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AJA mourns passing of Somsanouk Mixay from Laos

AJA mourns passing of Somsanouk Mixay from Laos

Somsanouk Mixay (Laos Times) By Norila Daud, Former President of CAJ/NUJM KUALA LUMPUR: The Asia Journalists Association (AJA) was saddened to learn about the passing of Mr. Somsanouk Mixay from Laos on January 24, 2023. AJA recalls with great respect the former Board of Director in the Confederation of ASEAN Journalists (CAJ) where he was well […]

Pakistan: Mystery shrouds over country-wide power breakdown

Pakistan: Mystery shrouds over country-wide power breakdown

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The mystery shrouds over the prolonged power breakdown across the country that occurred early Monday morning and continued for over twenty four hours. The electricity supply went off suddenly and simultaneously at 7.30am on January 23, 2023 in the whole country including capital Islamabad, provincial capitals Karachi (Sindh […]

Nepalese ophthalmologist who saved sight of 120,000 people wins major award in Bahrain

Nepalese ophthalmologist who saved sight of 120,000 people wins major award in Bahrain

MANAMA: A Nepalese ophthalmologist has won Bahrain’s prestigious Isa Award for Service to Humanity. The award is granted every two years to individuals or organizations who “not only see pain, strife and hardships in this difficult world that we live in but are stirred to bring beauty where there is none, and hope where there’s […]

Virtual Congress of World Poetry Movement in Africa on January 21-22

Virtual Congress of World Poetry Movement in Africa on January 21-22

CAIRO: In the crucial search for the unity of the poetic forces of Africa, and to make much more visible the immense contribution of the poetry of that continent to the world, the Virtual Congress of the World Poetry Movement (WPM) Africa will be held on January 21-22 starting at 10:00 GMT. About 30 national coordinators representing […]

Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong resigns

Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong resigns

HANOI: Vietnam’s President Nguyen Phu Trong has stepped down and resigned from his positions within the state and the Communist Party. The party’s central committee approved Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s request to resign from all his positions. “The 13th Party Central Committee convened a meeting in Hanoi on January 17 to consider and give opinions to […]

History in the making: Saudi woman to referee men’s official international football match

History in the making: Saudi woman to referee men’s official international football match

Al Anood Al Asmari BASRA: Saudi Al Anood Al Asmari is set to make history by becoming the first Arab woman to referee an international men’s football match. Al Anood has recently been included on the Saudi list of international referees and she was named among the referees of the Gulf Cup being held in […]

Highest sympathy for Russia is in Tajikistan; lowest in Azerbaijan – Sociologists

By Kuban Abdymen BISHKEK: The greatest sympathy for Russia and its humanitarian cooperation program is in Tajikistan and the least is in Azerbaijan, a survey has found. The All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), together with the Eurasian Monitor Association, commissioned by Rossotrudnichestvo, conducted last year a sociological study of the public opinion in the […]

Korean wins prestigious King Faisal Prize award for lifetime work

RIYADH: A Korean who taught Arabic language and Islamic sciences at the Universities of Myeongji and Hankook for Foreign Studies was awarded one of the world’s most prestigious prizes – The King Faisal Prize. He is  the first Korean to receive a King Faisal Prize award, Professor Choi Young Kil-Hamed was named as a joint […]

World Poetry Movement national coordinators to meet virtually

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President, Asia Journalists Association CAIRO: World Poetry Movement (WPM) in Africa called all poets and country national coordinators in the continent to attend WPM Africa’s Virtual Continental Congress on January 21 – 22. The WPM Coordinating Committee appointed four continental directors and 106 leaders and national committees in the countries where it […]

2,155 babies born on first day of New Year in Uzbekistan

2,155 babies born on first day of New Year in Uzbekistan

TASHKENT: 2,155 babies were born ON the first day of the new year in Uzbekistan, local media reported, quoting the health ministry. The figure is lower than 2021 when 2,316 were born, but higher than the number in 2018 (1,961), 2019 (1,708), 2020 (1,974) and 2021 (1644). The babies born on January 1, 2023, were […]

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