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Lebanon $7.5 billion short thanks to Syria conflict

refugees from the neighboring country, according to  World Bank  chief Jim Yong Kim. “We estimated last summer that the impact of the crisis on Lebanon was $7.5 billion,” Kim said late Sunday ... Bank chief Jim Yong Kim. ...

03/06/2014 - 12:16 - comment 0

Jordan’s wasta? UNHCR says World Bank loans to Jordan should become grants

refugee burden to grants. His remarks came as World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim visited Zaatari Refugee ... to grants.His remarks came as World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim visited Zaatari Refugee Camp near Mafraq, around ... Planning and International Cooperation Minister Ibrahim Saif said that Kim’s visit “sheds light ...

05/06/2014 - 11:59 - comment 0

World Bank pledges financial support to Jordan

World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, on Tuesday ... Jordan with this aid was announced by President Jim Yong Kim, who said "there will be significant ... on the escalating violence being seen within Syria's borders, Kim said that he was concerned about regional ...

22/05/2013 - 09:50 - comment 0

World Bank describes tge MENA's economic performance as 'below potential'

said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “The performance of advanced economies is gaining ...

16/01/2014 - 20:45 - comment 0

Numbers Game: World Bank names Saudi "lowest poverty rate" in Arab countries, despite local outcry for help

said Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group. He added: “The World Bank has set an interim ...

Editor's Choice - 04/11/2013 - 09:12 - comment 0

Saudi Arabia touts tenth lowest poverty rate worldwide

in extreme poverty. Calling for greater urgency to end extreme poverty, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced that the World Bank has set an interim target to reduce global poverty to 9 percent ...

03/11/2013 - 07:47 - comment 0

Another $150 million loan to Jordan from World Bank

Hezbollah movement and Iranian backers in a conflict spreading across borders. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told Reuters in Geneva on Tuesday he was worried about the situation in the region ... to help it cope with the economic downturn, but Jordan's King Abdullah asked Kim for further ...

23/05/2013 - 11:47 - comment 0

South Korean envoy fails to meet North Korean leader

Wednesday, after failing to personally deliver a letter from President Kim Dae-jung to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. The letter was given to Kim Yong Sun, secretary of the Worker's Party, to be given to Kim, The Chosun Ilbo reported.     Lim told reporters that his failure to meet with Kim was due ...

18/05/2010 - 16:22 - comment 0

S. Korean sources: North Korea’s number two to visit Libya; possibly Syria

North Korean number two Kim Yong-Nam is due to visit ... North Korean number two Kim Yong-Nam is due to visit Libya after going to Indonesia this week, South ... al-Assad following his trip to Libya. Kim Yong-Nam, who is due to meet with Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, ...

18/05/2010 - 16:43 - comment 0

Syrian President receives North Korean senior official

in Damascus on Tuesday with Kim Yong Nam, president of the Higher Council of People in the Democratic Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad held a meeting in Damascus on Tuesday with Kim Yong Nam, president ... the Korean visitor delivered the Syrian President a message from his Korean counterpart, Kim Jong II.     ...

18/05/2010 - 16:42 - comment 0