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Sun, January 29, 2023 | 15:49
S. Korea to increase joint air defense exercises following N. Korean drone incursions
The South Korean military will expand annual air defense exercises in the wake of North Korean drone infiltrations into the South's airspace late last year, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Thursday. “The South Korean military plans to conduct a joint air defense exercise featuring all units four times a year,” a JCS officer told reporters. The training has been held bian...
Arms control talks likely to hurt alliance between Seoul and Washington
Against the backdrop of 38 ballistic missiles launched last year, North Korea has shown its intention not to give up on its nuclear ambitions, raising speculation that nuclear arms control is emerging - in the United States - as an alternative method to contain Pyongyang's evolving nuclear program.
Yoon's 'enemy' remarks escalate into diplomatic row with Iran
Tehran summoned the South Korean ambassador to Iran and threatened to review its diplomatic ties with Seoul in response to President Yoon Suk Yeol's recent remarks describing the Middle Eastern country as the biggest threat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In retaliation, the South Korean government also called in the Iranian ambassador to Korea, Thursday, raising concerns ...
Korea's KF-21 fighter jet achieves first supersonic flight
The KF-21 Boramae, the nation's first domestically developed fighter jet, successfully flew at supersonic speeds for the first time, Tuesday, the state arms procurement agency said. Securing supersonic capability is a major part of the project as it means key functions work smoothly irrespective of flight speeds.
Yoon's remarks draw ire from Iran
President Yoon Suk Yeol's description of Iran as the “enemy” of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provoked protest from Tehran as it calls Yoon's remark undiplomatic and asks for Seoul's explanation.
Talks on wartime forced labor issue pick up pace
Less than a week after South Korea delivered a proposal to resolve a wartime forced labor dispute with Japan, the two sides seem to be on the same page to find a speedy “solution” to the long-running issue that has caused bilateral ties to deteriorate to their lowest level in decades. Seo Min-jeong, director-general of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau at Korea's foreign m...
Two Koreans among passengers of plane that crashed in Nepal
A passenger aircraft carrying 72 people, including two Koreans, crashed in Nepal, Sunday, according to Seoul's foreign ministry. Chances of finding survivors appear to be slim. According to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the ATR-72 plane, operated by Nepal's Yeti Airlines flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, took off at 10:33 a.m. from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Intern...
North Korea likely to take advantage of new 'Cold War' paradigm: experts
With the global order shifting to a new “Cold War” paradigm, where North Korea partners with China and Russia against a U.S.-led trilateral alliance with South Korea and Japan, Pyongyang is expected to go its own way of advancing its nuclear program, according to diplomatic observers. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un noted that the structure of international relations has been...
Seoul may opt for psychological warfare in response to NK threats
South Korea is considering resuming psychological warfare operations, such as propaganda broadcasts or propaganda leaflets, against North Korea in the wake of the North's drone infiltration into South Korean airspace, according to a government official, Thursday. The idea came to light one day after President Yoon Suk-yeol threatened, Wednesday, to suspend a 2018 military pac...
Debate reopens over loudspeaker broadcasts in DMZ
The resumption of loudspeaker broadcasts has been emerging as a possible counter-measure in response to North Korea's security threats as South Korea has limited options to take in response to the North's recent use of drones to cross the inter-Korean border, infiltrating the South for the first time in five years. The South Korean military used to operate propaganda broadcas...
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