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  • Two guards killed in attack on S. Korean embassy in Libya

    TRIPOLI: Gunmen killed two people and wounded a third in an attack at the South Korean embassy in the Libyan capital on Sunday which was claimed by the self-styled Islamic State (IS) group...

    The gunmen opened fire on the embassy compound from a passing car, killing two people and wounding a third, a Libyan interior ministry spokesman said...

  • Diplomatic Calendar: Eventful South Korean month ends

    The South Korean embassy ended its month-long festivities with a garden party at the ambassador’s residence...

    Ambassador Song Jong-hwan and his wife hosted the party to celebrate the Foundation Day of the Korean nation and to commemorate the anniversary of the Korean War, fought between 1950 and 1953...

  • North Korean soldier shot while defecting to South Korea

    A North Korean soldier was shot and injured by his own side on Monday while defecting to South Korea at the border truce village of Panmunjom, the South's military said...

    The soldier, thought to be low ranking, was shot in the shoulder and elbow and was picked up bleeding on the South side of a portion of the border known as the Joint Security Area (JSA)...

  • South Korean firms seek better trade relations

    LAHORE: South Korean companies have shown interest in establishing their operations in Pakistan...

    Speaking to the business community at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday, South Korean National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye Kyun said a number of companies from his country are already working in Pakistan successfully...

  • North Korean test missile 'fizzles' hours before Pence arrives in South

    A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the US Pacific Command said, hours before US Vice President Mike Pence landed in South Korea for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms program...

    South Korea said the combined show of force "threatened the whole world" but a US foreign policy adviser travelling with Pence on Air Force Two appeared to defuse some of the tension, saying the test...

  • Japanese journalist acquitted of defaming South Korean leader

    SEOUL: A Japanese journalist was acquitted on Thursday of defaming South Korean President Park Geun-Hye over his report on her whereabouts at the time of a fatal ferry disaster, in a case that strained diplomatic relations...

    The article picked up unproven rumours circulating in the South Korean media that the unmarried Park had disappeared for a tryst with her former aide when the boat sank off South Korea’s southern coast...

  • North Korea executes army chief of staff: South Korean media

    SEOUL: North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader...

    A source familiar with North Korean affairs also told Reuters that Ri had been executed...

  • South Korean entertainment powerhouses taking a bite out of culinary world

    HALLYU (the term is used to refer to the growing popularity of Korean entertainment and culture) continues to forge ahead around the globe, with Korean pop music (K-pop) powerhouses unrelenting in finding new ways to spread Korean culture, even if it means venturing outside the entertainment field...

    One of the biggest current trends in the South Korean entertainment community involves celebrities and entertainment agencies taking a...

  • South Korean navy fires warning shots at Chinese patrol boat

    SEOUL: The South Korean navy fired warning shots on Tuesday at a Chinese patrol boat that crossed the disputed maritime border between South and North Korea, military officials in Seoul said...

    A statement from the Joint Chiefs of Staff said the action was taken after the initially unidentified vessel encroached on South Korean territorial waters...

  • South Korean novelist wins Man Booker International prize

    SEOUL: South Korean author Han Kang won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction on Monday for her novel “The Vegetarian”, a dark, surreal story about a woman who gives up eating meat and seeks to become a tree...

    The novel was translated by Deborah Smith, a 28-year-old Briton who only began learning Korean when she was 21...

  • Weakened South Korean president takes another hit

    SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Tuesday agreed to dump her nominee for prime minister and cede control of some state affairs in a major climbdown forced by a corruption scandal battering her administration...

    The same scandal saw prosecutors carry out a morning swoop on the offices of South Korea’s largest conglomerate Samsung Electronics, looking for incriminating documents...

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