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Explained: What is the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework?

May 21, 2022 1:06 pm

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is a new kind of trade agreement that the US is seeking to push among countries of the region. What's in it, and where does India stand?

Explained: Why Russia and Japan never officially declared peace after WWII

March 24, 2022 7:25 am

Japan and Russia have had a complicated relationship for over a century. But one of the lowest points in Russia-Japan relations played out during the final days of the Second World War, right before Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s surrender.

Explained: Why a new wave of executions in Saudi Arabia has inflamed tensions with regional rival Iran

March 15, 2022 11:41 am

Saudi Arabia recently executed 81 people, including seven Yemenis and one Syrian national, prompting the Iranian government to suspend talks with the country. A look at tensions and diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Explained: The fire at Ukraine’s nuclear power plant and the risks it pose

March 29, 2022 12:21 pm

Zaporizhzhia in Enerhodar — a city in the north-western part of Ukraine, close to Kharkiv and about 550 km south-east of Kyiv — is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and among the 10 largest in the world.

Explained: What are the Minsk agreements on the Ukraine conflict?

February 22, 2022 10:07 pm

Ukraine and the Russian-backed separatists agreed a 12-point ceasefire deal in the Belarusian capital in September 2014.

Explained: Why is Lebanon such a mess?

October 16, 2021 12:36 pm

The crisis over the probe is rooted in one of Lebanon's main problems: sectarian politics that have divided Lebanese and fuelled civil conflict since independence. Shi'ites and Christians have lined up on opposite sides of this standoff.

Explained: Why are gas and electricity prices rising in Europe?

September 22, 2021 10:49 am

The governments of several countries in the continent are now contemplating aid to help tide the people through the winter season, when the demand is high.

Explained: What is Kanal Istanbul, and why is Erdogan keen on seeing the project through? 

August 23, 2021 11:07 am

The canal, once described by Erdogan himself as a "crazy project", is being seen as a lifeline for the leader, who has been at Turkey’s helm since 2003 but has seen his popularity decline.

Explained: Why a US court has dismissed FTC lawsuit against Facebook

June 30, 2021 7:57 am

In December last year, an antitrust lawsuit was filed against Facebook alleging that has harmed competition by buying up smaller companies like Instagram and WhatsApp to squash the threat they posed to its business.

Explained: China's Dragon Man, and where it fits in the evolutionary tree of modern humans

July 06, 2021 11:22 am

The researchers have published their findings in the journal ‘The Innovation’, in which they note that the cranium (the portion that encloses the brain) could be over 146,000 years old.