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World 17 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iraq PM says govt not weakened by Sadr pullout

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Tuesday the withdrawal of ministers loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr had not weakened his government and he would name technocrats to replace them soon.

World 17 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iraq PM says govt not weakened by Sadr pullout

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Tuesday the withdrawal of ministers loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr had not weakened his government and he would name technocrats to replace them soon.

World 21 Apr 2007 | 12:00 AM

Somali deaths mount, refugee exodus grows

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Sporadic shelling and gunfire shook Mogadishu on Friday as a massive exodus from the Somali capital gathered pace from a week of battles residents say has killed at least 30 people and probably far more.

World 05 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

U.N. urges Pakistan not to push back Afghan refugees

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations urged Pakistan on Tuesday not to force Afghan refugees back to their homeland when it shuts four border camps soon, saying Afghanistan was already swamped by Afghans evicted from Iran.

Community 22 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Creative young refugees

It was an evening of creative expressions as young refugees took to the stage to perform songs and dances in conjunction with World Refugee Day on Wednesday.

World 23 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Civilians still being brutalized in war zones - UN

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Despite campaigns to protect civilians in war zones, progress is gradual and failure too obvious in many places in the world, the U.N. emergency relief coordinator said on Friday.

World 25 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Afghans resist closure of their Pakistani camp

JUNGLE PIR ALIZAI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities want to close down the Jungle Pir Alizai refugee camp and send its residents to Afghanistan because they say the camp is infested with militants, guns and drugs.

World 30 Jul 2007 | 12:00 AM

Afghan refugee camp in NW Pakistan closed - UNHCR

Kacha Garhi camp in the North West Frontier Province was one of four camps UNHCR and Pakistan planned to close this year which Islamabad says have become havens for the Taliban, who are fighting an intensified insurgency in Afghanistan.

World 07 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

Iran deportations of Afghans reach 160,000 - UNHCR

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has deported 160,000 Afghans it says were living illegally in the country since April, but the pace of expulsions has slowed

World 08 Aug 2007 | 12:00 AM

UN takes food aid to Central Africans in Cameroon

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday began distributing food aid to some 26,000 refugees from Central African Republic who have fled to neighbouring Cameroon to escape relentless attacks by rebels and bandits.