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South Korea: Beacon of hope for Asia in times of climate change, global warming

South Korea: Beacon of hope for Asia in times of climate change, global warming

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: South Korea holds a prominent position among the developed countries with a total population of 51.8 million. This is despite the obstacles and difficulties faced by neighboring countries. The total area of the Korean Peninsula is estimated at approximately 100,329 square kilometers, with a population density of 530.7 people […]

Metropolitan Busan: South Korea’s main gate to the outside world

Metropolitan Busan: South Korea’s main gate to the outside world

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: Busan is considered one of South Korea’s most important metropolitan areas and a source of pride for every South Korean as it is South Korea’s premier commercial port and gateway to the outside world. It is one of South Korea’s closest cities to Japan. There are only 190 kilometers […]

South Korean President: We must respond with worse-than-expected scenarios in mind

South Korean President: We must respond with worse-than-expected scenarios in mind

  SEOUL (Yonhap): South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol apologized to the nation on Wednesday after heavy rains triggered massive flooding in southern Seoul this week and sparked criticism the capital city lacks adequate flood control measures. Yoon offered the apology during a government meeting on the response to the flooding in Seoul and surrounding areas, […]

Yoon takes oath, offers to revive North Korea economy with ‘audacious plan’

Yoon takes oath, offers to revive North Korea economy with ‘audacious plan’

SEOUL: South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol took the oath of office Tuesday, vowing to rebuild the nation on the foundation of a liberal democracy and market economy and offering to revive North Korea’s economy with an “audacious plan” should it take steps to denuclearize. Yoon made the remarks in his inauguration address at the National […]

Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Takiyuddin Hassan addresssing the workshop (Bernama) KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to implementing an energy transition towards a low carbon electricity supply industry, in line with the country’s aspiration to achieve clean greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The matter was stated by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan in his keynote […]

North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea

North Korean diplomat defects to South Korea

SEOUL: A North Korean diplomat has defected to South Korea while serving as the acting chief of mission at the country’s embassy in Kuwait, a source said Monday. Ryu Hyun-woo, who had served as the embassy’s charge d’affaires since Ambassador So Chang-sik was expelled from Kuwait after a U.N. resolution was adopted in 2017, entered […]

South Korea to include unmarried couples in family definition

South Korea to include unmarried couples in family definition

SEOUL: The South Korean government is seeking to change the legal definition of family to embrace increasingly diverse family models, including unmarried couples cohabiting, the family affairs ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family on Monday announced its basic policy plan for 2021-2025 to recognize unconventional types of families and guarantee the […]

K-pop celebs a growing force for tourism in pandemic-hit South Korea

K-pop celebs a growing force for tourism in pandemic-hit South Korea

SEOUL: On a chilly January afternoon, four young men are at a white and wooden kitchen studio set up at a traditional Korean house, cooking up a street-meets-royal Korean dish. They are Woobin, Hyeongjun, Seongmin and Allen — members of nine-piece rookie boy band Cravity — who are making gungjung tteokbokki, a less spicy and […]

Seoul sends anti-piracy unit to Strait of Hormuz after Iran seizes South Korean tanker

Seoul sends anti-piracy unit to Strait of Hormuz after Iran seizes South Korean tanker

SEOUL: South Korea’s anti-piracy unit began operations in the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday to respond to heightened tensions after Iran’s seizure of a South Korean oil tanker, officials said. On Tuesday, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps seized the tanker, MT Hankuk Chemi, due to what Teheran claims to be environmental and chemical pollution by the […]

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

SEOUL: Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries plan to take part in the 2023 World Scout Jamboree, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. The World Scout Jamboree, an international youth camp held every four years to facilitate cultural exchange among teenagers across the world, is set to take place in Saemangeum, a reclaimed […]

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