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Beijing to open one more visa office in Pakistan

Beijing to open one more visa office in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: China has decided to open a visa office in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw province bordering Afghanistan, to boost economic relations with Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday. According to the state-run radio service, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing made the announcement while talking to the media […]

Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait agree to boost ties, sign MoUs

Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait agree to boost ties, sign MoUs

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan and Kuwait have signed two memoranda of understanding as the two countries discussed ways of bolstering their relations and cooperation. Delegations from the two countries met for the second session of the Joint Kyrgyz-Kuwaiti Intergovernmental Commission on Economic and Technical Cooperation in Bishkek, the press service of the Ministry of Finance of the […]

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates join coalition to protect maritime trade

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates join coalition to protect maritime trade

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates on Thursday announced it has joined the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC), an international alliance that aims “to protect the safety of maritime navigation and international trade.” The announcement was made one day after Saudi Arabia became the second Arab country to join the coalition. Bahrain, host to the […]

Pakistan refuses India’s request to open airspace for Indian PM Modi

Pakistan refuses India’s request to open airspace for Indian PM Modi

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not be allowed to use Pakistan’s airspace for his upcoming visit to Germany, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, after New Delhi requested Islamabad’s permission. Announcing the decision via a video statement, Qureshi said the Indian High Commissioner had been informed of Pakistan’s […]

Haze forces 890 schools in Malaysia’s Sarawak to close

Haze forces 890 schools in Malaysia’s Sarawak to close

Kuching: Haze has forced authorities in Sarawak, the largest among Malaysia’s 13 states, to shut down 890 schools in 17 districts. The decision meant that eight districts were added in one day to the forced shut down list. According to the state Education Department, the move involved 104 secondary schools and 705 primary schools, affecting […]

South Korea to publicly display F-35A fighter for first time next month

South Korea to publicly display F-35A fighter for first time next month

Seoul: South Korea is planning to showcase F-35A stealth fighters to the public for the first time during the Armed Forces Day ceremony next month to officially mark their introduction into the country, officials said Tuesday. South Korea has so far brought in eight F-35As, beginning with two in late March, under a plan to […]

Employment conundrum looms large in South Korea with aging population

Employment conundrum looms large in South Korea with aging population

Seoul: South Korea on Wednesday floated the idea of dictating that companies continue to employ workers beyond the current retirement age of 60, a move that could have far-reaching implications on Asia’s fourth-largest economy. The move came amid growing need for older people to stay in the labor market longer as the country’s working-age population […]

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 […]

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 […]

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