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Amid international in-person and online participation, 2020 DMZ Peace Festival stresses peace is more precious than triumph

Amid international in-person and online participation, 2020 DMZ Peace Festival stresses peace is more precious than triumph

  By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary-General Vice President of the Asian Journalists Association SEOUL: The 2020 DMZ Peace Festival was held successfully in both on- and off-line formats on October 7 in Seoul, Korea. The 2020 DMZ (demilitarized zone) Peace Festival, the second of its kind, was jointly promoted by GCS International, a Seoul-based […]

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

Bahrain: Agreement with Israel aims to boost chances for peace in Middle East

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: Since the signing of the declaration to support peace by Bahrain and Israel almost one month ago, contacts between officials from the two countries have been intensifying amid promises to build on the agreement to move closer to peace, security and cooperation across the region. For Bahrain, the agreement “emanates from […]

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

Humane approach needed as first step to peace on Korean Peninsula

By Habib Toumi BAHRAIN: One of the most emotional sights that has struck me throughout my career in journalism that has taken me to numerous countries was the desperate messages and worn pictures left by Koreans to their northern brethren at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the world’s most fortified border keeping Korean families apart for seven […]

Let the Korean nation reunite

Let the Korean nation reunite

By Nasir Aijaz TheAsiaN Representative ISLAMABAD: Today we are discussing the 70th anniversary of the Korean War that divided a nation described by the Great Poet of Bengal Rabindranath Tagore as ‘The Future Lamp of the Asia’. For hundreds of years, Korea had been a battleground for rival nations, but the last century – possibly […]

The option of peace must always precede the option of war

The option of peace must always precede the option of war

By Bilal Bassal Artist, journalist Beirut: Growing up in Lebanon and watching news coverage across the world on television, I have come to the deep belief that the option of peace must always precede the option of war. I stressed this conclusion as I addressed the World Journalists Conference (WJC) 2020 held in Seoul, the […]

Peace is fragile and should not be taken lightly – Malaysian minister

Peace is fragile and should not be taken lightly – Malaysian minister

Cyberjaya: A Malaysian minister has warned that peace is a fragile state that should not be taken lightly or be neglected. Peace is also beyond the perception that it is simply the sole responsibility of any singular government, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy. “If it only took one minute for the […]

Moon requests continued support from OANA news agencies for Korea peace

Moon requests continued support from OANA news agencies for Korea peace

Seoul: President Moon Jae-in asked Thursday for continued attention and support for the Korea peace process from Asia-Pacific news agencies, as he greeted their representatives at Cheong Wa Dae. “Peace on the Korean Peninsula is a starting point for achieving a peace community of co-prosperity,” Moon said in a meeting with the heads of 32 […]

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of two Koreas to meet in Manila amid Seoul-Tokyo diplomatic row

Officials of South and North Korea are expected to meet at an international peace conference in the Philippines this week amid a growing diplomatic row between Seoul and Tokyo over wartime forced labor and economic retaliation, conference organizers said Tuesday. The government of Gyeonggi Province, South Korea’s most populous province that surrounds Seoul, and the […]

Gwangju and the exhilarating dive into peace

Gwangju and the exhilarating dive into peace

By Habib Toumi In two days, the eyes of the world will be riveted on Gwangju, the “City of Peace” in South Korea that will be the gracious and graceful host of the Fédération Internationale de natation FINA World Championships. The championship will include six highly competitive aquatic sports – Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Artistic […]

Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Afghanis to seek elusive peace at new dialogue on July 7

Germany and Qatar will co-host an intra Afghan dialogue on July 7-8 to support the peace process in Afghanistan. The dialogue will be held in the Qatari capital Doha in “the wake of unwavering ferocity across Afghanistan as war even further intensified between Afghan forces and the Taliban fighters,” Afghani media reported. Both Germany and […]

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