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World 15 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM

Lebanon truce holds, Israel starts pullback

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of refugees headed home to south Lebanon on Tuesday as a U.N. truce between Israel and Hizbollah held for a second day and Israeli forces began pulling back from some positions they had occupied.

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 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.

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.

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 24 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM

North Korea weapons tests reduce food aid, U.N. says

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's tests of unconventional weapons have contributed to a reduction of badly needed food aid, with international donors thinking twice about supplying goods, a U.N. envoy said on Monday.