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South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

Seoul: South Korea said Friday the lingering uncertainties in the Middle East sparked by U.S.-Iran tensions are expected to have only a limited impact on its exports but vowed swift countermeasures if there is increased volatility. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy organized a meeting with related institutions, including the Korea Trade Insurance Corp. […]

Koreans greet new year with bell-ringing ceremonies nationwide

Koreans greet new year with bell-ringing ceremonies nationwide

Seoul: South Korea welcomed the new year with traditional bell-ringing ceremonies in Seoul and other cities nationwide at midnight Tuesday. The most attention-grabbing bell-ringing ceremony took place at Bosingak Belfry in Jongno, central Seoul, as several prominent celebrities rang the bell 33 times amid cheers from tens of thousands of citizens gathered to celebrate the […]

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Manama: South Korea’s Ambassador to Bahrain Hyunmo Koo has opened the sixth edition of the Korea Cinema weeks. Diplomatic, artistic and social figures attended “Extreme Job”, an action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon, the first of four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles […]

Foreign Minister Kang encourages South Korean, U.S. troops at Osan Air Base

Foreign Minister Kang encourages South Korean, U.S. troops at Osan Air Base

Seoul: Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Saturday visited a U.S. air base south of Seoul to encourage South Korean and American troops, stressing the importance of the “all-weather, all-purpose” alliance, according to her office. Her visit to Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, about 70 kilometers south of Seoul, came amid tensions over the allies’ hitherto […]

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Kuwait: There is the art of diplomacy. And there is the diplomacy of art. Marking 40 years of diplomatic relations, Kuwait and South Korea have held several events to celebrate the steady growth of their ties and the successful expansion of their cooperation. Art, the main beauty of mankind, in November contributed to the rich […]

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

K-Cinema comes to Bahrain at annual Korean film festival

By Habib Toumi Manama: A film festival bringing four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles will be launched next month in Manama. The free admission screenings are expected to be a big hit among Bahraini and international viewers as movies by Korea, a country […]

South Korean embassy launches ‘Friends of Korea’ challenge in Nur-Sultan

South Korean embassy launches ‘Friends of Korea’ challenge in Nur-Sultan

Nur Sultan: The embassy of the Republic of Korea has launched the ‘Friends of Korea’ challenge for Kazakhstani students in Nur-Sultan. South Korean Ambassador Kim Dae-sik kicked off the challenge at a special ceremony which brought together over 150 university students at the Korean embassy in the Kazakh capital. Participants of the challenge are expected […]

North Korea says it sent ultimatum to South Korea over Mount Kumgang project

North Korea says it sent ultimatum to South Korea over Mount Kumgang project

Seoul: North Korea sent an ultimatum to South Korea earlier this week that it will unilaterally remove the South-built facilities from its Mount Kumgang resort unless Seoul tears them down on its own, Pyongyang’s official news agency reported Friday. The North’s tough stance suggests little room for inter-Korean negotiations that South Korea has sought in […]

South Korea to build 30,000 smart factories to deal with demographic change

South Korea to build 30,000 smart factories to deal with demographic change

Sejong: South Korea will build 30,000 smart factories and 10 smart industrial zones by 2022 as part of efforts to deal with a looming decline of the country’s working-age population, the finance minister said Wednesday. Hong Nam-ki said the number of people working at smart factories and smart industrial zones could stand at 100,000, which […]

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