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Jeenbekov, AFC chief discuss further development of football in Kyrgyzstan

Jeenbekov, AFC chief discuss further development of football in Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek:  Kyrgyz leader Sooronbay Jeenbekov and President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa exchanged views on the development of football and its further popularization in the country. Jeenbekov noted with satisfaction the positive activity and reforms of AFC, aimed at the development of football on the entire Asian continent. He […]

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Rare musical instruments displayed at Baku exhibition

Baku: Close to 200 rare musical instruments from the 18-20th centuries are showcased at an exhibition at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The exhibition “Musical Instruments: Unity and Diversity” features historical exhibits and offers a rare opportunity to listen to musical instruments. AT the opening ceremony, Rector of Azerbaijan National […]

Government mulls amending law on conferring Malaysian citizenship

Government mulls amending law on conferring Malaysian citizenship

Petaling Jaya: Malaysia is looking at amending Article 14 of the Federal Constitution to allow Malaysian mothers to pass on automatically their citizenship to their children born overseas. Under the current law, only Malaysian fathers are allowed to obtain automatically the Malaysian citizenship for their children born overseas whereas mothers have to submit applications. “Today, […]

Pakistan to establish special media tribunals

Pakistan to establish special media tribunals

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: The federal government has decided to establish special media tribunals to settle cases of media organizations, workers, owners, and citizens. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan sharing the decisions of the federal cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on […]

Confidence boosted as Bernama news agency accomplishes Malaysia Book of Records achievement

Confidence boosted as Bernama news agency accomplishes Malaysia Book of Records achievement

Kuala Lumpur: The success of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) in getting a place in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBOR) today has boosted confidence in the national news agency to face challenges in the current media industry. Bernama Editor-in-Chief Mokhtar Hussain said the team spirit demonstrated by Bernama staff in all platforms in […]

South Korea going all-out to stem spread of African swine fever

South Korea going all-out to stem spread of African swine fever

Seoul: South Korea remained alert on Wednesday to stem the spread of African swine fever across the country after reporting its second confirmed case of the deadly animal disease at a farm near the heavily fortified border with North Korea. The new case at a pig farm in Yeoncheon was confirmed a day after another […]

Moon, Saudi crown prince discuss global response to attack on oil facilities

Moon, Saudi crown prince discuss global response to attack on oil facilities

Seoul: The leaders of South Korea and Saudi Arabia agreed Wednesday to strengthen partnerships in the fight against terrorist acts, such as the recent drone attack on oil facilities in the Middle Eastern nation. In phone talks, President Moon Jae-in and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman also emphasized the importance of a unified response to […]

IMF officials, Pakistan PM discus bailout package

IMF officials, Pakistan PM discus bailout package

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Director Middle East and Central Asia Jihad Azour met Prime Minister Imran Khan at the PM Office here on Tuesday. Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and Governor State Bank Dr Reza Baqir were present in the meeting. The IMF delegation […]

Pakistan women’s football captain named mental health champion for British charity

Pakistan women’s football captain named mental health champion for British charity

By Nasir Aijaz AsianN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan women’s national football captain Hajra Khan has been named as the new ambassador for the British Asian Trust, one of the Prince of Wales’s charities in the United Kingdom. According to a press release issued by the organisation, Hajra will help create mass awareness about mental health issues, […]

South Korea to spend over $841 million to nurture content creators

South Korea to spend over $841 million to nurture content creators

Seoul: South Korea announced plans Tuesday to help raise the global competitiveness of the country’s entertainment and content industry via an investment-loan guarantee project worth more than 1 trillion won ($841 million). The government will spend 450 billion won by 2022 in a “content venture investment fund” aimed at offering financial support in the planning […]

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