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‘Comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Tokyo over wartime sexual slavery

‘Comfort women’ lose lawsuit against Tokyo over wartime sexual slavery

SEOUL: South Korean victims of wartime sexual slavery lost their second lawsuit against the Japanese government Wednesday, suffering a setback in their efforts to hold Tokyo accountable for war crimes. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed the case brought by 20 plaintiffs, including surviving victims forced to work in front-line brothels for Japanese soldiers during […]

Climate change and its impact on Central Asia

Climate change and its impact on Central Asia

Speech delivered at the World Journalist Conference on 20 April 2021 By Kuban Taabaldiev Director General, Kabar News Agency Kyrgyz Republic BISHBEK: The region of Central Asia is facing increasingly more irreversible processes caused by climate change. Many know of the tragedy in the region caused by the drying up of such a large lake […]

Korea PM Chung Sye-kyun: Role of journalism lies in truth

Korea PM Chung Sye-kyun: Role of journalism lies in truth

SEOUL: The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea has stressed that the value of journalism has become much more invaluable in a new world where anyone can easily produce, distribute and consume information thanks to the development of digital technology and people’s thirst for the truth becomes more unquenchable. “In this new world, I […]

Kyrgyzstan rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program

Kyrgyzstan rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva   BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan started the first stage of COVID-19 vaccination on March 29. Earlier, on March 19, the Central Asian country received a batch of 150,000 China-donated vaccine doses. This amount of vaccines will be enough for 75,000 people, since the vaccine is injected twice with an interval of 25-28 days. Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of […]

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

Fighting Climate Change: Saudi Initiative, Green Middle East Initiative a new sustainable pathway to achieve green global targets

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to launch the “Saudi Green Initiative” and the “Middle East Green Initiative” to chart a path for the Kingdom and the region in protecting the planet by clearly defining an ambitious road map that rallies the region and significantly contributes to achieving global targets in confronting climate change. Announcing the initiatives, […]

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

Seoul’s cherry blossom blooming begins on earliest date on record

SEOUL: Seoul saw its first cherry blossom blooming of this year on Wednesday, the earliest in 99 years, the state weather agency said. The blooming of cherry blossoms began in the capital on the earliest date on record since observation began in 1922, the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said Thursday. It was three days faster […]

Light overcomes Darkness. So will Myanmar.

Light overcomes Darkness. So will Myanmar.

SEOUL: Civil disobedience movements against Myanmar’s military coup have continued for two months. The world is watching the situation, but the suppression of violence by soldiers and police has not stopped. According to Myanmar’s human rights group The Assistance Association for Political Prisons, there were at least 275 deaths as of March 23. Myanmar’s military […]

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic efforts making positive impact

  ONDOK CABE, Jakarta: Asia Culture Center’s philanthropic effort lifted the children’s spirits in Pondok Cabe during the frightening pandemic. On January 28, Pondok Cabe Rumah Indah’s kindergarten Director Young Hwui Kim distributed books and school supplies that were presented by the Asia Culture Center (ACC) of the Republic of Korea. Director Kim opened the […]

Animal abusers to face fines in Vietnam

Animal abusers to face fines in Vietnam

By Phong Lan Deputy Head of the World News Desk Dantri Online Newspaper  HANOI: Animal abusers in Vietnam will be fined following a newly-issued decree on animal husbandry violations by the government. According to the decree, individuals could be fined VND1 million ($43) to VND3 million ($129) if they beat, cage, or neglect their animals. […]

Brazil under threat

Brazil under threat

By Angela Perez Journalist, Brazil SÃO PAULO: Almost 36 years after the re-democratization in Brazil, which lived through 21 years of military rule, the country today breathes an air of authoritarian populism. Mirroring itself in right-wing regimes in various parts of the world and in the administration of former American President Donald Trump, President of […]

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