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Syrian Protesters Head to Sanaa

Syrian Protesters Head to Sanaa

Anti-government tribal armed force members escort protestors on their way to Sanaa, capital of Yemen, Dec. 23, 2011. Hundreds of protestors left south Yemen’s Taiz Province on Tuesday for a four-day march towards the capital to demand the prosecution of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh. <Photo: Xinhua/Mohammed> news@theasian.asia

Protesters March to Sanaa

Protesters March to Sanaa

Protestors are on their way to Sanaa, capital of Yemen, Dec. 23, 2011. Hundreds of protestors left south Yemen’s Taiz Province on Tuesday for a four-day march towards the capital to demand the prosecution of outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh. <Photo: Xinhua/Mohammed> news@theasian.asia  

Four Survival Rules for a Young Dictator

So, Marshal Kim Jong Il, the lodestar of the 21st century, is dead, and his impoverished country is going to be run by his son Kim Jong Un, who might be the world’s youngest four-star general. This sudden power transfer produced much speculation about North Korea’s future. Will the country survive? If so, what will […]

Japanese Emperor Celebrates 78th Birthday

Japanese Emperor Celebrates 78th Birthday

Japanese Emperor Akihito (L) waves to people as Empress Michiko looks on during a celebration of his 78th birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Dec. 23, 2011. Japanese Emperor Akihito celebrated his 78th birthday on Friday, expressing concern and support for people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. <Photo: Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng> news@theasian.asia […]

New Zealand Christchurch, 5.9 Earthquake

New Zealand Christchurch, 5.9 Earthquake

A house is seen damaged after a swarm of earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, Dec. 23, 2011. New Zealand’s earthquake- battered second city of Christchurch was shaken by a series of tremors Friday with four measuring at least magnitude 5 on the Richter scale. <Photo: Xinhua/Pam Johnson> news@theasian.asia  

Egyptians Protest against Ruling Military Council

Egyptians Protest against Ruling Military Council

Egyptian protestors chant slogans against the ruling military council while marching in Tahrir Square, Cairo, capital of Egypt, Dec. 23, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Nasser Nouri> news@theasian.asia

Syria Suicide Attack, Killed 40

Syria Suicide Attack, Killed 40

Bystanders and ambulance workers carry bodies of the suicide attack victims in central Damascus, Syria, Dec. 23, 2011. Two suicide bombers blasted two security centers in central Damascus Friday, leaving at least 40 people dead and over 150 others injured, Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi told Xinhua. <Photo: Xinhua> news@theasian.asia  

South Korea President’s Mourning

South Korea President’s Mourning

Whether to mourn or not the passing of Chairman Kim Jong-il of North Korea is a controversial issue in South Korea but the government seems have a rather flexible approach. In 1994, the head of the opposition party Lee Bu-young suggested official mourning in regard to the death of Kim Il-sung and this caused a […]

Mom’s power against nuclear power

Mom’s power against nuclear power

Japan’s nuclear power industry, which once boasted of the world-class safety, now finds its existence threatened by women angered by the government’s opaqueness on radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was struck by an earthquake-driven tsunami in March.  Aileen Miyoko Smith, head of Green Action said in an interview with IPS, “Mothers […]

Polish President Visits ‘Great Wall’

Polish President Visits ‘Great Wall’

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (R) visits the Great Wall in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 22, 2011. <Photo: Xinhua/Wang Ye> news@theasian.asia  

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