A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, slowly emerged from a grey sea on Thursday (Mar 23), a sombre reminder of a tragedy that traumatised the country.
As South Korea quadruples the reward offered to North Korean defectors for classified information, one of them living near the demilitarised zone shares her story with Channel NewsAsia - nearly 10 years after she made the decision to move.
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye was fired Friday (Dec 10) as a court upheld her impeachment over a corruption scandal that has paralysed the nation at a time of mounting tensions in East Asia.
Opponents of South Korea's ousted leader, Park Geun Hye rallied in the capital, Seoul, on Saturday to demand that she be arrested, a day after she was thrown out of office over a corruption scandal involving the country's conglomerates.
The Samtan Art Mine for example, says it continues to see visitors from other parts of Southeast Asia but not China even though the drama linked to the attraction is highly popular there.
The United States has started to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to South Korea, US Pacific Command said in a statement on Tuesday.
South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office.
Hanjin Shipping, which had been the world's seventh-largest container shipper, applied for court receivership in late August after its creditor banks halted further support.
The heir of South Korean giant Samsung was arrested on Friday as part of a probe into corruption and influence-peddling that caused President Park Geun-hye to be impeached.
South Korea's prime minister will preside over a national security council meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the suspected murder of the North Korean leader's estranged half-brother in Malaysia, his office said.