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Heavy monsoon rains lash Pakistan

Heavy monsoon rains lash Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Heavy monsoon rains on Monday lashed most parts of Pakistan, especially Sindh and Balochistan provinces and some southern areas of Punjab province. The downpour started in the wee hours and continued until sunset. The southern coastal districts of Sindh province were severely affected as the rainwater flooded the […]

Malaysia all set for installation of 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong

Malaysia all set for installation of 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong

  Kuala Lumpur: Malaysians are all ready to witness on Tuesday another historic ceremony that usually takes place every five years – the installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Al Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al Mustafa Billah Shah of Pahang will be installed as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong at Istana Negara in a ceremony unique […]

Beji Caid Essebsi, world’s oldest president in service, dies at 92

Beji Caid Essebsi, world’s oldest president in service, dies at 92

  Tunis: Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi died on Thursday, the day Tunisia marks Republic Day. Essebsi has been Tunisia’s leader since December 2014 when he became the first freely and directly elected president. A lawyer by profession, he served as interior minister, defense minister, ambassador, foreign affairs minister and Speaker of parliament. He was […]

“Boris the Turk” hailed in Johnson’s ancestral hometown in Turkey

“Boris the Turk” hailed in Johnson’s ancestral hometown in Turkey

  Ç Çankırı: The election new United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson whose family roots reach back to an Ottoman minister was hailed with great fanfare by fellow Turkish townsmen in Çankırı. Residents in the northern Turkish province , around 140 kilometers northeast of Ankara, told Demirören News Agency they were proud that the family […]

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

Vienna: Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has died at age 72. The former Japanese diplomat who led the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog since 2009 had participated in several Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conferences over the last several years. The lifelong diplomat began his first term as IAEA Director […]

Dorsaf makes history as first Arab woman referee in top division

Dorsaf makes history as first Arab woman referee in top division

Tunis: Dorsaf Ganoiati has made history by becoming the first woman to officiate a top-division football match in Tunisia and the Arab world Dorsaf, a physical education teacher who had played football and became a referee in 2012, refereed the match between Champion Esperance Sportive of Tunis and Athletic Club of Bizerte in the country’s […]

Young women taking high risks to seek elusive fortune in Europe

Young women taking high risks to seek elusive fortune in Europe

In glamorizing ‘perfect’ life abroad, social media are affecting social norms High school students typically dream how an academic edge will allow them to attend college and to aspire to find a suitable job that will help them ease into a tranquil life. However, for Algerian student Yosra, obtaining the baccalaureate in June 2020 and […]

BTS hits front page of U.N. website

BTS hits front page of U.N. website

A one-minute YouTube video featuring world stars BTS’ partnership with UNICEF is on the front of the official homepage of the United Nations, giving a message of hope and happiness for young generations, the website showed Thursday. The short video shows the band engaging in the U.N. Children’s Fund’s campaign for “Generation Unlimited” and promoting […]

7 South Koreans killed, 19 missing in Hungary cruise sinking: foreign ministry

7 South Koreans killed, 19 missing in Hungary cruise sinking: foreign ministry

Seven South Koreans were killed and 19 others went missing after a tourist boat sank in Hungary’s Danube River, the foreign ministry here said Thursday. A total of 33 Koreans and two Hungarian crew members were aboard the cruise when it collided with another vessel and sank in the river in Budapest at around 9 […]

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

Relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War tearfully reunited at Mount Geumgang in North Korea, Monday, for the first time in 65 years. Participating from the South were 89 people who registered with the Korean Red Cross to find their relatives in the North, accompanied by family members. Kim Choon-sik, 80, embraced his two sisters […]

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