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Has Saudis Officially Abolished Slavery Really?
Special Contribution
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Interestingly enough, though Saudis officially abolished slavery in 1962 at the face of international outcry, but many Muslims in the Arab world are now demanding return of the slavery system. While slavery is ...

North Korea Should Not Miss the Opportunity
Special Contribution
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Prior to President Moon Jae-in’s upcoming Pyongyang trip, a high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, ...

John Bolton Vs. International Criminal Court: A Simple Solution
Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
In a September 10 speech to the Federalist Society, National Security Advisor John Bolton offered "a major announcement on US policy toward the International Criminal Court." The US ...

Pakistan Rides on Camel’s Back
Special Contribution
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi, a heavily Islamist inclined politician, has been ‘elected’ in a controversial election and finally found his way as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. A number of opposition parties ...

Companies from China Dominate Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 List
SINGAPORE (Sept. 6, 2018) — Companies from China once again dominate Forbes Asia’s Fabulous 50 List of the 50 best publicly traded big companies in the Asia-Pacific region with a record 30 ...

Busan, South Korea is Lonely Planet’s Best Place to Visit in Asia for 2018
Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today revealed its 2018 Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit in the year ahead. For this third annual Best ...

After SAARC Is BIMSTEC and What Is Next?
Special Contribution
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organization of seven nations, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, ...

Thai Investment Seminar Held in Seoul
As Part of 3-Day "CPhI Korea 2018" Event at COEX
By Tariq Patras
Special Correspondent
Thai investment seminar "Thai BioPharma: Your News Business Opportunities" was held on August 29 (Wednesday), 2018 at the COEX Korea Exhibition Center in Seoul's Samseong-dong area. ...

Avert Coming Danger: Proven Way to Restore US Presidency
Special Contribution
By Dr. David R. Leffler
Whatever one's view of the Donald Trump presidency, high social tensions in the US and worldwide indicate this is a difficult and dangerous time for anyone to be president. US leaders have faced ...

Self-Made Man Lives Altruistic Life
Chairman Bae Young-Kyu Gives Self to Others
A social activist, a politician, a SNS expert, a philanthropist, a self-made man. His name is Bae Young-Kyu, 56-year-old CEO of a construction company in Seoul's upscale Yeoksam-dong area. Bae has ...

Gujarat Investment Seminar to Be Held in Seoul
An investment seminar on India's Gujarat will be held at JW Marriott Seoul in Banpo-dong on Sept. 13 (Thursday), 2018 with the participation of the Indian business delegation headed by Mr. ...

Necessary Counterterrorism Conversations
With the shift in national security priorities to near-peer competitors like China and Russia, and with the Islamic State’s (IS) loss of most of its territory in Iraq and Syria, policymakers do not discuss ...

Sarang: "Festival of India in S. Korea 2018" to Kick Off on Sept. 6 in Seoul
Two cultural events the traditional Indian dance of Kathak and India Carnatic Concert will be held in the month of September, 2018 in Seoul as part of Indian cultural festival named "Sarang: Festival of India ...

Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?
“You bring one person in, and you end up with 32 people.” With these words, Donald Trump condemned as “chain migration” the branch of American immigration law which in reality reunites families. Even ...

JAK Offers Gambian-Style African Dishes
There are seven or eight African restaurants in and around Seoul's Itaewon area as the Korean folks' taste is getting more and more global. Among the African restaurants is JAK Jollof Africa ...

