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Drone footage of Home of F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 released

Drone footage of Home of F1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020 released

  Hanoi: The Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC), Promoter of the Formula 1 VinFast Vietnam Grand Prix 2020, has prepared a video tour of the Hanoi Circuit – the newest street track in F1 that will make its debut on the sport’s calendar on April 3. “Stunning drone footage, shot earlier this week, will take […]

UAE becomes first peaceful nuclear operating nation in Arab world

UAE becomes first peaceful nuclear operating nation in Arab world

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced following the successful completion of fuel assembly loading into Unit 1. The UAE has also become the first Arab country to achieve this status, joining a limited group of countries worldwide that have […]

Drama in Malaysia: Muhyiddin appointed eighth Prime Minister, but Mahathir says MPs behind him

Drama in Malaysia: Muhyiddin appointed eighth Prime Minister, but Mahathir says MPs behind him

Kuala Lumpur: Hours after Malaysia’s King Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah appointed Muhyiddin Yassin as the country’s eighth prime minister, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) chairman Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he has the support of 114 members of parliament for him to lead the government. The day of high-intensity drama in Malaysia started with […]

Remote working spreads in South Korea amid coronavirus fears

Remote working spreads in South Korea amid coronavirus fears

Seoul: More South Korean companies are adopting remote working systems to help insulate their employees from COVID-19 and contain its spread, industry insiders said Thursday. At 1,500, South Korea has the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases after China. With the number of infections rising rapidly in a week, South Korea on Monday revised its […]

Bhutanese version of Uber launched

Bhutanese version of Uber launched

By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter at Asia N Thimphu: Equipped with the full support from His Majesty the King, Bhutan Taxi Association in collaboration with DrukRide has launched the online taxi-booking app ‘DrukRide’. The new app, launched on February 23, has many features similar to that of Uber and is promising the public to […]

Malaysia’s political landscape, what’s next?

Malaysia’s political landscape, what’s next?

Kuala Lumpur: The latest developments in the country’s politics including Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s shock resignation as the prime minister, then his subsequent appointment as an interim prime minister, continue to be the focus of various parties to see what his next move will be. Without any clear indication of the direction of the country’s political landscape, […]

Crucial period for interim prime minister to govern the country – analyst

Crucial period for interim prime minister to govern the country – analyst

  By Mohd Faizal Hassan Malaysia News Agency (Bernama) Kuala Lumpur: Now is a crucial period for Dr Mahathir Mohamad to discharge his duty as an interim prime minister in steering the country’s administration without the assistance of the Cabinet. Political analyst from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dr Anuar Shah Bali Mahomed said the interim period […]

Everything you should know about coronavirus

Everything you should know about coronavirus

Kuwait: In early 2020, a new kind of virus began generating headlines all over the world because of the unprecedented speed of its transmission. From its origins in a food market in Wuhan, China in December 2019 to countries as far-flung as the United States and the Philippines, the virus (officially named COVID-19) has infected tens […]

India asks Oxford museum to return ‘stolen’ cultural asset

India asks Oxford museum to return ‘stolen’ cultural asset

By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter at Asia N London: The Indian government has officially requested that the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford return a 15th century bronze idol that was apparently stolen from a temple in India during the 1960s. The Indian high commission in London stated that a formal request for restitution of the […]

South Korea: Pressure, challenges facing disease detectives battling coronavirus on front lines

South Korea: Pressure, challenges facing disease detectives battling coronavirus on front lines

 By Kim Seung-yeon YONHAP Seoul: Disease detectives, like coronavirus investigator Park Young-joon, see many similarities between what they and criminal detectives do. Both are deployed as soon as new cases occur, talk to affected people and investigate scenes. But one of the biggest differences may be the time pressure that germ investigators work under to […]

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