A South Korean court sentenced the captain of a ferry — which sank in April, killing more than 300 people onboard and plunging the country into prolonged mourning and soul-searching — to 36 years in prison Tuesday. Capt. Lee Joon-seok (69) was convicted of gross negligence, but was also acquitted of a homicide charge, which […]
Corruption is a major threat across the globe, impacting citizen’s perceptions of their leaders and trust for their government, regardless of the level of development or economic ranking. Corruption can also play a role in political unrest, as seen around the world from the Middle East to China to Greece.
China halved its Iranian crude imports in March compared with a year earlier due to disputes over contract terms, its deepest cut so far this year as Western sanctions complicate Tehran’s oil exports. South Korea cut its imports by 40 percent in March from a year earlier,
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Even in defeat, Lebanon’s national soccer team could celebrate a major victory. Lebanon lost, 4-2, to the United Arab Emirates at the Al Wahda stadium on Wednesday — despite the full-throated support of thousands of Lebanese fans
In the most serious attack for over 20 years, a North Korean torpedo was found to be responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan, a 300-ft South Korean warship, which sank on March 26 with the loss of 46 lives. An official report, carried out by South Korean investigators together with teams from the United […]
UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano here Monday singled out the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Iran and Syria as three regions that have not provided the necessary ” cooperation” towards achieving a nuclear-weapon-free world.
A South Korean group led by Korea Power Electric Corp. won a $20 billion contract to build four nuclear plants in the United Arab Emirates, the second-biggest Arab economy. Korea Power, a state-run utility that supplies almost all the power in South Korea also known as KEPCO, won the U.A.E.’s first nuclear power plant order […]