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Korea mulling sanctions against Syria over chemical weapons use

South Korea is considering sanctions against Syria for the regime's illegal use of chemical weapons, the foreign ministry said Tuesday."The South Korean government expresses its deep concerns over Syr...

Updated : 2017.01.17 16:16

Korea urges Japan to stop claiming Dokdo

South Korea called on Japan Tuesday to stop its repeated and unjustifiable territorial claims of the country's easternmost islets of Dokdo.In a related move, the foreign ministry said that it called i...

Updated : 2017.01.17 15:51

Korean acting president calls for unwavering US ties ahead of Trump inauguration

South Korea's Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Tuesday called for enhanced ties with the United States ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, who expressed skep...

Updated : 2017.01.17 12:07

Korean man abducted for ransom last year murdered by Philippine policemen

A South Korean man who was kidnapped for ransom in the Philippines last year was recently found to have been killed by three local police officers and a former policeman, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The law enforcement officers and ex-policeman were behind the abduction of the 50-som...

Updated : 2017.01.17 10:54

Trump reiterates accusations allies free-riding on US security commitments

Incoming US President Donald Trump has reiterated his campaign accusations that many allies are free riding on American security commitments in an indication he could make good on his campaign pledges...

Updated : 2017.01.17 09:28

Ambassadors opine on the art of public diplomacy

As the realm of diplomacy increasingly engages the public at large, culture is being writ large in the vocabulary and method of foreign affairs experts around the globe.One of the major tasks of diplo...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:37

[HERALD INTERVIEW] ‘US-China clash could reset inter-Korean ties’

With US President-elect Donald Trump amplifying his pugnacious rhetoric on China, foreign policy pundits have sounded their jitters about the fallout on the Korean Peninsula and North Korean nuclear i...

Updated : 2017.01.16 17:25

Ex-US diplomat calls for US pressure on Japan to put aside statue row with Korea

The United States should exercise "outside pressure" on Japan to get the ally to put aside its complaint over a South Korean statue symbolizing Tokyo's wartime sexual slavery and work hard to mend tie...

Updated : 2017.01.16 09:11

Foreign ministers of Korea, Iraq to hold talks in Seoul this week

The foreign ministers of South Korea and Iraq will hold talks this week to discuss bilateral economic cooperation and other issues of mutual concern, Seoul's foreign ministry said Sunday.Seoul's Forei...

Updated : 2017.01.15 11:35

Koreans believe Trump administration will have big impact on NK nuke issue

The majority of South Koreans believe that the incoming US administration under President-elect Donald Trump will have considerable impact on the North Korean nuke issue, a poll showed Sunday.Accordin...

Updated : 2017.01.15 11:25

Seoul to convene meeting of key ambassadors to discuss security issues

South Korea will convene a meeting of key ambassadors this week to discuss security challenges facing the country, the foreign ministry said Sunday.According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seoul'...

Updated : 2017.01.15 09:36

[Newsmaker] Lippert bids tearful farewell

US Ambassador Mark Lippert has been championing public diplomacy since he arrived as Washington’s youngest-ever representative to Seoul in October 2014 at age 41.He reached out to ordinary citizens b...

Updated : 2017.01.13 17:57

Korea condemns deadly terror attacks in Afghanistan

South Korea on Thursday condemned recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan which killed dozens of people including diplomats from the United Arab Emirates.A series of deadly attacks in Afghanistan, including those near the Afghan Parliament in Kabul and a government compound in Kandahar, ca...

Updated : 2017.01.12 18:39

Seoul welcomes US secretary nominee's suggestion of continued sanctions on N. Korea

The foreign ministry hailed President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state on Thursday, who called for a continuation of a sanctions-oriented policy towards North Korea.During a Senate ...

Updated : 2017.01.12 16:26

US sanctions NK leader’s sister over human rights

The US slapped sanctions on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister Thursday, in its latest move to ratchet up pressure on the regime over its rampant human rights violations.Kim Yo-jong, a vice dir...

Updated : 2017.01.12 15:42