Since Tunisia’s popular uprising in 2011, living standards have eroded as political turmoil and lack of reforms deterred investment needed to create jobs.
Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the company was pledging $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in the region.
His critics still welcome the ouster of Tunisia's President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali in the first of a series of uprisings in the Arab region in 2011. But economic woes have left many, especially young people, feeling the revolution is only half-won.
The partial government shutdown was on track on Friday to become the longest closure in US history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.
The Trump administration recently launched a new Africa policy to counter the ‘predatory’ practices of Russia and China, but many experts in the region say the US is too late to the game.
Proposals to remove four zeros from the currency have been floated since 2008, but the idea has gained strength as the rial lost more than 60 percent of its value in 2018.
Retailers began charging for plastic bags on January 1 with aim of reducing the volume of non-recyclable waste in the country where around 30-35 billion plastic bags are used annually.
Apple and Cargill, the US technology and agriculture companies, are being heavily impacted by the trade war between Washington and Beijing.
Arab development and economies are running into the ground, and oil stands in the way of change. What's keeping the Middle East from changing for the better?
Supporters of the minimum wage say it will reduce inequality and stimulate economic growth as workers spend more. But critics say it could lead to increased unemployment.
US stocks were staging a furious late-afternoon rally on Thursday, closing with gains after erasing a near 600-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
An incredible day on Wall Street, which saw major indexes finishing at least 5 percent higher, spurred early gains in Asia on Thursday as some traders returned from a Christmas break.
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