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Chun’s commander warned South Korea could end up like Vietnam unless Gwangju uprising quelled: U.S. documents

Chun’s commander warned South Korea could end up like Vietnam unless Gwangju uprising quelled: U.S. documents

SEOUL: The martial law commander at the time of South Korea’s 1980 pro-democracy uprising warned the then-U.S. ambassador that the country could end up a communist nation like Vietnam unless the revolt was quelled, declassified U.S. documents showed Friday. The commander, Gen. Lee Hui-sung, also tried to justify the martial law’s expansion during the meeting […]

Cambodia: Last COVID-19 patient discharged; no new cases in 34 days

Cambodia: Last COVID-19 patient discharged; no new cases in 34 days

PHNOM PENH: There is no more active case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Cambodia as the last patient has been successfully cured, the country’s Ministry of Health said. The last recovered case is a 36-year-old woman who was transferred to Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh on May 8, the ministry said. The woman […]

Super-speed race to kill COVID-19 and stop plague of false news

Super-speed race to kill COVID-19 and stop plague of false news

  By Ivan Lim  Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN   SINGAPORE: It’s do-or-die speed now to find antidotes for the Covid-19 pandemic, and unified moves globally to   get rid of infodemic  — destructively untrue information — as the Corona virus keeps up its killing spree world-wide.  The menace of misinformationis becoming a parallel plague, the […]

Saudi Arabia imposes full curfew for Eid Al Fitr

Saudi Arabia imposes full curfew for Eid Al Fitr

RIYADH: A 24-hour curfew has been imposed by Saudi Arabia for the holiday of Eid Al Fitr, the feast that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting and special prayers for Muslims. The interior ministry said in a statement that it would impose the full lockdown from May 23 to May 27 across […]

Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti health authorities said the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of 10 people on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 75. In his daily coronavirus update, Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said that 991 people have tested positive for the highly contagious virus, increasing the overall number of infections in […]

In Kuwait, vehicles’ CO2 emission down as traffic is restricted due to COVID-19

In Kuwait, vehicles’ CO2 emission down as traffic is restricted due to COVID-19

KUWAIT: A study of air quality, carried out by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (EPA), has shown a considerable lowering of CO2 emission and other harmful gases from vehicles due to the partial curfew measures set counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in the country. Deputy Direct for EPA’s environmental monitoring Sameera Al Kanderi said that the […]

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Government decided on Friday to impose full curfew starting Sunday (May 10) 4 pm until May 30, as part of the measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Official government spokesperson Tareq Al-Mizrem said on Twitter that the decision was taken upon recommendations by the national health authorities, Kuwait […]

Zero infections: Small cities in South Korea vigilant to defend coronavirus-free status

Zero infections: Small cities in South Korea vigilant to defend coronavirus-free status

SEOUL: South Korea has proved that it stands at the bleeding edge in the global war to contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The government’s decisive and unwavering efforts to administer massive, non-stop tests since the early stages of the crisis have paid off handsomely — with the nation reporting zero new local cases […]

Self-sterilization gates placed at Grand Mosque entrances

Self-sterilization gates placed at Grand Mosque entrances

Makkah: Advanced self-sterilization gates have been installed at the entrances of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The gates, used for sterilizing people with sanitizer spray, are equipped with thermal cameras that read temperatures of advancing people from six meters away and with a smart monitor that takes one second to display the temperatures of several […]

Reminiscing on the memories of Children’s Day

Reminiscing on the memories of Children’s Day

  By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter at Asia N SEOUL: COVID-19 has brought about violent changes in every aspect of living across the continents and cultures. Social distancing, also called physical distancing, is bringing about the changes in the behaviour of our neighbours. Those whose jobs are maintaining communications with the public, namely the […]

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