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Explained: Trump's proposed travel rules for US citizens and green card holders

August 12, 2020 10:59 am

The new rules could hinder citizens and permanent residents from returning home for a temporary period, the duration of which has not been clarified.

Explained: Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s vice-president choice?

August 12, 2020 12:45 pm

Kamala Harris, whom Joe Biden has chosen as his running mate for the 2020 US Elections, will be the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.

Explained: How dangerous is the volcanic eruption in Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung?

August 12, 2020 12:55 pm

The latest eruption spewed 5000-metre high column of ash and smoke into the air, with ash covering three districts and darkening the sky.

Explained: Why has the Beirut explosion caused widespread anger in Lebanon?

August 12, 2020 12:51 pm

Lebanon’s Cabinet has resigned over the Beirut explosions, that left more than 200 dead and 6,000 injured, following anti-government protests in the country. What next?

Explained: Who is Jimmy Lai, and why does his arrest in Hong Kong matter?

August 12, 2020 12:57 pm

On Monday, one of the most high-profile enforcement of this law came with the arrest of business tycoon Jimmy Lai. Here’s a low-down on everything you need to know about why Lai’s case is important.

Explained: How Donald Trump and Joe Biden sharply differ on immigration

August 11, 2020 9:34 am

Joe Biden said last week that he would not tear down border walls built under the Trump administration, but would stop construction.

Explained: Why Alexander Lukashenko will have to fight harder to retain Belarus this time

August 09, 2020 10:26 am

Tikhanovskaya is just one of Lukashenko’s worries. Since May, Belarus has witnessed large-scale protests against his presidency with demands for free and fair elections and the release of political prisoners.

Explained: What is the lawsuit against the National Rifle Association?

August 07, 2020 2:34 pm

The lawsuit charges the senior leadership of the NRA for failing to manage the body’s funds and failing to follow numerous state and federal laws, which has contributed to the loss of more than $63 million in three years for the organisation.

Explained: What the massive election victory for Rajapaksa means for Sri Lanka

August 09, 2020 10:33 am

Sri Lanka Election Results 2020: The parliament election results has once again proven that Mahinda Rajapaksa is the most popular majority Sinhala Buddhist leader of independent Sri Lanka.

Explained: Here's what footage of the Beirut explosion tells us about the blast

August 09, 2020 10:35 am

Beirut blast: The New York Times has reviewed more than 70 videos of the incident and satellite images of its aftermath to better understand what happened.