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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 […]

Bahraini wins global Korean-language speech, wants to deepen her Korean cultural, linguistic knowledge

Bahraini wins global Korean-language speech, wants to deepen her Korean cultural, linguistic knowledge

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Zahra Al Safi, the Bahraini student who won a Korean-language speech contest after beating 1,918 competitors from 90 King Sejong Institutes worldwide, has expressed immense delight with the achievement and pledged to further her studies in the Korean language. Zahra was particularly grateful to the Korean embassy in Bahrain and Ambassador […]

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Since the signing of the declaration to support peace by Bahrain and Israel almost one month ago, contacts between officials from the two countries have been intensifying amid promises to build on the agreement to move closer to peace, security and cooperation across the region. For Bahrain, the agreement “emanates from […]

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Looking at the invitation I received from the German Ambassador to Bahrain Kai Boeckmann to attend on October 3 a virtual celebration of the German Unity Day, I could not help wondering if I will ever receive an invitation from the Korean embassy in Bahrain to a Korean Reunification Day or […]

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