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World 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. pulls 400 staff out of Ivory Coast after riots

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has pulled nearly 400 civilian staffers out of restive Ivory Coast, fearing fresh unrest when the Security Council slaps sanctions in the next few days on people blocking the peace process, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

World 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Annan's Davos swan song attracts Jolie, Pitt

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Secretary-General Kofi Annan told world business leaders Wednesday the United Nations during his tenure had initiated a

World 23 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. urges protection for North Koreans in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - The head of the U.N. refugee agency voiced objections to China's deportation of North Korean migrants on Thursday and urged Beijing to establish a legal system that allows them to seek asylum.

Community 25 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

Centre sheds some light on Rohingyas

There are no illegal Myanmar traders at the Selayang Market, but about 200 Rohingyas work for the legal ones at the market.

World 23 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.N. sees more Myanmar refugees fleeing to Thailand

GENEVA (Reuters) - About 400 refugees from Myanmar crossed into Thailand last week and many more could follow as the military targets the Karen ethnic minority, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

Community 16 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

UNHCR to organise Refugee Day carnival

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is organising a refugee carnival at its premises in Jalan Bukit Petaling in Kuala Lumpur.

Community 04 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shedding light on refugees

AT A glance, the photos on display at The Photographer's Gallery Starhill may seem like usual images depicting lives of everyday people.

World 04 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Israeli air raid kills 27 civilians in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed at least 27 civilians in northeastern Lebanon on Friday and Hizbollah fired scores of rockets into Israel in an escalating conflict that world powers have failed to halt.

World 04 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Israel bombs Lebanon bridges, army takes casualties

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Waves of Israeli air strikes destroyed three highway bridges north of Beirut on Friday, forcing U.N. relief agencies to cancel several convoys of aid for the 900,000 people displaced by the conflict.

World 04 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Israeli air raids kill 40 civilians in Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes killed at least 40 civilians in Lebanon and a Hizbollah rocket barrage into Israel killed three people on Friday as world powers tried to agree on a resolution to halt the fighting.