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Alireza Bahrami’s poem in the war zone of Qarabagh 

Alireza Bahrami’s poem in the war zone of Qarabagh 

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: Alireza Bahrami, an Iranian poet and journalist, wrote a poem about the situation of children in the war after the outbreak of the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The translation of this poem has been published by Armenian and Azeri Iranian poets as well as anti-war activists through cyberspace and the media […]

Brunei mourns death of Sultan’s son

Brunei mourns death of Sultan’s son

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Prince Abdul Azim, the son of the Sultan of Brunei was buried hours after he died in keeping with the Islamic tradition of not delaying funerals. He was 38. The country’s state broadcaster Radio Television Brunei announced his death on Saturday. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah’s son, Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim, passed away […]

“Change everything, except your wife and children”: Builder of global tech giant Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, dies at 78

“Change everything, except your wife and children”: Builder of global tech giant Samsung, Lee Kun-hee, dies at 78

  SEOUL: Lee Kun-hee, the business leader who had transformed Samsung Group into one of the world’s major tech giants from a small trading firm, died at a hospital in Seoul on Sunday at 78, leaving a thorny succession challenge for his children. The chairman of the flagship Samsung Electronics had been bedridden since May […]

North Korea, Iran, Syria remain on US State Sponsor of Terrorism list

North Korea, Iran, Syria remain on US State Sponsor of Terrorism list

WASHINGTON: Three countries now remain on the US State Sponsor of Terrorism list following the delisting of Sudan. According to the State Department website, the three countries are Syria (listed in 1979), Iran (1984) and North Korea (2017). Sudan was put on the list in 1993 after it was accused of harboring groups that Washington deemed […]

Asian Football Confederation President: China will deliver wonderful Asian Cup in 2023

Asian Football Confederation President: China will deliver wonderful Asian Cup in 2023

BEIJING: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa extended his congratulations on the establishment of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup China 2023. “I must thank everyone for their outstanding work so far in preparing for what we all agree will be the biggest […]

Busan film festival kicks off amid COVID-19 pandemic

Busan film festival kicks off amid COVID-19 pandemic

SEOUL: This year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off Wednesday in a reduced format amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The festival will run through Oct. 30 at the Busan Cinema Center in the southern port city of Busan, some 453 kilometers southeast of Seoul, featuring 192 films from 68 countries. The 25th edition was […]

Budget unity emergency contemplated in Malaysia

Budget unity emergency contemplated in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are holding their breath as they wait for more developments to unfold in the coming hours regarding the situation in the country amid reports that the state of emergency would be declared. Official news agency Bernama said that was received by Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and that the car was seen […]

Kyrgyzstan’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

Kyrgyzstan’s rerun parliamentary elections delayed until after constitutional reform

  BISHKEK: Acting President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov signed the constitutional law of the Kyrgyz Republic to postpone the date of repeat parliamentary elections until the constitutional reform. The press service of the acting president said that the need to adopt the constitutional law is dictated by a number of circumstances, as well as the […]

Google rescues famous player from being left out

Google rescues famous player from being left out

MILAN: What will you do if you are a famous person walking to an event, but the guard at the gate does not allow you in because you have no identity document? On Wednesday, Germany’s Borussia Monchengladbach star Marcus Thuram found himself in that unusual situation when he arrived at the San Siro stadium in […]

Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

BISHKEK: President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned, saying he did not want to be remembered in the history of Kyrgyzstan as the President who shed blood and shot at his own citizens. As the unrest linked to the announced results of the parliamentary elections on October 4 has not abated and the social and political situation […]

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