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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 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.

World 09 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Sudan says ready for talks with Darfur's NRF rebels

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Sudanese government is willing to start unconditional talks with the National Redemption Front rebel group to stop the violence in Darfur but sees no need for a new peace deal, a senior presidential adviser said.

World 29 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ethiopian-backed govt troops march into Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Triumphant Somali government forces and their Ethiopian allies marched into Mogadishu on Thursday after Islamist rivals abandoned the war-scarred capital they had held for six months.

World 29 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Ethiopian-backed govt troops march into Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Triumphant Somali government forces and their Ethiopian allies marched into Mogadishu on Thursday after Islamist rivals abandoned the war-scarred capital they had held for six months.

World 30 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Somali PM enters Mogadishu, crowds line route

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's prime minister swept into Mogadishu in an armoured convoy on Friday a day after his Ethiopian-backed forces drove Islamist rivals from the city they had ruled by sharia law since June.

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.

World 30 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Thais halt Hmong deportation after stand-off

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand was forced on Tuesday to halt the deportation to Laos of 153 Hmong, the ethnic minority who fought alongside America in the Vietnam War, after the men in the group put up a struggle, the general in charge said.

World 30 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

INTERVIEW - Afghans in militant camps should go home - Pakistan PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Monday Kabul should take back millions of refugees from huge camps NATO sees as havens for militants fighting alliance troops in Afghanistan.