US Treasury to allow Covid funds for state, local affordable housing loans
The changes for the State and Local Fiscal Relief Fund programme are aimed at filling a financing gap for affordable housing projects.
New highway projects to be fully funded by concessionaires, says works minister
Fadillah Yusof says there will no longer be any financial assistance from the government.
‘Fortnite’ maker raises US$144 million for Ukraine
Video game makers and companies in other markets have raised money to help humanitarian efforts in Eastern Europe.
US funding to WHO fell by 25% during pandemic, document shows
The Biden administration brought Washington back into the WHO and vowed to restore funding but has also voiced doubts about the WHO's ability to tackle new challenges, including from China.
US president Biden signs US$770 billion defence bill
The defence bill includes a 2.7% pay increase for the troops, and more aircraft and Navy ship purchases, in addition to strategies for dealing with geopolitical threats, especially Russia and China.
Israel approves US$10 billion to improve conditions in crime-hit Arab sector
The plan calls for US$9.35 billion spent over five years to 'close the gap in the Arab sector' compared with conditions in the Jewish community.
When being pro-Palestine becomes the new normal
Millions of young Americans now see the struggle in Palestine as integral to the anti-racist fight in America.
Academics tell how universities can shake off 2020
Higher education centres can still thrive if they embrace new approaches and technologies, say experts.
No more race-based formula in allocating funds for schools
Education ministry says funds will be allocated based on the number of schools, not the type.