McCain Foods to Host Battle of the Burgers Oman at Food & Hospitality Expo

May 26, 2019 Picture:  Muscat, Oman, 26 May 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– From October 14 to 16, professional chefs from leading local burger joints will showcase their grilling skills in a competition for the best burger in Oman. The competition, dubbed “Battle of the Burgers Oman,” the first-of-its-kind competition in Oman, was launched in … Continue reading “McCain Foods to Host Battle of the Burgers Oman at Food & Hospitality Expo”

La nostalgie des révolutions françaises (21)

Gilles & John se préparent à saccager Paris. L’objectif de tous les samedis du mois de mai : célébrer le souvenir des Communards de Paris qui s’insurgèrent contre le gouvernement pendant plus de deux mois entre le 18 mars et le 28 mai 1871. John n’avait jamais entendu parler des Communards et ne comprend pas … Continue reading “La nostalgie des révolutions françaises (21)”

GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-GOKADA, Nigeria’s on-demand bike-hailing startup has secured $5.3 million in a Series A funding led by  Rise Capital, a venture capital firm with interest in tech-driven startups in emerging markets. The round is intended to support the company’s vision as it seeks to expand its operations and push for growth. GOKADA will … Continue reading “GOKADA, Nigeria’s motorcycle startup aims global, secures $5.3 million funding”

Allan Nairn: Deadly Protests Erupt in Indonesia as U.S.-Trained Generals Wage a War on Democracy

In Indonesia, at least six people have died and hundreds have been injured after supporters of former military commander Prabowo Subianto took to the streets to protest his election defeat. The protests began after authorities announced President Joko Widodo—who is known as Jokowi—had won re-election after receiving 55% of the vote. Prabowo has refused to … Continue reading “Allan Nairn: Deadly Protests Erupt in Indonesia as U.S.-Trained Generals Wage a War on Democracy”

KAOLACK – Explosion d’un bidon d’essence au marché Zinc : Une dizaine de cantines consumées par le feu

Une dizaine de cantines consumées par le feu : C‘est le bilan de l’incendie, qui s’est déclaré hier mercredi en début d’après-midi au marché Zinc de Kaolack. L’intervention à temps des sapeurs-pompiers a permis de circonscrire le feu. A l’origine de l’incendie, l’explosion d’un bidon d’essence transporté par un conducteur de moto Jakarta. En voulant éviter … Continue reading “KAOLACK – Explosion d’un bidon d’essence au marché Zinc : Une dizaine de cantines consumées par le feu”

NIPPON Platform Has Established the Ninth Overseas Branch “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia

May 22, 2019 TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NIPPON Platform Co., Ltd. (CEO: Jun Takagi, Tokyo, Japan) established the subsidiary “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia on 8 May 2019. This is the ninth overseas branch for NIPPON Platform. “Making Japan into a cashless society” and “Revitalizing local societies and rural development with small and medium-sized retailers” are the motto … Continue reading “NIPPON Platform Has Established the Ninth Overseas Branch “NIPPON Platform OÜ” in Estonia”

Quelques mots sur les événements du 18 mai à Berne

Traduction approximative et lacunaire réalisée sans concertation et dans l’urgence d’informer sur les motivations qui ont poussé un groupe de personnes à affronter la police samedi dernier à Berne. Nous sommes des personnes solidaires contre l’évacuation de Fabrikool […]. La peur Etatique face à la conflictualité a dernièrement empêché Fabrikool de se faire expulser. […] … Continue reading “Quelques mots sur les événements du 18 mai à Berne”

Iraq: Beyond Oil and ISIS

by Austin Bodetti As Iraq continues its lengthy recovery from a ruinous four-year showdown between the Islamic State (ISIS or IS) and an American-led coalition, Iraqi officials are determining which aspect of their country’s reconstruction to prioritize. Among the most pressing challenges remains confronting the twin phenomena of climate change and environmental degradation, problems that … Continue reading “Iraq: Beyond Oil and ISIS”

À cause du réchauffement climatique, l’Indonésie va déplacer sa capitale

Jakarta s’enfonce. La capitale de l’Indonésie qui subit déjà la surpopulation et les embouteillages, est la cible de catastrophes naturelles renforcées par le réchauffement climatique. D’où la volonté de son président de déplacer la capitale en dehors de l’île de Java. Mais les critiques fusent : mieux vaut résoudre le problème que de le déplacer. … Continue reading “À cause du réchauffement climatique, l’Indonésie va déplacer sa capitale”

