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.
Demonstrations mark first major unrest for Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, who took over in January 2020 after death of long-ruling Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
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.
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.
It has become one of the most pressing issues in the region and there's no silver bullet to fix it.
More than half of Lebanon’s population is living below the poverty line and prices have soared after the Lebanese pound lost more than 80 percent of its value.
The imbalanced power relations between Egypt and the Gulf is mirrored by the treatment Egyptians have been receiving in the region.
Abdul Kader Tizini, who has a master’s in engineering from a top university, finds it’s even harder to find work as a foreigner as virus-driven hiring freezes and layoffs pit him against native graduates and unemployed professionals.
US President Joe Biden is signing two executive orders that will increase food aid, protect job seekers on unemployment and clear a path for federal workers and contractors to get a $15 hourly minimum wage.
Defying movement restrictions aimed at reining in spiralling novel coronavirus infections, students and activists have flocked to a key boulevard in Tunis, shouting slogans against poverty, corruption and police repression.
140,000 jobs have been lost in the US last month for the first time since April, as the coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip on consumers and businesses.
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