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ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

ASEAN, Korea meeting in Busan under “Partnership for Peace, Prosperity for People” theme

  Bangkok: The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have recommended the drafting of a new ASEAN-ROK Plan of Action for 2021 – 2025. The plan will consider the ASEAN – ROK Vision Statement for Peace, Prosperity and Partnership that will be issued at the third ASEAN-ROK Commemorative […]

No fatalities reported as multiple blasts hit Bangkok

No fatalities reported as multiple blasts hit Bangkok

  Bangkok: A Thai government spokesperson said on Friday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha pleaded with the public on Friday morning not to panic and ordered an immediate investigation into various bomb blasts and small fires in the capital. The police were ordered to step up security and the public to report any irregularities or […]

Those who oppose executions for drug traffickers oppose building a better county: Sri Lanka president

Those who oppose executions for drug traffickers oppose building a better county: Sri Lanka president

  Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena said all those who are against the process of imposing the death penalty for drug traffickers are against the task of building a better country. The reasons behind all the serious crimes such as murder, robbery and rape are the drugs, the President said, adding that he decided to impose […]

Sri Lanka building up a nutritious young generation thanks to local dairy industry

Sri Lanka building up a nutritious young generation thanks to local dairy industry

  Colombo: A national program in Sri Lanka to provide a packet of liquid milk to around 600,000 primary students is well underway. The program, under President Maithripala Sirisena’s concept of creating a ‘Nutritious young generation of a nation bountiful with milk,’ is coupled with a plan to make Sri Lanka self-sufficient in liquid milk […]

11 die, 5,664 seek treatment as sweltering heatwave sweeps Japan

11 die, 5,664 seek treatment as sweltering heatwave sweeps Japan

    Tokyo: The number of people severely affected heat-related medical issues in Japan has nearly tripled over one week. The government said that 11 people died and 5,664 with heat exhaustion symptoms were taken to hospitals last week when temperatures rose sharply following the end of the rainy season in most areas. In the […]

130-year old Indonesian man to perform Haj

130-year old Indonesian man to perform Haj

  Jeddah: An Indonesian man claiming to be 130 years old has arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to perform the annual pilgrimage (Haj). Ohi Aidros Samri arrived at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in the Red Sea city of Jeddah with six members of his family. He is being hosted by the King Salman’s Hajj […]

Thai PM calls for strengthening ASEAN-led mechanisms, cooperation

Thai PM calls for strengthening ASEAN-led mechanisms, cooperation

  Bangkok: ASEAN must enhance cooperation with its Dialogue Partners and with other countries outside the region and welcome cooperation with new partners in order to achieve sustainability in all dimensions, Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan o-cha has said. Prayut was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and […]

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

President Mirziyoyev stresses need to develop Samarkand into tourism hub

Samarkand: Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called for optimizing resources and facilities to enhance tourism and boost the economy. Mirziyoyev made his call as he visited a tourism center to be built along a rowing canal in Samarkand. The project allocates 360 hectares of land for the complex, while a congress center, five-, four-, three-star […]

Artist emboldens dreams as she creates depth in the beautiful women she draws

Artist emboldens dreams as she creates depth in the beautiful women she draws

    Bahrain: Layal Al Thawadi gave natural wide smiles as she took time to explain the meaning and story behind her paintings, letting curious people understand that she cared about her work and appreciated their queries and feedback. The architecture college student was making her debut on the public arts scene, fulfilling, before she […]

Azerbaijan abolishes visa requirements for visiting Turkish citizens

Azerbaijan abolishes visa requirements for visiting Turkish citizens

  Baku: Azerbaijan has removed the visa requirement for Turkish citizens, both countries have said. Currently, Turkish citizens can apply for a visa at airports in Azerbaijan. In Baku, the foreign ministry said that the visa regime regarding “Turkish citizens holding general civil passports and wishing to come to Azerbaijan for up to 30 days” […]

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