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South Koreans among top tourists to Rumi museum in Turkey

  Konya: South Koreans are among the top five tourists who visited the museum dedicated to Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi, the famed 13th century Sufi poet and scholar, in central Turkey. The figure of South Korean tourists to the site and the country is likely to increase sharply as Turkey has seen more than a 40% […]

Kazakhstan Prime Minister launches ecological campaign

  Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin has launched ‘Together – Clean Kazakhstan’ ecological campaign. More than 1,200 people including members of the cabinet, representatives of government and public organizations, diplomats, local authorities and students participated in cleaning the Koyandy Water Reservoir, KAZINFORM reported. In a welcoming speech, the Prime Minister highlighted the significance of […]

China, UAE mark 35 years of diplomatic relations with new cooperation pledges

  Abu Dhabi: China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are enjoying their “best period in history” while celebrating a milestone in their diplomatic relationship, a Chinese diplomat has said. “This year marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the UAE. Our relationship is currently at its best period […]

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

  Tampa, Florida: Asian countries are involved in a multinational maritime effort being developed by the U.S. Central Command to increase surveillance and security in major waterways in the Middle East. Operation Sentinel aims to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region, the U.S. Central Command said in […]

400,000 illegals expected to leave Malaysia under amnesty offer

  Kuala Lumpur: Some 400,000 illegal immigrants are expected to leave Malaysia by December 31 under the Back For Good (B4G) programme introduced by the Malaysian Government to allow them to return to their countries of origin voluntarily. Foreigners who have committed offenses or have overstayed in the country can from August 1 obtain valid […]

Sensationalized claims about bogus ‘miracle cures’ are being addressed

Sensationalized claims about bogus ‘miracle cures’ are being addressed

Kuala Lumpur: On Facebook these days, with almost every other posting, the next one will certainly be the advertisement of ‘miracle cures’ for all sorts of ailments and sicknesses. Words are crafted in such a way to make readers believe that the most traditional medication and herbs-based are real and most effective. Lots of testimonies […]

Mud festival begins in S. Korea’s Boryeong

Mud festival begins in S. Korea’s Boryeong

The annual Boryeong Mud Festival, one of South Korea’s most celebrated summer events, opened Friday at mudflats in the western city on South Korea’s west coast, with two days of nighttime mud experiences included. The 22nd version of the 10-day festival, hosted by the Boryeong municipality and scheduled to run through July 28, is expected […]

Korea’s southern regions on alert for typhoon

Korea’s southern regions on alert for typhoon

South Korea’s southern regions, already battered by seasonal downpours, face a fresh threat from an approaching typhoon, which is forecast to make landfall this weekend. Heavy rain alerts have already been issued for many parts of Jeju Island and southern provinces as of Friday morning with precipitation ranged from 60 millimeters to 130 millimeters. The […]

Seoul to increase operations of electric city buses

Seoul to increase operations of electric city buses

The number of electric city buses on the roads of Seoul will increase to 143 this year, the metropolitan government said Friday. Beginning in November, an additional 114 electric city buses will be deployed on 19 routes throughout Seoul under the municipal government’s bid to reduce its fine dust pollution by replacing natural gas-powered buses […]

Fate of S. Korea-Japan military pact in doubt amid escalating export row

Fate of S. Korea-Japan military pact in doubt amid escalating export row

A rancorous diplomatic spat between South Korea and Japan is casting doubts over the fate of a military intelligence-sharing pact seen as a rare symbol of their trust and a key platform for trilateral security cooperation involving the United States. The tussle that started from a simmering row over Japan’s wartime forced labor has been […]

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