South Korea

Netflix to invest $500 million in South Korea

LOS ANGELES: Netflix has announced plans to spend nearly $500 million in South Korea in 2021, and add more variety and diversity to their growing presence across the globe. South Korean shows, movies and K-pop have garnered global popularity in

980,000 Pakistanis sent abroad for employment in last two years: SAPM Bukhari

KARACHI: Around 980,000 Pakistanis have been sent abroad for employment in the last two years by the incumbent government. The was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

K-Pop group BTS allowed to defer military service

SEOUL: South Korea’s parliament has passed a bill allowing Grammy-nominated K-pop artists such as BTS to postpone mandatory military service until the age of 30. All able-bodied South Korean men aged between 18 and 28 must serve in the military

South Korea’s pop culture boosts Netflix’s growth

NEW YORK: A new report has stated that South Korea has become Netflix’s biggest source of growth in the international markets. According to Netflix, 46% of its net new global paid customers in the third quarter came from the Asia

South Korea closes schools in Seoul after resurgence in COVID-19 cases

SEOUL: Schools in South Korea’s capital have once again been closed after a resurgence of coronavirus cases in the city. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported 280 new coronavirus cases as of midnight Monday, bringing the country’s

South Korea restricts visas, flights from Pakistan

SEOUL: South Korea has strengthened visa and entry restrictions for Pakistan and Bangladesh as the countries have recently reported a surge in coronavirus cases. According to the Korean media, the ban will be in effect from June 23 (today), under

South Korean students return to school for first time this year

SEOUL: South Korean high schools opened on Wednesday for the first time this year, with mask-wearing senior students returning to class over a phased plan to reopen all schools under strict protocols to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

South Korea reports no domestic COVID-19 case

SEOUL: South Korea has recorded no domestic case of coronavirus epidemic since February. South Korea largely managed to bring the coronavirus outbreak under control without major disruptions with a massive testing campaign and intensive contact tracing. According to the South

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is ‘alive and well’

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “alive and well”, a top security adviser to the South’s President Moon Jae-in said, downplaying rumours over Kim’s health following his absence from a key anniversary. “Our government position is firm,” said

South Korea heads to polls despite global pandemic

SEOUL: South Korea went to vote in parliamentary elections on Wednesday despite the coronavirus threat, putting on compulsory face masks and gloves to cast their ballots. South Korea is among the first countries with a major virus outbreak to hold

Samsung to discontinue all LCD production by end 2020

SEOUL: South Korean panel maker Samsung Display has decided to end all of its production of liquid crystal display (LCD) panels in South Korea and China by the end of this year. A company spokeswoman informed an international news agency

Coronavirus: Samsung to shift smartphone production to Vietnam

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics will temporarily move some smartphone production to Vietnam from South Korea after another of its Korean staff tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing it to close a factory. A company spokeswoman on Friday said the group had

Samsung admits Galaxy S10 fingerprint access flaw

SEOUL: Tech giant Samsung Electronics on Friday acknowledged a major flaw with its fingerprint system that allows other people to open its top-end smartphones, advising users to delete all registered prints. Samsung is the flagship subsidiary of the giant Samsung

Hyundai invests $35 billion, gears up for automotive tech

SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Group announced its plans to invest $34.65 billion in mobility technology today on Tuesday. The group is aiming to make strategic investments by 2025 as well. These statements came into limelight as South Korea’s celebrated automaker determines