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Social media bring joy to orphan couple in Egypt, destitute patient in Malaysia

Social media bring joy to orphan couple in Egypt, destitute patient in Malaysia

By Habib Toumi Manama: Facebook and social media have helped an orphan couple in Egypt celebrate their wedding in great style and amid thousands of guests and a patient in Malaysia undergo a surgery for which he had no money. In Tanta, a large city about 100 kilometers north of Egypt’s capital Cairo, Ala, the […]

NATO to Gulf partners: We share common interests, common challenges

NATO to Gulf partners: We share common interests, common challenges

By Habib Toumi Kuwait: NATO’s partnership with the Gulf countries is more important today than it has ever been before, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said. “The partnership between NATO and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) has grown stronger over the years,” Stoltenberg said. “We have come to understand each […]

Kyrgyzstan to set up state entity for personal data protection

Kyrgyzstan to set up state entity for personal data protection

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan is planning to set up early next year a state entity for the protection of personal data. Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev wants the entity to be formed by February 1, 2020 At the meeting at the Digital Command Centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Abylgaziev stressed that the protection of […]

Pompeo cites Samsung as alternative to Chinese tech giants

Pompeo cites Samsung as alternative to Chinese tech giants

Washington: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Samsung is a “legitimate” substitute to Chinese companies in building 5G networks across the European Union. Pompeo made the case in an op-ed in Politico Europe ahead of an EU communications ministers meeting in Brussels on Tuesday. He argued that Chinese tech giants such as […]

Malaysia shows interest in South Korea’s advancement in aerospace

Malaysia shows interest in South Korea’s advancement in aerospace

Sacheon: Malaysia is interested with the progress and development achieved by South Korea in the aerospace industry, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. Speaking during his visit to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) facility here, the prime minister said South Korea has made great strides in the highly-technological field since the last time he visited […]

Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

Emirates firms up $8.8 billion order for 30 Boeing 787s at 2019 Dubai Airshow

    Dubai: Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has signed a full purchase agreement for 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, worth $8.8 billion at list prices, at the Dubai Airshow 2019. Under its agreement with Boeing, Emirates has exercised its right to substitute the B777x with B787s, the company said. This deal includes Boeing 787 […]

South Korea to launch new naval frigate

South Korea to launch new naval frigate

Seoul: South Korea was to launch a new frigate on Monday featuring advanced sonar and power systems to boost anti-submarine capabilities in coastal operations, the Navy said. The launch ceremony for the 2,800-ton FGG-II Seoul will take place later in the day at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.’s shipyard in the southeastern port city of Ulsan, […]

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

Need to invest in modern military technology to thwart terror threats: Experts

  By Habib Toumi Manama: The careful choice and procurement of arms remains a strategic necessity for investing in modern military technology to deal with the current threats despite the change in the nature of war and the receding risks of conventional warfare, an international conference in Bahrain has agreed. The participants in the five […]

Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

Siemens, Chinese Company Harbin to build 900MW Power Plant in Pakistan  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: K-Electric, a power utility that produces and supplies electricity to Karachi, the largest city of Pakistan and capital of Sindh province, has awarded the contracts to global technology powerhouse Siemens AG and Chinese construction contractor Harbin Electric for a 900MW Combined Cycle Power Plant and associated grids at Bin […]

New Zealand’s newest naval ship christened in South Korea

New Zealand’s newest naval ship christened in South Korea

Seoul: A cutting-edge New Zealand auxiliary naval vessel was officially named “Aotearoa” in South Korea, Seoul’s arms procurement agency said Saturday. The ceremony to officially name the tanker was held at the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in the southeastern port city of Ulsan on Friday, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). […]

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