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18.12.2018

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

Prospect of negotiated peace in Afghanistan ‘never been more real’ – UN mission chief

A negotiated end to the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan “has never been more real…than it is now”, the head of the United Nations peace mission in the country has said, highlighting a series of important milestones achieved over recent months. Tadamichi Yamamoto said those developments included the appointment of a… »

14.12.2018

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

Network of Volunteers Bring Relief to Gaja Cyclone Victims in Tamilnadu, India

(as reported by Chandra-Weavers Wheel) The Gaja cyclone, a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, crossed the Tamil Nadu coast on 16th of November 2018, causing massive destruction in its wake and affecting the lives and livelihoods of fishermen, farmers and salt workers. The coastal blocks of the Nagapattinam… »

06.12.2018

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

Yemen war: UN-backed talks to silence the guns begin in Sweden

Highly anticipated UN-brokered consultations about substantive talks which could lead to an end to more than three years of brutal conflict across Yemen, have begun in Sweden. Brutal fighting has left the Middle East nation divided between Government and rebel forces, with millions on the brink of famine, and the… »

21.11.2018

China Chides U.S. for Portraying Silk Road as ‘Trap’

China Chides U.S. for Portraying Silk Road as ‘Trap’

By Devinder Kumar China’s President Xi Jinping has rejected U.S. criticism of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, vowing it is not “a trap” and that it is not designed to serve any hidden geopolitical agenda. The project is also known as Silk Road Economic Belt. Xi was addressing a meeting… »

06.11.2018

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

Nonviolent Afghans Bring a Breath of Fresh Air

By Dr Hakim* Grade 12th Afghan student Jamila Omary asked, “Do you have any plans to arm yourselves, because of the threats and dangers you have faced?” Iqbal Khyber answered, “No. Though it is easy to buy weapons today, arming ourselves will worsen the war. Weapons will make us less… »

04.11.2018

China Experience: Glimpses of Beijing

China Experience: Glimpses of Beijing

On our way to attend the CTV+ Global Video Media Forum 2018 and CGTN Global Media Summit recently held in Chongqing, we took this opportunity to visit Beijing. Our three-day stop allowed us to see all the top “must-see” places in this ancient capital and to experience Beijing as first-time… »

25.10.2018

China Experience: Ci Ki Kou, Old Town in Chongqing Municipality

China Experience: Ci Ki Kou, Old Town in Chongqing Municipality

As they say, a visit to China is a cultural experience and our day at Ci Qi Kou did not disappoint. The day after the Global Video Media Forum, we had a chance to explore the streets and narrow alleyways of ancient Chongqing and experience the sights, smells, and sounds… »

23.10.2018

China Experience: Night Cruise on the Yangtze River, Chongqing

China Experience: Night Cruise on the Yangtze River, Chongqing

Chongqing, China served as the host city for the recently concluded Video Media Forum 2018, with the Chongqing High-Tech Zone being a co-host of this event. One of the first 27 high-tech zones in China, it is a base for the national software, national bio, and hi-tech services industries as well… »

22.10.2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

PMPI Statement on World Food Day 2018

Our Actions are our Future. This year’s theme of the World Food Day Celebration couldn’t articulate more the significance and urgency of the need to address the increasing magnitude of poverty and hunger worldwide. We, from the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.,  a network of civil society organizations, rights groups, peace… »

22.10.2018

Taunting Democracy at start of Philippine Election Season

Taunting Democracy at start of Philippine Election Season

The election season has just begun in the Philippines with the four-day filing of the Certificate of Candidacy at the Commission on Election (Comelec) by aspirants for senators, congress representatives, and some local seats.  All the way to D Day in May, it’s expected to be another big fiesta, with… »

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