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  • North Korea fires three short-range rockets as Pope visits South Korea

    3 weeks ago

    North Korea fired three short-range rockets off its east coast on Thursday, South Korea's Ministry of Defense said, shortly before Pope Francis arrived in Seoul on his first visit to Asia.

    The rockets were fired from multiple launchers in the North Korean port city of Wonsan and...

  • South Korea looking to buy Iron Dome

    3 weeks ago

    South Korea is interested in buying Iron Dome missile defense batteries from the Israeli weapons manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.

    South Korea expressed interest, according to Reuters, after Iron Dome achieved a 90 percent success rate in intercepting short-range...

  • Why would North Korea help Hamas build tunnels?

    By Jared Sichel

    July 28, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    According to a Saturday piece in the Daily Telegraph, unnamed Western security officials say North Korea is restocking Hamas's fast-depleting supply of rockets and equipment. 

    Even more worrisome, according to the report, the North Koreans have used their own expertise in...

  • ‘Homeland’ gets a South Korean adaptation

    February 20, 2014 | 1:08 pm

    South Korea is the latest country to buy the Israeli drama “Prisoners of War,” aka the original version of Showtime’s hit program “Homeland.” According to The Hollywood Reporter this particular adaptation will focus on tensions between South Korea and North Korea.

    Since...

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  • Letter from Shin Dong-hyuk

    January 24, 2014 | 12:22 pm

    I learned of the history of the Jewish people for the first time in South Korea, after my escape from political prison Camp 14 in North Korea. I also learned about the horrific Holocaust, the genocide suffered by the Jewish people at the hands of the Nazis some 70 years ago. 

    ...
  • Holocaust in North Korea

    By Jared Sichel

    January 23, 2014 | 10:13 am

    As Shin Dong-hyuk crawled over his friend’s lifeless body, the 23-year-old North Korean could feel the electric current shooting through him. 

    Luckily, for Shin, the two pairs of pants he was wearing, coupled with his friend’s corpse, shielded him for the most part from the...

  • In Iran talks, North Korea parallel goes only so far

    April 9, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    If you have nuclear weapons, all sorts of bad behavior will be tolerated.

    That’s the lesson some are worried Iran may be learning from North Korea’s increasingly confrontational stance against South Korea and the United States.

    Pyongyang has stepped up its belligerent rhetoric...

  • U.S. can intercept North Korean missile but may opt not to, admiral says

    April 9, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    The United States is capable of intercepting a North Korean missile, should it launch one in the coming days, but may choose not to if the projected trajectory shows it is not a threat, a top U.S. military commander told Congress on Tuesday.

    Admiral Samuel Locklear, the commander...

  • USAID: America, the mensch

    By Rob Eshman

    January 2, 2013 | 2:40 pm

    Hollywood had one question for Dr. Rajiv Shah: Why haven’t we heard of you before?

    That’s what everybody seemed to be asking, one way or another, when the young, gifted director of USAID came to a conference room at Creative Artists Agency on Dec. 13 to tell the story of the...

  • Arrest made following Wilshire Boulevard Temple bomb scare, vandalism

    By Ryan E. Smith

    December 20, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    A naturalized citizen from South Korea was arraigned today on charges related to the numerous bomb threats made Dec. 18 against Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) in Koreatown and a police squad car parked adjacent to its campus, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

    Wan...

  • Jews, Korean-Americans talk human rights in Iran, North Korea

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 5, 2012 | 12:18 pm

    Two organizations of young professionals, two isolated nuclear (or near-nuclear) powers with terrible human rights records, one Beverly Hills living room. 

    Those were the ingredients for an Aug. 30 event that brought together experts on North Korea and Iran to address members of...

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