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Anti-piracy unit’s mission expanded to Hormuz Strait
Anti-piracy unit’s mission expanded to Hormuz Strait
Defense
The Ministry of National Defense said Tuesday that its anti-piracy Cheonghae Unit will expand its operational range to cover the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow body of water between the Persian and Oman Gulf that sees millions of barrels of oil passing through it daily.“Given the heightened tensions in the Middle East, we’ve decided to field the anti-piracy unit to cover those additional areas to safeguard our people and guarantee free passage of our ships,” said the ministry.In ad
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 8,093 foreigners here illegally voluntarily leave Korea
8,093 foreigners here illegally voluntarily leave Korea
Social affairs
The Justice Ministry said Tuesday that 8,093 foreign nationals who had been staying in Korea illegally voluntarily left in the period of one month, thanks to new incentives that exempt them from penalties if they leave by June 30 and allow them to reenter the country on short-term visas.The daily average number of those leaving Korea more than doubled after the incentives were introduced on Dec. 11, the ministry said.From March 1, those found to have overstayed their visas will be slapped with f
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