Category: Asia

United Arab Emirates Median Age

United Arab Emirates 2019

Until 1914, the Saudi state was rebuilt and became a factor of power in central Arabia, posing a threat to the Ottomans as well. Russia, France and Germany, in turn, tried to reinforce their...

Turkmenistan Median Age

Turkmenistan 2019

Yearbook 2019 Turkmenistan. President Gurbanguli Berdimuchammedov and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed a strategic partnership agreement in February. This happened at a meeting in the capital Ashgabat. Berdimuchammedov then offered to negotiate peace with...

Turkey Median Age

Turkey 2019

Yearbook 2019 Turkey. Local elections in the country became a noticeable setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), which in March lost power to the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)...

Thailand Median Age

Thailand 2019

Yearbook 2019 Thailand. Ahead of the March elections, the country’s prime minister, as well as military junta leader Prayuth Chanocha, announced his candidacy for the prime minister’s post. At the same time, opposition party...

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...