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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 Burana Tower: A fascinating history of grandeur in Kyrgyzstan

The Burana Tower: A fascinating history of grandeur in Kyrgyzstan

By Habib Toumi BISHKEK: In the interpretation of dreams, climbing spiral stairs is a sign that you are on the right path to spiritual growth and that good things that are coming your way. That hopeful interpretation may be great, but right now I am in a dark place, trying to climb incredibly steep stairs […]

Kyrgyzstan cancels parliamentary election results; president calls for calm

Kyrgyzstan cancels parliamentary election results; president calls for calm

BISHKEK: The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Kyrgyzstan has declared invalid the voting results in the parliamentary elections held on Monday, Kabar news agency reported, quoting the press service of the CEC of the Kyrgyz Republic. In total, 16 political parties took part in the elections held every five years for the 120 seats. Kabar […]

2018 World Journalist Forum and a Harmonious Korean Peninsula

2018 World Journalist Forum and a Harmonious Korean Peninsula

In light of recent advancements in international relations with North Korea, the Journalists Association of Korea (JAK) hosted its annual World Journalists Conference from March 4th to 11th, 2018, in Seoul, South Korea, with the main theme revolving around the “Role of Journalists for Nuclear Disarmament of the Korean Peninsula”. Across the span of 8 […]

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 […]

Spring Festival holiday picks up new ways of spending

Spring Festival holiday picks up new ways of spending

(People’s Daily Online) The week-long Spring Festival holiday finished on Wednesday. The holiday not only has become a time for family gatherings and cultural activities, but also a boom time for businesses across the globe. According to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce, during the Spring Festival holiday, catering enterprises experienced year-on-year growth of […]

Huawei unveils latest 5G advances

Huawei unveils latest 5G advances

By Jiang Bo, Zhao Yongxin (People’s Daily) Barcelona (People’s Daily) – China’s Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled its 5G customer-premises equipment (CPE) at the World Mobile Conference in Barcelona, Spain, announcing that the new technology is on its way. The Huawei 5G CPE is the world’s first commercial terminal device supporting the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunications standard for […]

“We Cannot All Succeed When Half of Us Are Held Back”: The F-word and the Struggle of the Female Emancipation

“We Cannot All Succeed When Half of Us Are Held Back”: The F-word and the Struggle of the Female Emancipation

The Republic of Gilead is the authoritarian, theocratic regime that takes over the United States in The Handmaid’s Tale, a Hulu original series based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel. The TV series portrays a world overrun by misogyny and radical Christianity. The residents believe in their patriarchal society, which involves the oppression of women by […]

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 […]

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