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Self-sterilization gates placed at Grand Mosque entrances

Self-sterilization gates placed at Grand Mosque entrances

Makkah: Advanced self-sterilization gates have been installed at the entrances of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The gates, used for sterilizing people with sanitizer spray, are equipped with thermal cameras that read temperatures of advancing people from six meters away and with a smart monitor that takes one second to display the temperatures of several […]

Reminiscing on the memories of Children’s Day

Reminiscing on the memories of Children’s Day

  By Peter Jaegeul Song Staff Reporter at Asia N SEOUL: COVID-19 has brought about violent changes in every aspect of living across the continents and cultures. Social distancing, also called physical distancing, is bringing about the changes in the behaviour of our neighbours. Those whose jobs are maintaining communications with the public, namely the […]

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

Pakistan registers sharp increase in COVID-19 positive cases

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 20,987 on Monday after hundreds of new infections were confirmed in the country. There had been sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the country during last three weeks, as the number of positive cases was about 5000 with a […]

Lee Gi Woo appointed AsiaN Chairman

Lee Gi Woo appointed AsiaN Chairman

SEOUL: Faithful to the motto “New Asia, New Dynamics”, AsiaN will this month have a new chairman – Lee Gi Woo. Making the announcement, Lee Sang-Ki, publisher, founder of Asia Journalists Association (AJA) and AsiaN CEO, said that Lee Gi Woo has strong ties with the Asia Journalists Association. “In 2005, when I was the […]

From Grade 9 Civil Servant to Vice-Minister of Education, Lee Gi Woo’s Happy Challenge’ continues

From Grade 9 Civil Servant to Vice-Minister of Education, Lee Gi Woo’s Happy Challenge’ continues

By Lee Sang-Ki Founder of Asia Journalists Association (AJA) AsiaN CEO Seoul: Autobiographies often tend to be exaggerated or distorted. Especially, autobiographies that are published before running for election. They can easily be filled with self-flatteries. However, I recently found an autobiography written in a frank and humble manner: “Lee Gi Woo’s Happy Challenge” of […]

World Press Freedom Day: Paying homage to valiant journalists lost to COVID-19

World Press Freedom Day: Paying homage to valiant journalists lost to COVID-19

By Habib Toumi Manama: Since the United Nations proclaimed May 3 World Press Freedom Day in 1993, the day has been used to celebrate the fundamental principles of media freedom, highlight how very important it is to have freedom of the press, and to sing or lament how much freedom of the press has advanced […]

Multiple gunshots fired from North Korea hit South Korean DMZ guard post

Multiple gunshots fired from North Korea hit South Korean DMZ guard post

SEOUL: Multiple bullets from North Korea hit a South Korean guard post inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), prompting the South to broadcast a warning and fire back, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The gunshots hit the guard unit in the central border town of Cheorwon at around 7:41 a.m.. No casualties or damage […]

Two battlegrounds in the Covid-19 war

Two battlegrounds in the Covid-19 war

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: The world is in a tizzy never witnessed before.No one knows when the frightful Covid-19 pandemic will end; no one is sure how it can be ended. It continues to kill and maim. The tragic toll so far: more than 230,00 killed across the world, […]

Indonesia: The Epicenter of the Economic Crisis

Indonesia: The Epicenter of the Economic Crisis

By Eddy Suprapto Contributor AsiaN.  The process of economic recovery in Indonesia due to COVID-19 will clearly face a new chapter that is facing an economic crisis. Gross Domestic Product growth is only 1.8%, inflation is at 2.7% and unemployment rate rose from 8% to reach 10%. Indonesian National Budgeting revenue was only IDR 1.761 […]

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

Malaysian, 20, wins prestigious NASA recognition

KUALA LUMPUR: A 20-year-old Malaysian has seen his dream come true after he was awarded a NASA scholarship. Muhammad Azhar Ali was among more than 3 million people who participated in the Artemis Challenge organized by the space agency. He took advantage of being confined because of the Movement Control Order, the cordon sanitaire implemented […]

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