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  • WFP trucks bring food in Afghanistan
    We must not forget Afghanistan
    As winter approaches in Afghanistan, there is alarming news about hunger. The UN World Food Programme (WFP), facing low funding, says its been forced to cut food aid for hungry Afghans.This is devastating for a country where one-third of the...
  • Asia
    A few tips about booking air to Korea and beyond
    If you are planning a trip to Asia, there are some wonderful airlines from which to select. The two carriers with hubs in South Korea, Asiana Airlines and Korean Air, have wonderful reviews and many happy passengers. Their web sites for booking...
  • Asia knocked it out of the park in New Hope
    Asia knocked it out of the park in New Hope
    Proving once again that Havana New Hope is an awesome place to see a show, several hundred people were thoroughly entertained by 80s super group Asia took the stage and played for almost two hours last night, September 26 2014. They played all...
  • Unique Holiday Travel to Asia
    Unique Holiday Travel to Asia
    The holidays, in particular, are a natural time to embrace Asia’s penchant for spiritual reflection and unique, vibrant festivals.This month, Asia Transpacific Journeys had the honor of being included in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 A-List,...
  • BatuKhanMichael
    Mongol khans neutralized Islamofascism
    Genghis Khan (1162–1227 CE) conquered more land than anyone else in human history, but he can’t seem to shake off his negative reputation, unlike Alexander the Great (First Maccabees 1:1-9 and Koran 18:83-99). Genghis Khan’s...
  • Afghanistan hosting refugees from Pakistan
    Pakistanis, Afghans need food as conflict escalates
    The Pakistani army is carrying out assaults against militant groups in north Waziristan. These militants include Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked forces. The fighting has also displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians, some whom have fled into...
  • Trade organization soon to have over three billion people trading outside dollar
    Trade organization soon to have over three billion people trading outside dollar
    On Aug. 25, economist and financial researcherAlasdair Macleod reported that four new Central Asian countries will soon be joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which will swell this Eastern economic coalition to a massive 3.05...
  • Travel Bliss
    11 reasons to travel abroad now
    While a nice visit to a Florida Beach with your inner tube and paddle ball set definitely qualifies as a “vacation,” there is much more of the world to explore beyond our own borders. While some may find a visit out of the U.S. to be ...
  • Food in Vietnam: Top four beverages to try—with health benefits!
    Food in Vietnam: Top four beverages to try—with health benefits!
    Dehydration is a common concern for travelers in hot, humid Southeast Asia. Lucky for those visiting Vietnam, the country has the best variety of juices and other beverages to try! Many are sugar-free and very healthy. Here’s my top four...
  • Taipei, Taiwan's famous night markets
    Taking a trip to Taipei, Taiwan night markets
    When someone mentions Taiwan, the word “night markets” surely comes to mind. All parts of the country have their own distinctive night markets that literally crop up out of nowhere before or after sunset. These markets are an important...
  • Touring Seoul, South Korea's 'Gangnum Style' district
    Going ‘Gangnum Style’ in Seoul, South Korea
    In late May 2014 the K-pop (Korean pop) rap single “Gangnam Style” hit the two billion mark on YouTube. Did you know the name Gangnam is actually an upscale district in Seoul, South Korea? This infectious song, all in the Korean...
  • Ritz Carlton placing posh property in Malaysia’s lush Langkawi
    Ritz Carlton placing posh property in Malaysia’s lush Langkawi
    A Ritz Carlton hotel is about to open in Langkawi, Malaysia, in a surreal setting of tropical rainforests, with a private cove and beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Andaman Sea on the island's south west corner. Known as the...
  • The vector of dengue fever, Aedes aegypti
    Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine shows success in Asia study
    The mosquito borne viral disease, Dengue fever, causes significant illness and death worldwide, in fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) says over 2.5 billion people – over 40 percent of the world's population – are now at risk...
  • U.S. President Barack Obama with South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right
    Pivot Problems Plague the President
    Yesterday marked the start of President Obama’s eight-day tour through Asia, where he will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines to build confidence in America’s Pivot towards the region. While the trip aims to &ldquo...
  • Ukraine
    America's constrained capacity for foreign policy
    As with everything in government, America has limited or constrained capacity to address each and every category of needs confronting the nation. There are big buckets: 1) domestic and 2) foreign. In the domestic bucket, demand may well exceed...