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CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

CSTO gradual withdrawal from Kazakhstan to start in two days; process to last at least 10 days

Tokayev addressing the Kazakhstan Majilis (Kazinform) NUR-SULTAN:   The gradual withdrawal of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) peacekeeping troops from Kazakhstan will begin in the next two days, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has said. The troops arrived in Kazakhstan after Tokayev called them to help restore peace in the country following clashes and acts of […]

Detained in Kazakhstan during the riots, Kyrgyz jazz musician is now home

Detained in Kazakhstan during the riots, Kyrgyz jazz musician is now home

BISHKEK: Kyrgyz musician Vikram Ruzakhunov, who was detained in Kazakhstan, has arrived on Monday evening in the capital Bishkek. Today, at about 6:40 p.m. local time, he crossed the border at the Ak-Zhol checkpoint. Media representatives and activists waited for him at the checkpoint for several hours, but could not meet with him. He was taken […]

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

Yearender: Top events in Kyrgyzstan in 2021

By Nurzhan Kasmalieva BISHKEK: 2021 has started in Kyrgyzstan with elections and ended with elections. In general, 2021 was rich in elections and political events. The country continued to fight with novel coronavirus and at last the economic activity started to be restored. The early presidential elections and a referendum The early presidential elections were […]

Visiting Expo 2020 Dubai: The flamboyant charm of connecting cultures, minds

Visiting Expo 2020 Dubai: The flamboyant charm of connecting cultures, minds

By Habib Toumi DUBAI: Wading through the large avenues and alleys in the huge Dubai EXPO 2020, I can sense the excitement and enthusiasm among the thousands of people coming from around the world for a unique experience of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” It is the United Nations in motion and the togetherness of […]

NATO recommendations should be used to save lives

NATO recommendations should be used to save lives

With Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO Secretary General (2009 – 2014) and Nicola de Santis By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Going through the recent assessment of NATO’s engagement in Afghanistan and the ensuing recommendations, I had an eerie feeling of déjà-vu. One recommendation read: “When planning and conducting future operations, Allies should continuously assess strategic interests, remain […]

Travelogue Yelena Y. Dimitriyevitch’s Letters from Egypt published in Arabic

Travelogue Yelena Y. Dimitriyevitch’s Letters from Egypt published in Arabic

The book cover CAIRO: A short travelogue of the Serbian writer Yelena Y. Dimitriyevitch (1862-1945) “Letters from Egypt” has been published in Arabic in the edition of the publishing edition Literature of the Silk Road (Silk Road Literature). The book was conceived as a trilingual edition, Arabic, Serbian and English. The translator of the travelogue […]

Iran and Afghanistan: So far, so close

Iran and Afghanistan: So far, so close

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: The relationship between Iran and Afghanistan has historically been a series of contradictions and similarities. During the Persian Empire, in the distant years, Afghanistan and Tajikistan were also part of Greater Persia. In modern political geography, Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan are the three countries where the majority of people speak Persian. […]

Emergent themes in contemporary literature: An Anachronous Shower as a Model

Emergent themes in contemporary literature: An Anachronous Shower as a Model

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid Asia Journalists Association President CAIRO: Insha Publications, India, organized an  international webinar on ” Emergent themes in contemporary literature ” and a book release program on StreamYard, on December 5, 2021. Insha Publication, the organiser of this beautiful Webinar cum book-launch program, is run by Anees Ahmed Ansari and his team from […]

Creator of Squid Game wins Straits Times Asian Award

Creator of Squid Game wins Straits Times Asian Award

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN SINGAPORE: The creator of the Squid Game, a drama series about survival of the fittest in a capitalist eco-system, South Korean Hwang Dong-hyuk beat three other illustrious contenders to win The Straits Times Asian of the Year award. The trio are Ms Maria Ressa,58, Filipino-American co-founder and […]

Tripped in race to lead Singapore, but Heng Swee Keat still in limelight

Tripped in race to lead Singapore, but Heng Swee Keat still in limelight

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN    SINGAPORE: “Good Luck.” That’s what “Heng” means in Singapore’s local dialect. So, once-kampong boy Heng Swee Keat considered it his good fortune that he has had a crack at high office. Not by luck but by the dint of his credentials. Cambridge and Harvard- educated, the […]

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