Category: Asia

Japan Tokyo Tourist Attractions 2

Japan 2018

Yearbook 2018 Japan. In March, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (CPTPP) was signed by a total of eleven Pacific countries, including Japan, Canada, Mexico and Australia. The agreement was negotiated...

Israel Jerusalem Tourist Attractions 2

Israel 2018

Yearbook 2018 Israel. The decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was made by President Donald Trump in December 2017, and on May 14, the new embassy was inaugurated as...

Iraq Baghdad Tourist Attractions 2

Iraq 2018

Yearbook 2018 Iraq. The tours around the Iraq elections were many and complicated. Even towards the end of the year, not all pieces were in place. On May 12, what was to be the...

Iran Tehran Tourist Attractions 2

Iran 2018

Yearbook 2018 Iran. According to Countryaah.com, Tehran is the capital city of Iran, a country located in Western Asia. The nuclear deal with Iran overshadowed everything else during the year – despite the well-publicized...

Indonesia Jakarta Tourist Attractions 2

Indonesia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Indonesia. Several natural disasters hit Indonesia during the year and killed many lives. The deadliest was an earthquake of magnitude 7.5, which struck the island of Sulawesi on September 28. The quake...

India New Delhi Tourist Attractions 2

India 2018

Yearbook 2018 India. According to Countryaah.com, New Delhi is the capital city of India, a country located in Southern Asia. India showed continued strong economic growth in 2018. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated...

Georgia Tbilisi Tourist Attractions 2

Georgia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Georgia. According to Countryaah.com, Tbilisi is the capital city of Georgia, a country located in Western Asia. Former ex-President Micheil Saakashvili was sentenced in January to three years in prison for abuse...

East Timor Dili Tourist Attractions 2

East Timor 2018

Yearbook 2018 Timor. After the minority government’s budget was voted down twice in the fall of 2017, East Timor President Francisco Guterres dissolved in January and re-announced elections. According to Countryaah.com, Dili is the...

Cyprus Nicosia Tourist Attractions 2

Cyprus 2018

Yearbook 2018 Cyprus. According to Countryaah.com, Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus, a country located in Western Asia. The presidential election in early February was not unexpectedly won by incumbent Conservative President Nicos...

China Beijing Tourist Attractions 2

China 2018

Yearbook 2018 China. In March, the National People’s Congress gathered for its annual meeting and the approximately 3,000 members appointed Xi Jinping for a new term as president of the country. The following day,...

Cambodia Phnom Penh Tourist Attractions 2

Cambodia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Cambodia. As expected, the July 29 parliamentary election was a grand victory for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and long-time Prime Minister Hun Sen. The party took home all 125 seats...

Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Tourist Attractions 2

Brunei 2018

Yearbook 2018 Brunei. In January, the country’s ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, carried out a government reform and replaced six of the ministers. According to Countryaah.com, Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital city of Brunei,...

Bhutan Thimphu Tourist Attractions 2

Bhutan 2018

Yearbook 2018 Bhutan. According to Countryaah.com, Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan, a country located in Southern Asia. Bhutan held its third election this year since the country in 2008 transitioned from absolute...

Bangladesh Dhaka Tourist Attractions 2

Bangladesh 2018

Yearbook 2018 Bangladesh. The domestic policy in Bangladesh was characterized by the fact that 2018 was an election year. The December 30 election became a triumph for the ruling Awami League and its allies,...

Bahrain Manama Tourist Attractions 2

Bahrain 2018

Yearbook 2018 Bahrain. According to Countryaah.com, Manama is the capital city of Bahrain, a country located in Western Asia. Bahrain was one of the three countries removed during the year from the EU’s list...

Azerbaijan Baku Tourist Attractions 2

Azerbaijan 2018

Yearbook 2018 Azerbaijan. In January, a leading opposition politician, Gözel Bayramli, was sentenced to three years in prison for currency smuggling. According to Bayramli, someone had invested thousands of dollars in her luggage. According...

Armenia Yerevan Tourist Attractions 2

Armenia 2018

Yearbook 2018 Armenia. Armenia’s old ruler was deposed during the year in a political revolution, which led to the fight against corruption and closer ties with the EU. In April, President Serzh Sargsyan resigned...

Afghanistan Kabul Tourist Attractions 2

Afghanistan 2018

Yearbook 2018 Afghanistan. The election to Parliament began on October 20, when nearly 9 million voting Afghans had the opportunity to vote for one of the approximately 2,565 candidates who ran for the House’s...

Asia Yellow River

Asia History

According to Countryaah, Asia is the world’s largest continent. Asia was considered in Greece from about 500 BC. as one of the three continents. The borders of Europe and Africa were usually drawn by...