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Fifth journalist to be killed in two months in Afghanistan violence

Fifth journalist to be killed in two months in Afghanistan violence

KABUL: An Afghan journalist has been shot dead in an attack by gunmen in the central province of Ghor. Bismillah Adil Aimaq, the editor-in-chief of a local radio station, is the fifth journalist to be killed in the war-ravaged country in the past two months, a provincial spokesman said. According to reports, Bismillah was on […]

Major manmade catastrophes in 2020

Major manmade catastrophes in 2020

  KUWAIT: A list of the major manmade catastrophes in 2020 compiled by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) shows that while the coronavirus (COVID-19) has killed and infected millions of people around the world, many others were the victims of tragedies caused intentionally or unintentionally by humans. Jan. 2: A military helicopter crash-lands on a Taiwanese […]

Salmon, hamburgers on menu for South Korea’s military

Salmon, hamburgers on menu for South Korea’s military

SEOUL: South Korea’s military service members will be able to enjoy new menu items and diverse foods, such as hamburgers from famous burger chains and salmon, at barracks next year. According to the defense ministry’s new guidelines on military meals for 2021, two dozen new menu items will be added to a list of foods […]

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree in Saemangeum, South Korea

SEOUL: Around 50,000 teenage scouts from 169 countries plan to take part in the 2023 World Scout Jamboree, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. The World Scout Jamboree, an international youth camp held every four years to facilitate cultural exchange among teenagers across the world, is set to take place in Saemangeum, a reclaimed […]

South Korea’s military to launch vegan diet for vegetarians, Muslims next year

South Korea’s military to launch vegan diet for vegetarians, Muslims next year

  SEOUL: The military will provide vegetarian and Muslim enlistees with a vegan diet excluding any meat and ham starting next year, the defense ministry said Sunday. From February, prospective draftees will be asked to mark if they are a vegetarian when they take physical examinations, the ministry said. Two columns marked as “vegetarian” in […]

70 years since the Korean War broke out ··· Vanished ‘grandmothers of military camptowns’

70 years since the Korean War broke out ··· Vanished ‘grandmothers of military camptowns’

Choi Jai Hoon Reporter at KyeongIn Daily News SEOUL: 2020 marks the 70th year since the Korean War broke out. Korea, having succeeded in both industrialization and democratization, is a rarity in world history. However, behind this progress stand citizens who spared no blood or sweat. Some of them had to live in tragic conditions and to […]

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

South Korea: Virus changes year-end holiday plans, but connection still possible

  SEOUL: Baek Soo-bin, 28, was all set to finally reunite with her friends for a year-end party after a series of canceled dinners and get-togethers amid toughened coronavirus social distancing rules. But instead of visiting a fancy bar or restaurant, Baek was at her home in Paju, north of Seoul, wearing pajamas with a […]

Solstice in Korea: Red beans provide power to drive away evil spirits

Solstice in Korea: Red beans provide power to drive away evil spirits

  SEOUL: The COVID-19 pandemic and heavy restrictions have imposed a new way of life, but they have not waned the enthusiasm of Koreans to celebrate Solstice, “Dongji”, the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year, with their traditional red bean porridge, called “patjuk”. Koreans traditionally eat patjuk on Dongji […]

South Korea to begin COVID-19 vaccination in first quarter of 2021, PM says

South Korea to begin COVID-19 vaccination in first quarter of 2021, PM says

SEOUL: South Korea will be able to start the coronavirus vaccination of its people in the first quarter of next year on a limited basis, according to Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun. “Inoculation will begin as early as in February or March at the latest,” he said in an interview with KBS, a Seoul-based broadcaster. But […]

Adult stem cell therapy for COVID-19 sequelae begins in Japan for first time in the world

Adult stem cell therapy for COVID-19 sequelae begins in Japan for first time in the world

LOS ANGELES: Japan’s Kyushu Certified Special Committee for Regenerative Medicine, Appropriate Opinion on Treatment Plan for COVID-19 Sequelae Using Autologous Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells The patented technology developed by Korea’s Biostar Stem Cell Research Institute is scheduled to start in late December at the Japanese medical corporation Yesunghoe Trinity Clinic Fukuoka Stem cell therapy developed […]

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