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Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

JINCHEON: Hundreds of Afghan civilians who evacuated to South Korea seeking refuge from the Taliban in their homeland arrived at their temporary shelter in the country’s central region Friday, where they are expected to stay for about eight weeks. The group of 377 Afghans, including 180 children and infants, which landed at Incheon International Airport, […]

Korean beach in Samcheok achieves fame thanks to BTS’ photo shoot

Korean beach in Samcheok achieves fame thanks to BTS’ photo shoot

SAMCHEOK: A scenic beach in South Korea’s eastern coastal city of Samcheok has seen an influx of visitors thanks to its growing popularity as the location for K-pop superstar BTS’ photo shoot for its megahit single “Butter.” The city government of Samcheok, about 290 kilometers east of Seoul, saw its otherwise serene beaches emerge as […]

Iran – Korea: So far, so close

Iran – Korea: So far, so close

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: In the 1960s and 1970s, Iran and Korea were two countries that were both seeking to make progress. Initially, Iran made more rapid progress. But afterwards, South Korea moved faster. During these years, the two countries usually had good relations. But over the past few months, the political and economic challenges […]

Korea’s foreign ministry calls in Japanese diplomat over Dokdo claim on Tokyo Olympic map

Korea’s foreign ministry calls in Japanese diplomat over Dokdo claim on Tokyo Olympic map

SEOUL: Korea’s foreign ministry called in a senior Japanese diplomat Tuesday to lodge a protest after a map on the Tokyo Olympic website showed South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo as part of Japanese territory. Lee Sang-ryeol, director-general for Asia and Pacific affairs, was expected to express regrets when he meets with Hirohisa Soma, deputy […]

‘Comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Tokyo over wartime sexual slavery

‘Comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Tokyo over wartime sexual slavery

SEOUL: South Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery lost their second lawsuit against the Japanese government Wednesday, suffering a setback in their efforts to hold Tokyo accountable for war crimes. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed the case brought by 20 plaintiffs, including surviving victims forced to work in front-line brothels for Japanese soldiers during […]

The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

The lasting charm of World Journalists Conferences

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid AJA President CAIRO: Invited by Journalists Association of Korea, and recommended by Asia Journalist Association, I have been privileged to attend World Journalists Conferences for years, as a participant, a speaker, a commentator or just a visiting guest. I could frankly say that the mega global event has been a real example […]

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

SEOUL: Seoul saw its first cherry blossom blooming of this year on Wednesday, the earliest in 99 years, the state weather agency said. The blooming of cherry blossoms began in the capital on the earliest date on record since observation began in 1922, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Thursday. It was three days faster […]

“La Vie en Purple” transforms Korean islands into perfect attraction in Instagram era

“La Vie en Purple” transforms Korean islands into perfect attraction in Instagram era

BAKJI: The French have “La vie en rose” (Life in Pink), but South Koreans have their “La vie en purple”. Banwol and Bakji, a drive of six hours south of Seoul, have been called the have “purple islands” and the reason is very obvious: The houses, the bridge, the roads have been painted purple and […]

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 […]

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