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World 17 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Aid pours in to south Lebanon, rebuilding begins

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Humanitarian relief poured into southern Lebanon on Thursday as aid agencies rushed to help the tens of thousands of people returning to rebuild villages torn apart by Israel's war with Hizbollah.

World 23 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Nearly 400 North Korean refugees in Thailand this year

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nearly 400 North Koreans have managed to smuggle themselves to Thailand through China and eastern Myanmar so far this year, Thai police said on Wednesday after they arrested 175 at a Bangkok house.

World 24 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Koreans in Thai court but may head soon to South

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The 175 North Koreans detained in Thailand after smuggling themselves out of the reclusive communist state could be sent to South Korea soon, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.

AseanPlus News 25 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

N. Korean asylum seekers surely deserve better

POLICE officers who raided a house in Bangkok on Tuesday and arrested 175 North Korean asylum-seekers for illegal entry were only doing their job the way they should - by the book. Given the fact that the Thai government has been intensifying its crackdown on illegal immigration and human trafficking, the police action was both understandable and commendable.

World 01 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. concerned over flare-up in East Timor violence

GENEVA (Reuters) - East Timor's capital Dili has suffered a troubling escalation in violence in recent days, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

World 01 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. concerned over flare-up in East Timor violence

GENEVA (Reuters) - East Timor's capital Dili has suffered a troubling escalation in violence in recent days, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.

World 03 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia seeks to deepen cooperation on East Timor

DILI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and East Timor should aim to increase cooperation at upcoming three-country talks, Jakarta's foreign minister said on Sunday, amid renewed concerns about stability in the tiny fledging nation.

World 22 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM

Migrants beaten to death on ships to Yemen - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Dozens of African migrants crossing the Gulf of Aden to Yemen died this month, many after smugglers beat them and threw them overboard, sometimes just for requesting water, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

World 04 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Up to 90,000 Afghans said displaced by war

KABUL (Reuters) - Fighting between NATO-led forces and insurgents across southern Afghanistan has displaced an estimated 80,000 to 90,000 people over the past few months, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday.

Nation 06 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Fugitive cop applies for court order to stay his deportation

Former Cambodian police chief Heng Pov has applied to the High Court here to stop the authorities from deporting him to his country.