on the day military exercises between […]

ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

  Bangkok: The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have recommended the drafting of a new ASEAN-ROK Plan of Action for 2021 – 2025. The plan will consider the ASEAN – ROK Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and Partnership that will be issued at the third ASEAN-ROK Commemorative […]

Seoul keeps eye on situation as tensions escalate over N.K. missiles

Seoul keeps eye on situation as tensions escalate over N.K. missiles

South Korea will keep a close watch on the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula, a unification ministry official said Thursday, as uncertainty has grown over the prospect of inter-Korean relations with the North’s firing of short-range missiles. Earlier in the morning, North Korea launched two short-range missiles into the East Sea. It came less […]

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