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Makkah, Madinah a melting pot of languages

Makkah, Madinah a melting pot of languages

By Fadzli Ramli Makkah: I remember brushing up on my English and learning some Arabic prior to my recent trip to Makkah and Madinah for work and worship. I had assumed that English and Arabic would be the main languages of communication. However, soon after I entered the Khair Al Bilad Dates store at the […]

Aptly named Hope, Asia’s first private prison provides positive character change

Aptly named Hope, Asia’s first private prison provides positive character change

By Sang-ki Lee Executive director and former President of the Asia Journalists Association Seoul: Upon completing this article, reports emerged on the Internet and on social media that the suspect of Hwaseong serial murders of 30 years ago has been identified. The suspect, who was in his 20s at the time, is known to have […]

Pakistan operates special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims

Pakistan operates special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Lahore: Pakistan Railways’ special train for Indian Sikh pilgrims left Nankana Sahib railway-station of Punjab province on Sunday to Karachi, the southern coastal city and capital of Sindh province. The special train has been operated to facilitate Sikh community on the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh founder Baba Guru Nanak […]

One-day Korean Cultural Festival in Pakistan

One-day Korean Cultural Festival in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The embassy of the Republic of Korea in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) is organizing a daylong “Korean Cultural Festival” at RAC on Monday October 14. The artists of Jeollabuk-do Provincial Institute for Korean Traditional Performing Arts would perform in the cultural festival. The festival would feature cultural […]

Hungarian doctor’s photos offer peek into Korean Empire

Hungarian doctor’s photos offer peek into Korean Empire

Seoul: In the summer of 1908, a 37-year-old Hungarian got on a train that crossed the Hangang Railroad Bridge and arrived at Namdaemun Station. The plaza in front of the station was brimming with morning energy. Gentlemen were dressed in white, while women wearing pale-green veils and Japanese people in sandals walked around busily. The […]

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

BTS rocks capital of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: The strong religious culture in Saudi Arabia couldn’t stop abaya-covered fans from springing up in their seats to dance as K-pop superband BTS performed its latest mega hit, “Boy With Luv,” in the country’s capital, Riyadh, Friday evening. The K-pop septet took the stage of Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium and opened up its […]

Heavy taxes, inflation dip car sales in Pakistan   

Heavy taxes, inflation dip car sales in Pakistan   

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: The passenger cars’ sale in Pakistan plunged by 36 per cent in September, the sixth consecutive month of decline as the escalating value of dollar and interest rate, and import tariff have hit the slumping industry, according to the data released by manufacturers’ association. Sales fell to 10,923 vehicles […]

Dozens die of Dengue fever; 50,000 patients test positive across Pakistan

Dozens die of Dengue fever; 50,000 patients test positive across Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The number of Dengue patients across Pakistan crossed 50,000 on Saturday while dozens have died of the virus in different parts of the country over the past few months. Karachi, the southern coastal city and capital of Sindh province and the twin cities – Rawalpindi of Punjab province and […]

Gangneung, Korea’s bustling ‘coffee capital’ with refreshing sea aroma

Gangneung, Korea’s bustling ‘coffee capital’ with refreshing sea aroma

Gangneung: Neil Vasdev, a University of Toronto professor, took an unforgettable seaside coffee break on a visit here for an international conference last week. He had a tasty cup of joe at a cafe overlooking the East Sea, together with his wife and some other forum attendees. “This coffee street is impressive, not like other […]

Former Japanese PM pays respects to Korean victims of forced labor

Former Japanese PM pays respects to Korean victims of forced labor

Seoul: Former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on Saturday paid tribute to the Koreans engaged in forced labor during Tokyo’s 1910-45 colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. On the second day of his two-day visit to South Korea, Hatoyama visited the National Memorial Museum of Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupation in South Korea’s southern port […]

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