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40 years later, Gwangju’s heroic movement remains deeply entrenched in South Korea’s collective memory

40 years later, Gwangju’s heroic movement remains deeply entrenched in South Korea’s collective memory

By Habib Toumi During my first visit to South Korea in 2019, I had the chance to discover several beautiful cities, amazing edifices, attractive sites and breathtaking landscapes. From mountains to seas, from simple temples to complex structures, from sophisticated areas to natural attractions, the country featured a multitude of features that made the trip […]

Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

Inner Mongolia launches tree-planting campaign to tame desertification

By Wu Yong, People’s Daily Ulaanbaatar: As temperature rises, more and more places are joining China’s afforestation efforts. This year, north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is tasked with planting 12.97 million mu, or 864,700 hectares of forests and one million hectares of grass, according to a recent teleconference on forestry and grassland work in […]

Separated families helped hold secret reunions with North Korea relatives

Separated families helped hold secret reunions with North Korea relatives

  SEOUL: For elderly South Koreans with long-separated relatives in North Korea, a freeze in inter-Korean relations means the government can’t set up family reunions for them and that they should look for other ways if they want to see their loved ones one last time before they die. Hiring brokers is one option, though […]

Seoul mulls providing financial aid to separated families for North Korea visit

Seoul mulls providing financial aid to separated families for North Korea visit

SEOUL: South Korea is considering providing financial support for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War to visit North Korea, Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul said Saturday. Kim’s remarks are in line with the government’s broader push to allow South Koreans to make individual trips to the North as a way to ease tensions and facilitate […]

Remains of 40 people discovered at former prison site in South Korea’s Gwangju

Remains of 40 people discovered at former prison site in South Korea’s Gwangju

Gwangju: The remains of about 40 people have been discovered at the site of a former prison in the southwestern city of Gwangju, the government said Friday, with some claiming that they may belong to victims of crackdowns during the pro-democracy movement in the 1980s. The remains were uncovered Thursday when the government undertook work […]

Kyrgyzstan to promote heritage internationally through UNESCO membership

Kyrgyzstan to promote heritage internationally through UNESCO membership

Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan will use its election to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to disseminate internationally the heritage of Manas the Great and [internationally renowned Kyrgyz writer] Chyngyz Aitmatov, President Sooronbay Jeenbekov has said. Kyrgyzstan was last month elected for the first time in its history to the […]

Peace is fragile and should not be taken lightly – Malaysian minister

Peace is fragile and should not be taken lightly – Malaysian minister

Cyberjaya: A Malaysian minister has warned that peace is a fragile state that should not be taken lightly or be neglected. Peace is also beyond the perception that it is simply the sole responsibility of any singular government, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy. “If it only took one minute for the […]

Suspect denies involvement in South Korea’s worst serial murder case

Suspect denies involvement in South Korea’s worst serial murder case

Busan / Suwon: A 56-year-old man, who has been identified as a key suspect in South Korea’s worst serial murder case, denied any involvement in the killings, police said. The man, currently serving a prison sentence for a separate crime, is a suspected perpetrator in at least three of the 10 deaths that are collectively […]

Kyrgyzstan celebrates Independence Day among tributes to heroes, stress on unity, cohesion

Kyrgyzstan celebrates Independence Day among tributes to heroes, stress on unity, cohesion

  Bishkek: Kyrgyzstan on Saturday celebrated its Independence Day with great fanfare and among rich tributes to the country’s heroes and a strong emphasis on unity and cohesion.d “The modern generation has a great deal of happiness for living and working in an independent country that has gained sovereignty 28 years ago,” President Sooronbay Jeenbekov […]

Malaysia: Mutual acceptance recipe for interracial unity

Malaysia: Mutual acceptance recipe for interracial unity

  By Erda Khursyiah Basir BERNAMA Kuala Lumpur: The concept of mutual acceptance is the key ingredient of the recipe for interracial unity in Malaysia. After 62 years of independence, it is high time that the people of Malaysia realised and accepted the fact that this country has a multiracial population with diverse historical, religious […]

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