Latest Forced migration Stories

2005-09-27 00:31:21

By Jonathan Saul TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Prime Minister Ariel Sharon narrowly won a vote of his ruling Likud on Monday against rival Benjamin Netanyahu trying to oust him as party leader as punishment for Israel's Gaza pullout, an exit poll showed.

2005-09-26 07:31:08

By Stephanie Hancock MBALLA, Chad (Reuters) - Forced by armed raiders to flee their home in Central African Republic, Monica and her four children slept under a tree in neighboring Chad for four weeks, living on peanuts and water.

2005-09-21 10:06:11

By Ali Samoudi GANIM, West Bank (Reuters) - Waving the flags of rival armed factions, Palestinians poured into four abandoned West Bank Jewish settlements on Wednesday after Israel completed their evacuation under a plan to "disengage" from conflict.

2005-09-19 10:09:59

By Matt Spetalnick JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon flew home on Monday to a battle for his political survival after collecting diplomatic dividends at the United Nations for a pullout from the Gaza Strip.

2005-09-11 02:58:43

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's cabinet declared an end to military rule in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, effectively giving the green light for a final evacuation of troops after 38 years of occupation.

2005-09-09 18:41:18

Pakistan is home to 2 million Afghan refugees who fled a communist coup and Soviet occupation in 1978. A study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University found that Afghan refugees under the age of 29 years experience more injuries than their older counterparts and children in developed countries. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind of Afghan refugees, the authors recommend that injury prevention strategies be implemented in refugee camps. The study is published in the...

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.

Word of the Day
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".