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Bahrain workshop experts discuss safe return of Syrian refugees

Bahrain workshop experts discuss safe return of Syrian refugees

By Habib Toumi Manama: The U.S. wants Syrian refugees to return to their homes in Syria but insists it should be done in the right conditions, a senior U.S. official has said. “We are here to dispel myths about U.S. policy and to reiterate that the U.S. wants Syrian refugees ultimately to return to their […]

Mahathir: Muslims must be industrious and stop being dependent

Mahathir: Muslims must be industrious and stop being dependent

Phnom Penh: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has urged Muslims to do away with the mentality of depending on others for aid and assistance. He added that Muslims must constantly strive to be industrious, honest and efficient to enhance their socio-economic standing. “It is very sad when we find Muslims everywhere mired in poverty […]

Indonesia: Anarchic group in Papua linked to international organizations

Indonesia: Anarchic group in Papua linked to international organizations

Jakarta: Indonesian police has accused foreign organizations of playing a role in the unrest that hit Papua and West Papua. National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said the groups that “committed anarchy in Papua and West Papua have links to foreign organizations.” “Yes. We know that these groups have links to international networks,” General Karnavian […]

More Korean War soldiers’ remains found this year

More Korean War soldiers’ remains found this year

Seoul: The number of remains of soldiers believed to be killed during the 1950-53 Korean War and retrieved so far this year more than doubled from a year earlier, the defense ministry said Sunday. During the first phase of this year’s excavation project carried out across the country until July, the military found bone pieces […]

17 rare Aldabra hatchlings on display at Japan zoo

17 rare Aldabra hatchlings on display at Japan zoo

Shizuoka: A zoo in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka has put 17 Aldabra giant tortoise hatchlings on display following the success of the first natural breeding of the rare species in the country. Last week, a zookeeper noticed hatchlings in an area where a mother tortoise had previously laid eggs. The baby tortoises measure […]

Malaysia: Mutual acceptance recipe for interracial unity

Malaysia: Mutual acceptance recipe for interracial unity

  By Erda Khursyiah Basir BERNAMA Kuala Lumpur: The concept of mutual acceptance is the key ingredient of the recipe for interracial unity in Malaysia. After 62 years of independence, it is high time that the people of Malaysia realised and accepted the fact that this country has a multiracial population with diverse historical, religious […]

Kyrgyzstan looks into ways to address fake news, online disinformation

Kyrgyzstan looks into ways to address fake news, online disinformation

  Bishkek: Ways to protect citizens from the negative influence of fake news are being discussed at a dedicated forum in Kyrgyzstan. “Society, falling under the influence of fake news, is changing significantly in the perception of information and there is a trend of growing number of Kyrgyz people who are their creators and distributors,” […]

Thunderstorm lashes Pakistan’s Sindh province

Thunderstorm lashes Pakistan’s Sindh province

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Another heavy spell of monsoon rains accompanied by thunder and dust storm lashed many areas of Sindh province of Pakistan. The rains are expected to continue until Friday. In Karachi, the provincial capital, a young man died of electrocution while three minor brothers drowned in a rainwater pond. The […]

YouTube kidnapping prank backfires; two people arrested

YouTube kidnapping prank backfires; two people arrested

 Muscat: Police in Oman have arrested two men after what turned out to be a prank kidnapping video incited outrage from thousands of people in the Gulf country. In the video two masked men approached a vehicle with four children talking on the back seats. Upon seeing the two men at a distance, one of […]

In Leyte, Philippines, bikes used to boost school attendance

In Leyte, Philippines, bikes used to boost school attendance

  Tacloban City: Needy students from three high schools in the Philippines have been offered bikes to motivate them to cover the distance from their remote homes to classes. The 115 bikes were donated in Leyte, the archipelago’s seventh largest island, under a project that aims to address school dropout, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) […]

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