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Obscure and Unknown Asia

Obscure and Unknown Asia

Ever think you’ve known all there is to know about a country? Well, think twice, because you will find on the following pages religious, spiritual, and cultural practices in Asia that, for the most part, have not been well-known around the world. These rituals take diverse shape—speaking for the lives and values of people groups […]

In their secret Kurdish Enclave; Are the PKK a Terrorist Group?

In their secret Kurdish Enclave; Are the PKK a Terrorist Group?

  Spread across the borders of countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, the Kurds are a largely nomadic people numbering over 30 million in population. Approximately 4,000 years ago, they were an indigenous group living in the highlands of Kurdistan (part of the Ottoman Empire)—present day south-eastern Turkey and areas across north-eastern Syria, northern […]

War-zone Correspondent Lee Sin-seok: “Reaching the World’s Most Disadvantaged”

War-zone Correspondent Lee Sin-seok: “Reaching the World’s Most Disadvantaged”

  Peace was at the heart of World War II reconciliation, but countless regions across the world, particularly Asia, remain war-torn and devastated by ongoing conflict. For 15 years, war-zone correspondent Lee Sin-seok has traveled far and wide to reach refugees—those who have experienced the worst of such wars—to share in their pain and understand […]

Dubai vs Gwadar: The New World Economy War

Dubai vs Gwadar: The New World Economy War

  Major industrial infrastructure investments launched by the UAE government are expected to push expenditure. According to a report published by the Dubai-based Arabic Language Al-Bayan newspaper, the Dubai economy will remain the least vulnerable to future economic crises due to current investments made in the build-up to Expo 2020. Current real estate and tourism […]

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

It was a frosty and misty Sunday morning of December 2017 when I noticed several people of varying ages riding bikes and three-wheeler Chinese rickshaws, locally called “Chingchi”, loaded with empty plastic cans. They all headed to a British-era canal flowing north to south in the east of town. “They all are going to the […]

Arabian Tales

Arabian Tales

  Generations in India have grown listening to the “The Arabian Tales” (“One Thousand and One Nights”). The story of Aladdin, Sindbad, and of course, the story of Alibaba and the Forty Thieves; all of them carried a universal appeal. Each fable read aloud to young children before bedtime always had a moral to it. […]

The Diplomat’s Wife who stole Middle Eastern Treasures

The Diplomat’s Wife who stole Middle Eastern Treasures

Egyptian researcher of Egypt’s Heritage Taskforce Monica Hanna has uncovered the worst case of illegal pirating by Australian citizen Joan Howard, wife of Keith Howard who served as the Australian diplomat for the United Nations in 1967. In her open letter to H.E. Neil Hawkins (Ambassador of Australia to Egypt) Monica Hanna wrote about Joan […]

“The Translator”, new novel written by Egyptian novelist and poet Ashraf Aboul-Yazid

“The Translator”, new novel written by Egyptian novelist and poet Ashraf Aboul-Yazid

Al-Turjoman, “The Translator” is a new novel written by Egyptian novelist and poet Ashraf Aboul-Yazid. The novel published in Cairo, narrates the lives of the expatriates in a Gulf country. Its character; Egyptians, Syrians, Indians, Filipinos, Kuwaitis and others, are witnessing the collapse of great ideas and the rise of others. Fawz; a Kuwaiti writer […]

“Cultural Exchange Between India and Arab World Throughout Ages” with Egyptian Writer and Poet Ashraf Dali

“Cultural Exchange Between India and Arab World Throughout Ages” with Egyptian Writer and Poet Ashraf Dali

Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Dali); Egyptian writer, poet and author of many books in travel literature is invited to celebrate the diamond Jubilee of Rouuzathul Uloom Association in India, in an international seminar co held by ROUZATHUL ULOOM ARABC COLLEGE & POST GRADUATE & RESEARCH DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC, FAROOK COLLEGE ON “CULTURAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN INDIA AND ARAB […]

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

  The local as well as international non-government organizations operating in Pakistan have recently been receiving strange signals from the government. First, the government began scrutinizing NGOs and INGOs working in different fields across the country and then devised the new strategic policy of INGO registration besides also introducing strict terms and conditions for local […]

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