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World Bank approves $723 million Ukraine emergency aid package

Package will include funds for critical services such as hospital wages, pensions and social programs for the vulnerable.

World Bank approves $723 million Ukraine emergency aid package

World Bank prepared to assist Lebanon

World Bank says it is ready to assess Lebanon’s damage and needs after Beirut port explosion.

World Bank prepared to assist Lebanon

Israeli delegation participates in World Bank-IMF conference

"The message from the annual conference is very clear: Uncertainty is not good for the economy," Finance Minister Kahlon says.

Israeli delegation participates in World Bank-IMF conference

World Bank: PA economy in deep crisis

In new report, World Bank says Palestinian Authority faces financing gap that could top $1.8 billion.

World Bank: PA economy in deep crisis

PA cabinet head: Israel wants to destroy Palestinian economy

Mohammad Shtayyeh calls on World Bank to intervene in Israel’s deductions from the tax revenues it collects on behalf of the PA.

PA cabinet head: Israel wants to destroy Palestinian economy

World Bank: PA economy in 'crisis' over 'standoff' with Israel

World Bank urges 'resolution to standoff' after Israel offsets PA terror payments, says Israel should ease restrictions on 'dual-use goods.'

World Bank: PA economy in 'crisis' over 'standoff' with Israel

Ivanka Trump asked to help select new World Bank head

US Treasury Secretary asks president's daughter, who has worked with World Bank, to help pick its next leader.

Ivanka Trump asked to help select new World Bank head

Gaza economy in 'free fall', warns World Bank

Cuts by Palestinian Authority, reduction in US aid is sending already moribund Gaza economy into 'free fall', says World Bank.

Gaza economy in 'free fall', warns World Bank

World Bank: Allow freer trade in Gaza

World Bank warns that economic decline in Gaza has become too steep to be tackled by international aid.

World Bank: Allow freer trade in Gaza

World Bank calls on donors to help PA

World Bank says international donor support is a must to maintain the PA's budget-cutting achievements.

World Bank calls on international donors to help PA

How much has the war in Syria cost?

World Bank reveals economic impact of Syrian war on the region stands at a staggering $35 billion, aside from the 260,000 killed.

How much has the war in Syria cost?

World Bank Blames Israel for Lack of PA Growth

Instead of noting Hamas's iron fist on Gaza's youth, PA deficit, World Bank says Israeli, Egypt 'restrictions' are to blame fo rthe economy.

World Bank Blames Israel, Egypt for Lack of PA-Gaza Growth

World Bank: Israel Less Business-Friendly Now

The World Bank Israel listed in 40th place as a business-friendly location, two places below Israel's position in the 2013 report.

World Bank: Israel Less Business-Friendly Than in the Past

Ukraine: Defense Minister Fired Over Crimea Crisis

As concerns over other annexations snowball, Kiev chooses to oust military official.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Fired Over Crimea Crisisplayer

Samaria to World Bank: Sure, Blame Us

Ramallah's GDP is limited by Israel's control of land, says bank. Samaria official: we aid Arab residents more than their corrupt officials.

Samaria to World Bank: Sure, Blame Us

Iran Resumes Paying Off World Bank Loans

Iran has resumed paying off its old debts to the World Bank, halted several yeas ago due to Western sanctions against the country.

Iran Resumes Paying Off World Bank Loans

Post-Revolution Tunisians Return to Rioting

Nearly two years after the Jasmine Revolution brought down the government, Tunisians are still not satisfied. Rioting renewed this week.

Post-Revolution Tunisians Return to Rioting

Hamas Gets $6.4 Million ‘Prize’ for Missile War

Hamas again receives world aid, this time $6 .4 million, after escalating missile attacks on Israel.

World Bank Gives Hamas $6.4 Million Prize after Missile War

IMF, World Bank Warn: PA Risks 'Social Upheaval'

The Palestinian Authority faces a $400 million budget shortfall, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund warn.

IMF and World Bank Warn: PA Risks 'Social Upheaval'

World Bank Says PA Economy Unsustainable

New World Bank report says the economic growth in the PA is unsustainable and cannot support a future state.

World Bank Says PA Economy Unsustainable

World Bank Pres.: Germany Needs to Solve EU Crisis

Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank, speaks at the 12th Annual Herzliya Conference.

World Bank President: Germany Needs to Work to Solve EU Crisisplayer

Analysis: Financial Crisis May Destroy PA

The PA‘s growth has been fueled by handouts, but the World Bank reports that dry financial wells may cause an “acute fiscal crisis.”

Analysis: Financial Crisis May Destroy PA

Wolfensohn Barred from Beirut U.

Sir James Wolfensohn denied the role of commencement speaker in Beirut despite his services to the Arabs.

Wolfensohn Barred from Beirut U.,Learns Arab Gratitude Firsthand

Egypt, Tunisia to get Billions

The United States, Qatar and the World Bank are among those pledging billions in aid to Egypt. Tunisia to get help as well.

 Egypt, Tunisia to get Billions in Aid

IMF, World Bank: PA OK for State

The International Monetary Fund gave the Palestinian Authority a boost this week, saying it can run the economy of an independent nation.

Int'l Monetary Fund, World Bank: PA Ready for Statehood