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Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

Kyrgyzstan President resigns on anniversary of assuming power

BISHKEK: President Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned, saying he did not want to be remembered in the history of Kyrgyzstan as the President who shed blood and shot at his own citizens. As the unrest linked to the announced results of the parliamentary elections on October 4 has not abated and the social and political situation […]

Dolce Classic, GCS International organize peace concert to mark 39th UN International Day of Peace

Dolce Classic, GCS International organize peace concert to mark 39th UN International Day of Peace

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: A peace concert, organized by Dolce Classic, led by Chung-Ang University Prof. Emeritus Ryee June-il, and supported by GCS International, was successfully held in Seoul. The peace concert was held on Tuesday to commemorate the 39th UN International Day of Peace, […]

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

‘Poison’ drip at centre of Singapore PM’s court battle

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has testified in court in a libel suit against blogger-turned-politician Leong Sze Hian to clear his name from what he affirmed were unfounded allegations of involvement in the Malaysian state fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (MDB), corruption scandal. In a push […]

Kyrgyzstan Parliament names Sadyr Zhaparov, 51, as new Prime Minister

Kyrgyzstan Parliament names Sadyr Zhaparov, 51, as new Prime Minister

By Nurzhan Kamalieva Reporter, Kyrgyzstan Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan’s parliament on Saturday chose 51-year-old Sadyr Zhaparov as the country’s new prime minister. The decision is expected to end the power vacuum in the Central Asian nation created by the protests started after the announcement of the parliamentary election results. Holding an extraordinary session in the capital Bishkek, […]

Amid international in-person and online participation, 2020 DMZ Peace Festival stresses peace is more precious than triumph

Amid international in-person and online participation, 2020 DMZ Peace Festival stresses peace is more precious than triumph

  By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: The 2020 DMZ Peace Festival was held successfully in both on- and off-line formats on October 7 in Seoul, Korea. The 2020 DMZ (demilitarized zone) Peace Festival, the second of its kind, was jointly promoted by GCS International, a Seoul-based […]

Glasses can change the future of a billion people

Glasses can change the future of a billion people

By Crispin Maslog MANILA: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed is king, so the saying goes. Of the world’s 7.8 billion people, 2.2 billion have impaired vision. Of this number, about half are treatable. In effect, they are one-eyed kings who are better off than the 39 million who are completely blind. Nevertheless, […]

Weaving peace on the Korean Peninsula – A media perspective

Weaving peace on the Korean Peninsula – A media perspective

  By Eddy Suprapto Contributor to AsiaN JAKARTA: In the last five years, world governance has gone into uncertainty. Starting from the economic trade war between the USA and China to the border disputes and the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his book “Stabilizing an Unstable Economy”, Professor Hyman Minsky’s thinking is relevant because the […]

Poachers endanger South-East Asia’s rich biodiversity

Poachers endanger South-East Asia’s rich biodiversity

By Crispin Maslog LOS BAÑOS: Most days, except when it rains, I take regular one-hour walks along the lower end of the 4,244-hectare sloping campus of the College of Forestry, University of the Philippines Los Baños. The campus is at the heart of the Makiling Forest Reserve, which is a world centre for plant biodiversity. […]

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Looking at the invitation I received from the German Ambassador to Bahrain Kai Boeckmann to attend on October 3 a virtual celebration of the German Unity Day, I could not help wondering if I will ever receive an invitation from the Korean embassy in Bahrain to a Korean Reunification Day or […]

Online festival to highlight Korean cultural heritage, modern trends

Online festival to highlight Korean cultural heritage, modern trends

  SEOUL: The inaugural Korean culture festival is set to give people from all over the world chances to enjoy Korean cultural heritage, tourism and modern trends. The first edition of the 2020 K-Culture Festival will be held online on October 10 – November 11, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said. Led by […]

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