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Kyrgyzstan: National Nomad Games to be held every two years

Kyrgyzstan: National Nomad Games to be held every two years

Bishkek: The National Nomad Games will be held every two years, Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism Azamat Jamankulov told a media conference. The decision to hold the game biennially was attributed to the need for oblasts (provinces) to be well prepared for them, Kabar news agency reported. The latest games were held last week. […]

Colombo’s Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest structure, blooms

Colombo’s Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest structure, blooms

Colombo: The Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest tower standing at 350 meters in Colombo, was opened by Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on September 16. The 17-storey tower comprises a telecommunication museum, a restaurant, supermarkets, food courts, conference halls with seating for 400 people, a 1,000-seat auditorium, luxury hotel rooms, ballrooms and an observation deck. […]

Uzbekistan waives visa requirement for Chinese citizens

Uzbekistan waives visa requirement for Chinese citizens

Tashkent: President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree on establishing a visa-free entry regime for citizens of China, including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. According to the decree, a visa-free regime will be established starting January 1, 2020 for citizens of China, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, for their entry to […]

World’s largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

World’s largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

By Habib Toumi Manama: The world’s largest underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain, was officially opened on Friday. The initial phase of the project has been completed recently by submerging a 70-meter long decommissioned and specially prepared Boeing 747, 20-22 meters below the water North of Bahrain, to become the first attraction of the 100,000 m2 […]

New record as 3 million people use Bahrain-Saudi Arabia causeway in August

New record as 3 million people use Bahrain-Saudi Arabia causeway in August

By Habib Toumi Manama: Close to three million people used the King Fahad Causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia in August, setting a new month record for the terrestrial link opened in 1986. Figures show that 2,918,993 people used the 25-kilometer causeway, a daily average of more than 94,000 people. The peak day was August […]

Azerbaijan to host IATA conference on safety, flight operations

Azerbaijan to host IATA conference on safety, flight operations

By Habib Toumi Baku: Safety and flight operations will be the main topic to be discussed at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) conference to be held next year in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The international conference will be hosted on March 31 – April 2 at the Baku Convention Center. According to reports […]

17 rare Aldabra hatchlings on display at Japan zoo

17 rare Aldabra hatchlings on display at Japan zoo

Shizuoka: A zoo in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka has put 17 Aldabra giant tortoise hatchlings on display following the success of the first natural breeding of the rare species in the country. Last week, a zookeeper noticed hatchlings in an area where a mother tortoise had previously laid eggs. The baby tortoises measure […]

Korea, Japan, China forge joint vision for cultural cooperation despite growing diplomatic tension

Korea, Japan, China forge joint vision for cultural cooperation despite growing diplomatic tension

  Seoul: The culture ministers of South Korea, Japan and China signed an agreement Friday that lays out a 10-year vision for their trilateral cooperation on the culture front, a rare consensus that came amid escalating diplomatic and trade rows between Seoul and Tokyo. The “Incheon Declaration” was signed by the South Korean Minister Park […]

South Korean, Japanese culture ministers seek way out of worsening diplomatic ties

South Korean, Japanese culture ministers seek way out of worsening diplomatic ties

  Seoul: The culture ministers of South Korea and Japan discussed bilateral cooperation on the cultural front Thursday in their meeting held amid escalating trade and diplomatic rows between their countries. The meeting between Culture Minister Park Yang-woo and his Japanese counterpart, Masahiko Shibayama, held at a convention center in Incheon, just west of Seoul, […]

Islamic Tourism gives positive perspectives about Islam in Malaysia

  By Norila Daud Senior Vice President of AJA Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is ready to welcome millions of international tourists in the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 which is very near the corner. The country with a population of over 32.6 million people is also known as an Islamic nation as Islam is the religion of […]

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