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Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

Bahrain, Saudi Arabia causeway marks 33 years of operations

By Habib Toumi Manama: King Fahad Causeway, a series of bridges and causeways that link the island of Bahrain and Saudi mainland, today marks 33 years. The causeway, Bahrain’s only terrestrial link with another country, is named after former king of Saudi Arabia Fahad bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud who ruled from June 1982 until […]

Relocating Sumatran tiger will not solve human-wildlife conflict: WWF

Relocating Sumatran tiger will not solve human-wildlife conflict: WWF

Pekanbaru, Riau: Relocation will not resolve the conflicts arising between humans and Indonesia’s Sumatran tigers (panthera tigris sumatrae) in Pelangiran Sub-district, Indragiri Hilir District, Riau Province, Syamsidar, WWF’s Riau Program spokesman, said. The best way forward would be to keep Sumatran tigers in their original habitat since it was yet not known with certainty on […]

Protesters detained for breaking into U.S. ambassador’s residence

Protesters detained for breaking into U.S. ambassador’s residence

Seoul: The government requested Friday that law enforcement authorities beef up security around the U.S. Embassy and the residence of the top American diplomat in Seoul after nearly 20 university students trespassed in his residence. Earlier in the day, 17 students and members of a progressive civic group broke into the residence of U.S. Ambassador […]

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 […]

WKB2030 can make Malaysia a new Asian Tiger: Dr Mahathir

WKB2030 can make Malaysia a new Asian Tiger: Dr Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur: In restructuring priorities of the progress of the nation, the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 (WKB2030) can put Malaysia as a new a Asian Tiger and provide a decent standard of living for all Malaysians by 2030, said Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The Prime Minister said it will give higher value to the country’s economy […]

Trace of African swine fever found in dead wild boar in DMZ

Trace of African swine fever found in dead wild boar in DMZ

Seoul: South Korea confirmed two more cases of the African swine fever (ASF) on Thursday to raise the total number of cases to 13 in less than three weeks and found traces of the deadly animal virus in a dead wild boar in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The latest case was reported from Gimpo, northwest […]

17 die of dengue fever, 9000 cases reported across Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: A health official said that 8,933 dengue cases have been reported from across the country, while 17 people lost their lives during the current year. Chief of Disease Surveillance Divi­sion at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Dr. Rana Safdar told the media that 2,132 cases were reported from […]

South Korea going all-out to stem spread of African swine fever

South Korea going all-out to stem spread of African swine fever

Seoul: South Korea remained alert on Wednesday to stem the spread of African swine fever across the country after reporting its second confirmed case of the deadly animal disease at a farm near the heavily fortified border with North Korea. The new case at a pig farm in Yeoncheon was confirmed a day after another […]

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

AJA, JAK forum to debate “how we should face the third decade of the 21st century”

Seoul: Diplomacy, national security, the unification of Korea, multiculturalism, conflicts, the environment, and religion will be among the topics to be debated in depth at a forum to be hosted by the Asia Journalist Association (Director Lee Hyung Kyun, President Ashraf Dali) next week. The two-part forum, “How we should face 2020-2029, the third decade […]

Indonesia: Anarchic group in Papua linked to international organizations

Indonesia: Anarchic group in Papua linked to international organizations

Jakarta: Indonesian police has accused foreign organizations of playing a role in the unrest that hit Papua and West Papua. National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian said the groups that “committed anarchy in Papua and West Papua have links to foreign organizations.” “Yes. We know that these groups have links to international networks,” General Karnavian […]

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