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South Koreans among top tourists to Rumi museum in Turkey

  Konya: South Koreans are among the top five tourists who visited the museum dedicated to Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi, the famed 13th century Sufi poet and scholar, in central Turkey. The figure of South Korean tourists to the site and the country is likely to increase sharply as Turkey has seen more than a 40% […]

Kazakhstan Prime Minister launches ecological campaign

  Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin has launched ‘Together – Clean Kazakhstan’ ecological campaign. More than 1,200 people including members of the cabinet, representatives of government and public organizations, diplomats, local authorities and students participated in cleaning the Koyandy Water Reservoir, KAZINFORM reported. In a welcoming speech, the Prime Minister highlighted the significance of […]

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

  Tampa, Florida: Asian countries are involved in a multinational maritime effort being developed by the U.S. Central Command to increase surveillance and security in major waterways in the Middle East. Operation Sentinel aims to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region, the U.S. Central Command said in […]

400,000 illegals expected to leave Malaysia under amnesty offer

  Kuala Lumpur: Some 400,000 illegal immigrants are expected to leave Malaysia by December 31 under the Back For Good (B4G) programme introduced by the Malaysian Government to allow them to return to their countries of origin voluntarily. Foreigners who have committed offenses or have overstayed in the country can from August 1 obtain valid […]

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

[Kuala Lumpur]  Many among the estimated 600 million people of the 10 ASEAN countries ‘just love’ to eat everything with ‘sambal’, the fiery hot chili paste. To many, the hotter the sambal the better and more appetizing the hot steaming rice will be. And, of course without the sambal, crushed from any type of the […]

South Korea to face North Korea as groups finalized for 2022 World Cup

South Korea to face North Korea as groups finalized for 2022 World Cup

Kuala Lumpur: South Korea and North Korea will face off in the Round Two draw of the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The two Koreas were drawn in Group H alongside Lebanon, Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka. The draw, conducted by FIFA Director of Competitions Christian Unger and Australian legend Tim Cahill, was […]

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

South Korea’s legend BTS to perform in Saudi Arabia in “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” world tour

BTS, the first and only South Korean band to top the U.S. Billboard 200, has added Saudi Arabia to their world tour “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself”. The group has posted on its website that it would be performing in the Saudi capital Riyadh at King Fahad International Stadium on October 11. BTS will be the […]

In a first, Saudi princess leads Italian football club

In a first, Saudi princess leads Italian football club

Italian football has a princess. A Saudi princess who is now leading a football club. Princess Noora bin Saad Al Saud is now the president of Spoleto Calcio, a club located in Spoleto, Umbria, Italy’s Green Heart. The club plays in Serie D, he top level of the Italian non-professional football association. However, Noora, the […]

Japan, Singapore and South Korea lead world’s passport power

Japan, Singapore and South Korea lead world’s passport power

Japan, Singapore and South Korea have confirmed Asia’s leadership in the world’s passport power, topping the latest list compiled by the Swiss consulting company Henley & Partners. According to the Henley Passport Index at the beginning of the third quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore held the top spot as their citizens can visit 189 […]

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

World needs 250 years to fill gender gap in parliaments: IPU President

The world needs 250 years to fill the gender gap in its parliaments if the annual incremental increase persists at one percent, the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has warned. “We are going in the right direction regarding gender issues in parliaments,” Gabriela Cuevas Barron said. “However, we are not as optimistic as we […]

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