March 12, 2019

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, March 12 – South Korean President Moon Jae-in (second from L) attends a welcome ceremony hosted by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei (third from L) to mark Moon’s state visit to Brunei on March 11, 2019. South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his state visit to Brunei on Monday with a meeting with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Moon arrived in Brunei on Sunday for a three-day visit. He became the first South Korean head of state in 19 years to make a state visit to Brunei, according to his office Cheong Wa Da. Photo courtesy Yonhap
Rakhine, Myanmar, March 12 – Bodies of policemen, killed in a militant attack, are covered at the Yoetayoke police station, near Sittwe in Rakhine State. Nine policemen have been killed in a militant attack in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, police said on Sunday, as tensions ratchet up in a state riven by ethnic and religious conflict. A bloody military crackdown in 2017 forced some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into Bangladesh. Photo courtesy Mizzima
Ishinomaki, Japan, March 12 – People pray at the former site of Okawa Elementary School in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, the eighth anniversary of the 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan. A total of 74 students and 10 teachers and officials from the school died when it was engulfed by a tsunami. Photo courtesy Kyodo
Caracas, Venezuela, March 12 – The Venezuelan capital Caracas was in near-darkness The blackout, which began on Thursday afternoon, increased frustration among Venezuelans already suffering widespread food and medicine shortage. Photo courtesy Standardmedia.co.ke
New York, March 12 -Participants at the opening meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 63rd session observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302. Photo courtesy UN Photo
Prayagraj, India, March 12 – Students play with colours ahead of Holi festival, in Prayagraj. Holi is one of the most famous festivals of India. The festival majorly involves Holika Dahan (bonfire) on the first night, followed by a festival of colors on the nest day. Photo courtesy PTI Photo
KUALA LUMPUR, March 12 — South Korea President Moon Jae-In and wife, Kim Jung-Sook arriving for their three-day official visit to Malaysia. Photo courtesy of BERNAMA