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UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

UAE launches Hayat-Vax, a new COVID-19 vaccine plant with China’s Sinopharm

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates will be making COVID-19 vaccine in the country in a historic move in the global fight against the pandemic. The vaccine, called Hayat-Vax [Hayat means life in Arabic], is the first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine in the region that will be manufactured by a newly created joint venture between Sinopharm […]

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to launch the “Saudi Green Initiative” and the “Middle East Green Initiative” to chart a path for the Kingdom and the region in protecting the planet by clearly defining an ambitious road map that rallies the region and significantly contributes to achieving global targets in confronting climate change. Announcing the initiatives, […]

The sweet sounds of spring on the Silk Road

CAIRO: In 2016, the Egyptian writer, poet and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid launched his literary project, “The Silk Road Literature Series”. Five books were printed and published in Cairo, featuring a robust bridge between cultures. The first book in the Silk Road Literature Series was a poetic collection by poet Hemant Divate (India) entitled “A Depressingly […]

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

AJA is omnipresent: Members express human feelings through verses

BAHRAIN: Two members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) were among 22 poets whose work was published in The Sounds of Spring. The Sounds of Spring is a poetic anthology published by the Silk Road Literature Series 2021. Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, AJA President and a well-established literary figure, shared his “Thirteen Love Letters For Her” while […]

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

SEOUL: Seoul saw its first cherry blossom blooming of this year on Wednesday, the earliest in 99 years, the state weather agency said. The blooming of cherry blossoms began in the capital on the earliest date on record since observation began in 1922, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Thursday. It was three days faster […]

Light overcomes Darkness. So will Myanmar.

Light overcomes Darkness. So will Myanmar.

SEOUL: Civil disobedience movements against Myanmar’s military coup have continued for two months. The world is watching the situation, but the suppression of violence by soldiers and police has not stopped. According to Myanmar’s human rights group The Assistance Association for Political Prisons, there were at least 275 deaths as of March 23. Myanmar’s military […]

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

  ONDOK CABE, Jakarta: Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic effort lifted the children’s spirits in Pondok Cabe during the frightening pandemic. On January 28, Pondok Cabe Rumah Indah’s kindergarten Director Young Hwui Kim distributed books and school supplies that were presented by the Asia Culture Center (ACC) of the Republic of Korea. Director Kim opened the […]

Malaysia’s iconic trishaws to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai

Malaysia’s iconic trishaws to feature at Expo 2020 Dubai

  DUBAI: Malaysian classic traditional trishaw, locally known as beca, will be featured prominently at Expo 2020 Dubai. They will be an attraction giving millions of the Expo visitors a quaint experience of Malaysia’s culture and tourism. The beca portrays a unique trait of Malaysian heritage, culture and society. The three-wheel beca are handmade and […]

North Korea severs diplomatic ties with Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur deplores decision

North Korea severs diplomatic ties with Malaysia; Kuala Lumpur deplores decision

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia denounces the decision as unfriendly and unconstructive, disrespecting the spirit of mutual respect and good neighbourly relations among members of the international community, said the ministry in a statement on Friday. Malaysia is now compelled by the decision of the North Korean government to close the Malaysian Embassy in Pyongyang, which operation […]

“La Vie en Purple” transforms Korean islands into perfect attraction in Instagram era

“La Vie en Purple” transforms Korean islands into perfect attraction in Instagram era

BAKJI: The French have “La vie en rose” (Life in Pink), but South Koreans have their “La vie en purple”. Banwol and Bakji, a drive of six hours south of Seoul, have been called the have “purple islands” and the reason is very obvious: The houses, the bridge, the roads have been painted purple and […]

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