Space Aliens: Do They Walk Among Us?
Trade and Wages
New Soft Bioelectronic Mesh Tested on Human Wrist and Pulsating Pig’s Heart
Superpower Conflict : World Order Is at Stake!
Morocco Marks 2018 "Throne Day" in Seoul
The Creation of "Koryo Union" Is the Only Peaceful Solution in the Korean Peninsula!
“Turkmen Desert Race” to Kick Off on Sept. 9
Ex-UN Chief Urges S. Korea to Donate More
N. Korea: No More Threat to World Peace and Opening New Economic Corridor
Fascination Japan: Monet, Van Gogh, Klimt
North Korea Begins Dismantling Key Facilities at Sohae Satellite Launching Station
"Put Late Dr. Kim Un-Yong Where He Belongs in National Cemetery!"
ASAS Donates 30,000,000 Won to Seung Ga Won Welfare Center in Seoul
Korean Culture Sweeping Across the World
Etihad Airways Innovates Upgrade Program to a Dynamic Live Auction
Urim Books Participates in CBA International Convention 2018 in the US
Arab Coalition’s Efforts in Liberation of Hodeida
Philippines' 120th Independence Day Celebrated
Singapore Summit Assessed by Victor Cha
"Confucius Is King in Land of Morning Calm"
World Cup: Beyond the Soccer Field
Singapore Summit: Historic Aagreement, Beginning of US-N. Korea Relations
UAE Announces Its Position on "Hodeida Port Liberation"
Negotiating the Right Agreement: Looking Beyond the Nuclear Side of North Korea
"Romeo and Juliet" Praised in Seoul
Canadian Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O'Regan, Canadian Veterans of Korean War Visit South Korea
Shakespeare's Drama Captivates Audience in Seoul
John Kelly's Fails English and History
The Korean Civil-Military Balance
“Why I Traveled Over 10 Million Miles”
Will Trump-Kim Summit Be Cancelled?
Peru Hosts Investment Seminar in Seoul
Hotline Finally, It’s Morning Calm in Korea
The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!
Mexico Ready to Negotiate with U.S. Only on Mutual Respect
Syria: Is Trump Finally Putting America First?
Autonomous Driving, Connectivity, Electric Vehicle Stressed in Automotive Forum in Seoul
Guernica: March 27 through July 29, 2018
How Much Have the Chinese Actually Taken?
Heo Joon-Young's "Sportsdoctors" Set to Become World's Largest Medical Service NGO
School Misconduct
“A Sporting Life and the Forgotten War”
The Other Side of N. Korean Threat: Looking Beyond Its Nuclear Weapons, ICBMs
ECCK to Host S. Korea-EU Auto Forum in Seoul
Six Wins as KORUS Turns Six
Mission Hills to Unveil 80-Year-Old Hidden Photos at China Flight Exhibition
Finland, World's Happiest Country
Some Questions from the Edge of Immortality
Prof. Francesco Canganella to Host Italy-Korea Science Club's March Meeting at His Residence
More Korean War Is "Worth It?" To Whom?
Cries Mounted for Reviving Nabin Chandra Bardoloi Library
Stop This Shaming of Menstruation
S. Korea, 3rd Most Powerful Country at Henley Passport Index 2018
China's Only 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist in Naked Anti-Fur Ad
Costa Rica Celebrates Signing of Central America-S. Korea Free Trade Agreement
Keeping Quiet about Overpopulation Could Trigger a Global Revolution
26th Anniversary of Khojaly Genocide Marked
Year of the Earth Dog Dawns in 2018
Mandela's 100th Birthday Celebrated
A Korean Spring after the Winter Olympics Is Unlikely
"GENERTE" Launched in S. Korea's Songdo
Deep Condolence for Ha Ji-Won's Misfortune!
US to Unveil New Tough Sanctions on N. Korea
Convenience Food You Should Avoid
Azeri Envoy to Host Concert in Seoul to Celebrate Proclamation of Its Independence
Jang Jun-Ha, Political Rival of Park Chung-Hee
S. Korean Actress Ha Ji-Won in Mourning Following Death of Her Own Brother
ECCK to Reveal Results of Business Environment Survey at Press Meeting in Seoul
"Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55."
Geumseonjeong (錦仙亭), a Resting Place for Confucian Scholars of Jeoseon Dynasty
Public Hearing for S. Korea's New Ocean Industry to Be Held in Seoul
Mission Hills Tops 100,000 Rounds by Junior Golfers as New Schedule Announced for 2018
"White Chrysanthemum" by Mary Lynn Bracht
Japanese Activist Blames Japanese Gov't, Press for Lack of Sincerity on Sex Slave Issue
Myanmar, Bangladesh Sign an Accord but Buddhists, Hindus, Others Need Protecting
No Room for the Christ-child
“Tears Are Still Streaming Out of My Eyes," Says Ex-South Korean Comfort Woman
Japan Hopes to Boost Ties with Myanmar
Cold Front Hits the Korean Peninsula
World Bank's IFC Hosts Conference in Seoul
Scam, Media Outburst and Its Aftermath
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Opens New Website
