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International
Etihad Airways to Operate Single-Use Plastic Free Flight on Earth Day for Sustainability
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will be the first airline in the region to operate a flight without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise ...

The Best News Ever!
By Carlton U. Forbes
Staff Writer & Columnist
Good news is a message that gladdens the downcast, inspires the downtrodden, and enlivens the disheartened. The phrase good news is an everyday expression, and the meaning is self-evident. ...

Azerbaijan's Population Reaches 10 Million
The baby deemed to have been the 10 millionth Azerbaijan citizen was born on April 6, 2019, in Baku to a couple of internally displaced people from Nagorno-Karabakh, the territory currently occupied by ...

Indians in Korea (IIK) Celebrates Holi in Seoul
Indian Festival of Colors Held at Han River Park
By Maidul Islam
Professor of Keymyung University
Hundreds of participants from India, Korea, and many Western and Asian countries joined the festival to welcome spring by splashing safe (eco-friendly) colors on each other on March 31, dancing on ...

Is North Korea Preparing for a Military Parade?
Special Contribution
By Victor Cha
CSIS Korea Chair
•On the eve of President Donald Trump’s summit with South Korean president Moon Jae-in, commercial satellite imagery of the Mirim Parade Training Facility on the east side of Pyongyang acquired on ...

Slow and Steady: Vietnam's Spratly Upgrades
Vietnam continues to quietly upgrade its facilities in the Spratly Islands, though apparently without facing the same reaction from China’s maritime militia forces as the Philippines recently has. ...

"Bangla New Year 1426" to Be Held in Seoul
Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam will host an event to celebrate "Bangla New Year 1426" at Seoul City Hall's Multipurpose Hall on April 14 (Sunday), 2019, the embassy ...

TechNovator Expands Business in South Korea
TechNovator, a Polish technology company specialing in wireless long-distance charging solutions, advances into South Korean markets recently. The Korean representative Madam Ruslana ...

Which Wolf Will You Feed?
The following is a Native American parable in the public domain. An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two ...

Forbes Announces 4th "30 Under 30 Asia" List
SINGAPORE — Forbes announced on April 2, 2019 its fourth annual “30 Under 30 Asia” list, featuring 300 young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs across Asia, all under the age of 30, who are ...

Myanmar Presents 3 Elephants to Russia
Reading Is A Human Right
Sanctions against North Korea: An Unintended Good?
Israel in Reality: Multicultural Discord and Love in The Holy Land
No More Genocide!
UAE Proclaims 2019 as the Year of Tolerance
More Is Possible Now to Address North Korea’s Health and Humanitarian Needs
North Korea Reportedly Renews Commitment to Dismantle the Sohae Launch Facility
Where Those Women Rights Activists Have Gone Nnow?
Settling Kurdish Self-Determination in Northeast Syria




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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
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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
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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
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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
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    24 Hours in Belfast
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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
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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.
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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
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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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