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Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Takiyuddin Hassan addresssing the workshop (Bernama) KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to implementing an energy transition towards a low carbon electricity supply industry, in line with the country’s aspiration to achieve clean greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The matter was stated by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan in his keynote […]

State of emergency in Kazakhstan’s protest-hit Mangistau, Almaty; cabinet resignation accepted

State of emergency in Kazakhstan’s protest-hit Mangistau, Almaty; cabinet resignation accepted

NUR-SULTAN: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed decrees imposing a two-week state of emergency in the Central Asian nation’s biggest city Almaty and in the western Mangistau province where protests over rising fuel prices that began on Sunday turned violent. “Due to the escalation of situation, the Head of State signed the decrees on imposing the […]

Climate crisis is here – Lessons not learned

Climate crisis is here – Lessons not learned

Surigao City in Mindanao, Philippines was one of the areas devastated by Typhoon Rai, locally known in the Philippines as “Odette”. (Photo: Philippine Coast Guard, Public domain). By Crispin Maslog MANILA: Exactly ten years ago in January 2012, as a retired science journalism professor, I wrote my first column for SciDev.Net. It was about the […]

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: 2021 has started in Kyrgyzstan with elections and ended with elections. In general, 2021 was rich in elections and political events. The country continued to fight with novel coronavirus and at last the economic activity started to be restored. The early presidential elections and a referendum The early presidential elections were […]

Last working Sunday for federal government as UAE switches weekends

Last working Sunday for federal government as UAE switches weekends

Abu Dhabi (WAM) DUBAI: Today is the last working Sunday for federal government entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the country switches from the Sunday-Thursday working week to the Monday-Friday on January 1. Under the new system, Monday to Thursday workdays will start at 7:30 am and end at 3:30 pm, while Friday […]

With sights set on the future, Kyrgyzstan to switch to full paperless government

With sights set on the future, Kyrgyzstan to switch to full paperless government

Zhaparov chairing a meeting (Kabar) BISHKEK: In the latest stage in Kyrgyzstan’s journey to digitize life in all its aspects, President Sadyr Zhaparov has given the cabinet six months to be ready to transit to a paperless government. Chairing the cabinet session devoted to discussing the country’s results in 2021, Zhaparov called for accelerating the […]

The year that was: Looking for satisfaction, inner peace and happiness in life

The year that was: Looking for satisfaction, inner peace and happiness in life

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, Germany (1) Pondering over the major impressions in 2021 is truly challenging. Challenging because I am trying to sort, solve, and find my own satisfaction, inner peace and happiness between my interests and and those of the community. The challenge is compounded when events happen unexpectedly and a person has to deal […]

War: Industry of poverty and hunger out of nothing!! – Part III

War: Industry of poverty and hunger out of nothing!! – Part III

(DR Congo soldiers after rebels kill farmers (AP) By Dr. Hassan Humeida – Germany KIEL: War is the most atrocious way to create poverty and hunger and misery. Because of war, people cannot live in security and dignity in their own territories and regions. Sometimes, war spreads and breaks out like wildfire, reaching capitals and […]

Tripped in race to lead Singapore, but Heng Swee Keat still in limelight

Tripped in race to lead Singapore, but Heng Swee Keat still in limelight

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN    SINGAPORE: “Good Luck.” That’s what “Heng” means in Singapore’s local dialect. So, once-kampong boy Heng Swee Keat considered it his good fortune that he has had a crack at high office. Not by luck but by the dint of his credentials. Cambridge and Harvard- educated, the […]

Uzbekistan starts mass production of Qalqon 4×4 domestic armored vehicles

Uzbekistan starts mass production of Qalqon 4×4 domestic armored vehicles

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev Editor-in-chief of Vodiymedia.uz TASHKENT: The State Committee of Uzbekistan for Defense Industry announced that mass production of Qalqon 4×4 armored vehicles, designed by the local weapons production company, has been begun. The factory tests of the vehicle were completed and after reports of experts that Qalqon 4×4 complies with the relevant demands […]

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