Julia Mullock, Ex-Wife of Korea's Late Last Prince Yi Gu, Dies Alone in Hawaii
“Italian Cuisine: Sharing Health and Taste with the World” Held at Hanyang University in Seoul
The Phenomenon Bruno Groening on the Tracks of the "Miracle Healer"
Korean Tigers Exterminated by Japanese
Fermented Food Products and Traditional Practices of Indian Origin
Seoul, Asia's Modern City Under Kojong's Rule
The Other Side of the North Korean, Iranian, Hezbollah, and Yemeni Missile Threat
The Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle Conclude Successful Asian Tour
ICCK Hosts Investment Forum in Seoul
"2017 East Sea Energy Cluster Forum" Held in Gyeongju for Renewable Energy's Future
S. Korean Ambassador Shin Soong-Chull Decorated by Costa Rican Government
Bolivia's Salt Flats, Filming Locations of Upcomming US Film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
Fundraiser for Um Hong-Gil Human Foundation
CSIS & Syracuse's Maxwell School Offer Executive Master's in International Relations
South Korean Maestro Gum Nanse Serves As Slovak Honorary Consul
Latvia's National Day Observed in Seoul
S. Korea's Lee Kun-Hee Drops to No. 2 Spot on Forbes Asia's Richest List
S. Korea Ranked No. 2 in World Only after Iceland on ITU's ICT Development Index 2017
King's Day of Belgium Celebrated in Seoul
Restarting Negotiations between Koreas: Kazakhstan Maybe Is a Way
Are Otters No More Endangered Species?
Dr. Lui Che-Woo Donates RMB 120 Mil. to Peking University in China
Gimje Paddy, Breadbasket of South Korea
Dr. Sue Mi Terry Joins CSIS as Senior Fellow for Korea Chair
The Washington Post Aims to Boost Its Online Advertising Business
EU to Social Media: Regulate or Be Regulated
La Rambla by Catalunya to Open at IFC Mall
Dog-Bite Rises As Dogs Increase in S. Korea
Amidst Chinese Threat Dalai Lama Concludes Tawang Visit
Do It Right the First Time, Every Time!
Celebrating the Johnson Collection
Japan’s Lower House Election: Abe Prevails Again
Grimes Runs Cao Close in F4 SEA
"The Jordan Is Palestine" Conference
Singapore's NTU Rises to Asia’s No. 1
Asserting Media Person’s Rights in India
Microsoft Corp. vs. United States: Jeff Sessions Wants Open Borders, But Only For Police
China’s Myanmar Bonanza Sans Responsibility
"2017 Summit for World Peace" Held in S. Korea
Tiger Man Mike Pandey
Antibiotic Resistance: Enlarging Life Process of Pathogen
Dr. Kim Un-Yong, "Father of Olympic Taekwondo," Passes Away at Age 86
Not Again!
Egypt's First Edition of El Gouna Film Festival Screens Sparkling Fare
A Memorable Chuseok
Abe Calls a Snap Election
Ugandans in S. Korea to Celebrate Its Independence Day
El Gouna Film Festival Opens with Sheikh Jackson
Lee Ha-Nui Stars in New Film "The Brothers"
Is the Western Wall Judaism's Holiest Site?
S Korea-N Korea-US Tensions Will Quickly End If Leaders Do This …
New Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival to Add Colour to the Region
Gerhard Schroder to Marry S. Korean Lady Kim So-Yeon 25 Years Under His Age
N. Korea & Kim Jong-Un Get a New Enemy with "The Leader Is Present" by Max Papeshi in U.S.
Singapore's 52nd National Day Marked in Seoul
K-Pop Saves the World
Trump's Tiny Heart and DACA's Repeal
A Blueprint for Fisheries Management, Environmental Cooperation in South China Sea
Indian Community in Korea Marks 11th Ganesh Festival at Seoul National University
EU Trade Chief Cecilia Malmström to Attend "2017 EU-Korea Business Forum" in Seoul
Animal Cruelty Should Be Stopped in S. Korea
Manufacturing Misguided Protests in Assam
US Chamber CEO Strongly Opposes US Withdrawal from US-S. Korea Trade Agreement
“72 Hours in Pyongyang: How We Exited Gulag”
Ex-US Envoy Lippert Visits Ball Park in Gwangju
Oh Ji-Hyun Wins KLPGA Held in Chuncheon
British Songwriting Duo "Ooberfuse" to Be in Seoul on Sept. 17-21, 2017
UNESCO Should Cancel Japan’s Okinoshima Heritage Status Unless Women Allowed on It
Bring North Korea to the Negotiation Table, Do Not Sanction It
Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 List Features A Record Number of Companies from China
An Intolerable Hell
Competition for Survival Signals Maintains Immune Balance
Bolivia Marks 192nd Independence Day in Seoul
Mexican Navy's Cruise Training Ship “Cuauhtémoc” to Visit Busan Soon
A War of Monkeys, Every Man for Himself
World-Class IT Pros Trained in Ukraine
Mexican Military Attache Sexually Harass Local Female Employee at Mexican Embassy in Seoul
Himachal Pradesh: A Holy Himalayan Land of India




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