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Upholding ethical responsibility, religious services adapt to social-distancing guidelines

Upholding ethical responsibility, religious services adapt to social-distancing guidelines

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: As countries are easing restrictions imposed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, places of worships are also slowly opening up, but with precautions. Mosques, churches, synagogues and temples, with large open space that accommodates hundreds and even thousands of people, have been thinking of ways to limit the possibility for […]

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: “I am not taking any risks, so I told my daughters and their children to come late for the family lunch, spend a short time with us, then go home,” Fareed said when asked about his plans ahead for the day. “I love my extended family, but with the coronavirus threats, […]

In a first for Saudi Arabia, virtual “Art of Isolation” exhibition launched

In a first for Saudi Arabia, virtual “Art of Isolation” exhibition launched

  By Habib Toumi RIYADH: Saudi artists now have the opportunity to display their artwork created during the kingdom’s lockdown on virtual platforms and allow visitors to enjoy exhibitions from the comfort of their homes. “The Art of Isolation” virtual exhibition was launched on Saturday with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Saudi […]

Kyrgyzstan marks 75th anniversary of World War II victory

Kyrgyzstan marks 75th anniversary of World War II victory

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek has made a festive flower arrangement on the Victory Square of the city to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Bishkek Mayor’s Office reported that employees of the Bishkekzelenkhoz enterprise were behind the arrangement. Employees planted flowers in the form of a red star, figures […]

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 […]

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 20,987 on Monday after hundreds of new infections were confirmed in the country. There had been sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the country during last three weeks, as the number of positive cases was about 5000 with a […]

Two battlegrounds in the Covid-19 war

Two battlegrounds in the Covid-19 war

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: The world is in a tizzy never witnessed before.No one knows when the frightful Covid-19 pandemic will end; no one is sure how it can be ended. It continues to kill and maim. The tragic toll so far: more than 230,00 killed across the world, […]

With eased social distancing, South Koreans imagine post-coronavirus life

With eased social distancing, South Koreans imagine post-coronavirus life

SEOUL: When South Korea reported its first case of the new coronavirus on Jan. 20, little was fathomed about how this virus would change life. Three months into the virus outbreak, what was once deemed a regional virus has developed into a global pandemic, reshaping how people work, rest and live. In South Korea, where […]

Longing for coronavirus-free, ecotourism dream Ulleungdo

Longing for coronavirus-free, ecotourism dream Ulleungdo

By Sang-ki Lee Founder of Asia Journalists Association (AJA) AsiaN CEO ULLEUNGDO: As South Korea’s health officials continue their drive to stem completely the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and as the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Tuesday that the tally now stood at 10,752, with 244 deaths, one region does not seem […]

Free book ATM supports reading culture in Hanoi amid virus outbreak

Free book ATM supports reading culture in Hanoi amid virus outbreak

  By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: Following the recent success of the rice ATM project, a free book ATM machine has been set up in Hanoi to help people continue their reading habits amid the difficult time caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. The first-ever free book ATM machine was launched on April 24 […]

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