North Korea Archives | Page 2 of 50 | Be Korea-savvy

Archive by category North Korea

Doctor Who Saved North Korean Defector’s Life Accused of “Terrorism Against Human Dignity”

Doctor Who Saved North Korean Defector’s Life Accused of “Terrorism Against Human Dignity”

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – With news continuing to filter out that the wounded North Korean defector brought to Ajou University Hospital has regained consciousness and is on the road to recovery, lead doctor Lee Kook-jong has won plaudits from many corners for his role in saving the soldier’s life.  However, a minor controversy [...]

NK Eligible for Olympics Despite Listing As Terror-Sponsoring Nation: IOC

NK Eligible for Olympics Despite Listing As Terror-Sponsoring Nation: IOC

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The International Olympic Committee said North Korea is qualified to participate in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics irrespective of its recent relisting as a terror-sponsoring state by the United States, a U.S. broadcaster reported Thursday. On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump put Pyongyang back on the state sponsor of terrorism list in a move to [...]

Forgotten Bomb Shelter Shows Stark Reality of National Division

Forgotten Bomb Shelter Shows Stark Reality of National Division

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — For many and for so long, South Korea may have been a must-visit place, as it remains the last front line of the Cold War where hundreds of thousands of troops confront each other along the heavily fortified military border. But witnessing the true reality of division had never [...]

S. Korea’s Foreign Minister Asks for UNHCR Efforts to Help N.K. Defectors

S. Korea’s Foreign Minister Asks for UNHCR Efforts to Help N.K. Defectors

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s foreign minister asked the U.N. refugee agency on Tuesday to make efforts to protect and support North Korean defectors living overseas, her office in Seoul has said. Kang Kyung-wha earlier held a luncheon meeting in Seoul with Filippo Grandi, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, according to [...]

U.N. Command Holds Off on Showing N. Korean Soldier’s Defection Footage

U.N. Command Holds Off on Showing N. Korean Soldier’s Defection Footage

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The United Nations Command (UNC) reversed a plan Thursday to make public footage of a North Korean soldier making a desperate defection dash to South Korea earlier this week. It cited concern over unnecessary speculation on what happened at the truce village of Panmunjom on Monday afternoon. The North’s soldier suffered multiple gunshot wounds, chased by his fellow soldiers [...]

South Korean Military Considering New Rules of Engagement

South Korean Military Considering New Rules of Engagement

SEOUL, November 16 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean military officials are reportedly contemplating a change to the current rules of engagement at the inter-Korean border, following criticism over the response to North Korean troops firing shots at a defecting North Korean soldier. According to a source close to the military on Wednesday, despite the United Nations [...]

Maritime Minister Says N. Korea’s Return of S. Korean Boat May Be Conciliatory Move

Maritime Minister Says N. Korea’s Return of S. Korean Boat May Be Conciliatory Move

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Oceans Minister Kim Young-choon on Tuesday interpreted North Korea’s recent repatriation of a seized South Korean fishing boat as a “conciliatory gesture,” as Seoul seeks to improve cross-border ties. During a parliamentary session, Kim also dismissed speculation that Pyongyang captured the boat, 391 Hungjin, last month in a move [...]