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Singapore adds gumption, funds for post-Covid-19 rebound

Singapore adds gumption, funds for post-Covid-19 rebound

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Singapore, successful in taming the invidious Coronavirus to single-digit outbreaks, is poised for a confident rebound in the post-Covid-19 era. In a December 31 New Year message, a triumphant Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, declared “seeing light at the end of the tunnel”. On February […]

Difficult year for Nepali journalists

Difficult year for Nepali journalists

By Kuber Chalise Editor of Karobar National Economic Daily KATHMANDU: It is between the devil and the sky for Nepali journalist. First they lost their jobs because of Covid-19, and then the government came heavy on them as the politics polarized in Nepal. As the Covid-19 started spreading, Nepal government imposed lockdown on March 24, […]

The Indian Farmer Protests: An overview of the world’s biggest sit-down protest happening in India right now

The Indian Farmer Protests: An overview of the world’s biggest sit-down protest happening in India right now

  By Gunjeet Sra* NEW DELHI: On June 3, 2020, the Indian government announced that it would be introducing new agricultural ordinances in favour of farmers. The Agricultural Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar called them a “a historic-step in unlocking the vastly regulated agricultural markets in the country.”  A month later, protests against the said ordinances began […]

COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 3/3: The poorest countries and issues

COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 3/3: The poorest countries and issues

By Dr. Hassan Humeida Port of Kiel, Germany: With the beginning of the activation of the protective vaccine against the coronavirus, other concerns began in the rest of the world, especially in the poor countries. While people in developed countries follow the principle “Do not leave anyone behind you and alone”, people in the world’s […]

COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 2/3: Germany and a glimmer of hope

COVID-19: a lingering gigantic challenge – Part 2/3: Germany and a glimmer of hope

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida Port of Kiel, Germany: Germany is one of the great world powers that continue to suffer from the coronavirus and its consequences. The rich and powerful country is among the major industrialized countries in the globe, one of the world’s highest-ranked exporter of high quality industrial products. Germany plays the […]

AJA discusses World Journalists Conference 2021 plans

AJA discusses World Journalists Conference 2021 plans

  By Habib Toumi MANAMA: The Asia Journalists Association (AJA) held its 17th virtual meeting, bringing together member journalists from several countries, as far as Korea in the East and Germany in the West. Within their joyful atmosphere, the participants exchanged best wishes on the Lunar New Year and Seok-Jae shared his family’s celebration of the […]

Singapore shows its mettle by bringing Davos to its shores

Singapore shows its mettle by bringing Davos to its shores

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: In 2018, Singapore was picked out of a list that included South Korea’s Jeju Island to host the Kim-Trump summit. The venue where US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un sought to break the ice on their nuclear imbroglio was actually on the […]

Healthy success: Vietnam is world’s second most successful country in handling CVOVID-19 pandemic

Healthy success: Vietnam is world’s second most successful country in handling CVOVID-19 pandemic

HANOI: Vietnam is Asia’s most successful country in handling the coronavirus pandemic and the world’s second best, a performance index published by the Sydney-based Lowy Institute indicates. The COVID Performance Index – Deconstructing Pandemic Responses showed that countries in Asia-Pacific proved the most successful in dealing with the pandemic, while Europe and the Americas were […]

Hundreds of cattle die in severe cold weather in northern Vietnam

Hundreds of cattle die in severe cold weather in northern Vietnam

  By Phong Lan- Deputy head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper HANOI: More than 600 cattle have died after days of extreme cold weather in some northern and central mountainous regions of Vietnam, the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control said Wednesday in a report. A biting cold snap has ravaged […]

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all Koreans; inoculation to start next month

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the government would provide all South Korean people with free-of-charge COVID-19 vaccines in phases starting next month. “[The government] will make sure that all of the people will be inoculated free of charge in accordance with priorities,” he said in his New Year’s address, assuring that inoculation will […]

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