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Myanmar’s ‘22222’ anti-coup protest movement spreads across South Korea

Myanmar’s ‘22222’ anti-coup protest movement spreads across South Korea

SEOUL: Eight international students of the Korean Language Students Association from Myanmar’s Mandalay and Yangon University, including Daw Aye Aye Thin and Su Win Lai, have condemned the military coup in Myanmar on Monday afternoon in front of the Seoul United Nations Human Rights Office in Jongno-gu, Seoul. “The Myanmar military should stop the coup […]

Iran agrees to release sailors of seized South Korean oil tanker; captain to remain for management

Iran agrees to release sailors of seized South Korean oil tanker; captain to remain for management

SEOUL: Iran has agreed to release all sailors of a seized South Korean oil tanker except for the captain for its management, the foreign ministry confirmed Tuesday, capping weeks of tough negotiations between the two countries. The MT Hankuk Chemi, along with its 20 sailors, including five Koreans, has been held at an Iranian port […]

Excellent effect on high-risk patients: Chong Kun Dang announcing COVID-19 treatment

Excellent effect on high-risk patients: Chong Kun Dang announcing COVID-19 treatment

SEOUL: Chong Kun Dang, a South Korean pharmaceutical company, has announced that the effectiveness of COVID-19 treatment “Nafabeltan” at clinical trials has been proven. Nafabeltan is effective in treating COVID-19 patients with more severe conditions. “Nafabeltan has excellent treatment effects for high-risk patients,” an official from Chong Kun Dang said on January 14. COVID-19 patients […]

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the government would provide all South Korean people with free-of-charge COVID-19 vaccines in phases starting next month. “[The government] will make sure that all of the people will be inoculated free of charge in accordance with priorities,” he said in his New Year’s address, assuring that inoculation will […]

The relevance of a unified Korean Peninsula for a future world – Part I: Bright perspectives for a unified Korea?

The relevance of a unified Korean Peninsula for a future world – Part I: Bright perspectives for a unified Korea?

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida – Kiel, Germany BERLIN: South Korea, which gained independence on August 15, 1945, is an example of how obstacles can be overcome with accuracy and order, diligence and perseverance in the work attitude. These attributes have turned Korea into a major industrial country, exporting high quality products to all countries […]

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

  SEOUL: Baek Soo-bin, 28, was all set to finally reunite with her friends for a year-end party after a series of canceled dinners and get-togethers amid toughened coronavirus social distancing rules. But instead of visiting a fancy bar or restaurant, Baek was at her home in Paju, north of Seoul, wearing pajamas with a […]

Solstice in Korea: Red beans provide power to drive away evil spirits

Solstice in Korea: Red beans provide power to drive away evil spirits

  SEOUL: The COVID-19 pandemic and heavy restrictions have imposed a new way of life, but they have not waned the enthusiasm of Koreans to celebrate Solstice, “Dongji”, the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year, with their traditional red bean porridge, called “patjuk”. Koreans traditionally eat patjuk on Dongji […]

South Korea to begin COVID-19 vaccination in first quarter of 2021, PM says

South Korea to begin COVID-19 vaccination in first quarter of 2021, PM says

SEOUL: South Korea will be able to start the coronavirus vaccination of its people in the first quarter of next year on a limited basis, according to Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun. “Inoculation will begin as early as in February or March at the latest,” he said in an interview with KBS, a Seoul-based broadcaster. But […]

Four Oscar winner Parasite to open Korea movie festival in Bahrain

Four Oscar winner Parasite to open Korea movie festival in Bahrain

  MANAMA: Parasite, the black comedy thriller movie that won four Oscars last year, will open the annual Korean movie festival later this month. The eighth edition of “Korea Movie Weeks” will have its grand opening on November 25 amid full adherence to the precautionary measurements of social distancing. Under the social responsibility and commitment […]

Four of Korea’s major conglomerate heads exchange consolations, blessings, share thoughts at special dinner

Four of Korea’s major conglomerate heads exchange consolations, blessings, share thoughts at special dinner

By Peter Jaegeul Song Asia N Reporter SEOUL: The heads of four of Korea’s most influential conglomerates, Lee Jae-yong, 52, the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, Chung Eui-sun, 50, the chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, Choi Tae-won, 60, the chairman of SK group, and Koo Kwang-mo, the CEO of LG Corporation, dined together to console Lee […]

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