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Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

SEOUL: Keen on properly understanding and assessing the latest development in Afghanistan and their repercussions, the Zoom meeting of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) was devoted to Afghanistan. The journalists coming from 10 countries discussed the situation from different angles with a multitude of views to share and explore, “just like those who paint landscapes set up […]

Afghan baby girl born at 10,000 meters in Turkish evacuation flight

Afghan baby girl born at 10,000 meters in Turkish evacuation flight

  ISTANBUL: An Afghan woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl with assistance from the cabin crew in the middle of an evacuation flight to Britain operated by Turkish Airlines. After leaving her stopover in Dubai, Soman Noori, 26, started having contractions and told the cabin crew about her labor pains. The crew asked […]

Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

JINCHEON: Hundreds of Afghan civilians who evacuated to South Korea seeking refuge from the Taliban in their homeland arrived at their temporary shelter in the country’s central region Friday, where they are expected to stay for about eight weeks. The group of 377 Afghans, including 180 children and infants, which landed at Incheon International Airport, […]

Statement by Asia Journalist Association on Press Arbitration Act

Statement by Asia Journalist Association on Press Arbitration Act

  Seoul, Aug. 23: Asia Journalist Association (AJA) defines the revision of the Press Arbitration Act, which is being discussed in Korea, as a serious violation of freedom of speech, and will launch a practical solidarity to protect freedom of speech. In our democratic country, the Republic of Korea, press freedom is the most valuable […]

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

KUALA LUMPER: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today resigned after 17 months as the country’s eighth Prime Minister. Also resigned were 29 members of his Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet, Malaysian news agency BERNAMA reported. “It is obvious that I have lost the majority support. So, there is no longer a need to ascertain my legitimacy […]

‘Gagok’ concert held in memory of great Korean composer Lee An-Sam

‘Gagok’ concert held in memory of great Korean composer Lee An-Sam

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: A ‘gagok’ concert was held in memory of the great Korean composer Lee An-sam in Seoul, Korea on August 12. The first Lee An-Sam Gagok Concert was held at the Chamber Hall of the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. Gagok […]

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) […]

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