Mideast youth unemployment rises amid post-Arab Spring chaos
KITTEH, Jordan (AP) — Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky — even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage.
17 November, 2013 Arab, African ministers meet in Kuwait to boost cooperation Arab and African foreign ministers met in Kuwait on Sunday hoping to accelerate a strategy to bolster economic cooperation, investment and trade ahead of a summit this week. The Third Africa Arab Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday will be the first meeting of its kind since 2010, when […]
8 November, 2013 Arab Spring fallout fuels Mediterranean smuggling rise By Peter Apps LONDON (Reuters) - The chaotic fallout of the "Arab Spring" is fuelling a surge in the smuggling of drugs, weapons and people across the Mediterranean, and cash-strapped regional powers are struggling to respond. Last month, European lead...
17 November, 2013 AFP, UAE’s twofour54 sign training partnership deal The AFP Foundation signed on Sunday with Abu Dhabi-based information and entertainment centre twofour54 a partnership agreement for training journalists in the Gulf region. The training courses will be run by Arabic mother-tongue journalists employed b...
4 May, 2016 Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Encouraging women to enter local politics, setting quotas in parliaments and pushing legislation on gender equality help narrow gender gaps in politics, participants at a conference of women lawmakers said Wednesday.
26 June, 2017 Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school CHICAGO (AP) â€” Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able […]