Major Japanese banks are set to resume Iranian oil transactions after receiving final regulatory clearance, paving the way for the country's refiners to begin loadings as early as this month, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told S&P Global Platts Tuesday.
South Korean oil buyers are expected to restart Iranian oil imports in late January or early February, the head of South Korea’s SK Innovation, which owns South Korea’s biggest oil refiner SK Energy, said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to meet the South's President Moon Jae-in "frequently" next year to discuss denuclearization of the peninsula in a rare letter sent to Seoul, Moon's office said Sunday.
One of South Korean largest human rights groups will strip Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its 2004 prize because of her "indifference" to the atrocities against the Rohingya minority, organizers said Tuesday.
The United States and South Korea have failed to agree on a bigger South Korean share of the cost of maintaining US troops, an official said on Friday, as the US military warned Korean workers they might be put on leave if no deal is reached.
North and South Korean officials inspected work to ease tension on their militarized border on Wednesday, checking on the demolition of bunkers and probing for secret tunnels, despite scant progress on persuading the North to give up nuclear arms.