South Korea reports five more cases of MERS illness

South Korea confirmed five more cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, the health ministry said early on Wednesday, bringing to 30 the total number of cases in the country of the often-deadly illness.

South Korea reports two MERS deaths

South Korean authorities on Tuesday confirmed death of two people from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), the country's first fatalities from the virus.

South Korea reports first two deaths from MERS respiratory illness

South Korea on Tuesday reported the first two deaths from an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) that has affected 25 people in two weeks. 

South Korea, US conduct biggest anti-submarine naval drill

 Barely weeks after North Korea announced its first launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine, South Korea and the US conducted their biggest joint anti-submarine naval exercise, the Seoul government announced on Monday.

South Korea, China sign free trade deal

South Korea and China signed a free trade deal today that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades.

South Korea, US stage major joint anti-submarine exercise

South Korea and the United States kicked off a major anti-submarine drill today, weeks after North Korea claimed it had successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile.

Live anthrax found in US military shipment to Australia - Official

An investigation of a US military facility`s mistaken shipments of live anthrax bacteria has turned up another live sample, this one from a 2008 batch sent to Australia, a US defence official said on Friday.

South Korea reports two additional MERS cases

South Korea confirmed two more MERS cases Friday, bringing the total number of patients infected with the potentially deadly virus to nine, though none are in critical condition, health officials said.

Dozens may have come in contact with anthrax: US military

As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said.

South Korea to play friendly against UAE in Malaysia
South Korea to play friendly against UAE in Malaysia

South Korea will play United Arab Emirates in a World Cup qualifying warm-up in Kuala Lumpur on June 11, the KFA said on Thursday.

South Korea reports seven MERS cases, one suspect flies to China

South Korea said Thursday it had confirmed two more MERS virus infections, bringing the total number of cases to seven, as one suspected victim ignored warnings and flew to China on a business trip.

Facing closure of refugee camp, Christmas Island grasps for economic future

If the remote Australian outpost of Christmas Island had its way, it would have reopened a local casino that once raked in billions of dollars instead of renting hotel rooms at an ageing resort to refugee camp workers. 

South Korea, US, Japan nuclear envoys to step up pressure on North Korea

Nuclear envoys from South Korea, Japan and the United States agreed Wednesday to step up pressure -- including possible sanctions -- on North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons, while keeping diplomatic options "open."

South Korean President to visit US on June 16


Washington: US President Barack Obama will host his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye here at the White House next month to boost bilateral ties.

PM Narendra Modi's 'selfie diplomacy' a big hit in China: Harsh Pant

The six-day, three-nation tour that took Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China, Mongolia and South Korea in May 2015 was full of new beginnings.

North Korea building artillery positions near sea border

North Korea is building artillery positions in an uninhabited island just above the inter-Korean maritime border, South Korean military said on Tuesday.

Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

 A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace.

Peace activists cross North-South Korea border

A group of women peace activists, led by American feminist Gloria Steinem, made a rare crossing of one of the world`s most militarised borders Sunday to promote reconciliation between North and South Korea.

Japan, South Korea financial chiefs resume talks amid diplomatic row

Japan and South Korea on Saturday held the first dialogue of their financial chiefs in two and a half years, agreeing to improve economic ties despite diplomatic frictions between the two Asian countries.

Army boy Choi Jin-Ho leads the ranks after second round
Army boy Choi Jin-Ho leads the ranks after second round

Fresh from a spell of military service, South Korea`s Choi Jin-Ho put in a perfectly disciplined performance Friday to take a two-stroke lead after the second round of the SK Telecom Open in Incheon.