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UAE becomes first Arab country to develop nuclear energy plant to generate safe, clean electricity

UAE becomes first Arab country to develop nuclear energy plant to generate safe, clean electricity

ABU DHABI: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi. This step is the most historic milestone to date in the delivery of the UAE Peaceful […]

Coronavirus revives Jeju’s past glory as South Korea’s best honeymoon destination

Coronavirus revives Jeju’s past glory as South Korea’s best honeymoon destination

SEOUL: Goh Dong-wan, a 34-year-old office worker based in Seoul, had a plan to go to Europe for his honeymoon after his wedding on April 11. But the once-in-a-lifetime trip, which he prepared last year, was scrapped as the novel coronavirus pandemic has disrupted overseas flights and prompted European countries to impose entry bans. “My […]

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

  SEOUL: A North Korean defector was caught on military surveillance equipment as he fled across the border to his communist homeland, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The border crossing by the 24-year-old man, surnamed Kim, became known after North Korea revealed Sunday that a “runaway” returned home in the border city of […]

Malaysia, Singapore agree on gradual re-opening of causeway border

Malaysia, Singapore agree on gradual re-opening of causeway border

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysia and Singapore have finalised arrangements for long-term pass holders and travellers on essential or official business to cross the border. The foreign ministers of the two countries fine-tuned the details as they met at the midway point of the Johor Causeway and agreed to resume on August 17 cross-border travel that had […]

Berdimuhamedov: Water problems in Central Asia countries crucial in regional processes

Berdimuhamedov: Water problems in Central Asia countries crucial in regional processes

ASHGABAT: Water problems in Central Asia countries are a determining factor in regional processes, Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has said. The development of the Central Asian states, their economy, social sphere, the level of well-being and the quality of life of people directly depend on access to water resources and their effective management, the president […]

South Korea: Exotic animal cafés back in spotlight over virus risk

South Korea: Exotic animal cafés back in spotlight over virus risk

SEOUL: For a refresh, Rhee Haeri, an office worker in Seoul, used to visit a neighborhood cafe where she could pet a meerkat, a unique experience in the country. “I loved visiting such cafes and looking at rare animals,” Rhee said. But she recently has had to think twice about dropping by the exotic animal […]

In first in Tunisia’s baccalaureate history, top student exceeds perfect score

In first in Tunisia’s baccalaureate history, top student exceeds perfect score

TUNIS: Tunisian student Ahmed Kallala has made history in Tunisia by exceeding the perfect score in the baccalaureate exam, obtaining 20.15 out of 20. Ahmed, a Mathematics student at the Monastir Model High School, obtained near perfect score in all mandatory subjects, but received two bonuses in two other elective subjects that raised his final […]

Facemasks must be worn properly, Health Director-General urges

Facemasks must be worn properly, Health Director-General urges

KUALA LUMPUR: A facemask must be worn properly to be effective in preventing the spread of diseases, Malaysia’s Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has said. He said the facemask should cover the entire nose up to the chin, while leaving it around the forehead or neck, or having it only cover part of the […]

‘Nongshim Investment’ of COVID-19 period is hope of common people

‘Nongshim Investment’ of COVID-19 period is hope of common people

Since 30 December 2019, The Asia N has introduced a column by Young-ok Park, CEO of Smart Inc. and Korea’s leading stock investor, to readers for 34 times. Young-ok Park, who is also a board member of the Asia Journalists Association, says that stock investment is not a ‘speculation’ intended for making a fortune, but […]

AJA holds second ZOOM meeting across seven time zones

AJA holds second ZOOM meeting across seven time zones

SEOUL: Asia Journalists association (AJA) has again shown its great resilience by holding its second ZOOM meeting that brought together members living up to seven time zone away from one another. AJA members living in Egypt, Bahrain, UAE, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Korea discussed Ivan Lim from Singapore gave a briefing on the general […]

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