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Opening ceremony held near Pokhara, Nepal, for WT-ADF Um Hong Gil Human School Cares Project

Opening ceremony held near Pokhara, Nepal, for WT-ADF Um Hong Gil Human School Cares Project

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President POKHARA: An opening ceremony was held for the new WT-Asia Development Foundation (ADF) Cares Program for students at the Um Hong Gil Human School near Pokhara, Nepal on September 23, 2022. The ceremony took place at Shree Birethanti Secondary School, about one and a half hours by […]

Pakistan Deluge: Disaster, but more than natural  

Pakistan Deluge: Disaster, but more than natural  

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: No doubt the unprecedented torrential rains that lashed the country continuously for over two months were a natural disaster but the way the millions of Pakistanis were devastated was in fact an unnatural disaster caused by the human acts of omission and commission. Both kinds of disasters – […]

Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

BUSAN: Few cities in the world can boast of a cultural program for October as appealing as the one listed by Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city. On October 1-2, the Busan Rock Festival, Korea’s largest rock festival, returns after three years for performances at Samnak Eco Park. The multiple-award winners BTS are on their way […]

Opening ceremony held for Third Mt. Everest Open Taekwondo Championships in Pokhara, Nepal

Opening ceremony held for Third Mt. Everest Open Taekwondo Championships in Pokhara, Nepal

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  POKHARA: An opening ceremony was held in Pokhara, Nepal on September 22, 2022 for the Third Mt. Everest International Open Taekwondo Championships and the First Mt. Everest GCS International Poomsae Championships. The four-day Mt. Everest events drew over 1,400 athletes and officials from 12 countries, with India […]

In memory of Queen Elizabeth II

In memory of Queen Elizabeth II

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: September 8, 2022 was a sad day. This is not just for the people of Britain and Europe, but also for all people in the world. The news that day carried the sad news “The Death of the Queen”. Who should be queen because there is only one Queen in the […]

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan presidents discuss tense border situation, agree on demarcation action

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan presidents discuss tense border situation, agree on demarcation action

Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Zhaparov and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon (Kabar) holding talks in Samarkand BISHKEK: A cease-fire appeared remains shaky in the restive border area between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan where reportedly almost half of the 970-kilometer Kyrgyz-Tajik border has yet to be demarcated. However, high hopes for full cease-fire and peace are emerging after Kyrgyzstan […]

Singapore set to repeal homosexual law

Singapore set to repeal homosexual law

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE:  A contentious decades-old law that criminalises sex between men but not women will be axed as the Singapore authorities found it increasingly legally untenable in the face of  challenges to its constitutionality. The repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code will, however, be accompanied […]

South Korea: Beacon of hope for Asia in times of climate change, global warming

South Korea: Beacon of hope for Asia in times of climate change, global warming

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: South Korea holds a prominent position among the developed countries with a total population of 51.8 million. This is despite the obstacles and difficulties faced by neighboring countries. The total area of the Korean Peninsula is estimated at approximately 100,329 square kilometers, with a population density of 530.7 people […]

New international honor for Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo

New international honor for Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo

NEW YORK: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo will be honored at the annual Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards on September 19. The president will be honored for his leadership during Indonesia’s G-20 presidency, efforts to build bridges to end the devastating war in Ukraine, and wider advocacy for human rights, democracy, and a more robust global […]

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. on September 15, 2022 at the IBK Chamber Hall of the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Korea. Lyric coloratara Soprano Yang, an assistant professor of the Division of Music at Ewha Womans University, will be performing famous […]

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