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June 19, 2018 2:12 PM Pentagon to set up ‘Space Force’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ordering the creation of a sixth branch of the military to focus on space, a move critics said could harm the Air Force. "It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space," Trump said before a meeting of his National Space Council. "We are going 6

June 7, 2018 9:40 AM S. Korea seeks 'early' agreement on ending Korean War

SEOUL: Seoul is in three-way talks with Pyongyang and Washington for an early agreement on formally ending the decades-old Korean War, it said Thursday ahead of a summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in Singapore next week. The 1950-53 conflict ceased with an armistice rather than a peace treaty, leaving the two sides technically at war, and US President 7

May 27, 2018 2:48 AM N. Korea's Kim hopes Trump summit will 'end history of confrontation': Moon

SEOUL: Kim Jong Un believes a summit with US President Donald Trump will be a landmark opportunity to end decades of confrontation, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said Sunday following his surprise meeting with the North Korean leader. "He (Kim) also expressed his intention to put an end to the history of war and confrontation through the success 10

May 15, 2018 1:57 PM Malaysian Muslims to begin fasting Thursday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Muslims will begin Ramadan fasting on Thursday, the Keeper of the Rulers seal Datuk Seri Syed Danial Syed Ahmad announced today. He said the date for the Ramadan fasting to begin followed a decree by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong after receiving the consent of the Malay rulers. Prior to this, Syed Danial in statement had said the date for sighting 7

May 15, 2018 7:55 AM Chinese volunteers emerge from virtual moon base

BEIJING: A group of Chinese volunteers has emerged from 110 days of isolation in a virtual "lunar lab", state media reported Tuesday, as the country pursues its ambition to put people on the moon. The official Xinhua news service streamed images on its website of the would-be astronauts emerging from their temporary home, a self-contained environment 17

May 5, 2018 8:02 AM South Korea police foil anti-Pyongyang leaflet launch

SEOUL: South Korean police on Saturday prevented activists from launching anti-Pyongyang leaflets to North Korea, citing an agreement reached at a historic inter-Korean summit last month. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to restore peace and reconciliation and cease all hostile acts when they met at the border 8

April 23, 2018 3:12 AM Axes, sunglasses and now a summit at Korea's DMZ

PANMUNJOM, South Korea: In the Demilitarized Zone that has divided the two Koreas for decades, the two sides come face to face — along with the contradictory narratives that will underlie a summit at the site this week. South Korean guards chosen for their height and looks, and sporting aviator sunglasses stand stern and unmoving outside the blue huts of the Joint 16

April 19, 2018 10:50 PM North Korea seeks ‘complete denuclearisation,’ South’s Moon says

South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Vietnam's National Assembly in Hanoi March 23, 2018. — Reuters picSEOUL, April 20 — North Korea has expressed its commitment to “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula and has not attached conditions, South Korea's president said yesterday, but Washington remains wary and has vowed to maintain “maximum 15

April 12, 2018 1:30 AM N. Korea parliament meets but Kim absent ahead of summits

A North Korean soldier takes photographs of a South Korean soldier standing guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating North Korea from South Korea, about 55 km (34 miles) north of Seoul January 29, 2014. — ReuterPYONGYANG, April 12 — North Korea’s parliament has met to rubber-stamp Kim Jong-un’s policies, but the leader 11

March 31, 2018 1:40 AM North Korea's Kim meets IOC chief in Pyongyang: KCNA

SEOUL: North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has met Olympics chief Thomas Bach in Pyongyang, thanking him for helping to bring about a "dramatic thawing" of tensions on the Korean peninsula, the country's state media said Saturday. Last month's Winter Olympics in South Korea triggered a fast-moving rapprochement that will see Kim sit down with the South's 13