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Kim Jong-Nam's murder politically motivated, says N Korean envoy, calls for joint probe

February 20, 2017 1:48 pm

The ambassador also denounced South Korea saying its southern neighbour was putting Malaysia under pressure so as to tarnish the relationship between the two countries.

New type of cyber attacks to rise in South Korea: Report

January 24, 2017 8:07 pm

New types of cyberattacks linked to IoT devices against government agencies and social infrastructure-related facilities are likely to increase.

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon narrows gap in opinion poll for South Korean presidency

January 16, 2017 8:47 am

Ban said on Thursday that he will make a decision "soon" on his political future.

Samsung heir becomes suspect in S. Korea political scandal

January 11, 2017 4:34 pm

Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics and the son of the Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-Hee, would be quizzed as a "suspect" in connection to bribery, prosecutors said.

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye impeached in parliamentary vote

December 09, 2016 4:25 pm

"I solemnly accept the voice of the parliament and the people and sincerely hope this confusion is soundly resolved," Park said at a meeting with her cabinet.

South Korea's President Park Guen-hye faces crucial week and impeachment push

December 05, 2016 11:39 am

South Korea President Park Guen-hye under pressure to step down by her own party and business groups set to give testimony to a parliamentary committee.

South Korea opposition introduces bill to impeach scandal-tainted President Park

December 03, 2016 10:22 am

South Korean President Park has come under intense pressure to step down, with hundreds of thousands of people streaming into the streets demanding her resignation at successive weekend rallies.

South Korean ruling party urges Park Geun-hye to quit in April

December 01, 2016 3:13 pm

Park has been named as a suspect in the investigation, making her the first sitting president to be subject to a criminal probe while in office.

South Korea: Operation to lift sunken ferry suspended amid strong waves

June 14, 2016 9:59 am

The Sewol had sank off southwestern island of Jindo in April 2014.

Heightened alert in South Korea following massive cyber attack carried out by North Korea

June 13, 2016 9:57 am

The South Korean police agency uncovered the hacking and worked with the companies and agencies affected to neutralise the malicious codes and prevent them from being used in a large-scale cyber attack.


Brutal knife attack on US ambassador to South Korea

March 05, 2015 12:41 pm

The attack happened at a venue in a performing arts center in Seoul, as the ambassador was preparing for a lecture.

South Korea celebrates the March First Independence Movement Day

March 01, 2015 12:05 pm

South Koreans celebrate this day as the anniversary of the 1919 uprising against Japanese colonial rule in Seoul.


UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.