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Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Hilarious blast “Extreme Job” opens Korea cinema weeks in Bahrain

Manama: South Korea’s Ambassador to Bahrain Hyunmo Koo has opened the sixth edition of the Korea Cinema weeks. Diplomatic, artistic and social figures attended “Extreme Job”, an action comedy film directed by Lee Byeong-heon, the first of four of the best and most exciting movies produced by South Korea and covering different periods and styles […]

Foreign Minister Kang encourages South Korean, U.S. troops at Osan Air Base

Foreign Minister Kang encourages South Korean, U.S. troops at Osan Air Base

Seoul: Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Saturday visited a U.S. air base south of Seoul to encourage South Korean and American troops, stressing the importance of the “all-weather, all-purpose” alliance, according to her office. Her visit to Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, about 70 kilometers south of Seoul, came amid tensions over the allies’ hitherto […]

Trump warns North Korea not to interfere with his reelection bid

Trump warns North Korea not to interfere with his reelection bid

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he doesn’t think North Korea will engage in hostile acts and interfere with the upcoming U.S. presidential election, an apparent warning that the communist nation shouldn’t undertake provocations that could hurt his reelection chances. “I’d be surprised if North Korea acted hostilely,” Trump was quoted as telling reporters […]

Kyrgyzstan to promote heritage internationally through UNESCO membership

Kyrgyzstan to promote heritage internationally through UNESCO membership

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan will use its election to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to disseminate internationally the heritage of Manas the Great and [internationally renowned Kyrgyz writer] Chyngyz Aitmatov, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has said. Kyrgyzstan was last month elected for the first time in its history to the […]

South Korea gripped by season’s coldest weather

South Korea gripped by season’s coldest weather

  Seoul: South Korea was in the grip of the season’s coldest weather on Friday morning. The morning low in Seoul was minus 10.6 C, the lowest this winter and much lower than the 30-year average of minus 1.8 C, the Korea Meteorological Administration said. The mercury dipped to the season’s lowest across much of […]

Senior North Korea official warns Pyongyang could resume war of words against U.S.

Senior North Korea official warns Pyongyang could resume war of words against U.S.

Seoul: A senior North Korean official said that U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent remarks hinting at the use of military force against Pyongyang and belittling its leader Kim Jong-un will be a “very dangerous challenge” if they were not made in error. North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui made the remarks in a […]

Indonesian prominent writer Laksmi Pamuntjak launches third book

Indonesian prominent writer Laksmi Pamuntjak launches third book

Jakarta: Laksmi Pamuntjak, the first Indonesian contemporary novelist whose original work in English has been published by Penguin Random House, on Thursday launched her third novel “Fall Baby” in Jakarta. ‘Fall Baby’, presenting a multi-theme of women, visual art, history and identity, tells the story of two women – Srikandi (Siri) and Dara, one a […]

Rohana Yusuf Malaysia’s first woman President of Court of Appeals

Rohana Yusuf Malaysia’s first woman President of Court of Appeals

Putrajaya: Federal Court judge Rohana Yusuf today became the first woman to be elevated as the President of the Court of Appeals, the second highest position in the Judiciary. Rohana, 63, hails from Bachok, Kelantan. Chief Justice Tengku Maimun became the first woman to hold the highest position in the Judiciary with her promotion on […]

China rejects reports of selling Pakistani women, organ trade

China rejects reports of selling Pakistani women, organ trade

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The Chinese embassy in Islamabad has categorically rejected a media report by an American press agency alleging that at least 629 Pakistani girls were sold as brides to China. American wire service on December 4 reported on acts of abuse, organized prostitution, and organ trading. In response to […]

Korea says it too will use force against U.S. if necessary

Korea says it too will use force against U.S. if necessary

Seoul: North Korea has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump for hinting at the use of force against the communist state, saying it too will take “prompt” measures if necessary. “One thing I would like to make clear is that the use of armed forces is not the privilege of the U.S. only,” Pak […]

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