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Face of revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia

Face of revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia

Egyptian critic Khaled Sulaiman is known for his theatrical taste through his articles. He now lives in Tunisia, which he adored ever since his first visit twenty years ago. He participated in the most prominent revolutions in the Arab Spring. Khaled Sulaiman represents AJA in Tunisia, and works as a reporter for The AsiaN, Arabic […]

Lee Kun-hee’s firm business conviction contributes to success of Samsung

Lee Kun-hee’s firm business conviction contributes to success of Samsung

If  Lee Kun-hee, the Chairman of SAMSUNG,  Korea’s largest conglomerate were to provide his date, place and time of birth to an Indian astrologer, Mr. Lee may get very revealing insights to the course of events in his life. According to the Indian astrologers, the twelve planets impact lives of individuals depending on their position in […]

Nepal unveils memorial monument for legendary alpinist Park Young-seok

Nepal has unveiled a memorial monument in memory of veteran South Korean climber, Park Young-seok, earlier on Nov. 10 Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has constructed the memorial monument at International Mountaineers’ Memorial Park (IMMP) at Kakni, some 20 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The marble monument, 1.5 meters high, is put on a 1.2 meter high pedestal. About 100 people including Lee […]

Pushpa Basnet named CNN Hero of the Year

Pushpa Basnet named CNN Hero of the Year

Pushpa Basnet, a Nepalese woman who supports children so they don’t have to live behind bars with their incarcerated parents, was named the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year on Sunday night. Nepal is one of the poorest countries, and space is very limited in the few group homes affiliated with the government. So when […]

Afghanistan calls for deeper ties with Korea

Afghanistan calls for deeper ties with Korea

A senior Afghanistan official urged Seoul to facilitate engagement from Korea this week, saying economic projects will be vital for stability in 2014 when NATO scales down its forces in the war-torn nation. During a visit to Seoul Monday, Afghani Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin underscored the country’s vast natural resources as an opportunity for […]

Singaporean ambassador wins grand prize at Korea CQ awards

Singaporean ambassador wins grand prize at Korea CQ awards

Singaporean Ambassador Peter Tan won the grand prize at the Korea CQ award ceremony organized by the Corea Image Communication Institute (CICI) at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Hotel in southern Seoul, Tuesday. The institute has held the Korea CQ Forum twice yearly since 2006 to promote Korean culture to its members, made up of […]

Why is discipline so strong in restaurant kitchens?

Why is discipline so strong in restaurant kitchens?

Edward Kwon, famous as former head chef at the luxurious Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai, was no nice guy in a number of TV programs including “Yes Chef,” which aired on a local cable TV network. He hurled invectives at seemingly innocent contestants to the extent he was compared to British chef Gordon Ramsay, […]

Eliminating discrimination key to multiculturalism

Eliminating discrimination key to multiculturalism

As Korea is becoming more multicultural and multiracial, the government is seeking to introduce an anti-discrimination law, arguing that racism should not be tolerated. Minister of Gender Equality and Family Kim Kum-lae pointed out that the country doesn’t have a law banning racial discrimination although it is seeing a growing number of people from different […]

‘I’ll be a singer more famous than Michael Jackson’

‘I’ll be a singer more famous than Michael Jackson’

GWANGJU ― Everybody recognized him. On his way back home from school on Nov. 12, eight-year-old Hwang Min-woo, the boy who appeared in Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video, was surrounded by other students who kept following him, calling him “the Gangnam Style boy” and even asking for his autograph. He went to school that day […]

From killing fields to healing fields

From killing fields to healing fields

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia ― Kim Gi-dae, a missionary and principal of a vocational school in Cambodia, takes a lengthy pause when he is asked in which years his three children are at school. Koreans tend to ask ages indirectly. The person who asked the question teases him, “You are their father. You don’t even know […]

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