SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean, U.S. and Japanese militaries conducted their first-ever trilateral aerial exercise on Sunday in response to evolving North Korean nuclear threats, South Korea’s air force said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: South Korea has said it would always be a partner to Nepal preparing to graduate from the least developed country status in 2026.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: A visiting delegation of industrialists from South Korea including ambassador to Nepal, Park Taeyoung, called on Minister for Physical Infrastructures and Transport, Prakash Jwala, and sought a proposal for the investment in the infrastructure sector in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The EPS Korea branch located at Gwarko, Lalitpur, has announced job opportunities for those interested in working in the shipping industry in South Korea.

SEOUL, South Korea, July 16: South Korean rescue workers pulled seven bodies from a flooded tunnel where around 15 vehicles were trapped in muddy water, as days of heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides and destroyed homes across the country. Flooding and landslides have killed at least 33 people in Korea and forced thousands to evacuate, officials said Sunday.

SEOUL, South Korea, July 15: Two days of heavy rain in South Korea killed at least seven people and left two others missing in landslides and floods, the government said Saturday. Additionally, eight people were trapped following landslides in central areas earlier in the day.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has requested for investment from South Korea to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 7: In a productive meeting held between Federal Affairs and General Administration Minister Aman Lal Modi and South Korean Foreign Minister Park Jin's envoy Lee Hoon Wook, both parties focused on enhancing the bilateral ties and fostering closer connections between their respective populations.

KATHMANDU, June 26: South Korea's newly appointed ambassador to Nepal, Park Taeyoung, today paid a courtesy call on National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina.

SEOUL, June 17: An estimated 300,000 people are expected to gather in the heart of South Korea's capital Seoul on Saturday as fans from around the globe commemorated the debut of K-Pop boy band juggernaut BTS 10 years ago.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Newly-appointed Ambassador of South Korea, Park Taeyoung, presented credentials to President Ram Chandra Paudel during a special ceremony held at Shital Niwas on Monday.

SEOUL, May 28: A passenger on an Asiana Airlines (020560.KS) flight told police he opened a door on the plane minutes before it landed in Daegu, South Korea, on Friday because he was "uncomfortable", Yonhap News Agency reported.

INCHEON, South Korea May 2: Japan and South Korea held their first finance leaders' meeting in seven years on Tuesday and agreed to resume regular dialogue as tensions in the wider region and slowing growth prod them to increase co-operation and mend strained relations.

NAC to fly to South Korea

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KATHMANDU, March 5: The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) will fly directly to South Korea.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: South Korea has expressed its interest to provide jobs to an additional 40,000 Nepali workers in 2023.

SEOUL, Nov 7: North Korea said on Monday that its recent missile launches were simulated strikes on South Korea and the United States as the two countries held a "dangerous war drill", while the South said it had recovered parts of a North Korean missile near its coast.

SEOUL, Nov 4: South Korea said it scrambled warplanes in response to 180 North Korean military flights near the countries' shared border on Friday, hours after the North fired about 80 artillery rounds in protest of Seoul's joint military drills with the United States.

TOKYO/SEOUL, Nov 3: North Korea fired multiple ballistic missiles on Thursday, including a possible failed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that triggered an alert for residents in parts of central and northern Japan to seek shelter.

SEOUL, Nov 3: North Korea fired at least 23 missiles into the sea on Wednesday, including one that landed less than 60 km (40 miles) off South Korea's coast, which the South's President Yoon Suk-yeol described as "territorial encroachment."

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 2: Air raid sirens sounded in South Korea after the North fired about a dozen missiles in its direction Wednesday, at least one of them landing near the rivals’ tense sea border.

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 30: A mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley, killing at least 149 people and injuring 150 others in South Korea’s worst disaster in years.

SEOUL, Oct 28: North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) off its east coast on Friday, South Korea's military said, while South Korean forces were wrapping up nearly two weeks of exercises aimed at deterring their northern neighbour.

SEOUL, South Korea: North Korea fired a ballistic missile and hundreds of artillery shells toward the sea Friday and flew warplanes near the tense border with South Korea, further raising animosities triggered by the North’s recent barrage of weapons tests.

