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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 […]

Opening ceremony held for Third Mt. Everest Open Taekwondo Championships in Pokhara, Nepal

Opening ceremony held for Third Mt. Everest Open Taekwondo Championships in Pokhara, Nepal

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  POKHARA: An opening ceremony was held in Pokhara, Nepal on September 22, 2022 for the Third Mt. Everest International Open Taekwondo Championships and the First Mt. Everest GCS International Poomsae Championships. The four-day Mt. Everest events drew over 1,400 athletes and officials from 12 countries, with India […]

In memory of Queen Elizabeth II

In memory of Queen Elizabeth II

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL, GERMANY: September 8, 2022 was a sad day. This is not just for the people of Britain and Europe, but also for all people in the world. The news that day carried the sad news “The Death of the Queen”. Who should be queen because there is only one Queen in the […]

New international honor for Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo

New international honor for Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo

NEW YORK: Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo will be honored at the annual Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards on September 19. The president will be honored for his leadership during Indonesia’s G-20 presidency, efforts to build bridges to end the devastating war in Ukraine, and wider advocacy for human rights, democracy, and a more robust global […]

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee to perform international classic lyric songs, Korean gagok on Sept. 15

By Seok-Jae Kang Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: Korean Soprano Yang Gui-bee will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. on September 15, 2022 at the IBK Chamber Hall of the Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Korea. Lyric coloratara Soprano Yang, an assistant professor of the Division of Music at Ewha Womans University, will be performing famous […]

In Kyrgyzstan, Komuz Day gives life to heritage music

In Kyrgyzstan, Komuz Day gives life to heritage music

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan has celebrated with great pride the komuz, a three-stringed musical instrument that has become a national icon venerated by leaders and people with a day – September 9 – dedicated to it. “The Komuz is the pride of our national culture, a special symbol of folk art,” President Sadyr Zhaparov said in his congratulations […]

“Street in Cairo” to be presented in Baku

“Street in Cairo” to be presented in Baku

  BAKU: A presentation of “Street in Cairo”, a book by outstanding Arab poet from Egypt Ashraf Abu Al-Yazid (Ashraf Dali) will be held on September 17 in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The event will begin at 2 pm local time in the building of the Russian Information and Cultural Center in Baku – […]

U.N. chief appoints former Kyrgyzstan president as Afghanistan envoy

U.N. chief appoints former Kyrgyzstan president as Afghanistan envoy

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed former president of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva as his new Special Representative for Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). Otunbayeva replaces Deborah Lyons who stepped down in mid-June, the United Nations said in a statement. According to the U.N. statement, Otunbayeva brings […]

Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia mark Independence Day with renewed commitment to unity, national identity

Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia mark Independence Day with renewed commitment to unity, national identity

President Sadyr Zhaparov BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia celebrated their “Independence Day” by stressing their deep commitment to national identity and unity. For Kyrgyzstan, the 31st anniversary of its independence was an occasion to re-affirm its rich history, national spirit and love for freedom. It was also a new opportunity to reiterate the call to exert […]

Africa’s rooftop is right height of celebrations for United Arab Emirates women

Africa’s rooftop is right height of celebrations for United Arab Emirates women

  By Habib Toumi DODOMA, TANZANIA: Ten women from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have celebrated the UAE Women’s Day on Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain above sea level in the world at 5,895 meters above sea level. The ten Emirati women expedition scaled Mount Kilimanjaro as part […]

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