Latest Forced migration Stories

2005-08-31 05:49:49

By Aamir Ashraf PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan has extended a deadline due to expire on Wednesday for the closure of Afghan refugee camps in a rugged tribal region as more than 100,000 refugees are still being processed for repatriation.

2005-08-23 12:12:16

By Tabassum Zakaria DONNELLY, Idaho (Reuters) - President George W.

2005-08-23 09:43:21

By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams SANUR/HOMESH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces dragged protesters out of two West Bank settlements on Tuesday to complete a removal of Jewish settlers under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to pull out of some occupied territory.

2005-08-22 14:27:38

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas phoned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday to say he hoped the pullout of Gaza's settlers would open a new page in relations and the two agreed to meet soon, Sharon's office said.

2005-08-22 12:56:21

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday welcomed Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as a historic step that he said would help the effort toward peace in the Middle East.

2005-08-21 11:36:11

By Matt Spetalnick SANUR, West Bank (Reuters) - Taking a page from Palestinian protests, hardline Jewish settlers masked their faces with bandannas as they defiantly confronted Israeli troops on Sunday outside a doomed West Bank settlement.

2005-08-18 23:42:48

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli forces cleared the last Jewish settlers and protesters from Gaza resistance strongholds on Friday, breaking the back of their opposition to ending nearly four decades of occupation.

2005-08-18 08:46:19

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops stormed a Gaza Strip synagogue and dragged out screaming Jewish settlers and their supporters on Thursday as Israel's pullout from the occupied territory shifted into high gear.

2005-08-18 00:27:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza a "dramatic moment" in the Middle East and urged Israel and the Palestinians to quickly follow-up with more steps toward creation of a Palestinian state, The New York Times reported.

2005-08-17 01:59:38

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops began the forced evacuation on Wednesday of thousands of Jewish settlers gripped by rage and anguish over their eviction from the Gaza Strip after nearly four decades of occupation.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.