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No Ramadan bazaars in several states across Malaysia this year

No Ramadan bazaars in several states across Malaysia this year

KOTA KINABALU: The government of Sabah, the second largest of the 13 states of Malaysia, will not hold the traditional Ramadan bazaars this year in additional efforts to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. It is likely to join several other Malaysian states, including Kedah, Selangor, Terengganu and Melaka,that earlier this week  have announced that Ramadan bazaars will […]

South Korea to allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus

South Korea to allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus

BISHKEK: Korea will allocate Kyrgyzstan $50,000 to combat coronavirus, the South Korean embassy in Kyrgyzstan reported. “In connection with an increase in cases of coronavirus infection in the Kyrgyz Republic, the Korean Government, aware of the lack of medical equipment and the need to improve medical services to combat coronavirus in the Kyrgyz Republic, has […]

Coronavirus Letter To Humanity

Coronavirus Letter To Humanity

Manila: In an ode, Letter To Humanity, that has been widely circulated on social media, Vivienne R Reich eloquently scolds humanity for its “non-stop wars, non-stop greed” and for stubbornly refusing to be humble enough to listen to the earth’s whispers, speeches and screams. Powerfully capturing the profound dilemma and the existential danger in which […]

Bahrain, U.S. confronting COVID-19 together: U.S. ambassador

Bahrain, U.S. confronting COVID-19 together: U.S. ambassador

Manama: U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain has expressed confidence that the cooperation and trust developed between Bahrainis and Americans over 100 years will help them through the current challenges of COVID-19 together. In an OpEd, Justin Siberell said that Americans and Bahrainis have been working together to combat epidemics for more than 100 years. “One of […]

Nature Commands

Nature Commands

  By: Pooneh Nedai Editor in chief of Shokaran – IRAN TEHRAN: I wished I could go thoughtlessly to a cafe like those days before these days and I could take a photo from the top of the cup handle and capture the cup shadow on the table, then write a phrase about solitude and […]

Post-Corona politics, economics, social culture – What will change?

Post-Corona politics, economics, social culture – What will change?

By Peter Jaegeul Song, Staff Reporter at Asia N Seoul: The danger and threat of the COVID-19 virus, or coronavirus, is still ongoing. This is because the number of confirmed people in Korea has been on a steady rise, as well as the spread of virus-caused damage and risks in the United States, Europe and […]

AFC President  praises health professionals, AFC associations for outstanding responses to COVID-19

AFC President  praises health professionals, AFC associations for outstanding responses to COVID-19

By Habib Toumi Kuala Lumpur: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has praised the outstanding contributions of the frontline health professionals, carers and responders for their tremendous endeavors to help and protect communities across Asia and the world. In a statement posted by AFC, Shaikh Salman also praised the work […]

35 million South Koreans to benefit from ‘disaster relief money’ for households

35 million South Koreans to benefit from ‘disaster relief money’ for households

SEOUL: The South Korean government will grant “emergency disaster relief money” to a majority of the country’s households in a one-off stimulus program to help with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, President Moon Jae-in said Monday. He also unveiled a plan to seek another supplementary budget during a third session of the emergency […]

COVID-19 pandemic and India

COVID-19 pandemic and India

By Pramod Mathur India <Spotfilm> CEO, AJA Senior member NEW DELHI: An Extraordinary Virtual G20 Leaders’ Summit was convened on March 26, 2020. The aim was to discuss challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and forge a coordinated global response. Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had a telephonic conversation with the Chair, The Crown Prince of […]

South Korea’s culture minister vows utmost help to revive coronavirus-hit arts, tourism

South Korea’s culture minister vows utmost help to revive coronavirus-hit arts, tourism

  SEOUL: South Korean Culture Minister Park Yang-woo has vowed utmost efforts to help the recovery of the country’s arts, sports and tourism sectors, among the worst hit areas in the COVID-19 pandemic. “The sectors that are getting a particularly acute impact from COVID-19 are culture, sports and tourism. The pandemic has made it impossible […]

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