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Jeenbekov, AFC chief discuss further development of football in Kyrgyzstan

Jeenbekov, AFC chief discuss further development of football in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek:  Kyrgyz leader Sooronbay Jeenbekov and President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa exchanged views on the development of football and its further popularization in the country. Jeenbekov noted with satisfaction the positive activity and reforms of AFC, aimed at the development of football on the entire Asian continent. He […]

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Baku: Close to 200 rare musical instruments from the 18-20th centuries are showcased at an exhibition at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The exhibition “Musical Instruments: Unity and Diversity” features historical exhibits and offers a rare opportunity to listen to musical instruments. AT the opening ceremony, Rector of Azerbaijan National […]

Government mulls amending law on conferring Malaysian citizenship

Government mulls amending law on conferring Malaysian citizenship

Petaling Jaya: Malaysia is looking at amending Article 14 of the Federal Constitution to allow Malaysian mothers to pass on automatically their citizenship to their children born overseas. Under the current law, only Malaysian fathers are allowed to obtain automatically the Malaysian citizenship for their children born overseas whereas mothers have to submit applications. “Today, […]

Confidence boosted as Bernama news agency accomplishes Malaysia Book of Records achievement

Confidence boosted as Bernama news agency accomplishes Malaysia Book of Records achievement

Kuala Lumpur: The success of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) in getting a place in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) today has boosted confidence in the national news agency to face challenges in the current media industry. Bernama Editor-in-Chief Mokhtar Hussain said the team spirit demonstrated by Bernama staff in all platforms in […]

South Korea going all-out to stem spread of African swine fever

South Korea going all-out to stem spread of African swine fever

Seoul: South Korea remained alert on Wednesday to stem the spread of African swine fever across the country after reporting its second confirmed case of the deadly animal disease at a farm near the heavily fortified border with North Korea. The new case at a pig farm in Yeoncheon was confirmed a day after another […]

Moon, Saudi crown prince discuss global response to attack on oil facilities

Moon, Saudi crown prince discuss global response to attack on oil facilities

Seoul: The leaders of South Korea and Saudi Arabia agreed Wednesday to strengthen partnerships in the fight against terrorist acts, such as the recent drone attack on oil facilities in the Middle Eastern nation. In phone talks, President Moon Jae-in and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also emphasized the importance of a unified response to […]

South Korea to spend over $841 million to nurture content creators

South Korea to spend over $841 million to nurture content creators

Seoul: South Korea announced plans Tuesday to help raise the global competitiveness of the country’s entertainment and content industry via an investment-loan guarantee project worth more than 1 trillion won ($841 million). The government will spend 450 billion won by 2022 in a “content venture investment fund” aimed at offering financial support in the planning […]

Seoul likely to lose megacity status

Seoul likely to lose megacity status

  Seoul: Seoul is getting smaller and older in terms of population and could soon cease to be a megacity with over 10 million inhabitants, the capital’s government said Tuesday. According to the city government, the total number of residents in the capital was 10,049,607 as of the end of last year, including 283,984 foreign […]

Kyrgyzstan discusses new digitalization opportunities for citizens, businesses

Kyrgyzstan discusses new digitalization opportunities for citizens, businesses

Bishkek: The creation of a public platform where the government, business and civil society will be able to discuss new opportunities offered by digital transformation for citizens and businesses is being held in Bishkek. The forum, devoted to digitalization, will also address the realization of the people’s rights through digital tools as well as the […]

Moon issues ‘grave warning’ against public agencies for wrong naming of East Sea

Moon issues ‘grave warning’ against public agencies for wrong naming of East Sea

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in ordered disciplinary action against three government-affiliated agencies Monday for their description of the waters between Korea and Japan as the Sea of Japan, not the East Sea. The East Sea is South Korea’s official name for the waters, and the country is campaigning hard to publicize that name internationally. But the […]

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