State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to parole 2,434 prisoners, including 16 foreign nationals, on the coming Vietnam’s National Day, September 2.
The 16 foreign inmates to be released include four Chinese, three American, two Cambodian, two Malaysian, and one from each of Canada, France, Australia, Nigeria, and Laos, according to the decision issued by the Presidential Office at a press conference on Wednesday.
In the small, secluded country of Bhutan, happiness is not just a traditional way of life – it is a national statistic.
Bhutan’s government introduced “Gross National Happiness” as a measure of the nation’s progress.
Opening the country up to international tourism has allowed for some development, but the weight of tradition still weighs heavily on the kingdom’s young generation. Not everyone gets to enjoy the perks of a modern lifestyle.
101 East explores the cost of happiness in this hermit kingdom.
What women in Afghanistan want you to know | Start Here
Al Jazeera English – 30-8-2022
From fear and disillusion to hope and defiance — every Afghan woman and girl has her own take on what life is like after a year under the Taliban. Sandra Gathmann has been hearing from some, in this second episode of #AJStartHere on the road — in Afghanistan.