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Ibrahim Farghali wins Sawiris Cultural Awards

Ibrahim Farghali wins Sawiris Cultural Awards

Egyptian writer Ibrahim Farghali won the Sawiris Cultural Award for best novel in the branch of Established Writers on his latest work “Maabad Anamel Al-Harir” (Temple of Silk Fingertips), published by Difaf and Al-Ikhtilaf. Farghali received the award in a ceremony held at the Cairo Opera House a few days ago, in the presence of […]

How China will impact the world economy in 2017

How China will impact the world economy in 2017

To open up or to close? To advance or go back? The global economy is currently at the crossroads and it is in desperate need of sufficient courage, wisdom and responsibility from around the world to chart a clear direction and path for sustainable economic growth. The upcoming World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 has […]

Ban awaits UN opinion over presidential bid

Ban awaits UN opinion over presidential bid

Ban Ki-moon said upon his arrival here Thursday that he is awaiting the United Nations’ opinion about whether it is a violation of a U.N. rule if he runs for the Korean presidency. However, Ban said he personally thinks it does not constitute a violation to seek an elected position after retirement, showing strong eagerness […]

Can Korea say no to US?

Can Korea say no to US?

Oh Young-jin – The Korea Times It appears to be unthinkable for South Korea to give up its decades-old alliance with the United States and choose China in its place. However, a combination of events gives a sense of reality to this unlikely scenario. Recently, a group of opposition lawmakers visited China on a fact-finding […]

China creates over 13 million new jobs in 2016

China creates over 13 million new jobs in 2016

China created over 13 million new jobs in urban areas in 2016 as part of an effort to stabilize the slowing economy. The country has seen over 1.2 million jobs created for three consecutive years, from 2014 to 2016, according to Economic Information Daily. Despite the economic slowdown, the Chinese government has managed to keep […]

Benzoin Condensation by Organocatalysis, and Consideration of Its Usage for Waste Management

Benzoin Condensation by Organocatalysis, and Consideration of Its Usage for Waste Management

The present study adopted organocatalysis for benzoin condensation. Benzaldehyde, 3-Ethyl-5-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-methylthiazolium bromide, and triethylamine were used as reagents. Benzoin condensation was occurred successfully by confirmation of hydrogen and carbon by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and thin layer chromatography. Considerations for waste management and further study have been suggested in the discussion. link: manuscript-of-dohyung-lee-december-25th-2015

Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Iran’s Head of Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died of a heart failure. Mohammad Hashemi, younger brother to Hashemi, told reporters that Mr. Hashemi had been in a ‘satisfactory condition’ after efforts to resuscitate former president and Revolutionary figure. An update of the same story unofficially said that attempts to save Mr. Hashemi […]

Magazine N’s January Issue

Magazine N’s January Issue

Georgia tops the travel destinations for 2017 by Vogue

Georgia tops the travel destinations for 2017 by Vogue

Georgia has been named as the best travel attraction for tourists in 2017 by The Vogue Magazine. The magazine listed the hottest travel destinations of the New Year. The list was published under the name of “The 10 Hottest Travel Destinations of 2017”. According to the list, there are several natural and historical beauties all […]

Syria talks to start in Kazakhstan’s capital on January 23

Syria talks to start in Kazakhstan’s capital on January 23

Talks between the Syrian Government and opposition groups will begin in Astana, Kazakhstan, on January 23, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on January 4. He also said that Russian experts are expected to arrive in Turkey on January 9-10 to discuss the forthcoming Syrian negotiations in the capital of Kazakhstan. “The negotiations will begin […]

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