South Korean air force chief steps down after death, sexual abuse of army officer

Seoul: South Korea`s air force chief resigned on Friday (June 4), apologising and taking responsibility for the death of a member of the force who took her own life, according to her family, after being sexually harassed by a colleague. Lee Seong-yong offered to step down a day after an air force master sergeant was […]

Korean Air gets 5-star Airline rating for COVID-19 safety

Seoul: Korean Air announced on May 27 that it has been selected as a 5-star airline by Skytrax, receiving the highest level of safety rating related to the prevention of COVID-19. Skytrax is an airline rating and consulting agency based in London, UK. Since last year, this institution has evaluated the safety level of COVID-19 […]

North Korea condemns US termination of South Korean missile range guidelines, calls it hostile act

Seoul: The US` termination of a guideline that limits the range of South Korean missiles to 800 kilometers (450 miles) demonstrates Washington`s hostile policy towards Pyongyang and aims at triggering an arms race on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea`s international affairs critic, Kim Myong Chol was quoted as saying by the state media. Last week, […]

South Korea lifts compulsion of mask for COVID-19 vaccinated residents

Seoul: South Korea on Wednesday (May 26) said masks will no longer be required outdoors from July for those vaccinated with at least one COVID-19 shot. The move is a bid to encourage older residents to get vaccinated as South Korea aims to immunise at least 70% of its 52 million people by September, from […]

South Korea extends strict quarantine measures for 3 weeks to curb COVID-19 infections

Seoul: South Korea decided Friday (May 21) to extend its tightened quarantine measures for three more weeks over the continuing COVID-19 pandemic here, especially in the Seoul metropolitan area. Under the country`s five-tier social-distancing guidelines, the third-highest Level 2 will be kept in place till June 13 in the capital Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi […]

China shows interest in working with Russia on Arctic Station Project

Moscow: Beijing, following Seoul, is showing interest in cooperation in the framework of the project to build the Snowflake International Arctic Station, Nikolai Korchunov, ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, a senior official of the Arctic Council from Russia, told Sputnik. “China has already announced that it is ready to join, is showing interest in […]

COVID-19: South Korea delivers first batch of medical assistance to India

Incheon: The first batch of medical assistance from South Korea departed from the city of Incheon on Sunday to help India combat the COVID-19 pandemic that has put a strain on the medical infrastructure of the country. “A friend in need is a friend indeed. India and ROK as special strategic partners are such friends […]

COVID-19 crisis: Help pours in from all over the world to support India

New Delhi: Three more countries–Russia, South Korea, and Canada have announced assistance to India to deal with the COVID crisis as supplies continue to pour in from different parts of the world including Singapore.  On Wednesday, Russian President Putin called Indian PM Modi and assured full support for India to deal with the covid crisis. […]

South Korea concerned, US confident, over Japan’s contaminated water discharge

SEOUL: South Korea raised concerns over Japan`s decision to release contaminated water from its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea with visiting U.S. climate envoy John Kerry, its foreign ministry said, but Kerry reaffirmed Washington`s confidence in the plan`s transparency. Kerry arrived in Seoul on Saturday (April 17) to discuss international efforts to tackle […]