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Mahathir advises urban poor to engage in business

Mahathir advises urban poor to engage in business

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has advised the urban poor to engage in a business, however small it may be, to generate a better income for a better life. These urban poor, classified under the B40 group or the bottom 40 per cent of households in terms of income, can then improve their […]

Bizarre buildup, then odd finish to ‘Korean Derby’ in football World Cup qualification

Bizarre buildup, then odd finish to ‘Korean Derby’ in football World Cup qualification

Seoul: The bizarre show has finally ended, albeit with an unexpected twist. South Korea’s scoreless draw with North Korea in their World Cup qualifier in Pyongyang on Tuesday wasn’t the result they had hoped for, but at least it brought a merciful end to the overriding sense of strangeness surrounding the much-anticipated contest. The Group […]

Kazakhstan waives visa requirements for nine Asian countries

Kazakhstan waives visa requirements for nine Asian countries

Nur Sultan: Kazakhstan has waived visa requirements for visitors from nine Asian countries as the Central Asian country is moving ahead with a drive to increase the number of foreign investors, business people and tourists. The Asians are among citizens of 12 countries that have been recently added to the visa-free entry regime by the […]

K-cosmetics road show to kick off in Dubai

K-cosmetics road show to kick off in Dubai

Seoul: South Korea said Tuesday that it will hold a cosmetics road show in Dubai this week to help boost exports of cosmetic products by capitalizing on the rising popularity of the Korean wave of popular culture. The K-cosmetics show, the first of its kind this year, will be held in the Middle Eastern hub […]

South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk offers to resign

South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk offers to resign

Seoul: In an unexpected move, Justice Minister Cho Kuk offered to resign Monday amid an ongoing probe into corruption allegations involving his family. “I judged I should not add a burden to the president and the government regarding my family affairs. I think the time has come for me to step down for the successful […]

K-pop star Sulli, 25, found dead: police

K-pop star Sulli, 25, found dead: police

Seoul: South Korean singer-actress Sulli, who suffered from online abuse, was found dead at a residence south of Seoul on Monday, police said. The body of the 25-year-old, whose legal name is Choi Jin-ri, was found by her agent at around 3:21 p.m. at a two-story house in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province, according to police. Police […]

Happiness Road: A road of blood and flowers

Happiness Road: A road of blood and flowers

  By Phong Lan Vietnam Ha Giang: Spanning 185 kilometres through high mountains and deep valleys, the Happiness Road connects Ha Giang City with two remote mountainous districts of Dong Van and Meo Vac in Vietnam’s northernmost province of Ha Giang. The road, running through the stunning Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark, is a […]

Koreas set to clash in Pyongyang in much-anticipated World Cup qualifier

Koreas set to clash in Pyongyang in much-anticipated World Cup qualifier

Seoul: In one of the most anticipated football matches of the year in Asia, South Korea and North Korea will square off in Pyongyang in a crucial World Cup qualifying match this week. The kickoff for the Group H match in the second round of the Asian qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will […]

Makkah, Madinah a melting pot of languages

Makkah, Madinah a melting pot of languages

By Fadzli Ramli Makkah: I remember brushing up on my English and learning some Arabic prior to my recent trip to Makkah and Madinah for work and worship. I had assumed that English and Arabic would be the main languages of communication. However, soon after I entered the Khair Al Bilad Dates store at the […]

Aptly named Hope, Asia’s first private prison provides positive character change

Aptly named Hope, Asia’s first private prison provides positive character change

By Sang-ki Lee Executive director and former President of the Asia Journalists Association Seoul: Upon completing this article, reports emerged on the Internet and on social media that the suspect of Hwaseong serial murders of 30 years ago has been identified. The suspect, who was in his 20s at the time, is known to have […]

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