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Ramadan tradition practiced in Seoul
Aug 06, 2013
A ceremonial banquet was held by Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for prominent Muslim residents of Korea to celebrate Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and prayer. The August 1 banquet, known as Iftar, has been held on an annual basis since 2004, to increase understan...


War veterans visit Korea to remember scars
Jul 29, 2013
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement, representatives and war veterans from UN forces member states arrived in Korea one after another. The number of guests visiting Korea this time amounts to 4,000 coming from a total of 27 countries, includ...


Members of IKAA pay visit to KOCIS
Jul 26, 2013
Members of the Indo-Korean Amity Association (IKAA) paid a visit to the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) on July 26 to discuss cultural exchanges between the two nations.During the talk with KOCIS director Woo Jin-yung, Secretary General Jagdish Kapri Alisa Swamiji ...


[Interview] Philippine ambassador: Korea on right track...
Jul 25, 2013
The Philippines provided great assistance to Korea during the Korean War six decades ago. Beginning in 1950, the Philippines dispatched five battalions of 7,420 soldiers for five years to assist in future restoration, as a member of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehab...


Exhibition marks 60th anniversary of Armistice
Jul 24, 2013
Records of Korea’s painful war-torn past and its transformation from the ashes of the war can be seen at the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History (MUCH). Located in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul, the museum is currently holding a special exhibition to mark the 60th anniver...


[Interview] British ambassador on trust-building proces...
Jul 24, 2013
British Ambassador to Korea Scott Wightman visited the North Korea, recently. During his visit, he told North Korean authorities that “the outside world is not hostile toward North Korea, and there is an opportunity for a different type of relationship.” He also told them that Ko...


Korean dolphins released back into wild
Jul 23, 2013
A male Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin, completely entrapped in a net, was lifted from the sea off Seogwipo, Jeju Island on May 2009. A month later in June, another male dolphin was caught at the same location. The dolphin captured in May was named Jedol, the latter one Chunsam. ...


[Interview] Dutch ambassador on Netherlands' role in Ko...
Jul 22, 2013
When the Korean War started in 1950, the Netherlands was not in good shape. The country had been ravaged by the battles of World War II. Still busy with restoration, the country dispatched its army and navy to the Korean Peninsula. From December 1950 to the end of ...


[Interview] Korean War, though painful, to be remembere...
Jul 17, 2013
Colombian Ambassador to Korea Jaime Cabal said we should all remember the Korean War (1950-1953), which has become a “Forgotten War,” although it is a painful part of history. In an interview to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the armistice, Cabal said he hoped that people sh...


100 caricatures on display in Seoul
Jul 16, 2013
Facial images of three global figures, President Putin, Samsung’s Chairman Lee Kun-hee, and billionaire Warren Buffett, are highlighted at an exhibition in Seoul. The images drawn in a simplified or exaggerated way provide visitors with a laugh. The image of the Russian president...