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Fire in Korean Hospital Kills 37, Wounds 70 (+Video)

At least 37 people have been killed and more than 70 injured after a hospital fire in the South Korean city of Miryang on Friday.

Iran President Felicitates New South Korean President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Moon Jae-in on winning the election to become the 12th president of South Korea.
North Korea Cinema

These Cinephile Despots: An Overview of North Korean Cinema

Most Iranians have either watched South Korean TV series and films, or at least heard about them, thanks to Persian-speaking satellite channels and, of course, those of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. But North Korea’s cinema is not so popular.
Ban Ki-moon

Ban’s Presidential Ambitions ‘Hollow Dream’: North Korea

North Korea has ridiculed the outgoing United Nations secretary general for his apparent ambitions to run for president of South Korea, calling Ban Ki-moon an opportunistic "chameleon in a human mask" with a "hollow dream."

Exclusive Photos of Halloween in South Korean Capital

People in the South Korean capital, Seoul, celebrated the Halloween by wearing their scariest costumes. Here’s IFP’s exclusive photos of the celebrations.