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Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Malaysia, South Korea strengthen bilateral cooperation in energy sector

Takiyuddin Hassan addresssing the workshop (Bernama) KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is committed to implementing an energy transition towards a low carbon electricity supply industry, in line with the country’s aspiration to achieve clean greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The matter was stated by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan in his keynote […]

CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

Tokayev addressing the Kazakhstan Majilis (Kazinform) NUR-SULTAN:   The gradual withdrawal of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) peacekeeping troops from Kazakhstan will begin in the next two days, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said. The troops arrived in Kazakhstan after Tokayev called them to help restore peace in the country following clashes and acts of […]

Kazakhstan’s crisis: Historical comparison to Korean Peninsula’s geostrategic situation in late 19th century

Kazakhstan’s crisis: Historical comparison to Korean Peninsula’s geostrategic situation in late 19th century

By Jong-eun Lee Lecturer , International Studies,  American University SEOUL: This week, Kazakhstan has experienced widespread domestic protests, resulting in the intervention of “peacekeeping” troops from the CSTO (Collective Security Treaty Organization) member states, including Russia. The mass protests began at first, in response to the state’s raising of LPG price, but were also an expression […]

State of emergency in Kazakhstan’s protest-hit Mangistau, Almaty; cabinet resignation accepted

State of emergency in Kazakhstan’s protest-hit Mangistau, Almaty; cabinet resignation accepted

NUR-SULTAN: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed decrees imposing a two-week state of emergency in the Central Asian nation’s biggest city Almaty and in the western Mangistau province where protests over rising fuel prices that began on Sunday turned violent. “Due to the escalation of situation, the Head of State signed the decrees on imposing the […]

Climate crisis is here – Lessons not learned

Climate crisis is here – Lessons not learned

Surigao City in Mindanao, Philippines was one of the areas devastated by Typhoon Rai, locally known in the Philippines as “Odette”. (Photo: Philippine Coast Guard, Public domain). By Crispin Maslog MANILA: Exactly ten years ago in January 2012, as a retired science journalism professor, I wrote my first column for SciDev.Net. It was about the […]

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: 2021 has started in Kyrgyzstan with elections and ended with elections. In general, 2021 was rich in elections and political events. The country continued to fight with novel coronavirus and at last the economic activity started to be restored. The early presidential elections and a referendum The early presidential elections were […]

The year that was: Looking for satisfaction, inner peace and happiness in life

The year that was: Looking for satisfaction, inner peace and happiness in life

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, Germany (1) Pondering over the major impressions in 2021 is truly challenging. Challenging because I am trying to sort, solve, and find my own satisfaction, inner peace and happiness between my interests and and those of the community. The challenge is compounded when events happen unexpectedly and a person has to deal […]

NATO recommendations should be used to save lives

NATO recommendations should be used to save lives

With Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO Secretary General (2009 – 2014) and Nicola de Santis By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Going through the recent assessment of NATO’s engagement in Afghanistan and the ensuing recommendations, I had an eerie feeling of déjà-vu. One recommendation read: “When planning and conducting future operations, Allies should continuously assess strategic interests, remain […]

Iran and Afghanistan: So far, so close

Iran and Afghanistan: So far, so close

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: The relationship between Iran and Afghanistan has historically been a series of contradictions and similarities. During the Persian Empire, in the distant years, Afghanistan and Tajikistan were also part of Greater Persia. In modern political geography, Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan are the three countries where the majority of people speak Persian. […]

Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

Moon says U.S., China, North Korea agree in principle on end-of-war declaration

SEOUL: President Moon Jae-in said Monday that the United States, China and North Korea agree in principle on declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and Seoul will push to make it happen. Moon was speaking at a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison after bilateral summit talks in Canberra. […]

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