From building boom to bust, India was part of a larger real estate bubble created partly by loose monetary policies.
Al Jazeera’s Matt McClure reports from a Delhi suburb where both investors and labourers are losing hope fast as cash-strapped builders halt work on housing projects.
As president, Obama has promised to shift the focus of the so-called war on terror from Iraq to Afghanistan.
He’s pledged to improve security and increase pressure on the Taliban.
But many Afghans are hoping the new US leader will also help fight poverty.
Teresa Bo reports from Kabul.