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International
Han Sang-Cheol: Alpinist & Prolific Poet of Sijo
Bank Official Becomes Alpinist and Mountain Poet
At the age of 71, he still enjoys mountain climbing. He used to be a serious alpinist scaling world's major peaks. He has been a highly productive poet of sijo, the three-verse traditional Korean poem. ...

Camarata's 7th Annual Gala Event
"Fall into Music" — Camarata Gala Night

Enjoy Night of Singing, Networking, Friendship at Hyatt
The Camarata Music Company will host its seventh annual Gala Concert, “Fall into Music.” Come out and enjoy a night of music, performances, networking and friendship, with performances ...

Costa Rica Marks 197th Independence Day
Envoy Rodolfo Solano Quiros Proud of Its Free Health Care, Pristine Environment, Top-Quality Coffee
By Tariq Patras
Special Correspondent
The 2018 Costa Rican Independence Day was meaningfully observed in Seoul on Oct. 8 (Monday), 2018 as elsewhere in the world as well as in Costa Rica. The celebrants ...

From Hitler Restaurant to Sex Hotel and a Growing Madness
By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury
Something must have gone wrong in Thailand. Shockingly, fascist dictator Adolf Hitler has become a craze amongst a section of the Thai populace. In a particularly popular design, Hitler is transformed ...

Op-Ed Special
US Should Stop Meddling in Spratly Dispute

Special Contribution
By Thomas L. Knapp
On Sept. 30, 2018 a US Navy destroyer, the USS Decatur, sailed within 12 miles of the Gaven and Johnson reefs in the South China Sea's Spratly Islands. Twelve miles being the "territorial waters" limit ...

US-China Trade Conflict Drags On: Latest Implocations for Real Estate
The U.S. and China remain mired in a protracted trade conflict with no resolution in sight. This MarketFlash revisits CBRE’s initial assessment first published several months ago and presents our ...

Denying the Allegations of Forceful Conversion
While a number of sources in India clearly trashed the allegations brought against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an Indian right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer ...

"ICCK Diwali Ball 2018" Planned in Seoul Nov. 9
The Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ICCK) is organizing a delightful and colorful "black-tie" event "ICCK Diwali Ball 2018" in Seoul in November, ICCK announced recently. Diwali, or ...

China, US Choose Between 4 “Cs” Conflict, Containment Vs. Competition, Cooperation
It is always hard to separate strategic posturing from strategic reality, but the last year has seen a steady deterioration in U.S. and Chinese relations. Economic relations have deteriorated to the ...

POK Editor Bats for More Exchanges
Guwahati: leaving aside all differences, a Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) based editor-journalist favours more people-to-people contact and exchange of ideas between all parts of ...

Duqm Airport Begins Commercial Operations
Legitimacy of Kashmir Struggle of Independence
Updated US-Korea FTA Signed by Moon, Trump
Shinzo Abe Rolls On
Has Saudis Officially Abolished Slavery Really?
John Bolton Vs. International Criminal Court: A Simple Solution
Pakistan Rides on Camel’s Back
After SAARC Is BIMSTEC and What Is Next?
Avert Coming Danger: Proven Way to Restore US Presidency
Necessary Counterterrorism Conversations




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Asia Watch by George Zhibin Gu
Federation:
The Best Choice for Taiwan & China
The realities between Taiwan and mainland China are 'economically hot, politically cold.' Their ever-increasing economic ties demand far better political relations. One highly feasible resolution is a 'federation.' Would it work? The answer: economically, the time is right; politically, it is only few steps ... more
Other Articles by George Zhibin Gu
    China vs Global Financial Crisis
    China Vs. Global Financial Crisis
    Book Review -- China’s Global ...
    China & India: Can They Do Better ...
    Japan & China: What’s Really at ...
Learning Languages the Easy Way?
The ad stated you could learn Spanish, French, or Japanese or other foreign languages in the time it takes to listen to a few CDs for the very low cost of less than $20.00. Maybe. It all depends on the meaning of learning a language. What will you be able to do after listening to a few CDs? No much in all likelihood. ... more
Other Articles by Domenico Maceri
    Legal and Illegal Immigration: A ...
    World Cup: Beyond the Soccer Field
    John Kelly's Fails English and History
    Trump's Tiny Heart and DACA's Repeal
    Yesterday's Immigrants: Better Than ...
SOUTH ASIA MONITOR BY B. GAUTAM
India and The Oscars
India's Oscars fiasco is growing bigger, and no one seems to care. Aamir Khan's debut, "Taare Zameen Par," is the country's nominee for the 2009 Best Foreign Language Academy Award. The work undoubtedly ... more
Other Articles by Gautaman Bhaskaran
    Tiger Man Mike Pandey
    Egypt's First Edition of El Gouna ...
    El Gouna Film Festival Opens with ...
    New Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival to ...
    India Stands Shamed after Racial ...
Getway with John Hagan
Harry Lime's Vienna
So what if it is the city of Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven, Klimt, the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, the exquisite baroque Belvedere, and all the glories of Hapsburg indulgence! Call me a lowbrow , a philistine if you like, but I wasnt lured ... more
Other Articles by John Hagan
    Paddock To Plate at Ballymaloe
    24 Hours in Belfast
    24 Hours In Dublin
    24 Hours in Helsinki
    Mexico City's Blue House
Middle East News by Yasser Moailek
Gazan Weapons Dealer Reveals All
Rafah City resident Abu Mohammed whipped out his modern mobile phone and quickly dialed a number, before starting a concise conversation with the other side. "Hello. Please send me 750 watermelons and five crutches, and make that fast," Abu Mohammed ... more
Other Articles by Yasser AbuMoailek
    Korean FM's Visit to Palestine ...
    Heated Campaigning But Friendly ...
    "Reform and Change" Wins Hamas ...
    Tunneling as a Life in Rafah, Gaza ...
    Abu Mazen Liked by US, Israel as ...
THIRD WORLDER By Rolando Fuertes Jr.
Shisha: An Arab Delight, a Taste of Home
MANAMA, Bahrain ? An Arab man leans back in his chair as he blows smoke rings in the air. The smell of apple is much like the scent of baking an apple over a wood fire. So thick is the smell of apple tobacco inside the coffee shop you can almost taste it as it escapes ... more
Other Articles by Rolando M. Fuertes Jr.
    Third Worlder: "World, Read My ...
    Arab Countries Burdened with ...
    Women Empowerment Must Start at ...
    Obesity in Arab World Is on Rise
Window on Japan
The 47 Samurai That Never Were
Tokyo, Nov. 27, 2003 ? In the winter of 1703, following the revenge killing of a court official who had disgraced and caused the self inflicted death of the local lord to whom they owed allegiance, over 40 samurai willingly, happily even, slit open their own ... more
Other Articles by Mark Buckton
    Asia's Biggest Fashion Festas in ...
    Korean Girls Shine at Tokyo’s ...
    China’s Blind-Eye towards NK ...
    Why Is Seoul Afraid of the ICJ?
    Korean Dokdo Actions Smack of ...
Tragedy in Sudan
Is Appalling Atrocity Genocide?
As he began speaking, Majok lowered his small cocoa-colored eyes and stared intensely at the ground. It was the summer of 2002 and I had just flown thousands of miles deep into the war zone of Sudan, the largest country in Africa, to interview former slaves. ... more
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