SEOUL, Oct 5: South Korea and the U.S. military conducted missile drills in response to North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan, as the United Nations Security Council prepares to meet over what was Pyongyang's longest-range test.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: South Korea is set to provide grants to establish a cyber bureau as well as reintegration of migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Government of Nepal has decided to accept a grant of 8 million US dollars (about 1 billion rupees) for the implementation of a project related to the stable reintegration of laborers who have returned from South Korea.

South Korea may conduct a public survey to help determine whether to grant exemptions to mandatory military service to members of the K-pop boyband BTS, officials said Wednesday.

SEOUL, June 6: The U.S. and South Korean militaries launched eight ballistic missiles into the sea Monday in a show of force matching a North Korean missile display a day earlier that extended a provocative streak in weapons demonstrations.

SEOUL, June 5: North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, likely its largest single test, a day after South Korea and the United States ended joint military drills.

SEOUL, April 17: South Korea reported 93,001 new COVID-19 cases as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 16,305,752, the health authorities said Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Ambassador of South Korea to Nepal, Park Chong-suk, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Krishna Kumar Shrestha at the ministry in Singha Durbar.

SEOUL, April 1: Two aircraft of South Korea's air force collided in mid-air on Friday during a training exercise, killing three pilots, with a fourth missing in the rare incident, authorities said.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Nepali migrant workers under the EPS scheme in South Korea have got their visa extended for one more year. It has benefitted 77,000 Nepali workers.

SEOUL, March 12: The Government of South Korea has decided to remove the seven-day quarantine restrictions for overseas arrivals from March 21.

SEOUL, March 8: The Korean government has imposed additional sanctions against Russia, including suspension of transactions with the Russian central bank.

SEOUL, Feb 16: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a record high amid the spread of the Omicron variant of the virus, the health authorities said Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Korean government has suspended the ongoing process to take Nepali migrant workers from Nepal as well as other other countries as the rate of transmission of the COVID-19 virus began to increase rapidly in South Korea.

SEOUL, Feb 2: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a new record high amid the spread of the Omicron variant, the health authorities said Wednesday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, the country reported 20,270 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 884,310.

Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of South Korea's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, again voiced his skepticism on Thursday over whether to grant special favors to K-pop superstar band BTS for mandatory military service by its members.

SEOUL, Jan 25: South Korea's daily number of COVID-19 cases hit a new record high owing to the spread of the Omicron variant, the health authorities said Tuesday. According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), the country reported 8,571 more cases of COVID-19 for the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 749,979.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Government of Nepal and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a polytechnic institute for construction workforce development in Province 2.

SEOUL, Dec 13: South Korea will soon roll out a pilot project to use artificial intelligence, facial recognition and thousands of CCTV cameras to track the movement of people infected with the coronavirus, despite concerns about the invasion of privacy.

South Korea’s defense ministry has stressed the need for “prudence” in considering whether to allow active-duty military service exemptions for K-pop superstar group BTS, who just got their second Grammy nomination in as many years, and other top artists, citing the nation’s shrinking population and other factors.

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 19: South Korea reported its biggest daily jump in coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic as hundreds of thousands of masked students flocked to schools on Thursday for the country’s highly competitive college entrance exam amid growing concerns about the delta-driven spread.

HONG KONG, Nov 14: South Korea move into the second half of Asia's preliminaries for next year's World Cup on Tuesday with captain Son Heung-min looking to shake off his side's scoring struggles when they take on Iraq in Doha.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The South Korean government is allowing job placement for eligible Nepali workers from November 24.

EPS reopening in November last week

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KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The Employment Permit System (EPS), which has remained closed for 20 months, will be reopened from the last week of November, Korean authorities said.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Nepali workers are finally going to South Korea, after a hiatus of 20 months. As many as 48 workers are to leave for Korea in the first phase on Wednesday after the long-halted process was resumed.

“Have you watched ‘Squid Game’?” is as common a question in South Korea as it is in much of the rest of the world, where it has become a breakout success for Netflix as the streamer’s biggest non-English-language series. But audiences in the show’s home country are divided over its merits.

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 4: North and South Korea restored a stalled communication hotline after weeks of a hiatus in a small, fragile reconciliation step Monday, as the North pushes hard to win outside concessions with a mix of conciliatory gestures and missile tests.