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World 10 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Angelina Jolie slams West for barring refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Tuesday accused the West of cold-heartedness and hypocrisy in trying to shut out migrants, including refugees, from Africa and other hotspots.

World 13 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thousands fleeing Iraq daily in 'silent exodus'- U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis are fleeing the country every day in a

World 03 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Iraq sees spike in violence before U.S. polls

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad police found 56 bodies and a severed head and the U.S. military reported seven combat deaths, a spike in violence that did nothing to ease pressure on President George W. Bush before U.S. elections next week.

World 03 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Militias kill 63, many of them children, in Darfur

TINE, Sudan (Reuters) - Attacks in West Darfur have killed at least 63 people, half of them children, as rebels on Friday accused Khartoum of remobilising Arab militia after suffering two military defeats on the Sudan-Chad border.

World 04 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Many thousands more could flee Iraqi violence - U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 50,000 Iraqis are fleeing their homes each month and hundreds of thousands more may soon follow, fearing prolonged instability in the country, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

Nation 24 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Home Ministry to investigate claims asylum-seekers not treated properly

The Home Affairs Ministry will investigate allegations that asylum-seeking children, mothers and pregnant women were living in poor conditions at detention centres and prisons nationwide.

Nation 04 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Many refugees have fake documents

MANY asylum seekers and refugees in the country possess fake United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) documents, reported I>Sin Chew Daily/I>.

World 12 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thailand will not force Hmong back to Laos

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will not force a group of 152 ethnic Hmong to return to Laos, where human rights groups say they face possible persecution from the communist government, a senior official said on Tuesday.

World 08 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.N. seeks $60 mln to help Iraq refugees, displaced

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. refugee agency appealed on Monday for $60 million to help some half a million Iraqis being driven from their homes in the violence in their country.

World 30 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Thailand deports 152 Hmong refugees to Laos

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand deported a group of 152 Hmong to Laos on Tuesday, despite human rights groups' fears that the ethnic minority who fought alongside America in the Vietnam War face persecution from Vientiane's communist government.