'Decades' Before Gender Gap Is Closed
March 06 2015 4:21 AM EST
A UN report, issued ahead of International Women's Day, finds progress to correct gender inequality has been painfully slow.
Global Food Prices Fall To Lowest Level In 5 Years: FAO
March 06 2015 2:37 AM EST
The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization said that the decline was fueled by "robust supply conditions" and low crude oil prices.
When Will The Fed Take On Climate Change?
March 03 2015 9:33 AM EST
The Bank of England is studying financial risks associated with climate change and "stranded assets." Next up: The Federal Reserve.
Malcolm X And The Work Left Undone
February 21 2015 10:03 AM EST
Fifty years after his death, Malcolm X's vision of Black Nationalism is still misunderstood.
Gas Prices On The Rise Again
February 16 2015 2:32 PM EST
Even so, drivers should still expect to pay 80 cents to $1 less per gallon of regular than this time last year, analysts say.
Gulf Countries Depend On Foreign Nurses and Doctors
February 12 2015 3:07 PM EST
A recent report described Middle Eastern countries as “heavily dependent on expatriate health care workers."
Russia, Egypt May Drop US Dollar
February 09 2015 2:11 AM EST
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the move will open up new prospects for trade and investment between the two countries.
Crude-Oil Price Skid Isn’t Lubricated Solely By Supply And Demand
February 08 2015 10:00 AM EST
Debt in the crude-oil industry may be a major factor in the collapse of the commodity’s pricing, the Bank for International Settlements says.
Saudi Authorities Ease Restrictions On Migrant Workers
February 04 2015 12:21 PM EST
After seven years, Saudi Arabia's ban on blue-collar immigration from Bangladesh is coming to an end.
Ebola Aid Arrived Too Late
February 03 2015 6:32 PM EST
The bulk of the crisis was over by the time aid hit the areas most affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Iran Sweetens Oil Contracts To Counter Sanctions And Price Plunge
February 03 2015 3:13 AM EST
Companies may also require greater persuasion to invest in Iranian fields due to low crude prices.
Tracking Down US Aid Money In Afghanistan
January 29 2015 8:21 AM EST
The U.S. still has $15.3 billion to spend in Afghanistan, and someone’s got to keep an eye on it.
Saudi Arabia Has A Youth Unemployment Problem
January 23 2015 3:54 PM EST
Thirty-seven percent of the population is under the age of 14, and many are leaving school unprepared to work.
Saudi King's Death Won't Change Oil Policies, Experts Say
January 23 2015 10:26 AM EST
Though global prices jumped on the news of Abdullah's death, experts expect a smooth transition and no big policy changes.
Uncertainty in the Oil Patch
January 23 2015 3:56 AM EST
King Abdullah's death has prompted speculation about how his successor will treat the country's oil policy.
Afghans Fear Grim Economic Future, Poll Shows
January 21 2015 12:28 PM EST
While the Taliban is a serious concern, Afghans are also worried about getting a job.
Few CEOs Say Government Should Make Climate Change A Priority
January 20 2015 2:15 PM EST
Despite the threat of big climate-related costs to business, CEOs want government to focus more on cutting taxes than on carbon emissions.
Israeli-Palestinian Relations At 'Point Of No Return'
January 19 2015 8:53 PM EST
The remarks from the PLO's chief negotiator came on a day marked by gunfire, protests and a car bombing.
US-Funded Afghan Police Training Buildings Are 'Melting'
January 16 2015 11:54 AM EST
It's not the first time officials are calling out U.S. officials for something like this.
Venezuela, Russia Hold Oil Talks
January 15 2015 8:52 AM EST
For Russia, oil revenue pays for half of its budget; for Venezuela, it's 96 percent.