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Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan presidents discuss tense border situation, agree on demarcation action

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan presidents discuss tense border situation, agree on demarcation action

Kyrgyzstan President Sadyr Zhaparov and Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon (Kabar) holding talks in Samarkand BISHKEK: A cease-fire appeared remains shaky in the restive border area between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan where reportedly almost half of the 970-kilometer Kyrgyz-Tajik border has yet to be demarcated. However, high hopes for full cease-fire and peace are emerging after Kyrgyzstan […]

The booming business of weapons: Winners and losers

The booming business of weapons: Winners and losers

By Dr. Hassan Humeida KIEL: Weapons are proliferating worldwide and are particularly plentiful among the poorest sections of the population. Weapons can kill people, but cannot feed people, in any way, anywhere. A big business can be made globally with weapons and their trade, buying, selling and exportation. This is in favor of the weapon […]

Spotlight on Kyrgyzstan as first Eurasian Economic Forum kicks off in Bishkek

Spotlight on Kyrgyzstan as first Eurasian Economic Forum kicks off in Bishkek

  BISHKEK: The First Eurasian Economic Forum was opened in the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek attended by about 2,500 participants. In his welcoming speech, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Akylbek Zhaparov said the Eurasian Economic Union is capable of being a major player in the world economy and helping to eliminate the […]

AJA condemns killing of Palestinian journalist, calls for upholding media workers’ right to safety

AJA condemns killing of Palestinian journalist, calls for upholding media workers’ right to safety

SEOUL: Asia Journalists Association (AJA) mourns the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, reporter for Al-Jazeera news channel, who was fatally shot while covering an Israeli raid on a refugee camp in Jenin in the West Bank. Veteran journalist Shireen, 51, was shot in the face by a single bullet, despite wearing a helmet and […]

Palestinian journalist fatally shot while reporting

Palestinian journalist fatally shot while reporting

JERUSALEM:  Shireen Abu Akleh, a well-known Palestinian journalist was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin on Wednesday. The Palestinian health ministry said that the veteran reporter who covered conflicts for more than 25 years for Al Jazeera died shortly after she was shot. Born in […]

3 Chinese, their driver killed in bomb attack in Pakistan’s coastal city Karachi

3 Chinese, their driver killed in bomb attack in Pakistan’s coastal city Karachi

By Nasir Aijaz The AsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed while several others sustained injuries in a van explosion in the premises of the University of Karachi in the Southern Sindh province. The explosion occurred at 1:52p.m in a van near the Confucius Institute — a Chinese language teaching centre […]

War, destruction, death, peace… and then?

War, destruction, death, peace… and then?

By Dr. Hassan Humeida Kiel, Germany: Worn out and worried, abandoned and fearful people. Serious faces of the soldiers who feed themselves from sources of their own euphoria until the next raid. Commanders who push the soldiers into the front line to burn and smolder – some stay and burn with them and others slink […]

Here and there, Hell on Earth and peace in space

By Dr. Hassan Humeida Kiel, Germany: We start from the Earth where there are continents, seas, countries. There are borders between countries and people. Everything is organized in such a way that these borders are maintained and that no one, country or person, crosses the defined borders. On Earth, there are holy cities and holy […]

War: Displacement, suffering and misery

War: Displacement, suffering and misery

By Dr. Hassan Humeida   Kiel, Germany: There is no good news here on Earth right now. Every day there is only frustrating and sad news instead. These are as a result of the raging war with all its atrocities: fear, anxiety, flight, misery, death and destruction. The supply for the affected people with food […]

The deep scars that war leaves forever

The deep scars that war leaves forever

A view of Flander’s Field in Belgium. What was once a forest has been pulverized by countless artillery strikes from heavy guns (Historyplace) By Dr. Hassan Humeida Kiel, Germany: In wars, there are only losers and no winners. This applies to the so-called vanquished as well as to victors who celebrate a victory and celebrate […]

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