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13th Korean National Taekwondo Championships conclude at Liaquat Gymnasium, Islamabad 

13th Korean National Taekwondo Championships conclude at Liaquat Gymnasium, Islamabad 

ISLAMABAD, November, 8, 2018 By; Asghar Ali Mubarak The Pakistan Taekwondo Federation with the kind hearted support of AF Powertek Engineering FZC, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Ltd, CE&MD New City Housing Society, Korean Embassy, Islamabad and special patronage of DG PSB has organized 13th Korean National Taekwondo (Senior / Junior & Kids Championships from 2 to 8 November 2018 atLiaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports […]

K-pop drives boom in Korean language lessons

K-pop drives boom in Korean language lessons

Korean is rapidly growing in popularity, in a language-learning boom driven by the popularity of the country’s pop stars. A desire to learn the lyrics of K-Pop hits like Gangnam Style has boosted the Korean language’s popularity explode in countries like the US, Canada, Thailand and Malaysia. A report by the Modern Language Association shows […]

North Korean Ex-Diplomat Says Blackmail Is Part of Regime’s Playbook

North Korean Ex-Diplomat Says Blackmail Is Part of Regime’s Playbook

Defector’s tale of asking $1 billion from Israel to halt missile sales to Iran holds lessons for U.S SEOUL—In a Stockholm cafe one winter’s day in 1999, North Korea’s ambassador to Sweden made a proposal to his Israeli counterpart, according to a former Pyongyang diplomat: Give North Korea $1 billion in cash and we will […]

North Korean Denuclearization Talks Uncertain After Pompeo Visit

North Korean Denuclearization Talks Uncertain After Pompeo Visit

Pyongyang accuses U.S. of ‘gangster-like tactics’ but says it maintains trust in Trump TOKYO—The path ahead for talks with North Korea appeared uncertain after a weekend visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ended with Pyongyang accusing the U.S. of “gangster-like tactics” and increasing the “risk of war,” but saying it retained confidence in President […]

First ever conference to woo South Korean investors to Pakistan held

First ever conference to woo South Korean investors to Pakistan held

ISLAMABAD (APP) – The Embassy of Pakistan in South Korea hosted the maiden interactive session and investment conference in Seoul to attract the local investors to Pakistan by highlight the potential of foreign investment in the country. The conference, titled “Emerging Pakistan: Opportunities for Bilateral Investment and Trade”, attracted more than 140 representatives from renowned […]

Korean Team Arrives To Play Davis Cup Tie Against Pakistan

Korean Team Arrives To Play Davis Cup Tie Against Pakistan

By: Asghar Ali Mubarak: January, 28, 2018 Islamabad; A-nine memberKorean Davis Cup contingent has arrived in Islamabad to play its Asia Oceania Zone Group-1 tie against Pakistan on February 2 and 3 here at the grass courts of Pakistan Sports Complex. The tie would be held under the new two-day format set by International Tennis […]

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

New Video Shows Kim Jong Nam’s Accused Killers Knew They Had Poison, Police Say The women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried to separate restrooms immediately after smearing liquid on his face Previously unreleased airport security video shows that the women accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea’s dictator hurried […]

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

North Korean official blames Trump for rising tensions on Korean Peninsula

News Desk North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song Ryol told the Associated Press that Pyongyang will not “keep its arms crossed” in the face of a possible preemptive strike by the U.S. Han warned North Korea will “go to war if they choose.” “If the U.S. comes with reckless military maneuvers then we will […]

South Korean president sacked by top court

South Korean president sacked by top court

South Korean president sacked by top court AFP South Korean acting Constitutional Court’s Chief Judge Lee Jung-mi, top centre, speaks during the final ruling of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment at the Constitutional Court in Seoul, South Korea Friday, March 10. South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired by the country’s top court on […]

Park’s downfall a big setback for South Korean women fighting bias

Park’s downfall a big setback for South Korean women fighting bias

Back in 2013, South Korea’s Park Geun-hye smashed through the ultimate glass ceiling, giving women hope their first female president would lead to better gender equality in a deeply male-dominated society. Her messy political downfall hasn’t exactly been a lean in moment for South Korean women. Fast forward four years and you see few women […]

YouTube blocks North Korean state television channel

YouTube blocks North Korean state television channel

Google’s video-streaming service YouTube has blocked North Korea’s state television channel. Korean Central Television’s page now bears a message saying the account has “been terminated for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines”. The channel is used mainly for daily and breaking news broadcasts. Reports suggest the reason could be the possibility of Pyongyang earning advertising money on […]

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Seoul protest targets South Korean President Park Gun-hye

Tens of thousands of protesters have gathered in the South Korean capital, Seoul, to demand the resignationof President Park Gun-hye. Large numbers of police officers are being deployed to prevent demonstrators reaching the presidential palace. Ms Park is accused of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without clearance. The president, whose approval […]