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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 […]

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

Chuseok festival strengthens AJA bonds: A celebration of community, despite distances

By Habib Toumi Members of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) have once more demonstrated that long distances and time difference could not dampen their enthusiasm to celebrate as a special family Chuseok. Led by Sang-ki Lee, AJA founder and publisher of the association multi-lingual magazine and website, the members coming from various religious backgrounds, shared […]

Kuwait emir passes away at 91

Kuwait emir passes away at 91

By Habib Toumi KUWAIT: The Emir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah has passed away, the Kuwaiti Emir Diwan (Court) has announced. “With great sadness and sorrow, the Emiri Diwan mourns the passing of His Highness, the late Emir of Kuwait Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah,” a statement […]

South Korea’s Suwon, a special fusion of old and new, puts people at center of all policies

South Korea’s Suwon, a special fusion of old and new, puts people at center of all policies

By Habib Toumi SUWON: Showcasing an astonishing and harmonious fusion of old and new, Suwon rightly claims special fame as a historical landmark and the biggest city in the province of Gyeonggi. The centrally-located city where UNESCO World Heritage-listed treasures and royal relics co-exist with a modern skyline asserts itself as one of its kind […]

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: One of the most emotional sights that has struck me throughout my career in journalism that has taken me to numerous countries was the desperate messages and worn pictures left by Koreans to their northern brethren at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most fortified border keeping Korean families apart for seven […]

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