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Coronavirus could push over 100 million children in South Asia into poverty: UN

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

More than 100 million children in South Asia could slip into poverty as a result of the coronavirus ......

Just 2,153 billionaires are richer than 4.6 billion people, says Oxfam

Monday, 20 January 2020

The world’s richest 1 percent have more than twice the wealth of the rest of humanity combined ......

Financial sector should focus on reducing inequality, says IMF chief

Saturday, 18 January 2020

The world’s financial sector should take rapid steps to address record or near-record ......

‘Two is enough,’ Egypt tells poor families as population booms

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Nesma Ghanem is hoping for a fourth child even though her doctor says her body can’t handle a ......

VIDEO: India’s plane to nowhere for those who cannot afford to fly

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Board an airplane for less than $ 1. Surprised? That is what hundreds of underprivileged kids in ......

WATCH: Yemeni man dances to celebrate getting a gas tank from Houthis

Monday, 31 December 2018

A video shared by Yemenis on social media this week has shown the stark reality of life in Houthi ......

Struggling to survive, Syrian refugees in Lebanon fall deeper into debt

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are falling deeper into debt, with 2018 being the worst year yet, as more ......

VIDEO: Indian ‘Guitar man’ who quit cushy job to give music lessons for pittance

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Meet Yash Vir Rao, India’s civil engineer-turned-music teacher. Based in New Delhi, Rao is ......

Gambling in India: Man loses three-year-old son to co-villager

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Gambling is slowly emerging as a serious problem in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. What’s ......

VIDEO: Afghan family in Pakistan serves delectable parathas for survival

Wednesday, 05 December 2018

A family of five that has migrated from Afghanistan to Pakistan has gained popularity for serving ......

Millions of Arabs to fall under multidimensional poverty

Friday, 23 November 2018

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies. He can be reached at: @shehabmakahleh and @Geostrat_ME

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In Pakistan, home is where the cave is

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Bomb-proof, earthquake-resistant and cheap: thousands of Pakistanis are choosing to hunker down in ......

Mobile schools to bring Indian state education to children’s doorsteps

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Children who find it difficult to travel distances to go to schools in India will soon be able to ......

Bill Gates: to fight poverty, world should invest in Africa’s youth

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The world should help Africa invest in its people as the continent confronts a demographic boom, ......

Begging no more a crime in India but rehabilitation a Herculean task

Friday, 17 August 2018

The 400,000-odd flat-broke beggars in India must have heaved a sigh of relief with a top court of ......

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