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Seoul’s virus-blocking bus stops highlighted at AJA meeting

Seoul’s virus-blocking bus stops highlighted at AJA meeting

SEOUL: For Peter Song, South Korea’s latest high-tech front in the battle against airborne viruses, fine dust, snow and rain is an expected step from a country that has leveraged technology successfully to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its people and residents. Korea has installed fortified bus shelters in the capital Seoul with temperature-checking […]

Mongolia’s museums offer free admission to people under 18

Mongolia’s museums offer free admission to people under 18

ULAANBAATAR: An order by Culture Minister S.Chuluun stated that all state-owned and local museums are to offer free entrance to children under the age of 18 starting from September 1. The move that covers permanent and temporary exhibition halls of all museums aims to encourage patriotism in the younger generation, promote traditional culture and customs […]

With ‘Dynamite,’ BTS becomes first South Korean artist to top Billboard Hot 100

With ‘Dynamite,’ BTS becomes first South Korean artist to top Billboard Hot 100

WASHINGTON: BTS became the first South Korean artist to land at No. 1 on Billboard’s main singles chart in the United States on Monday. “BTS achieves its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, as ‘Dynamite’ debuts at the summit,” Billboard reported Monday, one day before its chart will be refreshed. Previously, […]

BTS’ new single ‘Dynamite’ celebrates spirit of happiness, confidence in pandemic era

BTS’ new single ‘Dynamite’ celebrates spirit of happiness, confidence in pandemic era

SEOUL: Sometimes a small slice of comforting, feel-good entertainment, whether it be music, television or film, can go a long way in dealing with stress and fatigue, especially now more than ever amidst the raging COVID-19 pandemic. And that’s exactly what global K-pop sensation BTS had in mind when preparing to bring out its latest […]

South Koreans celebrate Liberation Day 75th anniversary on Dakdo islets

South Koreans celebrate Liberation Day 75th anniversary on Dakdo islets

DOKDO: Nearly 2,000 South Koreans have visited South Korea’s easternmost islets of Dokdo, located 220 kilometers east of the Korean Peninsula, as the country celebrated the 75th anniversary of Liberation Day. According to Yonhap news agency, six boats on Thursday carried the South Korean tourists who wanted to set foot on Dokdo soil to mark […]

Journalists Association of Korea pledges greater efforts towards trusted media status

Journalists Association of Korea pledges greater efforts towards trusted media status

SEOUL: The Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) has celebrated its 56th anniversary by pledging to strengthen its supports of reporters, boost their aptitudes and consolidate their professional standards. The association has also pledged to assist its members overcome the difficulties caused by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremony, attended by more than 60 journalists, media […]

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 […]

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