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Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

Busan: A vibrant city turning into prime model for the future

BUSAN: Few cities in the world can boast of a cultural program for October as appealing as the one listed by Busan, South Korea’s second-largest city. On October 1-2, the Busan Rock Festival, Korea’s largest rock festival, returns after three years for performances at Samnak Eco Park. The multiple-award winners BTS are on their way […]

Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety permits import of aguaje oil

Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety permits import of aguaje oil

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: The Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has approved imports of aguaje oil from the Peruvian jungles on July 15, 2022, according to a local trading company. The Korean firm, Worldone Trade Co. Ltd., said it will start importing aguaje oil from Peru as early […]

Shinzo Abe’s murder raises troubling questions

Shinzo Abe’s murder raises troubling questions

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: The tragic untimely death of Shinzo Abe at the hands of an assassin has raised some troubling questions. One: Is there a shortcoming that in a robust democracy like Japan citizens still have to resort toviolence to resolve their grievances against politicians? The former Japanese […]

Safety Waves versus Death Waves

Safety Waves versus Death Waves

A keynote speech at the 60th African literature and writers’ anniversary conference By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid IBADAN, NIGERIA: In our time, we live in more than one circle; circles that narrow and widen, touch, overlap and intersect, and sometimes even resist each other, and contradict with other circles. They are circles described as private and public, […]

President Joko Wiododo: Path of Humanitarian Diplomacy

President Joko Wiododo: Path of Humanitarian Diplomacy

By Eddy Suprapto  The Russia-Ukraine war dragged countries on the European continent in the threat of widespread war. Even the impact of the war not only brought a humanitarian crisis but an economic crisis, energy and food hit the world. Efforts to negotiate peace and end the war should be pushed harder to end the […]

Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan explore opportunities for closer ties

Bahrain, Kyrgyzstan explore opportunities for closer ties

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Bahrain and Kyrgyzstan are set to enhance relations and expand cooperation across several areas, the Kyrgyz foreign minister has said. “Talks with HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the Speaker and the Minister of Foreign Affairs were highly successful,” Jeenbek Kulubaev said. “There was full understanding and we had agreements […]

IUGG National Committee of Republic of Korea holds 33rd Conference on Mathematical Geophysics

IUGG National Committee of Republic of Korea holds 33rd Conference on Mathematical Geophysics

SEOUL: The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) National Committee of Republic of Korea will hold the 33rd Conference on Mathematical Geophysics (CMG2022) from June 20 to June 24 at the Seoul National University, Seoul City, ROK. Welcoming The Year of Basic Sciences proclaimed by the United Nations, the conference will proceed with the […]

Spotlight on Kyrgyzstan as first Eurasian Economic Forum kicks off in Bishkek

Spotlight on Kyrgyzstan as first Eurasian Economic Forum kicks off in Bishkek

  BISHKEK: The First Eurasian Economic Forum was opened in the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek attended by about 2,500 participants. In his welcoming speech, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Zhaparov said the Eurasian Economic Union is capable of being a major player in the world economy and helping to eliminate the […]

KOICA Vocational Training Center in Fergana, Uzbekistan, to be opened this month

KOICA Vocational Training Center in Fergana, Uzbekistan, to be opened this month

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev Editor-in-chief of Vodiymedia.uz TASHKENT: The governor of Fergana region of Uzbekistan Hayrullo Bozorov held a meeting with Pak Sun-jin, Director of KOICA’s Uzbekistan Office. The constructive dialogue allowed to discuss comprehensively the ways of effective operation of Vocational Training Center in Fergana, established in cooperation with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) […]

Eswatini: The Hidden War in Africa

Eswatini: The Hidden War in Africa

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Asia Journalists Association, President CAIRO: As the whole world is busy with the war in a European country, there is another war that could break out if not dealt with responsibility. This is going to happen in Eswatini; officially the Kingdom of Eswatini and formerly named in English as Swaziland. It is […]

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