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China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway: start of construction in 2024?

China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway: start of construction in 2024?

By Kuban Andymen BISHKEK: On December 28, 2023, the head of Kyrgyzstan’s National Investment Agency announced the commencement of the construction of the “China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan” railway in 2024. This railway is intended to be a crucial part of the new Eurasian railway corridor, as stated in a material by Boris Kushkov, working in the Korea and […]

Indonesians should wait for final vote-counting results: President

Indonesians should wait for final vote-counting results: President

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has urged Indonesians to wait for the final results of the voting counting of the 2024 Presidential Election currently handled by the General Elections Commission (KPU). Jokowi’s remarks were conveyed in response to quick count results from several survey agencies published on Wednesday (February 14) afternoon indicating that presidential-vice presidential […]

Pasola and Elections in Indonesia

Pasola and Elections in Indonesia

By Eddy Suprapto (EDS) SURABAYA, JAKARTA: Pasola is a game of dexterity throwing wooden javelins at each other from horseback which is part of the Marapu ritual ceremony. Marapu is an indigenous religion of the archipelago which is adhered to by the people of Sumba Island. Marapu in the beliefs of the Sumba tribe is […]

Iran’s FM visits Islamabad for in-depth talks with Pakistan leaders  

Iran’s FM visits Islamabad for in-depth talks with Pakistan leaders  

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian arrived here in the wee hours of Monday January 29, 2024 at the invitation of Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani. On his arrival at the Nur Khan Airbase, the Iranian foreign minister was received by the Additional Foreign Secretary (Afghanistan and West […]

Palestinian state only solution to Middle East unrest: Saudi ambassador to U.S.

Palestinian state only solution to Middle East unrest: Saudi ambassador to U.S.

DAVOS: The topic of normalization of relations with Israel cannot not be discussed as long as Israeli forces continue to kill Palestinian civilians, the Saudi ambassador to the United States has said. “The Kingdom has continuously extended a hand for peace, but when we look at the other hand, which has carried the Palestinian people […]

Pakistan: 22.8 million children are out of school

Pakistan: 22.8 million children are out of school

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is facing a serious challenge to ensure all children, particularly the most disadvantaged, attend, stay and learn in school. While enrollment and retention rates are improving, progress has been slow to improve education indicators in Pakistan, says a UNICEF report. According to the report, currently, Pakistan has […]

Pakistan ready to work with Iran on all issues based on spirit of mutual trust

Pakistan ready to work with Iran on all issues based on spirit of mutual trust

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday offered Iran to work on “all issues” after both countries launched air strikes into each other’s borders, targeting terrorists. The resolve came during caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani’s telephonic conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, according to a statement from the Foreign Office. […]

Pakistan conducts ‘precision military strikes’ against ‘terrorist hideouts’ in Iran

Pakistan conducts ‘precision military strikes’ against ‘terrorist hideouts’ in Iran

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has targeted terrorist hideouts inside the Iranian border after Iran violated the country’s sovereignty and launched a strike in Balochistan province that left two children dead and injured three girls. “This morning Pakistan undertook a series of highly coordinated and specifically targeted precision military strikes against terrorist hideouts […]

Pakistan recalls its ambassador from Iran after airstrikes, asks Iranian envoy not to return for time being  

Pakistan recalls its ambassador from Iran after airstrikes, asks Iranian envoy not to return for time being  

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Following Iran’s violation of Pakistani airspace, Pakistan has recalled its ambassador from Iran and asked the Iranian ambassador, currently visiting his country, not to return to Islamabad for the time being. “Pakistan has decided to recall its ambassador from Iran and that the Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan who […]

Post Jokowi’s leadership succession

Post Jokowi’s leadership succession

By Eddy Suprapto AsiaN Reporter JAKARTA: Immortality is just a fantasy. It turns out that the only thing that remains is opinion. Through the changing seasons, time changes. Power also has limits. In October 2024, President Jokowi’s leadership will end after ruling two general elections and cannot be re-elected. The Indonesian government will also hold […]

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