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South Korea, China, Japan to hold foreign ministers’ meeting in Beijing next week

South Korea, China, Japan to hold foreign ministers’ meeting in Beijing next week

Seoul: South Korea, China and Japan will hold a trilateral meeting of their foreign ministers in Beijing next week to discuss three-way cooperation and regional and international situations, Seoul’s foreign ministry has said. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Chinese and Japanese counterparts, Wang Yi and Taro Kono, plan to hold talks from Tuesday to […]

Apps are not all fun and games, can expose users to risk of cybercrimes

Apps are not all fun and games, can expose users to risk of cybercrimes

  Kuala Lumpur: Our social media feeds were recently awash with photos of users looking like senior citizens, courtesy of a filter in a popular app called FaceApp. The age filter produced almost uncanny results, encouraging millions to download the app and submitting their photos in order to see this realistic rendering of their future […]

Kashmir Issue: Indian, Pakistani forces clash, nine soldiers killed

Kashmir Issue: Indian, Pakistani forces clash, nine soldiers killed

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: As the United Nations Security Council is expected to hold a session on Friday to discuss the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India, their forces continued to skirmish at Line of Control (LoC), the international border between two parts of disputed region, which claimed death of at least […]

North Korea fires 2 unidentified projectiles into East Sea: JCS

Seoul: North Korea fired two unidentified short-range projectiles into the East Sea on Friday, South Korea’s military said, the sixth such launch in about three weeks. The firing came shortly after a warning that North Korea could end dialogue with South Korea in apparent protest against the Seoul-Washington military exercise and Seoul’s defense plan, announced […]

Long-running comedy TV show struggles to keep up with viewers’ changing tastes

Long-running comedy TV show struggles to keep up with viewers’ changing tastes

  Seoul: A few years ago, “Gag Concert,” a 20-year old sketch comedy TV show on KBS network every Sunday night, had been regarded as a program whose conclusion triggered the start of Monday blues for local viewers. With an hour of laughs and chuckles, they knew that it was time to wrap up their […]

Becoming trilingual is kindergarten play in Kyrgyzstan

Becoming trilingual is kindergarten play in Kyrgyzstan

 Bishkek: A three-language learning system has been introduced in 80 kindergartens in Kyrgyzstan in pilot mode, Under the system, children are immersed in Kyrgyz before lunch and in Russian after it, Nadira Jusupbekova, the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Kyrgyzstan, said during a media conference, Kabar News Agency reported. “In addition, during various […]

South Korea Independence Day: Do you know Yoon Hyung Sook?

South Korea Independence Day: Do you know Yoon Hyung Sook?

By Sang-ki Lee AsiaN Reporter, Former Chairman of Korea Journalists Association  Yeosu: The name ‘Yeosu’ recalls both the 2012 Yeosu Expo and the Yeosu-Suncheon rebellion of 1948. The two incidents with the interval of approximately 60 years symbolically represent the present and the past of Korea. Yet, there is another major figure that stands as […]

Singapore election fever

Singapore election fever

  By Ivan Lim Contributor to AsiaN Singapore: Election fever is in the air in Singapore. The worsening economy – GDP growth forecast down to 0.1 to .1 percent from 2 to.2.5 percent arising from global slowdown — has spurred talk of a snap election. Pundits say the government may capitalise on the ensuing crisis […]

Malaysia’s King, Queen offer condolences over teen’s death

Malaysia’s King, Queen offer condolences over teen’s death

Kuala Lumpur: Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah have expressed sadness over the passing of Nora Anne Quoirin. The Irish teenager was found dead on Tuesday, having been reported missing on August 4 after she and her family checked in at an eco-resort near Seremban a day earlier for […]

Moon: South Korea will join hands with Japan if it chooses dialogue, cooperation

Moon: South Korea will join hands with Japan if it chooses dialogue, cooperation

  Seoul: President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that South Korea will “gladly join hands” with Japan for East Asian prosperity if it chooses dialogue and cooperation to end an escalated trade row rooted in wartime history. In a Liberation Day address marking the end of Japan’s colonial rule of Korea in 1945, Moon also laid […]

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