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Bukhara: a timeless tapestry of history and culture

Bukhara: a timeless tapestry of history and culture

By Shokhijakhon Urunov* BUKHARA: Nestled on the Silk Road, Bukhara is more than just a city of Uzbekistan; it’s a living museum, a testament to centuries of cultural exchange, and an architectural marvel that whispers tales of empires past. Its very name, believed to originate from the Sogdian word ‘βuxārak’ meaning ‘place of good fortune,’ hints […]

Pakistan Military thwarts attack on a Cantonment, kills 10 terrorists

Pakistan Military thwarts attack on a Cantonment, kills 10 terrorists

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: A group of ten terrorists targeted the Bannu Cantonment in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, resulting in the martyrdom of eight soldiers in the early hours of Monday July 15. The security forces however effectively thwarted the attack, killing 10 terrorists, the Pakistan military said in a statement on […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Two faces beyond the distorted gaze

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Two faces beyond the distorted gaze

 The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the […]

Jordan helping refugees from 57 countries, hosting second highest number in the world

Jordan helping refugees from 57 countries, hosting second highest number in the world

By Makram Ahmed Al Tarawneh Editor-in-Chief, Al Ghad (Jordan) AMMAN: When the crisis broke out in Syria in 2011, hundreds of thousands of Syrians sought refuge in the Kingdom of Jordan. At that time, the international community announced that it would not leave Jordan alone in bearing the burdens of this gigantic movement to seek […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: The most dangerous border that people in the most dangerous city discouraged

The Two Faces of the Taliban: The most dangerous border that people in the most dangerous city discouraged

By Lee Shin-seok, Conflict zone reporter Journey through The Wrong Side of the Tracks The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Who got rid of all those dogs?

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Who got rid of all those dogs?

 The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Common denominator between Korea and Afghanistan

The Two Faces of the Taliban: Common denominator between Korea and Afghanistan

‘Golden Age of the Buddhist Culture’ The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: A place where women’s hair salons are closed, but men’s hair salons are wide open

The Two Faces of the Taliban: A place where women’s hair salons are closed, but men’s hair salons are wide open

The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from before, but the West’s gaze towards them is […]

The Two Faces of the Taliban: “We will watch”. “How well will we lead Afghanistan?”

The Two Faces of the Taliban: “We will watch”. “How well will we lead Afghanistan?”

By Lee Shin-seok* KABUL: The Taliban, an Islamic extremist armed group, has ruled Afghanistan (hereinafter referred to as Afghanistan) twice (1996-2001 and 2021-present). The Taliban’s first term in power in Afghanistan was marred by tyranny that suppressed all freedoms. The Taliban, who are entering their second term in power in 2021, say they are different from […]

Uzbekistan’s Khiva: Crown Jewel of the Silk Road is the 2024 tourism capital of the Islamic world

Uzbekistan’s Khiva: Crown Jewel of the Silk Road is the 2024 tourism capital of the Islamic world

KHIVA: The city of Khiva in Uzbekistan, an ancient city famous for its rich history and vibrant culture, will soon receive large numbers of visitors from all over the world, especially from the OIC Member States to participate in the Twelfth Session of the Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers on May 31- June 2. The […]

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