The twin impacts of the pandemic and a military coup could reverse the progress made in the past decade, threatening to affect an entire generation, the United Nations says.
The 7.2 magnitude quake flattened hundreds of homes in the impoverished country, which is still clawing its way back from another major temblor years ago, and has been without a head of state since the assassination of its president last month.
Unrest swiftly degenerated into looting which destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed over 200 people, driven by widespread anger over the poverty and inequality that persist nearly three decades after the end of white minority rule.
At least 220 million people expected to remain unemployed globally this year, well above 187 million recorded in 2019, a new report by International Labour Organization says.
Israeli army and Hamas have faced each other on many occasions since the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005. Here is a quick look at some of the major battles.
Bogota’s tax proposal has triggered anger as ordinary people feel the government has burdened them, and not the rich, with fixing the pandemic-hit economy.
Asian American Foundation says it will invest its largest-ever philanthropic effort to support the community in anti-hate programmes, education, and data and research.
Militants have briefly seized a strategic port city on the eastern African coast, pushing foreign contractors to flee and creating chaos unseen for a long time.
Iranian parliamentary officials announced 35 percent of the country’s population live under the poverty line and most of them face the risk of malnutrition.
A study by the World Bank shows Afro-Uruguayans are victims of racism, are being excluded and earn much less than the rest of the country.
Many Lebanese hold the country’s political class responsible for the corruption and mismanagement that has wrecked the country’s economy.
World Bank President David Malpass says poor countries will not be in a better position to deal with the debt payments even if advanced economies suspend them.
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