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Hwaseong serial murder case rekindles debate over death penalty in South Korea

Hwaseong serial murder case rekindles debate over death penalty in South Korea

Seoul: For Chang Seong-hwan, the fact that his wife became the victim of a murder eight years ago is still a deep emotional wound that cannot be healed with the passage of time. Attending a hearing on the death penalty arranged by the national human rights watchdog in May, Chang stressed the need to retain […]

Pakistani foundation wins Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity

Pakistani foundation wins Bahrain’s Isa Award for Service to Humanity

By Habib Toumi Manama: The Edhi Foundation, Pakistan’s largest charity foundation known worldwide for its humanitarian work, was awarded the Isa Award for Service to Humanity in its fourth edition 2018-2019. The biennial award was established in 2008 by Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in commemoration of his father, the late His Highness […]

Two Russians under police probe for jumping off skyscrapers in Busan

Busan: Two Russian base jumpers are under police investigation for allegedly making unauthorized leaps off high-rise buildings in Busan, officials said Tuesday. The two men, one of them aged in his 30s, jumped off the roof of a 40-story office building Saturday evening before launching another expedition in the afternoon the next day, off the […]

Kyrgyzstan strongly committed to protecting the environment: President

Kyrgyzstan strongly committed to protecting the environment: President

  Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan’s diplomats and state institutions have been tasked with strengthening the country’s environmental diplomacy, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has said. Attending a forum to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jeenbekov stressed full commitment by all to preserving and developing the status of Kyrgyzstan as an environmentally friendly country and […]

Pakistan formally opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan formally opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor at a colourful ceremony on Saturday in Narowal area near Indian border, paving the way for Sikh pilgrims to visit Darbar Baba Guru Nanak, one of their religion’s holiest sites in Pakistan without needing a visa. “I congratulate the Sikh […]

Pakistan Opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh Pilgrims on Saturday

Pakistan Opens Kartarpur Corridor for Indian Sikh Pilgrims on Saturday

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Inaugural ceremony of the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims at Pakistan-India border near Narowal city of Punjab province will be held on Saturday November 9. A ceremony will also be held separately at the same time on Indian side of border. The corridor will be inaugurated by Prime Minister […]

Unique exhibition to celebrate 40 years of Korea-Kuwait diplomatic relations

Unique exhibition to celebrate 40 years of Korea-Kuwait diplomatic relations

By Lee Sang-Ki AsiaN, Former Chairman of the Korean Journalists Association Kuwait: Korean artist Lee Hyang’s special exhibition “The Beauty of Korea” will be held at Shaikh Abdullah Salem Cultural Center, Kuwait Royal Museum, on November 18-23, as the two countries continue celebrating their 40 years of diplomatic relations. The exhibition, hosted by the Korean […]

Kuwait’s Al Hajraf to be named new Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General

Kuwait’s Al Hajraf to be named new Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General

By Habib Toumi Manama: Kuwait’s finance minister Nayef Al Hajraf will be the next Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), reports in Kuwait said on Monday evening. The position rotates among the member states – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Oman was supposed to hold the […]

GOT7 is ‘flattered, nervous’ ahead of sexy concept album’s release

GOT7 is ‘flattered, nervous’ ahead of sexy concept album’s release

Seoul: Returning to the K-pop scene in the depth of autumn on Monday, K-pop boy band GOT7 is “flattered and nervous” about the release of “Call My Name,” a rare sexy concept album for the dance group. The six-track album is due to hit major online music stores Monday evening, fronted by “You Calling My […]

Halfway into term, Moon desperate for renewed vigor in turbulent presidency

Halfway into term, Moon desperate for renewed vigor in turbulent presidency

Seoul: On the threshold of the latter half of his single five-year tenure, President Moon Jae-in sets his sights on bringing hope back to the minds of the people here, who still long for inter-Korean peace and South Korea’s political and social reforms. He often said his liberal administration was born with what he calls […]

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