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‘Battle of Jangsari’ recalls forgotten battle of Korean War

‘Battle of Jangsari’ recalls forgotten battle of Korean War

Seoul: The Battle of Incheon, code-named Operation Chromite, of Sept. 15-19, 1950, was a historic amphibious landing mission during the 1950-53 Korea War. It turned the tide of the war in favor of the United Nations troops by successfully cutting the North’s supply and communication lines. A day before the Incheon operation, a small diversionary […]

Asian Tales of Arabia

Asian Tales of Arabia

KADESH: THY CITY OF WAR AND PEACE  You immediately fall in love with River Asi (Orontes) the moment you walk along either of its banks. After a brief introduction, you even think it is extending its hands to embrace you as it winds here and there; giving way to you for the plains it cultivated […]

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

War-separated families meet for first time in 65 years

Relatives separated by the 1950-53 Korean War tearfully reunited at Mount Geumgang in North Korea, Monday, for the first time in 65 years. Participating from the South were 89 people who registered with the Korean Red Cross to find their relatives in the North, accompanied by family members. Kim Choon-sik, 80, embraced his two sisters […]

UNICEF reports of a Syrian children generation that knows nothing but war

UNICEF reports of a Syrian children generation that knows nothing but war

In a report released by UNICEF, they estimated that one in three Syrian children have known nothing but war, as the war enters its sixth year. Forced from their homes and schools, orphaned by violence and drafted into work or fighting, a generation of Syria’s children is being shaped by the conflict, UNICEF said in […]

Promoting unity in Lebanon through a cultural cafe

Promoting unity in Lebanon through a cultural cafe

Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh neighbourhoods in Lebanon have been warring since Lebanon’s civil war ended in 1990. But the opening of “Hand in Hand” cafe in Tripoli’s Syria Street, the former frontline of fighting between the two neighbourhoods was met with a big crowd from the residents. As the residents of Jabal Mohsen support the […]

“Comfort women” enraged by the deal between Korea and Japan

“Comfort women” enraged by the deal between Korea and Japan

A day after the irreversible settlement of a decades-long standoff over Korean women forced into sexual slavery by Japan’s WWII military, there’s relief among South Korean and Japanese diplomats, fury among activists and many of the elderly victims and general public indifference in both countries. South Korean first and second vice foreign ministers Cho Tae-yul and Im […]

Settling the sex slavery dilemma between Korea and Japan

Settling the sex slavery dilemma between Korea and Japan

Foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan held discussion in Seoul on Monday 28th December arriving at a conclusion that would solve the issue of sex slavery between Korea and Japan. The settlement says that Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe would apologize and offer his deepest regrets and condolences to the victims, in addition to Japan’s […]

Korean arrested in Japan on suspicions of Yasukuni bombing

Korean arrested in Japan on suspicions of Yasukuni bombing

A Korean man was arrested on suspicions of causing an explosion in a public restroom at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, Japanese media reported Wednesday. Several Japanese news outlets said that the Metropolitan Police Department (MDP) detained the 27-year-old Korean man, surnamed Jeon, on charges of trespassing on shrine premises, allegedly linking him to the bombing there […]

Obama “War in Iraq Ends This Month”

Obama “War in Iraq Ends This Month”

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next to the White House in Washington D.C., the U.S., Dec. 12, 2011. President Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki spoke to journalists after a meeting at the White House, in which the two leaders discussed ongoing relations after […]

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