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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 […]

The ABCs of Sustainable Development Goals and Sudan’s situation XIII

The ABCs of Sustainable Development Goals and Sudan’s situation XIII

Goal 12: Ensuring responsible consumption and production By Dr. Hassan Humeida Kiel, Germany: The twelfth goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals until 2030 seeks to create a balance between consumption and production on a global scale. This is happening in an era in which people’s need for essential products increases with the increase […]

Future of business media highlighted at WAM roundtable

Future of business media highlighted at WAM roundtable

DUBAI: Media has a major role in promoting future business concepts and conveying them to the public effectively, the head of the Emirates News Agency (WAM) has said. “The media sector is seeing remarkable progress in keeping with global technological developments, with the emergence of new technologies in media work using artificial intelligence (AI) and […]

Netpia requests Google, Apple to comply with EU Digital Marketing Act

Netpia requests Google, Apple to comply with EU Digital Marketing Act

By Seok-jae Kang Vice President, Asia Journalists Association SEOUL: Netpia, a Korean company specializing in native language Internet addresses (NLIA), has asked Google and Apple to comply with the EU Digital Marketing Act. In a press conference at the Korea Press Center in downtown Seoul on January 23, 2024, the Korean firm also requested the […]

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: 6237 persons reported missing, 261 dead bodies found during last 12 years

Pakistan: 6237 persons reported missing, 261 dead bodies found during last 12 years

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances has revealed in a report that 6237 cases of missing persons were reported from two provinces – Balochistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while the dead bodies of 261 missing persons were found during the last 12 years. In compliance with the […]

The ABCs of Sustainable Development Goals and Sudan’s situation XII

The ABCs of Sustainable Development Goals and Sudan’s situation XII

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: Goal 11 is about making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The eleventh goal of the Sustainable Development Goals seeks to support urban rural living in ways that keep pace with modern human requirements. This goal works […]

South Korea’s National Assembly passes ban on dog meat consumption

South Korea’s National Assembly passes ban on dog meat consumption

SEOUL: The National Assembly passed a special bill banning dog meat consumption Tuesday, paving the way for ending the practice that has fallen out of favor in recent decades. The bill, which bans the breeding, butchering, distributing and selling of dogs for meat, passed through the parliament with 208 votes in favor and 2 abstentions. […]

UN Chief calls for peace, climate action in New Year message

UN Chief calls for peace, climate action in New Year message

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for global unity to make 2024 a year for “building trust and hope” following the immense suffering, violence, and climate chaos that characterized 2023. “Humanity is strongest when we stand together. 2024 must be a year for rebuilding trust and restoring hope,” expressed Mr. Guterres in […]

The ABCs of Sustainable Development Goals and Sudan’s situation XI

The ABCs of Sustainable Development Goals and Sudan’s situation XI

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities By Dr. Hassan Humeida Kiel, Germany: Sustainable Development Goal 10 seeks to reduce inequalities in societies around the world. Such an aim is embodied in spreading opportunities and ensuring their equality among peoples through legislation and policies that guarantee the improvement of the living conditions of all people, especially in work, […]

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