South Korea to void visas of Japanese visitors in virus retaliation

South Korea to void visas of Japanese visitors in virus retaliation

SEOUL: Seoul suspended a visa-waiver programme for Japanese nationals on Friday (Mar 6) in retaliation for what it called an “irrational” plan by Tokyo to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, escalating a diplomatic row over their containment measures. The...
Adviser to Iran’s foreign minister dies of COVID-19

Adviser to Iran’s foreign minister dies of COVID-19

TEHRAN: An adviser to Iran’s foreign minister who took part in the 1979 US embassy hostage crisis has died from coronavirus, the official IRNA news agency reported. Hossein Sheikholeslam, “a veteran and revolutionary diplomat” died late Thursday (Mar...
Vote against Muhyuddin akin to vote against King: PAS president

Vote against Muhyuddin akin to vote against King: PAS president

MARANG: Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) has criticised Pakatan Harapan’s move to propose a motion of a vote of no-confidence against Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the upcoming Dewan Rakyat sitting. The party’s president, Abdul Hadi Awang, said the vote...