Explained: Who is Patriarch Kirill, the religious leader facing threat of sanctions from the EU

The European Commission, the executive wing of the European Union, has reportedly proposed sanctions against Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin. Kirill, according to a Reuters report, has been added to a draft blacklist that includes hundreds of individuals with ties to the Kremlin, … Read more

Why US is facing a baby formula shortage

Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest US brands. Millions of babies in the US rely on formula, which is the only source of nutrition recommended for infants who aren’t exclusively breastfed. Here’s a look at what’s behind the … Read more

Explained: Who is the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran?

Vida Mehrannia is trying to save her husband’s life. Iran is scheduled to put him to death within nine days — by May 21. To Iran, the 50-year-old Ahmad Reza Jalali is a spy for Israel. To his colleagues, he is a respected physician specialized in disaster medicine, a most demanding field. To Mehrannia, he … Read more

Ahead of Europe tour, PM Modi: ‘My visit at a time region facing many challenges, choices’

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes for a three-day, three-country visit to Europe, newly appointed Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said on Sunday that the PM will “exchange perspectives” on the issue of Ukraine, apart from structure and strengthen bilateral partnership . Modi, in his departure statement on Sunday, did not mention the Russia-Ukraine conflict … Read more

Explained: Why India is facing the longest power cuts in 6 years | India News

NEW DELHI: Long hours of power cuts have added to the woes of the people in this scorching heat that is sweeping through most parts of the country. India is facing its worst electricity shortage in more than six years and the early onset of summer has pushed up demand to record levels. In the … Read more