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Bangladesh Envoy All Out for Ties with S. Korea
"People to People" Ties Stressed by Madam Abida Islam
By Tariq Patras
Special Correspondent
The Seoul Times has recently interviewed Bangladesh Ambassador to South Korea Abida Islam, who started her ambassadorial duty early in 2018. The lady ambassador has been ...

Critical Questions:
Shinzo Abe Rolls On

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By Mike Green & Nick Szechenyi
Today Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan won a third term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and is on track to remain in power for another three years. Abe took a dent from party ...

Has Saudis Officially Abolished Slavery Really?
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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
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 ...

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