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Itaewon in the doldrums after U.S. base withdrawal and gentrification

Itaewon in the doldrums after U.S. base withdrawal and gentrification

Seoul: When TV personality Hong Suk-chun opened a Thai restaurant in Itaewon 14 years ago, the best-known foreigners’ district in South Korea was always bustling with American soldiers and foreign tourists, as well as local visitors sampling the exotic ambience of the neighborhood. Hong has since seen the district lose its vibe as many of […]

Two poems by Pooneh Nedai

Two poems by Pooneh Nedai

Manama: In the ancient texts of Persian literature, the pigeon has different dimensions, but it always plays positive role in human beliefs. Pooneh Nedai, Editor in chief of Shokaran magazine and publisher of Amrood Tehran, continues this tradition in her latest poem and sees the pigeon as a gentle source of pleasure, optimism and optimism […]

First pictures of Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 Hanoi Circuit Pit Building released

First pictures of Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 Hanoi Circuit Pit Building released

  Hanoi: The Vietnam Grand Prix  first images of its newly completed pit and paddock complex were released today. Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC), Promoter of the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, has confirmed that the Hanoi Circuit Pit Building has been completed, The images showcase the finalized, 300m long Pit Building – purpose built […]

Strange ‌events in Tehran-Kiev plane crash

Strange ‌events in Tehran-Kiev plane crash

By Alireza Bahrami Tehran: The crash of a Ukrainian plane that left Tehran for Kiev last Wednesday morning but crashed was accompanied by strange and sometimes interesting events. The flight came shortly after Iran’s military strike on the US military base in Iraq. As the plane crashed near Tehran shortly after takeoff, it was first […]

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

Tunisia’s parliament rejects proposed government

Tunisia’s parliament rejects proposed government

Tunis: Tunisia’s lawmakers on Friday evening rejected by a great majority the government formed by Prime Minister-designate Habib Jemli. Following a marathon session that lasted well into the evening, 134 lawmakers voted against the proposed cabinet while 72 supported it. Three MPs abstained. Al Nahda, a a moderate Islamist party, won the parliamentary elections on October […]

Work on Kyrgyzstan-Azerbaijan Friendship Park launched

Work on Kyrgyzstan-Azerbaijan Friendship Park launched

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan are reinforcing their relations by building a park and a high school that would symbolize their increasing their friendship. The agreement on the construction was reached following talks between President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan on the margins of the Summit of the Cooperation Council of […]

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

Seoul: South Korea said Friday the lingering uncertainties in the Middle East sparked by U.S.-Iran tensions are expected to have only a limited impact on its exports but vowed swift countermeasures if there is increased volatility. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy organized a meeting with related institutions, including the Korea Trade Insurance Corp. […]

South Korea conveys Trump’s birthday message for Kim Jong-un

South Korea conveys Trump’s birthday message for Kim Jong-un

Seoul: U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his birthday, South Korea’s top presidential security adviser said Friday after returning from his trip to Washington, D.C. Chung Eui-yong, head of Cheong Wa Dae’s national security office, had a brief meeting with Trump at the White House during the three-day visit. […]

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim, said he is a fan of the online streaming platform, Netflix, as there is more Indonesian content in the list of entertainment choices. “I am a fan of Netflix. I am glad to see there is more and more Indonesian content on Netflix,” he said during […]

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