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Setting the record straight in Afghanistan: Need to explain what NATO really did

Setting the record straight in Afghanistan: Need to explain what NATO really did

ROMA: The former number two of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has insisted on setting the record straight on what happened in Afghanistan, making a clear distinction between what the Americans did and what the alliance did. “In Afghanistan, the mistakes made are there for all to see, but we must be careful not […]

9/11 killed it, but 20 years on, Global Justice Movement is poised to reincarnate

9/11 killed it, but 20 years on, Global Justice Movement is poised to reincarnate

By Kalinga Seneviratne SYDNEY: Since the attacks on the United States by Islamic fanatics on September 11, 2001 (now known as 9/11) the world has been divided by a ‘war on terror’ with any protest group defined as “terrorists”. New anti-terror laws have been introduced both in the West and elsewhere in the past 20 […]

Singapore keeps an eye on Kabul after aiding refugee pull-out

Singapore keeps an eye on Kabul after aiding refugee pull-out

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: During the last acts of the United States’ precipitous retreat from Afghanistan in mid-August, Singapore got a piece of action -helping in the historic, if chaotic, airlift of thousands of Americans and Afghans fleeing the Taliban forces closing in on the capital, Kabul. US President […]

Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

Afghanistan and media top agenda as AJA discusses options in virtual meeting

SEOUL: Keen on properly understanding and assessing the latest development in Afghanistan and their repercussions, the Zoom meeting of the Asia Journalists Association (AJA) was devoted to Afghanistan. The journalists coming from 10 countries discussed the situation from different angles with a multitude of views to share and explore, “just like those who paint landscapes set up […]

Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

Afghan evacuees in South Korea arrive at temporary shelter in Jincheon

JINCHEON: Hundreds of Afghan civilians who evacuated to South Korea seeking refuge from the Taliban in their homeland arrived at their temporary shelter in the country’s central region Friday, where they are expected to stay for about eight weeks. The group of 377 Afghans, including 180 children and infants, which landed at Incheon International Airport, […]

Singapore lifts quarantine for German and Brunei visitors

Singapore lifts quarantine for German and Brunei visitors

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: From September 8, fully vaccinated travellers from Germany and Brunei will be able to visit Singapore for leisure without having to serve a 14-day quarantine. Under this Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme, they will only be required to take four virus tests and undergo a […]

US Vice President opens new CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office in Vietnam

US Vice President opens new CDC Southeast Asia Regional Office in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri   HANOI: US Vice President Kamala D. Harris on August 25 launched the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Southeast Asia Regional Office in Hanoi. The launching ceremony saw the attendance of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, US CDC […]

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin resigns; king keeps him as interim prime minister

KUALA LUMPER: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today resigned after 17 months as the country’s eighth Prime Minister. Also resigned were 29 members of his Perikatan Nasional (PN) Cabinet, Malaysian news agency BERNAMA reported. “It is obvious that I have lost the majority support. So, there is no longer a need to ascertain my legitimacy […]

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

Limited media attention is ruining the Earth

By Neelima Mathur India-based Executive Producer-Researcher-Writer, Mentor & Trainer Director of Lakeside Doc Festival NEW DELHI: It’s amazing how we talk of Climate Change like a new phenomenon. Floods, droughts, cyclones, melting glaciers have been staring in our face for decades. We also tend to equate global warming as climate change. Whereas, in fact, global warming […]

Presidential election in Uzbekistan: Shavkat Mirziyoyev nominated to run for reelection

Presidential election in Uzbekistan: Shavkat Mirziyoyev nominated to run for reelection

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev  Editor-in-chief, Vodiymedia.uz TASHKENT: The President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev is nominated by Liberal Democratic Party as its candidate in the Oct. 24 Presidential elections. The achievements of the last few years in Uzbekistan, comprehensive reforms launched by Mirziyoyev to liberalize the socio-political life of the country and ensure the rule of law […]

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