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South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

South Korea’s Parasite earns six Oscar nominations, including best picture

Seoul: Bong Joon-ho’s sensation “Parasite” earned six nominations, including best picture, for the upcoming Academy Awards, becoming the first South Korean movie to compete at the world’s biggest film event. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its final list of nominations for the 2020 Oscars Awards, to be held on Feb.ruary 9. […]

Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of Oman, dies at 79

Sultan Qaboos, the ruler of Oman, dies at 79

By Habib Toumi Muscat: Sultan Qaboos bin Said, a ruler who embodied Oman as he led its transformation from a sleepy enclave into a modern state, was laid to rest on Saturday. Qaboos, 79, ruled for almost five decades, having replaced his father as the Sultan of the country on the on the southeastern coast […]

Work on Kyrgyzstan-Azerbaijan Friendship Park launched

Work on Kyrgyzstan-Azerbaijan Friendship Park launched

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan are reinforcing their relations by building a park and a high school that would symbolize their increasing their friendship. The agreement on the construction was reached following talks between President Sooronbay Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan on the margins of the Summit of the Cooperation Council of […]

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

South Korea’s exports largely unaffected by Mideast tension

Seoul: South Korea said Friday the lingering uncertainties in the Middle East sparked by U.S.-Iran tensions are expected to have only a limited impact on its exports but vowed swift countermeasures if there is increased volatility. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy organized a meeting with related institutions, including the Korea Trade Insurance Corp. […]

South Korea conveys Trump’s birthday message for Kim Jong-un

South Korea conveys Trump’s birthday message for Kim Jong-un

Seoul: U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his birthday, South Korea’s top presidential security adviser said Friday after returning from his trip to Washington, D.C. Chung Eui-yong, head of Cheong Wa Dae’s national security office, had a brief meeting with Trump at the White House during the three-day visit. […]

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Culture minister glad to see more Indonesian content on Netflix

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim, said he is a fan of the online streaming platform, Netflix, as there is more Indonesian content in the list of entertainment choices. “I am a fan of Netflix. I am glad to see there is more and more Indonesian content on Netflix,” he said during […]

Moon urges inter-Korean efforts to realize Kim Jong-un visit to South Korea

Moon urges inter-Korean efforts to realize Kim Jong-un visit to South Korea

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in proposed Tuesday that the two Koreas make concerted efforts to create the conditions for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to visit South Korea as agreed. In his New Year’s address, he also reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to pushing for the resumption of two major inter-Korean projects — the Kaesong industrial complex […]

Uzbeki news site pays tribute to AJA leader

Uzbeki news site pays tribute to AJA leader

By vodiymedia.uz Tashkent: Today, January 4, South Korea-based journalist, founder and leader of the Asian Journalists Association, Lee Sang-ki, turns 62. Lee Sang-ki, a 1986 graduate of Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, studied Western history at the Seoul National University. He worked in The Hankyoreh newspaper, and became president of the Korean Journalists Association. He […]

North Korea’s official newspaper warns of immediate, powerful strike against threats

North Korea’s official newspaper warns of immediate, powerful strike against threats

Seoul: North Korea’s official newspaper said Friday that any attempt to infringe upon the communist state’s dignity and survival should be met by an “immediate and powerful” strike, calling for all-out efforts to build up its national defense capability. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un threatened at a key party meeting in late December that the […]

Istanbul Airport bans ‘meet and greet’ signs

Istanbul Airport bans ‘meet and greet’ signs

Istanbul: Istanbul Airport has banned welcoming arrival passengers with pickup signs, saying the decision taken by the security commission aimed to avoid “backstreet agentship.” “The most important duty in the transfer of tourists belongs to the airports and Istanbul Airport needs to be built in a more modern and guest-oriented center,” İsmail Şanlı, the regional […]

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