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UAE reunites Yemeni Jewish family after 15 years of separation

UAE reunites Yemeni Jewish family after 15 years of separation

ABU DHABI: The members of a Yemeni family were reunited in the UAE after enduring 15 years of separation. The family, who are Jewish, were able to reunite after authorities in the UAE facilitated the travel of family members from Yemen to the UAE. Authorities also arranged for other members of the family, who lived […]

South Korea: Red mini dress triggers spat over dress code for women lawmakers

South Korea: Red mini dress triggers spat over dress code for women lawmakers

SEOUL: A red mini dress sported by a young female lawmaker during the latest parliamentary session in South Korea is stirring up a heated spat over what is suitable for female lawmakers to wear on duty. Rep. Ryu Ho-jeong of the progressive minor Justice Party drew public attention as photos of her walking down an […]

AJA expresses solidairty with Lebanon, rallies behind Lebanese journalists

AJA expresses solidairty with Lebanon, rallies behind Lebanese journalists

    SEOUL: Asia Journalist Association (AJA) has expressed its solidarity with the people of Lebanon and called for concerted efforts to rebuild the country through peace and reconciliation. “We will not forget those who suffer from the disaster and will join forces with the Lebanese people,” AJA said in a statement on the August […]

Mandatory face mask: Malaysians generally compliant, self-disciplined

Mandatory face mask: Malaysians generally compliant, self-disciplined

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians have generally complied with the government’s directive to wear face masks in crowded public places to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to national news agency Bernama, people around the capital seem to have taken the matter seriously, especially in crowded public places, by using their face masks as […]

UAE becomes first Arab country to develop nuclear energy plant to generate safe, clean electricity

UAE becomes first Arab country to develop nuclear energy plant to generate safe, clean electricity

ABU DHABI: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi. This step is the most historic milestone to date in the delivery of the UAE Peaceful […]

Coronavirus revives Jeju’s past glory as South Korea’s best honeymoon destination

Coronavirus revives Jeju’s past glory as South Korea’s best honeymoon destination

SEOUL: Goh Dong-wan, a 34-year-old office worker based in Seoul, had a plan to go to Europe for his honeymoon after his wedding on April 11. But the once-in-a-lifetime trip, which he prepared last year, was scrapped as the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted overseas flights and prompted European countries to impose entry bans. “My […]

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

  SEOUL: A North Korean defector was caught on military surveillance equipment as he fled across the border to his communist homeland, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The border crossing by the 24-year-old man, surnamed Kim, became known after North Korea revealed Sunday that a “runaway” returned home in the border city of […]

Malaysia, Singapore agree on gradual re-opening of causeway border

Malaysia, Singapore agree on gradual re-opening of causeway border

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysia and Singapore have finalised arrangements for long-term pass holders and travellers on essential or official business to cross the border. The foreign ministers of the two countries fine-tuned the details as they met at the midway point of the Johor Causeway and agreed to resume on August 17 cross-border travel that had […]

Berdimuhamedov: Water problems in Central Asia countries crucial in regional processes

Berdimuhamedov: Water problems in Central Asia countries crucial in regional processes

ASHGABAT: Water problems in Central Asia countries are a determining factor in regional processes, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has said. The development of the Central Asian states, their economy, social sphere, the level of well-being and the quality of life of people directly depend on access to water resources and their effective management, the president […]

South Korea: Exotic animal cafés back in spotlight over virus risk

South Korea: Exotic animal cafés back in spotlight over virus risk

SEOUL: For a refresh, Rhee Haeri, an office worker in Seoul, used to visit a neighborhood cafe where she could pet a meerkat, a unique experience in the country. “I loved visiting such cafes and looking at rare animals,” Rhee said. But she recently has had to think twice about dropping by the exotic animal […]

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