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Bangladeshi boy playing hide-and-seek game ends up in Malaysia

Bangladeshi boy playing hide-and-seek game ends up in Malaysia

  KUALA LUMPUR: When young boys were playing hide-and-seek in Chittagong, a large port city on the southeastern coast of Bangladesh, they never thought that one of them would end up hiding in … Port Kang, Malaysia, 3,781 kilometers away! During the game near the port on January 11, Fahim opted to hide from his […]

15 African Poetry Ambassadors to attend World Poetry Movement Congress in Medellin, Caracas

15 African Poetry Ambassadors to attend World Poetry Movement Congress in Medellin, Caracas

Correspondent, CAIRO: In the crucial search for the unity of the poetic forces of Africa, and to make much more visible the immense contribution of the poetry of that continent to the world, the Virtual Congress of the World Poetry Movement (WPM) Africa was held on January 21-22, 2023. About 50 poets attended the 2 days […]

Chinese man deported after refusing to quarantine, fleeing

Chinese man deported after refusing to quarantine, fleeing

SEOUL: The government has deported a Chinese national arrested for going into hiding without entering mandatory quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in South Korea earlier this month, officials said Tuesday. The 41-year-old was deported on Jan. 13, eight days after he was arrested for refusing to quarantine and fleeing upon testing positive […]

Pakistan: Mystery shrouds over country-wide power breakdown

Pakistan: Mystery shrouds over country-wide power breakdown

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The mystery shrouds over the prolonged power breakdown across the country that occurred early Monday morning and continued for over twenty four hours. The electricity supply went off suddenly and simultaneously at 7.30am on January 23, 2023 in the whole country including capital Islamabad, provincial capitals Karachi (Sindh […]

WPM Africa Congress, Migration from Death to Life

A section of the participants By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: In Africa, millions are suffering a lot. Their lives have trampled over them with so critical problems. They are threatened by poverty, crushed by unemployment, wars, and disease overcomes them. The statistics tell us a lot about the aggravation of humanity’s problems […]

Kazakhstan to hold early Majilis elections on March 19

Kazakhstan to hold early Majilis elections on March 19

The announcement that Kazakhstan will hold early Majilis elections on March 19 ASTANA: Kazakhstan will hold early Majilis (lower house of the bicameral parliament) elections on March 19, 2023, reports from Kazakhstan have said. On Thursday, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dissolved the Majilis and called for early elections. “In accordance with the Constitution, after consultations […]

South Korea calls in Japanese diplomat to protest UNESCO heritage bid for Sado mine

South Korea calls in Japanese diplomat to protest UNESCO heritage bid for Sado mine

SEOUL: South Korea’s foreign ministry called in a Japanese Embassy official in Seoul on Friday to lodge a formal protest against Tokyo’s move to have a mine linked to the wartime forced labor of Koreans listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The previous day, the Japanese government submitted a recommendation letter again to UNESCO […]

THF Asia to Sponsor Choi Young Seok Cup Taekwondo Championship

THF Asia to Sponsor Choi Young Seok Cup Taekwondo Championship

  By Seok-Jae Kang, Asia Journalists Association Vice President   BANGKOK: THF (Taekwondo Humanitarian Foundation) Asia will sponsor the annual Choi Young Seok Cup international taekwondo championships which take place in Pattaya, Thailand starting this year. Kang Dae-geun, president of THF Asia, signed a cooperation agreement to support the taekwondo event in a ceremony at the […]

Nepalese ophthalmologist who saved sight of 120,000 people wins major award in Bahrain

Nepalese ophthalmologist who saved sight of 120,000 people wins major award in Bahrain

MANAMA: A Nepalese ophthalmologist has won Bahrain’s prestigious Isa Award for Service to Humanity. The award is granted every two years to individuals or organizations who “not only see pain, strife and hardships in this difficult world that we live in but are stirred to bring beauty where there is none, and hope where there’s […]

Virtual Congress of World Poetry Movement in Africa on January 21-22

Virtual Congress of World Poetry Movement in Africa on January 21-22

CAIRO: In the crucial search for the unity of the poetic forces of Africa, and to make much more visible the immense contribution of the poetry of that continent to the world, the Virtual Congress of the World Poetry Movement (WPM) Africa will be held on January 21-22 starting at 10:00 GMT. About 30 national coordinators representing […]

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