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World 22 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israeli, Palestinian relief groups join Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross humanitarian movement extended membership on Thursday to Israeli and Palestinian relief agencies, overcoming political divisions to end a nearly 60-year struggle for accession.

World 03 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Strong boycott in Thai polls dents PM's likely win

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Early results showed a strong protest vote that could keep Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra from claiming a decisive mandate and lead to constitutional crisis, after a snap poll on Sunday following weeks of unrest.

World 03 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Strong boycott in Thai polls stuns Thaksin

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was unable to claim the decisive mandate he sought after a strong protest vote in Sunday's snap poll pointed to a constitutional crisis.

World 27 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Most Zimbabwe voters stay away from election

HARARE (Reuters) - Most of Zimbabwe's electorate, struggling with an imploding economy and uncertain about the poll's significance, chose not to vote in an election for a new Senate won by the ruling party before a ballot was cast.

Nation 17 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Both sides game for debate

PAS and Umno appear to be raring for a public debate in the run-up to the Pengkalan Pasir by-election.

World 16 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israel seizes gates of main settlement

NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops seized the entrance to the largest Gaza settlement on Tuesday in a bid to quell resistance as Jews in the occupied territory were given a last chance to leave or be forcibly removed.

World 16 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israel tells Gaza settlers time is nearly up

NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israel gave thousands of Jews still in the Gaza Strip a last chance on Tuesday to leave or face forcible removal in the first uprooting of Jewish settlements on land Palestinians want for a state.

Nation 20 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Song to go for Youth top post

Two weeks ago, he was defeated in the contest for Selangor MCA Youth chairman. Now, Kapar Youth chief Datuk Song Kee Chai wants to go for MCA Youth's top post.

World 12 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israeli forces can fire on settlers as last resort

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces will be allowed to shoot at Jewish settlers resisting next month's withdrawal from Gaza if the lives of soldiers and police are endangered, the Haaretz daily reported on Tuesday.

World 12 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israeli forces can fire on settlers as last resort

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces will be allowed to shoot at Jewish settlers resisting next month's withdrawal from Gaza if the lives of soldiers and police are endangered, the Haaretz daily reported on Tuesday.