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World 09 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Lebanon may need camps for flood of Syrian refugees - U.N

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon should consider setting up transit centres to absorb the waves of refugees fleeing neighbouring Syria and may have to establish formal refugee camps if the influx continues, a United Nations refugee official said.

Corporate News 30 Jan 2017 | 7:10 AM

Starbucks CEO Schultz plans to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump ban

NEW YORK: Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz said the company planned to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees from certain countries.

World 10 Mar 2013 | 12:00 AM

U.N. says Syrian refugee numbers could triple by end of 2013

ANKARA (Reuters) - The number of refugees outside Syria could triple by the end of the year from the 1 million registered now if there is no political solution to the conflict, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said on Sunday.

Corporate News 28 Jan 2017 | 10:20 PM

Trump immigration curbs cause worldwide chaos, panic, anger

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's most far reaching action since taking office plunged America's immigration system into chaos on Saturday, not only for refugees but for legal U.S. residents who were turned away at airports and feared being stranded outside the country.

SMEBiz 10 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Turning boats into bags, refugee stitches together life in Greece

BENT over a sewing machine, Fariba Amini stitches her latest design using the unlikeliest of fabrics: a sheet from a discarded rubber dinghy, like the one that brought her and thousands more refugees to Greece.

Business 04 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM

The EU proves it’s here to stay

IN recent years, there hasn’t been much to like about the European Union, with its low growth, high unemployment, political squabbles, xenophobia, stifling bureaucracy and constant threats of a breakup.

Business 05 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Suhakam’s Tan Sri Hasmy Agam answers Your 10 Questions

Tan Sri Hasmy Agam fields the 10 questions posed by ourreaders.

Business 20 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM

Good prospects for Mindanao

THE pictures splashed over the newspapers says it all, the weary people of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), were in jubilant mood as representatives of the Philippine government and the largest of the separatist movements, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), signed a peace framework agreement earlier in the week in Manila to end 40 years of conflict.

Business 28 Dec 2015 | 4:35 AM

Merkel takes centrestage in EU’s year of crises

BERLIN: In a year of crises for Europe, from the Ukraine war to Greece’s debt turmoil to the historic refugee influx, Germany’s Angela Merkel emerged as the continent’s de facto leader, drawing more praise and fire than ever.