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Korean beach in Samcheok achieves fame thanks to BTS’ photo shoot

Korean beach in Samcheok achieves fame thanks to BTS’ photo shoot

SAMCHEOK: A scenic beach in South Korea’s eastern coastal city of Samcheok has seen an influx of visitors thanks to its growing popularity as the location for K-pop superstar BTS’ photo shoot for its megahit single “Butter.” The city government of Samcheok, about 290 kilometers east of Seoul, saw its otherwise serene beaches emerge as […]

17th Kazan International Film Festival jury members announced

17th Kazan International Film Festival jury members announced

KAZAN: The final composition of the jury of the XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, which will be held in the capital of Tatarstan from 5 to 10 September, has become known. Films will be judged by filmmakers from 10 countries of the world – from Sweden to India. Elchin Musaoglu, an Azerbaijani film director, […]

Iran – Korea: So far, so close

Iran – Korea: So far, so close

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: In the 1960s and 1970s, Iran and Korea were two countries that were both seeking to make progress. Initially, Iran made more rapid progress. But afterwards, South Korea moved faster. During these years, the two countries usually had good relations. But over the past few months, the political and economic challenges […]

Malaysia Prime Minister defies calls to quit, says he still has majority support

Malaysia Prime Minister defies calls to quit, says he still has majority support

KUALA LUMPUR:  has stressed that he still has the support of the majority of Members of Parliament as the Prime Minister. He said the matter was presented to King Al Sultan Abdullah during his audience with the King at Istana Negara earlier today, Malaysia’s news agency BERNAMA reports. “Therefore, my resignation under Article 43 (4) […]

India’s Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist killed

India’s Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist killed

By Gunjeet Sra NEW DELHI: On July 16, news broke that India’s Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, 41-year-old Danish Siddiqui was killed in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city in Afghanistan. At the time of his death, Siddiqui was on a reporting assignment for Reuters and embedded with the Afghan Special Forces. He was the chief […]

Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

Korea: Spiteful reviews haunting restaurant owners amid boom of delivery apps

  SEOUL: Kim Tae-han (alias), a 27-year-old former restaurant owner in southern Seoul, said one of his most important daily routines was checking reviews of his store on food delivery platforms. Kim, who has now quit his restaurant business, said that one day he had to drive his car to visit a reviewer during the […]

GCS International signs MoU with World Children Taekwondo Union on promotion of world peace

GCS International signs MoU with World Children Taekwondo Union on promotion of world peace

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association  SEOUL: GCS International signed a cooperation agreement with the World Children Taekwondo Union (World CTU) on the promotion of word peace through the GCS movement and taekwondo at the WT headquarters in Seoul on July 15, 2021. Under the agreement, the two […]

Asia Journalists Association nominates Lee Hyong Kyun Chief Director, appoints 10 registered directors

Asia Journalists Association nominates Lee Hyong Kyun Chief Director, appoints 10 registered directors

SEOUL: The Asia Journalists Association (AJA) has nominated Mr. Lee Hyong Kyun as the chief director. Arranged in Korean alphabetical order, Mr. Kang Tae-jin, Mr. GU BONHONG, Buddhist Priest Geum-gok, Mr. Park Nam-soo, Mr.YOO JIN RYONG, Mr. Yoon Seok-ho, Mr. Lee Ki-woo, Mr. Lee Sang-ki, and Mr. Jeong Young-pal were appointed as the registered directors […]

In Jeju, the fantasy of turning all traffic lights green in an emergency is real

In Jeju, the fantasy of turning all traffic lights green in an emergency is real

JEJU, South Korea: The telecom advertisement shows an emergency vehicle rushing a pregnant woman to a hospital, and thanks to a smart transport system, all the traffic lights are green. Such a system is not a dream of the future; it currently exists on the southern resort island of Jeju. Prioritized signal services for emergency […]

Journalists struggling with job insecurity amidst government’s “technological illiteracy”

Journalists struggling with job insecurity amidst government’s “technological illiteracy”

By Ziinine A. Britshi Malaysia World News KUALA LUMPUR: In 2020, a college in Kuala Lumpur launched a new course called “Digital Journalism”. Unfortunately, this course had failed to attract many students and the lecturer who proposed and created the new course was advised to leave though he was teaching other subjects. It was very […]

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