South Korean economy seen to shrug off North's nuclear test

| Jan 6, 2016

South Korean economy seen to shrug off North's nuclear test

As officials from South Korea’s Finance Ministry and central bank rushed into a strategy meeting to consider the implications of North Korea’s latest nuclear test, early indications suggest that Asia’s fourth-largest economy is likely to shrug it off. While the currency slid to a ...

Experts skeptical over North Korean hydrogen bomb claim

| Jan 6, 2016

Experts skeptical over North Korean hydrogen bomb claim

Nuclear experts cast doubt Wednesday on North Korea’s claimed first successful test of a miniaturized hydrogen bomb, saying the detected seismic activity suggested a less powerful device. The announcement followed hints last month by leader Kim Jong Un that Pyongyang had already developed a ...

Saudi-Iran crisis a rebuke for U.S. policy

| Jan 5, 2016

Saudi-Iran crisis a rebuke for U.S. policy

Washington’s single-minded pursuit of the Iran nuclear deal damaged its alliance with Saudi Arabia, experts say, and fed the escalating crisis in the Gulf. The United States failed to manage its traditional Sunni Arab allies in the region while it reached out to mend ...