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Korean concert marks 45 years of diplomatic ties with Bahrain

Korean concert marks 45 years of diplomatic ties with Bahrain

MANAMA: In celebration of 45 years of diplomatic ties between Bahrain and Korea, the all-women chamber ensemble “DASRUM” performed for the first time in the Kingdom, amidst strict adherence to precautionary measures instated by the National Taskforce for Combating Covid-19. The live concert of Korean traditional music is organized jointly by the embassy of the […]

Uzbekistan President Mirziyoyev to visit South Korea in December

Uzbekistan President Mirziyoyev to visit South Korea in December

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev Editor-in-chief of Vodiymedia.uz TASHKENT: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev will visit South Korea in December. This information came from the congratulatory message of President of Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in on occasion of re-election of Mirziyoyev as President of Uzbekistan. “Let me sincerely congratulate you on the occasion of your successful re-election to the […]

Kyrgyzstan, Korea to boost economic cooperation

Kyrgyzstan, Korea to boost economic cooperation

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: Bishkek hosted the fourth meeting of the intergovernmental Kyrgyz-Korean Commission on Economic Cooperation on October 15. The meeting was chaired by Minister of Economy and Commerce Daniyar Amangeldiev from the Kyrgyz side and Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Lee Seong-ho from the Korean […]

Korea Hangung Association approved by KSOC as recognized sport organization

Korea Hangung Association approved by KSOC as recognized sport organization

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary General, Asia Journalists Association Vice President SEOUL: The Korea Hangung Association was officially approved as a recognized sport organization by the Korean Sport & Olympic Council (KSOC) in its board meeting in Seoul, Korea on October 6. The KSOC’s recognition came in 12 years after the establishment of the […]

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 […]

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