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Singapore polls may see a wild card at play

Singapore polls may see a wild card at play

  By Ivan Lim Former AJA President Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: The unbroken record of Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) of winning every general election since 1959 gives it a proud bounce ahead of fresh polls. The party could be buoyed once again by this factor as the nation is tipped to hold a […]

Strange ‌events in Tehran-Kiev plane crash

Strange ‌events in Tehran-Kiev plane crash

By Alireza Bahrami Tehran: The crash of a Ukrainian plane that left Tehran for Kiev last Wednesday morning but crashed was accompanied by strange and sometimes interesting events. The flight came shortly after Iran’s military strike on the US military base in Iraq. As the plane crashed near Tehran shortly after takeoff, it was first […]

Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of Oman, dies at 79

Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of Oman, dies at 79

By Habib Toumi Muscat: Sultan Qaboos bin Said, a ruler who embodied Oman as he led its transformation from a sleepy enclave into a modern state, was laid to rest on Saturday. Qaboos, 79, ruled for almost five decades, having replaced his father as the Sultan of the country on the on the southeastern coast […]

Uzbeki news site pays tribute to AJA leader

Uzbeki news site pays tribute to AJA leader

By vodiymedia.uz Tashkent: Today, January 4, South Korea-based journalist, founder and leader of the Asian Journalists Association, Lee Sang-ki, turns 62. Lee Sang-ki, a 1986 graduate of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, studied Western history at the Seoul National University. He worked in The Hankyoreh newspaper, and became president of the Korean Journalists Association. He […]

Pakistan launches healthcare program for transgender community

Pakistan launches healthcare program for transgender community

By Nasir Aija AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a healthcare program for the transgender community of Pakistan, stressing on the need to correct the toxic views we hold about trans people. Addressing a ceremony here in the federal capital, the prime minister said: “We will take responsibility and extend Health Cards […]

Christians mark Christmas in Bahrain with prayers, expressions of gratitude

Christians mark Christmas in Bahrain with prayers, expressions of gratitude

  By Habib Toumi Manama: Christians from several communities in Bahrain have celebrated Christmas Eve in a joyous spirit and amid expressions of gratitude for the tolerance they enjoy in the overwhelmingly Muslim country. Hundreds of Christians gathered at the various churches in Bahrain where they prayed for peace and serenity across the world while […]

Three months in, House of BTS pop-up store in Seoul bustles with fans

Three months in, House of BTS pop-up store in Seoul bustles with fans

Seoul: Hirari Yamauchi, a 48-year-old Japanese housewife, and her teenage daughter flew to South Korea for a two-day trip this week, solely for a highly anticipated visit to a pop-up store themed around K-pop boy band BTS currently open in Seoul. The mother and daughter discovered BTS a year ago and have since been avid […]

Bahraini artist features in international 2020 calendar

Bahraini artist features in international 2020 calendar

Manama: In a first for Bahrain, an artwork highlighting Bahraini women during the pearling era and their important role in society during that period has been selected to feature in the international excellence 2020 calendar issued by an intercontinental company. The painting by Bahraini artist Leena Al Ayoobi represents the month of January and thus […]

Bahraini player delays honeymoon until after Gulf Cup

Bahraini player delays honeymoon until after Gulf Cup

By Habib Toumi Manama: Amid jubilations and congratulations in Bahrain after the football national team beat all odd and reached the final of the Gulf Cup, Bahrainis heaped praise on their players. However, one player has been extra praised for a very special reason: Delaying his honeymoon. Abdulwahab Al Malood has just got married and […]

Indonesian prominent writer Laksmi Pamuntjak launches third book

Indonesian prominent writer Laksmi Pamuntjak launches third book

Jakarta: Laksmi Pamuntjak, the first Indonesian contemporary novelist whose original work in English has been published by Penguin Random House, on Thursday launched her third novel “Fall Baby” in Jakarta. ‘Fall Baby’, presenting a multi-theme of women, visual art, history and identity, tells the story of two women – Srikandi (Siri) and Dara, one a […]

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