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Lebanon prepares for Syria's post-war construction windfall
Lebanon seeks jump aboard wagon of Syria's reconstruction boom, once peace arrives
'Hora Cero': How a young mother copes with Venezuela's crisis
"Upheaval" describes everyday life in Venezuela. The South American country has been mired in an economic, political and humanitarian crisis that has spilled into the streets, with almost daily protests affecting the lives of 30 million people who either participate in them or are forced to
Business leaders quit Trump panel; he hits back hard
President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into the business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel after his equivocal reaction to violent racial clashes in Virginia
Asked to serve, some CEOs say no more to Trump
Fallout from President Donald Trump's reaction to violent, racial clashes in Virginia continued in the business community with another resignation from a federal panel created to advise him.
Key events in India-Pakistan relations since Partition
India and Pakistan have had testy relations at best since independence. Some key dates that helped define the South Asian nations: August 1947 - Britain ends its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent, which becomes two independent nations — Hindu-majority, but secularly governed India and the
Chelsea Clinton responds after Trump deflects daughter's G-20 appearance
After President Donald Trump responded to criticism of his daughter Ivanka Trump sitting in on a meeting at last week's G-20 summit by tweeting about Hillary and Chelsea Clinton , the former first daughter tweeted a reply of her own on Twitter Monday morning. President Trump wrote that if Chelsea
Ivanka Trump sits in for president at G-20 meeting
First daughter Ivanka Trump filled her father’s seat at a table of world leaders during a meeting at the G-20 Summit today when President Trump left the session to attend to another matter. An image of the first daughter seated among world leaders at the summit in Hamburg, Germany, first surfaced
Trump says Ivanka's life would be 'so much easier' if he weren't her dad, pledges $50M to her World Bank initiative
President Trump announced Saturday that the United States will pledge $50 million to a new World Bank initiative which his daughter Ivanka has helped to spearhead and will take a leading advocacy role going forward. In applauding his daughter’s work in the creation of the new fund, which will aim
What you need to know about the G-20
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump set off on the second foreign trip of his presidency, during which he will be attending the G-20 summit in Germany. Trump’s attendance at the conference is an opportunity for the new president to work alongside the world’s greatest economic and political powers.
U.S. citizen living in Afghanistan kidnapped on way to work: police
An American citizen and employee of the World Bank who is living in Afghanistan was kidnapped on his way to work on Sunday, Kabul police said. The kidnapping took place in the Karte Char area of Kabul, according to Mohammad Almas, the head of the Kabul police's Crime Investigation Department (CID).