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  1. Taleban feeding on poverty and prejudice

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... In the first of a three-part series, Maseeh Rahman looks at the Taleban's deadly new tactics and investigates the reasons for the group's resurgence in Afghanistan Islamist militia has harnessed hatred and desperation in renewed Afghan jihad Hig ...

  2. Sitting on a gold mine, forced to live in abject poverty

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... Joshua Kucera in Iga Barriere Congolese often say their country is the richest in the world, given the vast amounts of gold, diamonds, oil, timber and other resources it contains. But like the rest of Congo's resources, the gold of Iga Barriere, abou ...

  3. Opportunity to help the world

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jason Ng

    ... money allocated to weapons development and spend it on tackling world poverty and international aid? Corrupt dictatorships would dwindle and die, and social disorders would be put right if the world's citizens worked hand in hand. Poverty, illness and terrorist attacks would become a thing of the past. It's all a matter of opportunity cost. Jason Ng is a student at King George ...

  4. An underclass taking the opportunity to vent

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer I don't call it rioting, I call it an insurrection of the masses of the people. It is happening in Syria, it is happening in Clapham, it's happening in Liverpool, it's happening in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, and that is the nature ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A nuclear world is not a safer world

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... concerns can arise as a result of demographic trends, chronic poverty, economic inequality, environmental degradation, pandemic diseases, organised crime, repressive governance and other ... must address basic human needs. Chronic poverty erodes security. Let us dramatically cut spending on nuclear weapons, and invest instead in social and economic development. Ban Ki-moon is UN ...

  6. War is never the right choice

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... When we see the hatred and poverty that wars cause, we have to ask whether it is ever right for people to go to war. Whatever the excuses countries may give, the real reason they fight ... in poverty. That is why it is best to live as lightly as you can, take as little as you can and be friendly to your neighbours. Susan, Editor ...

  7. Manila to get US$434m in aid from US agency

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... directly to anti-poverty measures, including a 'conditional cash transfer' programme for 2.3 million families- or half the 4.6 million families living below the poverty line, Department ...

  8. Hong Kong asylum promise gave Vietnamese a safe harbour from communist persecution

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Close on one million Vietnamese fled across the border on foot or headed out to sea by the boatload to escape political persecution and poverty after the communist North defeated the US-backed South in 1975. Hong Kong, then a British colony, gave unconditional temporary asylum to people awaiting resettlement in the West until 1988, when it brought in a screening ...

  9. Ethnic trouble strikes in Paris

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... Miranda Yeung The Muslim population is growing in European countries. Many of the new arrivals are new immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East seeking a better life. They often face poverty, discrimination and unemployment. France has the most Muslims of all European countries. Riots in 2005 exposed the social plight they face. The disturbances were triggered ...

  10. Step aside Mr Aristide, you have failed

    Posted Feb 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It wasn't always like this for the former priest. Mr Aristide swept the 1990 elections amid hopes that he could lead the small Caribbean country out of the poverty trap. He was deposed in an army ... Crushing poverty remains, while functioning civic institutions are sorely lacking. There is, for instance, no parliament, because opposition leaders boycotted last year's elections. The army, ...




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