Indonesia To Spend $412 Billion To Improve The Country’s Infrastructure

May 21, 2019 Picture:  Indonesia is drafting ambitious plans for $412 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to new power plants, as the government seeks to stoke growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to the country’s planning minister, Bloomberg News reported. The proposal calls for a record 5,957 trillion rupiah ($412 billion) … Continue reading “Indonesia To Spend $412 Billion To Improve The Country’s Infrastructure”

MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia

An exhibition highlighting Southeast Asian crafts kicked off May 17 at the National Tainan Living Art Center in southern Taiwan, underscoring government efforts to deepen cultural and people-to-people exchanges with the region.   Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Southeast Asia Aesthetics Living Exhibition spotlights bamboo weaving, fabric dyeing and traditional musical instruments from … Continue reading “MOC crafts exhibition deepens cultural exchanges with Southeast Asia”

L’armée indonésienne inspecte 7 avions de combat français

L’armée indonésienne a procédé, dimanche, à une inspection complète de 7 avions français de type Dassault Rafale, atterris d’urgence la veille, à la base aérienne du sultan Iskandar Muda dans la province d’Aceh, au nord de l’île Sumatra. L’info a été révélée par l’Associated Press (AP), citant une source militaire indonésienne, selon laquelle cet atterrissage … Continue reading “L’armée indonésienne inspecte 7 avions de combat français”

The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle

Where it’s at, and the periphery Back in 2013, a meme circulated quickly off of a Reddit post that showed the incredible population density of the southeast corner of Asia. As Visual Capitalist’s Jeff Desjardins notes, the satellite map showed, quite simply, that “more people live inside this circle, than outside of it”. THE POPULATION EPICENTER We are in the business of … Continue reading “The Majority of the World’s Population Lives Inside This Circle”

Thailand Soars to Asia’s No. 4 for International Conventions with Over 50 Billion Bt of Q2 2019 Revenue

May 18, 2019 Picture:  15 May 2019 Bangkok – Thailand’s MICE has soared to Asia’s no. 4 for international conventions with the number of meetings that reached 193. In Quarter 2, Thai MICE has continually grown in terms of volume and revenue. The number of domestic and foreign MICE travellers totalling 8 million has contributed … Continue reading “Thailand Soars to Asia’s No. 4 for International Conventions with Over 50 Billion Bt of Q2 2019 Revenue”

Pyongyang demande l’aide de l’Onu pour récupérer un cargo saisi par les États-Unis, «pays gangster»

La Corée du Nord a appelé les Nations unies à prendre des «mesures urgentes» pour l’aider à récupérer un cargo saisi par les États-Unis, qualifié de «pays gangster». La Corée du Nord a demandé l’aide de l’Onu pour récupérer un cargo saisi au début du mois de mai par les États-Unis. Dans une lettre adressée … Continue reading “Pyongyang demande l’aide de l’Onu pour récupérer un cargo saisi par les États-Unis, «pays gangster»”

Le gouvernement indonésien entrave toute réforme de l’industrie de l’huile de palme

La semaine dernière, le ministère des Affaires économiques indonésien a demandé aux entreprises qui produisent de l’huile de palme de ne pas partager d’information concernant leurs exploitations. L’Indonésie est l’un des premiers producteurs mondiaux de cette matière première et alimente notamment la raffinerie de Total à La Mède, dans le Sud de la France. La … Continue reading “Le gouvernement indonésien entrave toute réforme de l’industrie de l’huile de palme”

Trump and the Middle East: a Long Record of Personal Failure

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Many American presidents have blundered in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, but Donald Trump’s personal involvement in the region has been particularly disastrous.  President Eisenhower introduced the CIA to the world of covert action, when he ordered the overthrow of the legitimate government of Iran in 1953.  President … Continue reading “Trump and the Middle East: a Long Record of Personal Failure”

BREAKING: Situation Worsens In Venezuela, Bolivia, U.S., Japan, Mexico, Iraq, Spain

WASHINGTON—Confirming recent reports of conditions approaching crisis levels, sources across the globe revealed Thursday that the situation continues to worsen in Venezuela, Bolivia, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Iraq, and Spain, in addition to South Sudan, India, Gabon, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. “What…Read more…

More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair

May 15, 2019 Picture:  16 May 2019 – The 10th HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), finished its three-day run (14 to 16 May) today. The fair welcomed more than 12,000 … Continue reading “More than 12,000 buyers visit 2019 Medical and Healthcare Fair”

Pourquoi les processus de paix échouent-ils ?

