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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 […]

South Korea finances establishing three hospitals in Pakistan

South Korea finances establishing three hospitals in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: The Republic of Korea on Monday agreed to provide a US$300 million soft loan for financing establishment of three hospitals in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. In a meeting with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at Chief Minister’s House in Karachi, the provincial capital, the Korean delegation of Exim […]

South Korea to launch new naval frigate

South Korea to launch new naval frigate

Seoul: South Korea was to launch a new frigate on Monday featuring advanced sonar and power systems to boost anti-submarine capabilities in coastal operations, the Navy said. The launch ceremony for the 2,800-ton FGG-II Seoul will take place later in the day at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.’s shipyard in the southeastern port city of Ulsan, […]

U.S. ratchets up pressure on South Korea to jack up share of defense costs

U.S. ratchets up pressure on South Korea to jack up share of defense costs

Seoul: The United States is ramping up pressure on South Korea to sharply increase Seoul’s share of the expenses for stationing American troops here, apparently with an eye to expanding the scope of their cost-sharing deal to cover activities outside the peninsula. This week, James DeHart, the top U.S. negotiator in the allies’ defense cost-sharing […]

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