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Yemenis fall deeper into poverty on eve of Ramadan

SANAA: Marketplaces in Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa were stacked with produce on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, but there were barely any customers with the means to buy. Prices have spiked over the course of Yemen's conflict,…

‘Frost Boy’ stirs poverty debate in China

BEIJING: A viral photo of a Chinese boy whose hair is encrusted with ice after his hour-long walk to school in freezing temperatures has stirred debate about the impact of poverty on children in rural regions. Wang Fuman, a primary…

Girls can cut poverty in developing economies: UN

LONDON: Developing economies stand to win an extra $21 billion if they improve girls' health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Thursday. Girls in developing countries are less likely than boys to complete…