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Situation in Afghanistan defies solutions amid lack of genuine will, absence of sensible moves

Situation in Afghanistan defies solutions amid lack of genuine will, absence of sensible moves

  CAIRO: Asia Journalist Association President Ashraf Aboul-Yazid has ruled out the possibility of a real solution to the Afghanistan crisis in the near future. “I am pessimistic. If I say there is a solution, I think I am far from the right thing because the cycle of this threat is repeated,” he said. “There […]

The relevance of unified Korean Peninsula for a future world – Part II: Lessons learnt: a unified Germany

The relevance of unified Korean Peninsula for a future world – Part II: Lessons learnt: a unified Germany

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida – Kiel, Germany BERLIN: Germany is a prime example of economic success after reunification. Germany had been divided for 41 years, from 1949 to 1990. After the Second World War, the United States (US), France, Britain and the Soviet Union (an association of countries that includes Russia) were in control […]

The relevance of a unified Korean Peninsula for a future world – Part I: Bright perspectives for a unified Korea?

The relevance of a unified Korean Peninsula for a future world – Part I: Bright perspectives for a unified Korea?

  By Dr. Hassan Humeida – Kiel, Germany BERLIN: South Korea, which gained independence on August 15, 1945, is an example of how obstacles can be overcome with accuracy and order, diligence and perseverance in the work attitude. These attributes have turned Korea into a major industrial country, exporting high quality products to all countries […]

Who coined “Arab Spring”? A media perpsective on Tunisia’s Revolution ten years later

Who coined “Arab Spring”? A media perpsective on Tunisia’s Revolution ten years later

By Habib Toumi TUNIS: Ten years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself ablaze. Mohammed Bouazizi was one of many young men in the town of Sidi Bouzid in central Tunisia and elsewhere trying to make ends meet by doing odd jobs. He did not finish high school successfully and without the much-coveted diploma, his […]

A Strange Museum in Tehran: No to the Chemical Bomb, No to the Atomic Bomb

A Strange Museum in Tehran: No to the Chemical Bomb, No to the Atomic Bomb

By Alireza Bahrami TEHRAN: These days, with the election of Mr. Biden as the next President of the United States, one of the options that has gained strength in some media is the US invasion of Iran before the end of Mr. Trump’s presidency; An option that, of course, seems very unlikely. The history of […]

Memorial to victims of forced sex work in WWII may remain in Berlin district

Memorial to victims of forced sex work in WWII may remain in Berlin district

BERLIN: A Berlin district council has passed a resolution seeking to keep a statue of a girl symbolizing the victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery permanently installed at a public site, officials and reports said Wednesday. The resolution, approved by a majority vote at Berlin’s Mitte district parliament, calls for measures to have the statue […]

Japan Crown Prince Fumihito formally declared first in line to throne

Japan Crown Prince Fumihito formally declared first in line to throne

  TOKYO: Crown Prince Fumihito was on Sunday formally declared first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne at a ceremony that had been postponed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Emperor Naruhito, dressed in a traditional dark orange robe, proclaimed his younger brother as crown prince to the people of Japan and the […]

Gyeonggi-do’s Basic Income Model and Suwon City, Korea

Gyeonggi-do’s Basic Income Model and Suwon City, Korea

By Khatuna Chapichadze Georgian Technical University San Diego State University Professor TBILISI: After the coronavirus outbreak in Korea, quite contested, however, very interesting idea of providing the universal basic income (UBI) for citizens, became popularly debated in the country. In consistence with his A New Gyeonggi Province, A Fair Society Provincial Policy, Korea’s most populous Gyeonggi […]

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 […]

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Since the signing of the declaration to support peace by Bahrain and Israel almost one month ago, contacts between officials from the two countries have been intensifying amid promises to build on the agreement to move closer to peace, security and cooperation across the region. For Bahrain, the agreement “emanates from […]

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