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In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

In Bahrain, COVID-19 fails to dampen passion for celebrations

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Despite its fierce and relentless assault across the globe, COVID-19 has not succeeded to dampen the Valentine spirit in Bahrain and other countries, Ahmed, 26, said. The young teacher had been standing for a long time in front of the tempting chocolate boxes, in various colors and shapes, not sure […]

Fall / Winter edition of Asia N is out – Asia’s Window to the World, the World’s Window on Asia

Fall / Winter edition of Asia N is out – Asia’s Window to the World, the World’s Window on Asia

  By Habib Toumi SEOUL: The Fall/Winter double edition of Asia N in is out now, packed with great articles on a wide range of topics and a rich array of views from the ASEAN, Southern Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia. The ASEAN articles are “For Indonesia, Electric Vehicle is a must, not […]

Who coined “Arab Spring”? A media perpsective on Tunisia’s Revolution ten years later

Who coined “Arab Spring”? A media perpsective on Tunisia’s Revolution ten years later

By Habib Toumi TUNIS: Ten years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself ablaze. Mohammed Bouazizi was one of many young men in the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia and elsewhere trying to make ends meet by doing odd jobs. He did not finish high school successfully and without the much-coveted diploma, his […]

When magazines falter, AsiaN moves ahead: AsiaN celebrates its ninth anniversary

When magazines falter, AsiaN moves ahead: AsiaN celebrates its ninth anniversary

By Habib Toumi Manama: Noticing the passing of time is never easy. We are often too busy with our daily routines, with tackling new situations, treading on new paths and dealing with whatever comes unexpectedly our way to notice that time has elapsed without taking a pause. One day blurs into another, one week into […]

Bahrain’s Prime Minister dies at 84

Bahrain’s Prime Minister dies at 84

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain’s Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died on Wednesday morning, the Royal Court announced. Prince Khalifa passed away at Mayo Clinic in the United States, the court added. He will be buried after his body is flown back to Bahrain and the funeral will be limited to few […]

Seoul-born Marilyn becomes first Korean-American woman elected to Congress in its 230-year history

Seoul-born Marilyn becomes first Korean-American woman elected to Congress in its 230-year history

By Habib Toumi SEATTLE: Marilyn Strickland, the former mayor of Tacoma, Washington State, and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, has become the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress in its 230-year history The Seoul-born woman, a Democrat, emerged from a 19-person primary election to win the open congressional race in Washington State […]

Lee Kun-hee, the leader who transformed Samsung, changed how the world communicates

Lee Kun-hee, the leader who transformed Samsung, changed how the world communicates

By Habib Toumi SEOUL: One of the greatest merits of Lee Kun-hee was that as a true leader with great inspirations and impressive aspirations, he would not leave the world with the tragic thought that he “could have”, “should have” or “might have” done more to make Samsung a global brand. He was not the […]

Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

Samsung Innovation Museum in Suwon shows how technology has altered the way we get news

  By Habib Toumi SUWON: People fascinated by mass communication and the development of electronic devices and tools from the early days to our modern world have a great opportunity to monitor and admire this progress at the Samsung Innovation Museum. Here, one of the three exhibitions in the impeccable building in Samsung Digital City, […]

Lee Kun-hee’s spirit of innovation should thrive long after the Chairman is gone

Lee Kun-hee’s spirit of innovation should thrive long after the Chairman is gone

By Habib Toumi Bahrain: I visited South Korea for the first time in March 2019, a guest of the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) and the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) and a speaker at the World Journalists Conference. I have heard and read a lot about South Korea, so it was impossible for me to […]

Korean scientist Dr. Ra: Stem cells will be the mainstream of medicine worldwide

Korean scientist Dr. Ra: Stem cells will be the mainstream of medicine worldwide

SEOUL: Korea’s most prominent Stem Cell researcher has emphasized that close global cooperation, more normal diet, and closeness to nature were essential to boost chances to beat coronavirus and other viruses. In a virtual roundtable with members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) today with the famous Korean scientists and also the chief executive officer […]

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