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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 […]

Hundreds rally, call for Japan’s apology on anniversary of forced labor ruling

Hundreds rally, call for Japan’s apology on anniversary of forced labor ruling

Seoul: Hundreds of people, including victims of Japan’s forced labor during World War II, held rallies in Seoul on Wednesday demanding Tokyo’s apology, marking the first anniversary of a landmark ruling that soured ties between the two countries. On Oct. 30 last year, the Supreme Court here upheld a 2013 appeals court ruling ordering Japanese […]

Bahrain marks Diwali with resolute commitment to religious freedom

Bahrain marks Diwali with resolute commitment to religious freedom

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahrain, an overwhelming Muslim country, has kept up its tradition of sharing the celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, with Hindu families living in the country. On Sunday evening, Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the eldest son of Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, visited the Thaker, […]

Uzbekistan population reaches 33.7 million

Uzbekistan population reaches 33.7 million

Tashkent: The population of Uzbekistan has reached 33.72 million people as of October 1, the State Committee on Statistics’ report on the demographic situation said. Since the beginning of the year, the number of people has increased by 469,000, representing 1.4%. The percentage of people younger than the employment age is 30.5% of the population, […]

Pakistan, India sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement for Sikh Pilgrims

Pakistan, India sign Kartarpur Corridor agreement for Sikh Pilgrims

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: Pakistan and India signed the Kartarpur Corridor agreement at zero line of Pakistan-India Narowal border in Punjab province on Thursday. “The corridor will be open from dawn to dusk. Pilgrims travelling in the morning will have to return the same day,” Dr. Faisal, Foreign Office spokesman, said while […]

Public sector job quota fixed for transgender folks in Pakistan  

Public sector job quota fixed for transgender folks in Pakistan  

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi:  The provincial government of Sindh on Wednesday announced a fixed five per cent quota to employ transgender folks in all government departments. Sindh Chief Minister’s Adviser on Information Senator Murtaza Wahab confirmed the news in a post on social media. “Sindh Cabinet has decided today that a five per […]

2 provinces, 2 cities, 22 towns named after Philippine former presidents

2 provinces, 2 cities, 22 towns named after Philippine former presidents

Manila: Two of the 145 cities in the Philippines, 22 towns out of a total of 1,489 and two of the country’s 81 provinces have been named in honor of seven former presidents. The presidents are Emilio F. Aguinaldo (1898-1901), Manuel L. Quezon (1935-1944), Jose P. Laurel (1943-1945), Manuel A. Roxas (1946-1948), Elpidio R. Quirino […]

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

Indonesian president pledges to boost human resources development, infrastructure, debureaucratization

By Eddy Suprapto AsiaN Contributor Jakarta: The Plenary Session of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly today witnessed the swearing-in of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin for the 2019-2024 term. The inauguration of President Jokowi was attended by Asean heads of state namely Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah from Brunei Darussalam, Singapore Prime Minister […]

Malaysia: Opening new doors for journalism graduates

Malaysia: Opening new doors for journalism graduates

By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin Bernama Kuala Lumpur: Every cloud has a silver lining, so goes a popular saying. Despite the crippling challenges faced by mainstream newspapers today, things may not be all that bleak for media practitioners, according to experts. They believe that mass communication graduates now have more options to chart out their […]

Malaysia’s Queen takes part in run for breast cancer awareness campaign

Malaysia’s Queen takes part in run for breast cancer awareness campaign

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Queen Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah flagged off the participants of the fun run 2019 KL Pink October Walk on Saturday. Azizah, who wore a pink sports attire, also ran for a kilometre together with over 2,000 participants, Malaysia’s news agency BERNAMA reported. The fun run, over a distance of five kilometres overall, […]

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