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Vietnam’s long-serving leader Nguyễn Phú Trọng dies at 80

Vietnam’s long-serving leader Nguyễn Phú Trọng dies at 80

HANOI: Vietnam’s long-serving leader Nguyễn Phú Trọng passed away on Friday afternoon. He was 80. The board of health protection and care for central officials has announced the death of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, saying the death of the party leader followed a period of illness. Despite wholehearted […]

Bukhara: a timeless tapestry of history and culture

Bukhara: a timeless tapestry of history and culture

By Shokhijakhon Urunov* BUKHARA: Nestled on the Silk Road, Bukhara is more than just a city of Uzbekistan; it’s a living museum, a testament to centuries of cultural exchange, and an architectural marvel that whispers tales of empires past. Its very name, believed to originate from the Sogdian word ‘βuxārak’ meaning ‘place of good fortune,’ hints […]

Deadly protests over employment quota grips Bangladesh

Deadly protests over employment quota grips Bangladesh

By Shafiqul Bashar DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced that a judicial inquiry will be conducted  into the unfortunate deaths of six persons on July 16 during anti-quota agitations in Dhaka city and two other places in the country. She reiterated that the quota issue has been referred to the Supreme Court for a […]

Bangladesh shuts down all educational institutions following clashes

Bangladesh shuts down all educational institutions following clashes

By Chapal Bashar DHAKA: All educational institutions including public, private universities and schools, colleges in Bangladesh have been closed for indefinite period since today ( 17 July) due to clashes between pro-government and anti-government student groups that claimed six lives on Tuesday across the country. Students have been asked to vacate dormitories by this Wednesday afternoon while […]

Media space highlighted at Caucasus Investment Forum

Media space highlighted at Caucasus Investment Forum

GROZNY: The media space is being highlighted at the Caucasus Investment Forum, hosted by the Chechen capital Grozny for two days. Media representatives highlighted issues related to the sector as they participated in working sessions, open talks, meetings, lectures, master classes and presentations, round tables, and speeches. The event was launched in the presence of […]

Pakistan Military thwarts attack on a Cantonment, kills 10 terrorists

Pakistan Military thwarts attack on a Cantonment, kills 10 terrorists

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: A group of ten terrorists targeted the Bannu Cantonment in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, resulting in the martyrdom of eight soldiers in the early hours of Monday July 15. The security forces however effectively thwarted the attack, killing 10 terrorists, the Pakistan military said in a statement on […]

China-Tajikistan-Afghanistan corridor: New transit route for regional trade

China-Tajikistan-Afghanistan corridor: New transit route for regional trade

By Kuban Abdymen BISHKEK: Tajikistan has proposed practical measures for the construction of road and railway routes along the “China-Tajikistan-Afghanistan” corridor. The proposal is linked to the improving overall security situation in the region, which is creating new opportunities for expanding trade and connections between countries. Afghanistan, with its advantageous geopolitical position in Asia and […]

Nepal Embassy organizes investment seminar in Seoul, Korea

Nepal Embassy organizes investment seminar in Seoul, Korea

By Seok-Jae Kang Vice President, Asia Journalists Association SEOUL: The Embassy of Nepal in Seoul, Korea hosted an investment seminar for Korean investors at the Korea Press Center in downtown Seoul on July 3, 2024. Under the title “Nepal: A Potential Destination for Investment,” the seminar attracted journalists and Korean business people. The purpose of the […]

Iran’s presidential election heads to runoff

Iran’s presidential election heads to runoff

By Pooneh Nedai  TEHRAN: Iran’s presidential election has headed to a runoff next week after the election commission said that no candidate has achieved the required 50% mark. On Friday, the 14th presidential election in Iran to choose the country’s ninth president after the Islamic revolution in 1979 was extended three times and it lasted until […]

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 […]

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