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Hope and Courage in Marawi City, Philippines

Hope and Courage in Marawi City, Philippines

By Alin Ferrer The conflict in Marawi City has entered its fourth week as of now.  On May 22, terrorist groups attacked the city and set it ablaze, an incident allegedly inspired by ISIS.  But let there be no mistake about this: the Maute group is a lawless group of bandits who are pretending to […]

285 killed during Myanmar’s water festival

285 killed during Myanmar’s water festival

Nearly 300 people were killed during the New Year water festival, official media said Tuesday, Anadolu reported. The state-run newspaper on Tuesday reported 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured as 1,200 crimes and accidents occurred across the country during the four-day annual Thingyan Water Festival. “Compared to last year’s figures of 967 crimes, […]

Bangladesh govt compromises with Islamic bigots

Bangladesh govt compromises with Islamic bigots

The two latest major events may help to define how things are happening now in Bangladesh. One of the country’s most dreaded militants, Mufti Abdul Hannan, who was chief of a faction of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami Bangladesh, was hanged on the night of April 12 for carrying out a grenade attack on British High Commissioner in Bangladesh […]

Lu – Olo pledged to strengthen national unity

Lu – Olo pledged to strengthen national unity

The people of Timor – Leste has chosen a new president. Francisco Guterres Lu – Olo was elected to the fourth president of the republic to Timor – Leste with total valid votes of 295.048 (57.1%) and Antonio da Conceicao with a total of 167.794 (32.5%) and the another valid vote divided into six other […]

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The process of impeachment in Philippines and Indonesia

The Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye last Friday, removing her from office after a 92-day leadership crisis, triggering a presidential election in the weeks to come. However, another case of impeachment has occurred: President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines. The first impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte was filed on Thursday, […]

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid signs “the Memory of Silence” in Mumbai Poetry Festival

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid signs “the Memory of Silence” in Mumbai Poetry Festival

In Mumbai, 22nd and 23rd April 2017, a Paperwall Media and Publishing Initiative hosts its Mumbai Poetry Festival in the New Library Hall, in Mumbai- a city of dreams. PMP has been a part of the publishing industry for the past 25 years. It began in 1992 with Abhidha, a journal dedicated to Marathi poetry, which […]

Magazine N, March 2017

Magazine N, March 2017

The Sherpas: Guides to the Peak of Mt. Everest

The Sherpas: Guides to the Peak of Mt. Everest

Many remember the names of those who reached the peaks of the Himalayas but few know of the Sherpa—the guides that helped the trekkers along the way. Known for their skill in mountain-climbing and withstanding low oxygen levels in high altitudes, the Sherpa are highly sought-out individuals amongst those wishing to trek the Himalayan slopes. […]

Vietnam aviation market in 2017: Big growth, big challenge

Vietnam aviation market in 2017: Big growth, big challenge

Aviation is one of the top priority sectors for development by the government of Vietnam as it is critical to the country’s economic growth. The aviation sector is overseen and managed by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), which reports to Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport. With a growing GDP and over 90 million people, […]

China advocates ‘BRICS+’ model of open cooperation

China advocates ‘BRICS+’ model of open cooperation

By Zhao Cheng (赵成)from People’s Daily BRICS members should launch more outreach dialogue to benefit more parties with their cooperation, foster a “BRICS+” model of open cooperation, and set up a more broad-based South-South cooperation platform for the common development of emerging market economies and developing countries, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said recently as he […]

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