Depuis la défaite de Daech en Syrie, les membres de l’organisation terroriste exportent leurs méthodes dans d’autres parties du monde. L’un des lieux qui attire leur convoitise est la région de Mindanao, au sud des Philippines. Ce terrain est propice à la radicalisation. Différents clans et groupes militants extrémistes se disputent le contrôle de l’économie … Continue reading “Pourquoi les processus de paix échouent-ils ?”

ACA Leaders Forum 2019: Unlocking Potential for Cosmetics Businesses in Southeast Asia

May 14, 2019 Singapore, 14 May 2019 –( ASIA TODAY )– In just two months, trade professionals from the cosmetics and personal care industry will gather in Singapore for the ACA Leaders Forum 2019. Organised by Southeast Asia’s cosmetics association – ASEAN Cosmetics Association (ACA), the event will take place on 24 July in the … Continue reading “ACA Leaders Forum 2019: Unlocking Potential for Cosmetics Businesses in Southeast Asia”

Corona and Parley for the Oceans partner with Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina and artists

May 14, 2019 Picture:  Corona, Parley and World Surf League are donating 20,000 reusable bags to Make a Change World for distribution to communities, in partnership with local organizations who are leading the charge against plastic pollution: Bye Bye Plastic Bags, Diet Kantong Plastic, Divers Clean Action, Clean Action Network Indonesia and Greeneration Foundation. Corona … Continue reading “Corona and Parley for the Oceans partner with Stephanie Gilmore, Gabriel Medina and artists”

Indonesia Is ASEAN’s Fastest Growing Smartphone Market

May 13, 2019 Picture:  Indonesia is now Southeast Asia’s fastest growing market for smartphones, according to market research firm Canalys. The country experienced a 17-per cent growth from 2017 to 2018, while its neighbour Thailand experienced a 13-per cent decrease in last year’s fourth quarter. “The smartphone market in Indonesia is the best in Southeast … Continue reading “Indonesia Is ASEAN’s Fastest Growing Smartphone Market”

ONU: Palestiniens et Américains s’opposent

Palestiniens et Américains ont affiché jeudi des positions aux antipodes sur le futur plan de paix que doit dévoiler en juin Washington. Ils ont exprimé leurs points de vue lors d’une réunion du Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU sur la colonisation israélienne dans les territoires palestiniens. En présence de Jason Greenblatt, conseiller de Donald Trump … Continue reading “ONU: Palestiniens et Américains s’opposent”

IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference Wraps up in Guangzhou

May 10, 2019 Picture:  GUANGZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On the afternoon of May 9, with Mr. Chen Hongxian, Director General of Guangzhou Port Authority handing over the IAPH flag to Luc Arnouts from Port of Antwerp, which is the next host of the Conference, IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference wrapped up with full success. IAPH president Santiago … Continue reading “IAPH 2019 World Ports Conference Wraps up in Guangzhou”

Islam and Environmentalism

by Austin Bodetti Across the Global South, community leaders, politicians, and scientists are wrestling with how to rally their compatriots to combat climate change and prepare their countries for the dangers of environmental degradation. In several corners of the Muslim world, academics and environmentalists have looked for inspiration from a source that has mobilized countless … Continue reading “Islam and Environmentalism”

SÉDHIOU – Défaut de permis et d’assurance : 105 motos Jakarta saisies

105. C’est le nombre total de motocyclettes immo­bili­sées  dans les locaux de la Brigade de gendarmerie de Sédhiou. Cette importante  saisie est le résultat d’une opération menée depuis samedi par des hommes en bleu. Les contrevenants, pour la plupart des jeunes conducteurs de mototaxis communément appelés Jakarta, ont été principalement interpellés pour défaut de permis … Continue reading “SÉDHIOU – Défaut de permis et d’assurance : 105 motos Jakarta saisies”

