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IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

Vienna: Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has died at age 72. The former Japanese diplomat who led the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog since 2009 had participated in several Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conferences over the last several years. The lifelong diplomat began his first term as IAEA Director […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to increase joint […]

South Koreans among top tourists to Rumi museum in Turkey

South Koreans among top tourists to Rumi museum in Turkey

  Konya: South Koreans are among the top five tourists who visited the museum dedicated to Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi, the famed 13th century Sufi poet and scholar, in central Turkey. The figure of South Korean tourists to the site and the country is likely to increase sharply as Turkey has seen more than a 40% […]

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Tampa, Florida: Asian countries are involved in a multinational maritime effort being developed by the U.S. Central Command to increase surveillance and security in major waterways in the Middle East. Operation Sentinel aims to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region, the U.S. Central Command said in a […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

  Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to […]

Cambodia to send plastic waste back to source countries

Cambodia to send plastic waste back to source countries

Phnom Penh: Cambodia, in its revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments, has vowed to send 1,600 tons of plastic waste found in shipping containers back to the US and Canada. The announcement was made after 83 containers full of rubbish, mostly plastic waste, were found on Tuesday at Sihanoukville, the country’s main port. “Cambodia […]

South Korea to face North Korea as groups finalized for 2022 World Cup

South Korea to face North Korea as groups finalized for 2022 World Cup

Kuala Lumpur: South Korea and North Korea will face off in the Round Two draw of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The two Koreas were drawn in Group H alongside Lebanon, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. The draw, conducted by FIFA Director of Competitions Christian Unger and Australian legend Tim Cahill, was […]

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

BTS, the first and only South Korean band to top the U.S. Billboard 200, has added Saudi Arabia to their world tour “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself”. The group has posted on its website that it would be performing in the Saudi capital Riyadh at King Fahad International Stadium on October 11. BTS will be the […]

Home, Sweet Home: Bahraini collector turns house into museum

Home, Sweet Home: Bahraini collector turns house into museum

At first blush, when people think of museums, images of illustrious storehouses of art and artifacts rush to their minds. However, the case is different when Hafedh Abdul Ghaffar, a Bahraini, is mentioned. He used his home in Saar in the outskirts of the capital Manama to judiciously preserve the past, with all its glory […]

Mongolian children adopted by US families visit native home

Mongolian children adopted by US families visit native home

Five children who had been adopted through a US-based organization are now back in Mongolia with their two adoptive families to learn about the culture, heritage and traditional way of life of their country of origin. The visit is part of regular tours launched in 2017 for adopted children and co-organized by the Mongolia Immigration Agency […]

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