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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 […]

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of South and North Korea are expected to meet at an international peace conference in the Philippines this week amid a growing diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo over wartime forced labor and economic retaliation, conference organizers said Tuesday. The government of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea’s most populous province that surrounds Seoul, and the […]

Korea’s southern regions on alert for typhoon

Korea’s southern regions on alert for typhoon

South Korea’s southern regions, already battered by seasonal downpours, face a fresh threat from an approaching typhoon, which is forecast to make landfall this weekend. Heavy rain alerts have already been issued for many parts of Jeju Island and southern provinces as of Friday morning with precipitation ranged from 60 millimeters to 130 millimeters. The […]

Kyrgyz university launches degree program for Korean language

Kyrgyz university launches degree program for Korean language

A prominent state university in Kyrgyzstan has launched a Korean language degree program to meet the growing demand for learning the language among students in the country. Kyrgyz National University in Bishkek held a ceremony marking the establishment of the new department Wednesday. South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, Kyrgyz Education Minister Gulmira Kudaiberdiyeva and […]

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