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Tuesday, August 16, 2022



Explained: Why have Africa, Asia seen so many dangerous viruses emerge recently?

July 30, 2022 3:32 pm

How are viruses detected, and is any particular region more prone to new viral outbreaks? We explain

Explained: Singapore's rise, and falter, as Asia's crypto hub

July 12, 2022 8:57 pm

Investment in Singapore's crypto and blockchain companies surged to $1.48 billion in 2021, according to KPMG, ten times the previous year and nearly half the Asia Pacific total for 2021.

Asia is buying discounted Russian oil, making up for Europe’s cutbacks

June 22, 2022 9:17 am

Although South Korea and Japan have cut back on Russian oil, those volumes are a fraction of what is being bought by China and India.

Turkey's femicide problem: All eyes on court verdicts

June 20, 2022 11:00 am

Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.

Has the West found an Asian geopolitical ally in Singapore?

April 28, 2022 8:05 pm

Hours after Russian troops marched into Ukraine on February 24, Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, condemned the action as an "unprovoked invasion of a sovereign country."

Explained: Who is buying Russian crude oil and who has stopped

April 20, 2022 9:37 pm

Many buyers in Europe have stopped buying Russian crude on the spot market voluntarily to avoid reputational damage, promising to halt purchases completely when earlier signed long-term contracts expire.

Erdogan opens huge suspension bridge linking Europe and Asia

March 18, 2022 9:40 pm

Connecting Turkey's European and Asian shores, the 1915 Canakkale Bridge was built by Turkish and South Korean firms with an investment of 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion).

As other hot spots boil, US shows its foreign policy focus is Asia

February 12, 2022 1:16 pm

Australia is only the first of three stops for Blinken, who is also scheduled to meet with foreign officials in Fiji and Hawaii.

How it feels to be an Asian student in an elite public school

January 26, 2022 10:48 am

Liberal politicians, school leaders and organizers argue such schools are bastions of elitism and, because of low enrollment of Black and Latino students, functionally racist and segregated.

Ozone pollution harms East Asian crops, costing $63 billion a year, scientists say

January 18, 2022 3:58 pm

China alone is losing a third of its potential wheat production and nearly a quarter of rice yields as ozone disrupts plant growth.


Asia's 10 best beaches for 2018; see pics

February 25, 2018 10:11 pm

The travel website TripAdvisor is out with its annual awards for the top 10 beaches in Asia for the year 2018. So if you are already planning your summer vacation, then grab a notepad and start jotting down the names of these beautiful beaches. You might just find what you like.


Delhi: Fire breaks out in Ansal towers

February 22, 2016 10:22 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): A fire broke out in Asia’s largest computer spare parts market, Nehru Place, in Delhi on Monday morning. Six fire tenders rushed to the spot to douse off the fire. No casualty has been reported so far. Police and fire tenders are conducting dousing off operation.