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Weaving peace on the Korean Peninsula – A media perspective

Weaving peace on the Korean Peninsula – A media perspective

  By Eddy Suprapto Contributor to AsiaN JAKARTA: In the last five years, world governance has gone into uncertainty. Starting from the economic trade war between the USA and China to the border disputes and the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his book “Stabilizing an Unstable Economy”, Professor Hyman Minsky’s thinking is relevant because the […]

Wind of Change

Wind of Change

By Eddy Suprapto Contributor to AsiaN JAKARTA: Today, October 3, 1990 is a historic record for the German people, namely the reunification of Germany or German Reunification. The process of unification took place when the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) was incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), especially after East Germany’s first free […]

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

Reunification is the human right of every Korean

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Looking at the invitation I received from the German Ambassador to Bahrain Kai Boeckmann to attend on October 3 a virtual celebration of the German Unity Day, I could not help wondering if I will ever receive an invitation from the Korean embassy in Bahrain to a Korean Reunification Day or […]

North Korea leader apologizes to South Koreans for ‘unsavory’ shooting case

North Korea leader apologizes to South Koreans for ‘unsavory’ shooting case

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has offered an apology to the South Korean people for the killing of a fellow citizen by its military earlier this week, Cheong Wa Dae announced Friday. In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim’s message that he feels “very sorry” for greatly “disappointing” President […]

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

Forward-looking Gyeonggi-do leading Korea into the future

By Habib Toumi GYEONGGI-DO: Gyeonggi-do, the province surrounding South Korea’s capital, Seoul, provides opportunities and possibilities of a better life for Koreans and for everybody else. With 13 million inhabitants, it is the most populated province of Korea and is home to more than one-fifth of the entire Korean population. The rapid increase in population […]

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: One of the most emotional sights that has struck me throughout my career in journalism that has taken me to numerous countries was the desperate messages and worn pictures left by Koreans to their northern brethren at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most fortified border keeping Korean families apart for seven […]

Let the Korean nation reunite

Let the Korean nation reunite

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Today we are discussing the 70th anniversary of the Korean War that divided a nation described by the Great Poet of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore as ‘The Future Lamp of the Asia’. For hundreds of years, Korea had been a battleground for rival nations, but the last century – possibly […]

The option of peace must always precede the option of war

The option of peace must always precede the option of war

By Bilal Bassal Artist, journalist Beirut: Growing up in Lebanon and watching news coverage across the world on television, I have come to the deep belief that the option of peace must always precede the option of war. I stressed this conclusion as I addressed the World Journalists Conference (WJC) 2020 held in Seoul, the […]

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

Defector’s border crossing captured by military’s surveillance equipment; Seoul says defector had not tested positive

  SEOUL: A North Korean defector was caught on military surveillance equipment as he fled across the border to his communist homeland, the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. The border crossing by the 24-year-old man, surnamed Kim, became known after North Korea revealed Sunday that a “runaway” returned home in the border city of […]

Trump threatened to pull troops if South Korea didn’t give $5 billion: Bolton memoir

Trump threatened to pull troops if South Korea didn’t give $5 billion: Bolton memoir

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to pull American troops from South Korea if Seoul did not pay US$5 billion under a defense cost-sharing deal, his former National Security Adviser John Bolton said in his memoir. In “The Room Where It Happened,” set to be published Tuesday, Bolton recalled an Afghanistan-related meeting that took place […]

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