Indonésie : Résistance anarchiste et répression pour le Premier mai

Des centaines de révolutionnaires anarchistes sont descendus dans la rue à Bandung [dans l’ouest de l’île de Java ; NdAtt.], en Indonésie, à l’occasion du Premier mai. Des postes et des voitures de police, des propriétés étatiques et des symboles du capital ont été attaqués. In s’agit d’un des plus forts exemples de résistance anarchiste en … Continue reading “Indonésie : Résistance anarchiste et répression pour le Premier mai”

QNET Global Convention brings 13,000 Entrepreneurs to Penang

May 06, 2019 Picture:  Penang, Malaysia –( ASIA TODAY )– Prominent Asian direct selling company, QNET hosted a five-day global convention here recently, bringing together around 13,000 entrepreneurs from around the world to the island state. The high energy convention saw distributors of QNET from more than 30 countries converge at the Subterranean Penang International … Continue reading “QNET Global Convention brings 13,000 Entrepreneurs to Penang”

Trump’s Disastrous Plan for the Muslim Brotherhood

by Emile Nakhleh The Trump administration’s on-going discussions to designate the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) a terrorist organization would harm America’s national security and destabilize Sunni Muslim countries, many of whom are presumed allies of the United States. Despite objections to such designation from within the administration, President Trump seems to have been persuaded by Egypt’s … Continue reading “Trump’s Disastrous Plan for the Muslim Brotherhood”

Why is peace failing in the Philippines?

With the defeat of the Islamic State in Syria, ISIS fighters are exporting their combat to other parts of the world. One of the places they’re eyeing with interest is the Mindanao region in the southern part of the Philippines. This area is fertile soil for radicalisation. Different clans and extremist militants struggle for control … Continue reading “Why is peace failing in the Philippines?”

Can Recycling Save Lebanon?

by Austin Bodetti Lebanon’s problems with waste collection have become notorious. After Beirut’s primary landfill closed in 2015 without a backup, what Lebanese dubbed “garbage mountains” engulfed the capital. The Lebanese government’s impromptu solutions, such as dumping refuse into the Mediterranean Sea, are no long-term fix. Many Lebanese consider recycling the most viable alternative to … Continue reading “Can Recycling Save Lebanon?”

Despite tragedies Kenya Airways to Stick with Boeing

Kenya Airways has not considered switching its future plane orders to Airbus following Boeing’s 737-MAX jet crisis, the airline’s chairman said on Tuesday after it posted a rise in last year’s revenue. The airline, in which Air France-KLM holds a 7.8 percent stake, reported revenue of 114.45 billion shillings ($1.13 billion) for the 12 months … Continue reading “Despite tragedies Kenya Airways to Stick with Boeing”

It’s Settled: Indonesia Will Move Capital City From Jakarta

May 01, 2019 Picture:  Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a long-term plan for the government to abandon overcrowded, sinking and polluted Jakarta and build a new capital. The idea has been circulating for decades – since the time of Indonesia’s first President Sukarno – but it has never been decided or discussed in a … Continue reading “It’s Settled: Indonesia Will Move Capital City From Jakarta”

Taiwan, US, Japan stage GCTF workshop on drug-resistant TB

The Global Cooperation and Training Framework workshop on drug-resistant tuberculosis got underway April 30 in Taipei City, bringing together international experts and officials to discuss best practices and the latest ideas on managing the public health challenge.   Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, … Continue reading “Taiwan, US, Japan stage GCTF workshop on drug-resistant TB”

ISIS 3.0: After Sri Lanka

by Richard Sindelar The Islamic State (ISIS or IS) has now taken the next step on a path well worn by the PLO and al-Qaeda. It has begun its most virulent third stage with a multi-target, bloody rampage in Sri Lanka. As if to underscore IS’s new coming out after the fall of its central caliphate, … Continue reading “ISIS 3.0: After Sri Lanka”

Trump Is Pushing to Hamstring the Empire, Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group

Editor’s note: Trump’s amateurism keeps disrupting and destabilizing the Empire. He is the gift that keeps on giving. You can think whatever you want about the Muslim Brotherhood. I think the act of the Egyptian branch in presenting itself as the cuddly, Copts-friendly Islamists was suspect, and I think the Syrian branch are bigoted sectarian killers. But that … Continue reading “Trump Is Pushing to Hamstring the Empire, Designate Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Group”