Philippines confirms second MERS case

A foreigner who flew to the Philippines from the Middle East has become the second confirmed case of MERS in the country, the health department said Monday, as a deadly outbreak in South Korea spreads alarm across Asia.

South Korean official falls to death in China

A senior South Korean official fell to his death from a hotel on Sunday in northeast China where he had been handling the aftermath of a recent bus crash that killed 10 South Korean government officials.

Fancied Netherlands beat South Korea 2-1 to win women's HWL
Fancied Netherlands beat South Korea 2-1 to win women's HWL

World and Olympic champions The Netherlands lifted the Women's Hockey World League Semifinals title trophy after rallying to prevail 2-1 over Asian Games gold-medallists South Korea in the summit clash here.

South Korean navy officer arrested for spying for China

A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday.

Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL
Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL

World champions The Netherlands outplayed Australia 5-1 to set up a title clash with South Korea on Saturday in the women's Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here.

Nurse infected with MERS virus in South Korea

A nurse in South Korea's capital city tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Friday, authorities said.

Nurse infected with MERS virus in South Korea

A nurse in South Korea`s capital city tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus on Friday, authorities said.

Four dead, two missing in South Korea storage tank explosion

Four workers were killed and two others were missing Friday when a waste water storage tank exploded at a chemical plant in the South Korean industrial city of Ulsan, authorities said.

MERS infection strikes again in South Korea

 The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) struck again with another case of infection being reported in South Korea on Thursday, marking the first case in five days, the health ministry said.

At least seven South Koreans killed in China bus crash: Xinhua

 At least seven South Koreans were killed on Wednesday in a bus crash in northeastern China, state media said, while a government official in Seoul put the toll at 10.

South Korea waives visa fees to attract tourists amid MERS
South Korea waives visa fees to attract tourists amid MERS

South Korea on Wednesday said it would waive visa fees for visitors from China and Southeast Asia as it struggles to recover from the MERS outbreak which has seen tourist numbers plummet.

South Korea navy fires warning shots to chase off North boat
South Korea navy fires warning shots to chase off North boat

 A South Korean naval ship fired warning shots Tuesday to chase off a North Korean patrol boat which crossed their disputed western sea border, military officials said.

South Korea MERS toll reaches 33

South Korea reported one more Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus death on Tuesday, raising the toll to 33.

No new MERS cases in South Korea

No new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Monday for the second consecutive day.

Thousands march in Seoul for South Korea`s gay pride parade

Thousands marched through central Seoul Sunday in what organisers described as South Korea`s biggest annual gay pride parade, with many celebrating the US Supreme Court`s historic decision allowing same-sex couples nationwide to wed.

MERS toll reaches 32 in South Korea

South Korea on Sunday reported one more death, due to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), taking the toll to 32, the health ministry said.

China's first MERS patient discharged from hospital

China's first confirmed Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient was discharged from hospital and returned home to South Korea on Friday.

South Korea's former first lady to visit Pyongyang

The widow of former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung is likely to visit North Korea next month and meet with leader Kim Jong-un, an official said on Friday.

South Korea passes new law to curb MERS outbreak

South Korea has introduced a new law designed to curb a MERS outbreak, tightening quarantine restrictions and imposing jail sentences on those who defy anti-infection measures in a crisis that has now left 31 dead.

South Korea blacklists groups,individuals for arms trade with North

South Korea imposed financial sanctions on Friday on a Syrian research centre as well as six Taiwanese individuals and companies for their alleged involvement in arms trading with North Korea.