Category: Asia

Tajikistan Median Age

Tajikistan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Tajikistan. In January, a police officer was sentenced to 13 years in prison for torturing a prisoner and bribing him. The prisoner accused of belonging to a banned Islamist organization is said...

Taiwan 2019

Taiwan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Taiwan. At the beginning of the year, Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a speech in which he described it as inevitable for Taiwan to reunite with Mainland China. According to Xi, Taiwan...

Syria Median Age

Syria 2019

Yearbook 2019 Syria. Following the somewhat surprising announcement by US President Donald Trump in December 2018 that he would be leaving Syria, the United States began the withdrawal of its troops in January. At...

Sri Lanka Median Age

Sri Lanka 2019

Yearbook 2019 Sri Lanka. On Easter Day, Sri Lanka was shaken by a terrorist attack in which over 250 people died and around 500 were injured in coordinated bomb attacks against three churches and...

South Korea 2019

South Korea 2019

Yearbook 2019 South Korea. Chun Hae Sung of South Korea’s reunification ministry announced in March that North Korea indicated that it would withdraw its staff from the cooperation office in Kaesong that the countries,...

Singapore Median Age

Singapore 2019

Yearbook 2019 Singapore. A record seizure of 8.8 tonnes of ivory from an estimated 300 African elephants was made by the Singaporean authorities in July. The baits had been shipped from Congo (Kinshasa) and...

Saudi Arabia Median Age

Saudi Arabia 2019

Yearbook 2019 Saudi Arabia. The trial of the people accused of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi during his visit to the Saudi embassy in Istanbul last year began in early January. The prosecutor...

Qatar Median Age

Qatar 2019

Yearbook 2019 Qatar. Qatar has two problems. Firstly, it is the criticism of the sporting events one organizes (this year’s Athletics World Cup and the Soccer World Cup 2022), and secondly, it is the...

Philippines Median Age

Philippines 2019

Yearbook 2019 Philippines. A clear majority of the Muslim population of Mindanao voted in January to form an independent region called Bangsamoro (BARRM). Muslims in Mindanao have long been fighting for increased independence and...

Pakistan Median Age

Pakistan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Pakistan. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his Asian tour in February to visit Pakistan. During the visit, the Crown Prince ordered the release of 2,100 Pakistanis detained in Saudi...