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.

PM Modi's Mongolia visit more about leverage over China: Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Mongolia was aimed more at gaining some psychological leverage over China than about building trade and economic ties, according to experts.

South Korea says North drops demand for wage hike at joint factory park


Seoul: North Korea has dropped a demand for a wage hike for its workers at the Kaesong factory park run jointly with Seoul, South Korea said on Friday, paving the way for talks to resolve the latest dispute over the zone. 

DMZ peace marchers rebuff criticism

A group of international women peace activists who plan to cross the border from North to South Korea this weekend, defended themselves Friday against "overheated" charges that Pyongyang was manipulating them for propaganda purposes.

Seoul, Japan, US to discuss North Korea next week

Chief nuclear envoys of South Korea, US and Japan will convene here next week on ways to dissuade North Korea from developing nuclear weapons, Seoul`s foreign ministry said on Friday.

South Korean court orders release of ex-Korean Air executive in ''nut rage'' case

A South Korean appeals court ordered the release on Friday of a former Korean Air Lines executive convicted after an outburst over the way she had been served macadamia nuts, suspending her jail sentence.

South Korea's Park names new PM after scandal strikes again

South Korean President Park Geun-hye nominated her justice minister as prime minister after the incumbent stood down amid scandal - her sixth choice for the job since taking office in 2013. 

South Korea confirms second case of MERS virus; third case possible

South Korean health officials have confirmed the country`s second case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in a patient who nursed her infected husband before he was diagnosed with the disease after a trip to Bahrain.

PM Narendra Modi defamed India abroad: Congress

Congress on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "defaming" the country by raising domestic issues abroad and making remarks on how people earlier used to think what sin they committed to have been born in India.