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Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

Azerbaijan: Israel’s Shia and Secular Partner

The Caspian Basin has a great importance to be a home not only offshore hydro-carbon and gas researches but also conflict and proxy-military/diplomacy clashes. Caspian Basin and also Turkestan region, which cover whole territories from Chinese border through the Uzbek steps, were under control of Russian Imperial goals and continued after the Bolshevik governance until […]

Ibrahim Farghali wins Sawiris Cultural Awards

Ibrahim Farghali wins Sawiris Cultural Awards

Egyptian writer Ibrahim Farghali won the Sawiris Cultural Award for best novel in the branch of Established Writers on his latest work “Maabad Anamel Al-Harir” (Temple of Silk Fingertips), published by Difaf and Al-Ikhtilaf. Farghali received the award in a ceremony held at the Cairo Opera House a few days ago, in the presence of […]

Syria peace talks in Astana : A new period starts

Syria peace talks in Astana : A new period starts

In summer, 2016 Kazakhstan competently mediated in ending political crisis related to Turkey’s downing of Russian warplane. The diplomatic efforts, intuitively made by Astana to reconcile Russia and Turkey, were made for avoiding the undesirable repercussions of the diplomatic strains between major strategic partners of Kazakhstan. Few people knew that time that Kazakhstan discreetly raised […]

Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Iran’s Head of Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has died of a heart failure. Mohammad Hashemi, younger brother to Hashemi, told reporters that Mr. Hashemi had been in a ‘satisfactory condition’ after efforts to resuscitate former president and Revolutionary figure. An update of the same story unofficially said that attempts to save Mr. Hashemi […]

Does PKK use drug addicts to conduct suicide attacks?

Does PKK use drug addicts to conduct suicide attacks?

For the illegal Marxist organizations, a suicide attack is a last effort to stand up for themselves. Especially as a result of the successful operations in Eastern and South-eastern Anatolia against the organization, PKK has changed its strategy and started to go for suicide attacks by employing its urban settlements. In the previous periods there […]

Trump and Asia

Trump and Asia

Bernard Rowan – The Korea Times I didn’t think Trump had a chance. His campaign rhetoric didn’t reveal much knowledge of global affairs. Beyond the pedestrian, it showed a demagogue hell-bent on thumping illegal immigrants and socking it to convenient enemies. However, Trump did win, and he’ll soon raise the hand as the next American […]

Russia reshapes Mideast

Russia reshapes Mideast

Arthur I. Cyr – The Korea Times Just before Christmas, a summit in Moscow brought together the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey. President Vladimir Putin of Russia orchestrated this major meeting. After the discussions, his foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced significant agreement to extend a ceasefire beyond the devastated city of Aleppo, and to […]

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Images back to 1917 from 2017

Lee Sun-ho / The Korea Times At the dawn of the year 2017 it is intriguing to look back on the last century of human history to see how things have progressed since 1917, a typical common year of the snake, in contrast to 2017, the year of the rooster (the Lunar calendar again). In […]

“Anti-Americanism is on the rise around the world”

“Anti-Americanism is on the rise around the world”

Mr. Ferit TEMUR who is an expert on the post-Soviet region. He is the author of two books: “20. Asrın Casusluk Şebekesi: Cambridge Beşlisi” (Cambridge Five: The Espionage Network of the XX. Century) and Yükselen Asya’da Şangay İşbirliği Örgütü: Dünü, Bugünü ve Yarını” (The Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Rising Asia: Past, Present, and Future). He […]

Iran may become regional leader in tourism

Iran may become regional leader in tourism

Iran may become a leader of the tourism market in the region, head of Euromonitor International Middle East department Nikola Kosutich informed. According to him, Iran may become a leading tourism destination in the region after the creation of necessary infrastructure. He said that if necessary conditions will be met, tourism sector will bring $35 […]

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