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World - International
1/15/2024 11:10:39 AM
The world's wealthiest five men have more than doubled their fortune since 2020, the charity Oxfam said on Monday, as it called on nations to resist the ultra-rich's influence over tax policy.

Opinion -
12/27/2023 6:17:11 PM
The ongoing war in Ukraine and the fighting in Gaza following Hamas’s October 7 terrorist attack must not distract the world from our collective priorities: reducing our CO2 emissions, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050, preserving biodiversity, and fighting poverty and inequality.

Business - Energy
12/9/2023 3:49:17 PM
The Swedish Energy Agency entered a $28.2 million agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to combat global carbon emissions and alleviate poverty in Africa, according to a statement by UNDP on Friday.

World - International
12/9/2023 10:06:57 AM
A century-old territorial dispute deepened by the discovery of oil is boiling over between neighbors Guyana and Venezuela. Steeped in patriotism, the Venezuelan government is seizing on the fight to boost support ahead of a presidential election among a population fed up with a decade-long crisis that has pushed many into poverty.

World - International
9/18/2023 10:44:41 AM
For two years, it was the coronavirus pandemic. Then, it was Russia's war in Ukraine. Throughout it all, the perils of climate change, poverty, and inequality have steadily, increasingly thrummed through each convening of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly.

World - International
9/13/2023 11:14:28 AM
The Covid-19 pandemic caused a sharp slowdown in the fight to end child poverty, with 333 million children still living in extreme poverty, according to a report published Wednesday.

World - International
9/7/2023 8:44:21 PM
From the fight against poverty to education access, from political representation to economic opportunity, the world is "failing women and girls," the United Nations warned in a report on gender equality released Thursday.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
9/6/2023 9:59:00 AM
"Whether in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger or Gabon, one key reason behind the popular support for recent coups is that many African peoples have grown frustrated with the status quo and the way the ruling elites have functioned for decades, leading to more poverty, suffering and waves of refugees who would rather die trying to emigrate than stay home, jobless and poor."

Business - Economy
8/17/2023 12:17:01 PM
Chinese leader Xi Jinping has called for patience in a speech released as the ruling Communist Party tries to reverse a deepening economic slump and said Western countries are “increasingly in trouble” because of their materialism and “spiritual poverty.”

World - War in Ukraine
7/18/2023 6:53:13 PM
G20 finance chiefs ended talks in India Tuesday with disagreement over Russia's war in Ukraine, limited progress on debt restructuring and warnings that divisions between rich and poor nations risked deepening poverty.

Business - Economy
7/18/2023 11:47:02 AM
The new head of the World Bank said Tuesday that growing divides between rich and poor nations risked deepening poverty in the developing world, at a meeting of G20 finance ministers in India.

War in Sudan - War in Sudan
6/27/2023 2:34:06 PM
For many Sudanese struggling to survive the war, a taste of the sheep Muslims traditionally sacrifice for the feast of Eid al-Adha is but a distant memory.

World - War in Ukraine
6/26/2023 1:08:57 PM
A quarter of children around the world are set to live in poverty this year after Russia's war in Ukraine raised food and energy costs, a rights group warned on Monday.

World - International
6/22/2023 3:36:00 PM
The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that rich countries had met a target of reallocating $100 billion of funds from the institution to battle climate change and poverty in developing countries.

World - International
6/22/2023 9:42:01 AM
French President Emmanuel Macron told global leaders Thursday that no country should have to choose between tackling poverty and dealing with climate change at a summit tasked with reimagining the world's financial system.

World - Region
5/7/2023 10:21:11 AM
Seeking a path out of the Gaza Strip's grinding poverty, Islam Abu Taima combs market alleyways for scraps of cardboard, hoping to transform the castoffs into sellable toys.

World - International
5/1/2023 7:02:07 PM
Italy's right-wing government on Monday rolled back anti-poverty subsidies introduced four years ago that helped some four million people last year, as critics denounced a "provocation" on the international May Day labour holiday.

War in Sudan - War in Sudan
5/1/2023 2:33:23 PM
Sudan's already troubled health sector faces the risk of "disaster" after more than two weeks of heavy fighting have rocked the poverty-stricken country, a UN World Health Organization official warns.

Business - Economy
4/6/2023 6:39:17 PM
The International Monetary Fund chief said Thursday the world economy is expected to grow less than 3% this year, down from 3.4% last year, increasing the risk of hunger and poverty globally.

World - War in Ukraine
3/18/2023 6:28:52 PM
An unprecedented wartime deal that allowed grain to flow from Ukraine to countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where hunger is a growing threat and high food prices are pushing more people into poverty was extended just before its expiration date, officials said Saturday.

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