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Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

Kazakhstan President’s spokesman hospitalized with COVID-19

NUR-SULTAN: Berik Uali, the spokesman for the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev is undergoing treatment at a local hospital after he tested positive for COVID-19. Uali broke the news in a post on his Facebook page, but insisted that the president’s health was not at risk. “Now I am in the hospital, under medical supervision. […]

Vietnam’s success story: Nearly all Covid-19 patients recover

Vietnam’s success story: Nearly all Covid-19 patients recover

By Phong Lan Dantri Online Newspaper, Vietnam HANOI: A a remote consultation was held on June 4 with the participation of top doctors from various hospitals in Vietnam to evaluate the health of the British COVID-19 patient who is the most serious case in the country. The 43-year-old male patient, numbered 91, who has been in […]

AJA mourns veteran reporter, producer and director Pramod Mathur

AJA mourns veteran reporter, producer and director Pramod Mathur

SEOUL: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) has mourned the passing away of Pramod Mathur, a towering media figure who devoted over 50 years to producing and directing news, news features and documentary films on social and cultural issues for national and International broadcasters. After undergoing a post-graduate course in journalism, Pramod Mathur started his career with […]

On Children’s Day, Kyrgyzstan president hosts children, offers them laptops

On Children’s Day, Kyrgyzstan president hosts children, offers them laptops

BISHKEK: Orphans were offered laptops from Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbay Jeenbekov when he hosted them as his country marked International Children’s Day. According to his press service, Jeenbekov met Buburakhima Absatar kyzy, 15, Diana Amankozhoyeva, 11, Aktan Jumabekov, 12, Yimanbai Kushtarbekov, 12, and Erbol Mansurov, 13, were advised by the president to master modern digital skills, […]

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Bahrain TV young reporters display courage, dedication

By Habib Toumi Manama: For Yahya Al Omari, the festive Eid could not be for spending time with the family, enjoying the first hours of the feast marking the end of the blessed month of Ramadan. For the young Bahrain TV News reporter, reporting on how Bahrain dealt with the challenge imposed by the coronavirus […]

In second setback this year, Dr Mahathir loses party membership

In second setback this year, Dr Mahathir loses party membership

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been dismissed from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), the political party he founded in 2016 A letter signed by the party’s executive secretary Muhammad Suhaimi Yahya said that the party memberships of Dr Mahathir, Bersatu deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir, Bersatu supreme council members Dr Maszlee […]

Upholding ethical responsibility, religious services adapt to social-distancing guidelines

Upholding ethical responsibility, religious services adapt to social-distancing guidelines

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: As countries are easing restrictions imposed to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, places of worships are also slowly opening up, but with precautions. Mosques, churches, synagogues and temples, with large open space that accommodates hundreds and even thousands of people, have been thinking of ways to limit the possibility for […]

The Bahrain example in fighting COVID-19: When people, state help each other with social responsibility, safety

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain, one of the smallest and most liberal countries in the Middle East, has built its plans and actions in the fight against coronavirus on the value of trust between the people and the multi-ministry national taskforce and health professionals. The result has been so far positive and Bahrain can serve as […]

Some leaders win virus bonus; whammy for million$ skippers

Some leaders win virus bonus; whammy for million$ skippers

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: Feared as the Evil Genie everywhere, the Coronavirus is displaying almost mystical abilities to impact the fortunes of politicians across the globe, for better or for worse. Take South Korea’s Moon Jae-in. The president’s political fate took an unexpected upswing in the midst of battling […]

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

Coronavirus robs Bahrainis of Eid joy, festivities

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: “I am not taking any risks, so I told my daughters and their children to come late for the family lunch, spend a short time with us, then go home,” Fareed said when asked about his plans ahead for the day. “I love my extended family, but with the coronavirus threats, […]

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