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2006-01-03 14:53:17

By Mohammed Abbas and Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to expel about 650 Sudanese, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, despite assuring the United Nations' refugee agency it would not do so after at least 27 refugees were killed last week when police ended a protest. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Fatma el-Zahraa Etman said the Sudanese would be repatriated by boat on Thursday. "There are 645 Sudanese who are going to go back to Sudan. They are leaving by boat on Thursday ......

2006-01-03 11:16:13

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to repatriate 645 Sudanese refugees, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Fatma el Zahraa Etman said the Sudanese refugees will be expelled by boat on Thursday, adding that Egypt had the right to repatriate illegal immigrants and those who break Egyptian law. "There are 645 Sudanese who are going to go back to Sudan. They are leaving by boat on Thursday ... They may be illegal immigrants. Why should we send a refugee back? If they have broken...

2006-01-03 09:54:30

By Mohammed Abbas and Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has received assurances from Egypt that Sudanese refugees would not be deported to Sudan despite media reports to the contrary, a spokesperson for the agency said on Tuesday. Egypt's state owned Al-Ahram newspaper said in Tuesday's edition that an unspecified number of refugees were being held in a military camp near Cairo airport in preparation for deportation within two days. "There are...

2005-12-31 07:37:52

CAIRO (Reuters) - The international rights group Human Rights Watch called for an independent investigation into the death of 23 Sudanese refugees when Egyptian police stormed their squatter camp in Cairo on Friday. "President Hosni Mubarak should urgently appoint an independent commission to investigate the use of force by police against Sudanese migrants," the New York-based group said in a statement received on Saturday. "The high loss of life suggests the police acted with...

2005-12-30 15:33:37

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian riot police on Friday stormed a protest camp in Cairo set up by thousands of Sudanese refugees, sparking clashes that left 23 Sudanese dead, officials and witnesses said. Witnesses said police beat the refugees with truncheons and used water cannon to drive them from the squalid camp in a small park in a affluent part of the Egyptian capital, where they had been staging a protest for three months. About 4,000 police ringed the site, near...

2005-12-30 12:58:19

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - Some 2,000 Egyptian riot police stormed a camp of Sudanese refugees on Friday, sparking clashes that left at least 20 Sudanese dead and more than 100 police and others injured, officials and witnesses said. Witnesses said police beat those in the camp with truncheons after officials had failed to persuade them to board buses to move them from an affluent part of Cairo to another site. The Interior Ministry said the Sudanese died in a stampede at...

2005-12-30 09:22:48

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 10 Sudanese refugees died and around 50 were injured on Friday when Egyptian police dispersed a three-month sit-in by thousands of Sudanese demanding to be moved to another country, officials said. The head of the local ambulance service, who did not want to be named, said 20 bodies had been taken to medical centers, but the number could not immediately be confirmed. The Interior Ministry said 10 people had died in what it said was a...

2005-12-30 05:52:08

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 10 Sudanese protesters died and around 30 were injured on Friday when Egyptian police dispersed a protest by thousands of Sudanese demanding to be relocated to another country, officials said. The head of the local ambulance service, who did not want to be named, said 20 bodies had been taken to medical facilities, but this figure could not immediately be confirmed. The Interior Ministry said 10 people had died in what it said was a...

2005-12-29 23:42:54

By Samer Elatrash CAIRO (Reuters) - A young Sudanese girl of about four died when Egyptian police fought on Friday with thousands of Sudanese demanding to be allowed to start new lives abroad. Reuters witnesses at the scene said there were about six unconscious Sudanese, some of them young children, lying on the ground after police used force to clear some 3,500 people who had camped in squalid conditions for over two months. A doctor at the site who examined the girl who was brought...

2005-12-17 06:29:43

By Andrew Cawthorne NAIROBI (Reuters) - The United Nations repatriated scores of southern Sudanese refugees from neighboring Kenya on Saturday at the start of a program offering hundreds of thousands of war exiles the chance to go home. With a peace deal enabling the five million Sudanese displaced abroad or internally to consider going back, U.N. officials say the voluntary returns could turn into one of the biggest refugee operations the world has seen. A first group of 147...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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