[QODLink]
Asia-Pacific

North Korea still holds Seoul's POWs

South Korea claims as many as 500 elderly prisoners of war are unaccounted for.
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 06:02

It has been nearly 60 years since the end of the Korean War.
 
But South Korea says the North Korean government still refuses to acknowledge the existence of prisoners of war (POWs) held in the north.
 
And time is running out for POWs to be reunited with their families living in the south. 
 
Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

61

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.