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Uzbekistan: President Mirziyoyev takes oath of office for second term

Uzbekistan: President Mirziyoyev takes oath of office for second term

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev Editor-in-chief of Vodiymedia.uz TASHKENT: Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 64, has taken the oath of office for the second term as President of Uzbekistan in a solmen ceremony that took place at the Conference Hall of the Senate in Tashkent. The inauguration of Mirziyoyev, who won the presidential elections in Uzbekistan on October 24 with […]

First trial flight lands at newly-built airport in Uzbek Sokh enclave within Kyrgyzstan

First trial flight lands at newly-built airport in Uzbek Sokh enclave within Kyrgyzstan

By Dilmurod Jumaboyev, Editor-in-chief of Vodiymedia.uz SOKH: The first trial flight to test the runway of the newly built airport in Uzbek Sokh enclave, located within Kyrgyzstan successfully touched down today. The Uzbek Humo Air aircraft AN-2 took off from the Fergana international airport at around 12:30 pm and landed in Sokh at 1:10 pm. […]

Real Choices?

Real Choices?

By Alin Ferrer-Garganera MANILA: Last Oct. 8, 2021, presidential aspirants here in the Philippines lined up to file their certificates of candidacy for the 2022 national elections. It was a week-long spectacle, with dozens proclaiming their intent to run as President and Vice-President and hundreds more want to become Senators. Most we’re serious candidates, while […]

GCS International hosts international conference on 40th anniversary of U.N. International Day of Peace

GCS International hosts international conference on 40th anniversary of U.N. International Day of Peace

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary General, Asia Journalists Association Vice President  SEOUL: An international conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.N. International Day of Peace was held at Seoul Airport in Seongnam. Gyeonggi Province on October 21, 2021. The seminar was jointly promoted by GCS International and World Taekwondo and organized by […]

Indonesian song to celebrate ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut

Indonesian song to celebrate ancient Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut

By Asian editor, Banten, Java, Indonesia: There is something unique in book titled ‘The Silk Road Literature Anthology, Ancient Egyptians, Modern Poets’ edited by Ashraf Aboul Yazid. A marching song titled ‘Hatshepsut’s Blood’ created by Levri Ardiansyah has beautified the poetic words in this book. In a chat with Ashraf Aboul-Yazid, Levri said that he […]

Setting the record straight in Afghanistan: Need to explain what NATO really did

Setting the record straight in Afghanistan: Need to explain what NATO really did

ROMA: The former number two of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has insisted on setting the record straight on what happened in Afghanistan, making a clear distinction between what the Americans did and what the alliance did. “In Afghanistan, the mistakes made are there for all to see, but we must be careful not […]

9/11 killed it, but 20 years on, Global Justice Movement is poised to reincarnate

9/11 killed it, but 20 years on, Global Justice Movement is poised to reincarnate

By Kalinga Seneviratne SYDNEY: Since the attacks on the United States by Islamic fanatics on September 11, 2001 (now known as 9/11) the world has been divided by a ‘war on terror’ with any protest group defined as “terrorists”. New anti-terror laws have been introduced both in the West and elsewhere in the past 20 […]

Singapore keeps an eye on Kabul after aiding refugee pull-out

Singapore keeps an eye on Kabul after aiding refugee pull-out

By Ivan Lim Former AJA President, Contributor to AsiaN  SINGAPORE: During the last acts of the United States’ precipitous retreat from Afghanistan in mid-August, Singapore got a piece of action -helping in the historic, if chaotic, airlift of thousands of Americans and Afghans fleeing the Taliban forces closing in on the capital, Kabul. US President […]

As it happened: AJA member launches book detailing Cambodia’s fight against COVID-1

As it happened: AJA member launches book detailing Cambodia’s fight against COVID-1

PHNOM PENH: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) member Chhay Sophal has authored a book that documents Cambodia’s endeavors and strategic measures to confront COVID-19, including the acquisition of vaccines to ensure the people’s safety and wellbeing. The book, formally launched on August 28, features six chapters and comprises nearly 900 pages, local daily Phnom Penh Post […]

Cheery archival treasure in a world of pandemic fatigue

Cheery archival treasure in a world of pandemic fatigue

By Habib Toumi MONASTIR: Here I am in the family home Monastir, a coastal resort in Tunisia, indulging in the customary Mediterranean culture of leisure with sandy beaches, warm sunshine and delicious food. But, this year, there are many more gaps of time than usual due to the pandemic and the movement restrictions imposed by […]

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