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Lax management on online game services pose risks

Lax management on online game services pose risks

By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HO CHI MINH CITY: Midnight and an online gaming shop on Nguyen Cuu Dam Street in Ho Chi Minh City was still very crowded. Most of the customers were teenagers and were staring at the screens which were displaying shootings or fighting acts. The shop owner said that most […]

Tunisia to deploy drones to detect high fevers in public places

Tunisia to deploy drones to detect high fevers in public places

By Habib Toumi TUNIS: Tunisia is moving ahead with a plan to use drone technology that can detect fevers as a tool in the fight against the coronavirus. The four drones will be displayed on Monday in different areas of the capital Tunis and health professionals will be monitoring the screens displaying the body temperatures. […]

Official news agencies should take lead in fight against COVID-19: UNA

Official news agencies should take lead in fight against COVID-19: UNA

By Habib Toumi JEDDAH: Official news agencies should re-take the initiative amidst the coronavirus pandemic to restore their leading roles ahead of social media and citizen media (social networking sites), a media forum has said. “This can be achieved through further qualification and continuous training for media staff and by enhancing creativity and innovation in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old Malaysian has seen his dream come true after he was awarded a NASA scholarship. Muhammad Azhar Ali was among more than 3 million people who participated in the Artemis Challenge organized by the space agency. He took advantage of being confined because of the Movement Control Order, the cordon sanitaire implemented […]

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

Muhyiddin shares with ASEAN Malaysia’s experience in fighting COVID-19

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia today shared its own experiences and knowledge in facing the COVID-19 pandemic with ASEAN member states during a Special ASEAN Summit on COVID-19 conducted via video-teleconferencing. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said Malaysia had put in place several key strategies to address critical health, economic and social issues brought about by the pandemic, […]

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahrain is leveraging technology to ensure that people under compulsory home quarantines do not move away from the confines of their homes. Electronic tracker wristbands that alert authorities to rogue escapees have been rolled out by the island kingdom as it seeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). […]

Trump introduces drive-through tests after questioning effectiveness in South Korea

Trump introduces drive-through tests after questioning effectiveness in South Korea

By Lee Haye-ah Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump has introduced drive-through tests as part of efforts to fight the coronavirus, a week after he questioned the effectiveness of the method widely used in South Korea. Trump made the announcement during a White House press conference at which he declared a national emergency to fight the […]

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