Japan PM Abe seeks summit with South Korea's Park amid frosty ties

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye for a summit meeting in a letter handed over on Friday, seeking a breakthrough in the two countries` frosty ties over Japan`s wartime past, including running military brothels.

South Korea fires warning shots at North's patrol boat

South Korea fired warning shots on Friday after a North Korean patrol boat crossed a disputed maritime border to the west of the divided peninsula, the South`s military said.

South Korea proposes monument for its 8th century monk in Nalanda

Days after the opening of the Nalanda University at Rajgir, South Korea has proposed to install a monument to their 8th century travelling monk Hyecho near the institution's campus, seeking to further the ties between Bihar and the Asian country.

South Korea, Japan to hold talks on sex slavery

 Senior diplomats from South Korea and Japan will hold talks about Tokyo`s sexual enslavement of Korean women during the World War II, Seoul`s foreign ministry said Thursday.

South Korea detains US man in waters near border

South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river into rival North Korea, a South Korean defence official said today.

S. Korea detains American trying to swim to N. Korea

South Korean soldiers have detained a US citizen who was trying to swim across the river border into rival North Korea, the South`s defence ministry said Wednesday.

Iran equipment official charged with sexual harassment

South Korean police said on Tuesday they have charged an official with Iran`s Asian Games delegation with sexual harassment and banned him from leaving the country following a complaint by a female volunteer at a soccer stadium.

South Korea arrests man repatriated by North

A South Korean man repatriated by North Korea after an apparent defection attempt has been formally arrested for breaking the South`s strict national security law, police said Monday.

Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South

North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based ballistic missiles, the South`s defence ministry said Monday.

North Korea repatriates rare South Korea defector

North Korea on Thursday repatriated a South Korean man who had entered the country illegally in a rare case of an apparent defection into the impoverished, reclusive state.

Second member of K-pop group dies from car crash in South Korea

Seoul: A second member of the South Korean band Ladies' Code died from injuries sustained from a motor accident, her management said today.

North Korea fires missiles ahead of South Korea holiday

North Korea on Saturday test-fired three short-range missiles off its east coast, putting the South`s military on alert ahead of a traditional harvest holiday.

North Korea to repatriate rare South Korean defector

North Korea said on Friday it would send home a South Korean man who entered the country illegally in a rare case of a defection to the impoverished communist state.

Threatening letter, knife sent to S Korea minister

South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to "execute" the country`s defence minister, officials said Friday.

No decision on US missile deployment: South Korea

The US has not yet decided on its reported plan to deploy an advanced missile system in the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean official said Friday.

Threatening letter, knife sent to South Korea minister

South Korean police and military officials have launched a joint investigation into a letter threatening to "execute" the country`s defence minister, officials said on Friday.

South Korea, US to set up combined Army division

South Korea and the US have agreed to establish a combined Army division in 2015, Seoul`s Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

South Korea soldiers die in endurance training in latest mishap for military

Two South Korean soldiers have died after apparent suffocation during training to withstand capture by an enemy, a military official said, in the latest mishap to hit armed forces already battling charges of physical abuse and lax oversight.

'Crew of doomed South Korea ferry drank beer while awaiting rescue'

Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea`s worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one of them told a court, in an admission likely to fuel anger at their conduct during the final moments of the mishap.