A South Korean political vacuum and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s concerns about his conservative political base have rekindled a feud over wartime history, just as tension over North Korea makes cooperation between the U.S. allies as vital as ever. The row over “comfort women”, as those forced to work[…]
Families torn apart by the Korean War six decades ago are to reunite briefly near the heavily fortified border of North and South Korea next month under a deal reached between the two sides on Tuesday, according to a statement from the South. The agreement to hold reunions, which would[…]
South Korea has stopped broadcasting anti-Pyongyang propaganda on the border, in a deal with North Korea, allowing the two countries to pull back from the brink of a potential military conflict. The move was part of a deal announced earlier on Tuesday following marathon talks. The broadcasts included news from[…]
South Korea fired tens of artillery rounds toward North Korea on Thursday after the North launched shells to protest South Korea’s anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts along the border, as tension escalated on the peninsula. North Korea did not return fire but later warned Seoul in a letter that it would take[…]
This article is part of series focusing on Muslim communities and minorities around the world. Islam is not necessarily a faith one would immediately associate with countries in the Far East, a region where oriental culture is practically engrained in the everyday lifestyle of natives. In fact, religion in the[…]
South Korean activists vowed Friday to push ahead with a political leaflet launch over the border with North Korea, despite threats of retaliation from Pyongyang, appeals for restraint from Seoul and the angry opposition of local residents. The activists plan to release balloons carrying around 40,000 leaflets criticising the North’s[…]
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