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The Two Faces of the Taliban: Two faces beyond the distorted gaze

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Two faces beyond the distorted gaze

 The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the […]

Obituary: Uzbek Ambassador Vitali Fen – “I respect your sense of responsibility and passion for putting your all into it until the very end”

Obituary: Uzbek Ambassador Vitali Fen – “I respect your sense of responsibility and passion for putting your all into it until the very end”

By Choi Young-ha, Former Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Uzbekistan SEOUL: Vitali! He is a descendant of Pyeon Galsong (片碣頌) of the Zhejiang Pyeon clan (浙江片氏), who spent 25 years, one-third of his 77-year life, in Seoul. He was a career diplomat who connected Korea and Uzbekistan, a historical figure who left a truly […]

Jordan helping refugees from 57 countries, hosting second highest number in the world

Jordan helping refugees from 57 countries, hosting second highest number in the world

By Makram Ahmed Al Tarawneh Editor-in-Chief, Al Ghad (Jordan) AMMAN: When the crisis broke out in Syria in 2011, hundreds of thousands of Syrians sought refuge in the Kingdom of Jordan. At that time, the international community announced that it would not leave Jordan alone in bearing the burdens of this gigantic movement to seek […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: The most dangerous border that people in the most dangerous city discouraged

The Two Faces of the Taliban: The most dangerous border that people in the most dangerous city discouraged

By Lee Shin-seok, Conflict zone reporter Journey through The Wrong Side of the Tracks The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Who got rid of all those dogs?

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Who got rid of all those dogs?

 The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Common denominator between Korea and Afghanistan

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Common denominator between Korea and Afghanistan

‘Golden Age of the Buddhist Culture’ The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: The Brake: The Shadow of the People

The Two Faces of the Taliban: The Brake: The Shadow of the People

The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Two countries still far away, Korea and Afghanistan

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Two countries still far away, Korea and Afghanistan

The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the West’s gaze towards them is […]

Second anniversary of Songhae’s death: A national MC looking back through review of KBS’ ‘Songhae Musical’

Second anniversary of Songhae’s death: A national MC looking back through review of KBS’ ‘Songhae Musical’

By Younghoon Choi * SEOUL: When I was the editor-in-chief of <Dong-A Ilbo>, I put a lot of effort into serializing the memoris of Mr. Song Hae (27 April 1927 – 8 June 2022) that are a treasure trove of stories. But it failed. This is because of the painful memory of having his son, […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: A place where women’s hair salons are closed, but men’s hair salons are wide open

The Two Faces of the Taliban: A place where women’s hair salons are closed, but men’s hair salons are wide open

The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the West’s gaze towards them is […]

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