The gateway to Asia stretches beyond China for Israeli innovators

HI-TECH AFFAIRS: Alternative landing pads for start-ups in Asia range from Japan and South Korea to Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

South Korean people watch a TV broadcasting a news report on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seou
Satellite images further notion North Korea's Kim Jong Un at luxury villa

Speculation about Kim’s health and location erupted after his unprecedented absence from April 15 celebrations.

A Muslim devotee recites the Koran at the Star Mosque during Ramadan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 26,
Coronavirus keeps Asia's mosques deserted during Ramadan

Health experts have warned that the rapid spread of the coronavirus in poor, densely populated parts of South Asia could easily overwhelm weak public health systems.

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonj
Israel must follow an Asian model to confront coronavirus

The reasons that advanced countries in Asia have seen their trajectory of infections reduced is due to a combination of factors.

Coronavirus spreads faster outside China, stoking global fears

While radical quarantining measures have helped slow the rate of transmission in China, it is accelerating elsewhere.

Workers from a disinfection service company sanitize a street in front of a branch of the Shincheonj
Coronavirus epidemic in South Korea may be tied to Shincheonji Church

The Shincheonji Church teaches illness should not prevent the believer from spreading the message of the church.

Ben Gurion International Airport - Terminal 3
Coronavirus outbreak threatens Israeli tourism

"There is drastic decline in bookings for East Asia, and that's understandable – but bookings in general have come to a standstill, even for Passover flights to Verona or Cyprus."

Study work
Coronavirus lockdown results millions in Asia working from home

In some sectors, specifically digital-based companies, the change in workplace environment has been seen as a positive experience

Iceland Blue Lagoon geothermal spa
What's on your travel bucket list?

Bucket lists are more than a pleasant distraction; they have real psychological value. Fulfilling a bucket list “is an attempt to make life memorable," writes Prof. Christopher Peterson.

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