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Nepal bans North Korean investment

Nepal bans North Korean investment

By Kuber Chalise Contributor to AsiaN from Nepal Kathmandu: Nepal has banned North Korean investment in the Himalayan country and the Department of Industry (DoI) asked the North Koreans to close their businesses by the end of October in view of the UN Security Council Resolution against Pyongyang. “The Department of Industry has asked nine […]

Moon: North Korea-U.S. to resume talks soon; South Korea to offer full support

Moon: North Korea-U.S. to resume talks soon; South Korea to offer full support

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Monday that North Korea and the United States will soon restart working-level talks and that his government will continue full support for the peace process. Moon cited an “unchanged commitment” to trust and peace by the leaders of the three sides, as he had a weekly meeting with […]

South Korea to focus on facilitating early resumption of U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks

South Korea to focus on facilitating early resumption of U.S.-North Korea nuclear talks

Seoul: The foreign ministry said Monday that it will focus its diplomacy on facilitating an early resumption of working-level nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea and substantive progress in them. In a report to the National Assembly, the ministry also said that it would maintain close coordination with Washington through bilateral consultations, […]

Moon: Blocking Koreas’ separated families from being reunited is wrong

Moon: Blocking Koreas’ separated families from being reunited is wrong

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in said his administration will keep doing its best to create opportunities for separated families in the two Koreas to be reunited as often as possible. He was speaking in a special KBS program on the issue of family members residing on the other side of the border following the 1950-53 Korean […]

U.S. sanctions three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups

U.S. sanctions three state-sponsored North Korean hacking groups

Washington: The United States has sanctioned three entities it accused of conducting cyberattacks on behalf of the North Korean government to generate revenue for the regime’s nuclear and missile programs. The Department of the Treasury said the new measures target Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andariel, all of which are controlled by the Reconnaissance General Bureau, […]

Seoul exhibition offers peek into life in Pyongyang

Seoul exhibition offers peek into life in Pyongyang

Seoul: An architectural exhibition taking place in Seoul will offer glimpses into life in the North Korean capital through media art and an imaginary supermarket selling goods from both sides of Korea. The exhibition, “Daily Pyongyang,” under way at the Seoul Hall of Urbanism and Architecture near City Hall, is part of the annual Seoul […]

North Korea says it tested super-large multiple rocket launcher

North Korea says it tested super-large multiple rocket launcher

Seoul: North Korea said Wednesday that it tested a “super-large” multiple rocket launcher the previous day, but stopped short of declaring the test as a success, raising speculation that the latest firing might have failed to reach its intended targets. On Tuesday, South Korea’s military said that the North fired two short-range projectiles eastward from […]

Hours after offering to resume talks with U.S., North Korea fires short-range projectiles toward East Sea

Hours after offering to resume talks with U.S., North Korea fires short-range projectiles toward East Sea

Seoul: North Korea fired two short-range projectiles from a western region toward the East Sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, just hours after the communist nation offered to resume nuclear talks with the United States. The projectiles were fired at 6:53 a.m. and 7:12 a.m. from areas in the city of Kaechon, South Pyongan […]

North Korean hosts ‘undeclared’ base for missiles 165 kilometers northeast of Seoul

North Korean hosts ‘undeclared’ base for missiles 165 kilometers northeast of Seoul

  A new study spotlighting an “undeclared” North Korean missile base that hosts medium-range weapons was released Friday. The Kumchon-ni (금천리) missile operating base is located within North Korea’s tactical missile belt, in Anbyon-gun (안변군, Anbyon County), Kangwon-do (강원도, Kangwon Province), 75 kilometers north of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), 165 kilometers northeast of Seoul and […]

South Korea’s defense minister vows staunch readiness

South Korea’s defense minister vows staunch readiness

  Seoul: Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo vowed Monday to maintain a staunch readiness posture for North Korean provocations as Pyongyang has ratcheted up tensions with projectile launches even after South Korea and the United States ended joint exercises. “North Korea has heightened military tensions by firing a series of short-range projectiles and making verbal attacks […]

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