Archive for March, 2015
Conventional doctors and nurses will be in short supply by 2030 but there will be a glut of traditional herbal doctors and dentists, a study by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs forecast Monday.
The study predicts that the number of doctors will rise 33.5 percent by 2030, … …read more
Saudi Arabia has mobilized 150,000 troops and some 100 fighter jets to rout Iran-backed Houthi fighters that have taken over much of neighboring Yemen.
The main airport in the capital of Sana’a has been shut down making it impossible for civilian aircraft to land.
Saudi jets on Thu… …read more
An arsonist attempted to set fire to the Korea Cultural Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo around midnight Wednesday.
The unidentified person ran away after setting fire to two portable Zippo lighter fuel canisters outside the center’s side gate at 11:50 p.m., the Korean Embassy in Tokyo said Thurs… …read more
The most pressing issue for North Korean defectors is speedy resettlement in South Korean society. The Unification Ministry operates a resettlement center called Hanawon, where defectors undergo a three-month training program.
But many North Korean defectors are unhappy with the training. … …read more
Korea is one of the most scrappy societies in the OECD but the government’s ability to handle social conflicts ranks among the lowest.
In a recent report by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, Korea came fifth with 1.043 in the social conflict index as of 2011, after Turkey… …read more
A brief cold snap and sandstorms from China are ending clear and relatively warm weather this week.
The mercury fell to -1 degree Celsius in Seoul on Monday morning, about four degrees colder than normal.
Morning lows dropped below zero throughout the country, except for South Jeol… …read more
China has supplied South Sudan with Chinese-made anti-aircraft weapons to protect its oil fields, according to a news report Thursday.
South Sudanese troops were given Qianwei-2 anti-aircraft missiles, which though small are equipped with an infrared tracking system and capable of interce… …read more