S. Korea did not receive THAAD information from Lockheed Martin: ministry

The Korea Herald > World > World News

IS seizes most of Yarmuk refugee camp in Damascus: PLO

DAMASCUS  (AFP) -- Militants from the Islamic State jihadist group seized control of most of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp in southern Damascus Wednesday, a local Palestinian official told AFP."Fighters from IS launched an assault this morning on Yarmuk and they took over the majori...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:36

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit

TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's defense minister says security forces have achieved a ``magnificent victory'' over the Islamic State group in Tikrit. Khalid al-Obeidi said Wednesday that security forces have ``accomplished their mission'' in the monthlong offensive to rid Saddam Hussein's home...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:36

Obama authorizes sanctions to combat cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized imposing economic sanctions on US and foreign hackers, allowing the government to block the assets of persons involved in cyber attacks on US targets."Cyber threats pose one of the most serious economic and national securit...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:35

Turkey detains leftists after bloody hostage drama

ISTANBUL  (AFP) -- Turkish authorities on Wednesday rounded up over 30 suspected members of the radical leftist group behind a bloody hostage standoff that left a top Istanbul prosecutor dead and shocked the country.Funeral ceremonies were being held for prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, who...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:27

Palestine joins International Criminal Court

THE HAGUE (AFP) -- Palestine formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a move the Palestinians hope could open the door to the possible prosecution of Israelis for alleged war crimes.The accession was marked at a closed-door ceremony at ICC headquarters in The Hague, e...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:25

35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early on Wednesday, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also hit a factory in a western port city and 35 workers died there, according to witn...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:22

Lufthansa chief visits crash area as 'cabin video' emerges

LE VERNET, France (AFP) -- The heads of Lufthansa and Germanwings paid their respects Wednesday near the crash site of the plane that slammed into the French Alps, after reports a video had emerged showing the final terrifying seconds in the cabin.Carsten Spohr and Thomas Winkelmann's visi...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:21

Beijing welcomes Taipei's AIIB application: Xinhua

BEIJING (AFP) -- Taiwan is welcome to participate in the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Bank if it does so "under an appropriate name", Chinese state media quoted officials as saying Wednesday.Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory and opposes international recognition for the i...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:16

A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreed to press on. And as the latest round hit t...

Updated : 2015.04.01 22:10

[Newsmaker] Buhari boosts democracy in Nigeria

LAGOS ― Muhammadu Buhari, who has claimed victory in Nigeria’s most closely fought presidential election, is not a man who is easily put off.He tried three times previously to become head of state s...

Updated : 2015.04.01 20:23

[Newsmaker] Saudi troops would face Yemen ‘quagmire’

DUBAI ― Saudi-led airstrikes alone are unlikely to crush Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels but a ground incursion would risk a bloody “quagmire” and escalating tensions with Tehran, experts say.Saudi Ar...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:40

[Graphic News] The Arab peacekeeping force

Arab League member states (11 countries ― Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, UAE) have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peac...

Updated : 2015.03.29 18:38

Foreign Minister Yun says Japan faces test to leadership

Japan will risk "severe damage" to its leadership if it misses important opportunities on the horizon this year, South Korea's top diplomat said Sunday.  On a current affairs TV program, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se spoke in references to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech sche...

Updated : 2015.03.29 13:25

U.N. staff flee war-torn Yemen, Russia voices concern

The United Nations evacuated staff from war-torn Yemen on Saturday as Russia warned Saudi-led air strikes on Iranian-backed rebels were affecting crunch nuclear talks between world powers and Tehran.Y...

Updated : 2015.03.29 10:30

Singapore honors Lee with elaborate state funeral

Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be given an elaborate state funeral Sunday, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago.  Tens of thousand...

Updated : 2015.03.29 09:44