[Newsmaker] Saudi troops would face Yemen ‘quagmire’

DUBAI ― Saudi-led airstrikes alone are unlikely to crush Iranian-backed Yemeni rebels but a ground incursion would risk a bloody “quagmire” and escalating tensions with Tehran, experts say.Saudi Arabia pledged to do “whatever ...

[Graphic News] The Arab peacekeeping force

Arab League member states (11 countries ― Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkey, UAE) have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details ...

S. Korea, Vietnam initial free trade deal

South Korea and Vietnam have initialed their free trade agreement that aims to boost bilateral trade by removing tariffs and other barriers, the government said Sunday.  Following Saturday's initialing in Seoul, South Korea will...

Foreign Minister Yun says Japan faces test to leadership

Japan will risk "severe damage" to its leadership if it misses important opportunities on the horizon this year, South Korea's top diplomat said Sunday.  On a current affairs TV program, Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se spoke in re...