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Unrest in Southern Somali Town Suspends Flow of Aid

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says fighting in southern Somalia has forced aid groups to halt operations in a town that is key to the famine relief effort. The U.N. refugee agency says humanitarian operations have been put on hold in Dobley because of fierce clashes between opposing armed groups. Spokesman Adrian Edwards said Tuesday the fighting […]

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Deadly Tribal Clashes in Papua New Guinea

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Papua New Guinea say 15 people were killed in fighting between two tribal groups last week. The fighting occurred last Friday in the town of Kainantu in the Pacific nation’s Eastern Highland province. Local police say the Agarabi tribe blamed another tribe, the Kamano, for the death of one of its men and […]

Kachin Rebels Lose Shan State Base to Burmese Forces

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Rebel commanders say the headquarters of the ethnic Kachin Independence Army’s 4th Division in northern Burma has fallen to government forces. Zaw Raw, the commander of Kachin forces in Shan state, confirmed that government troops took control of the base late Tuesday after rebel forces withdrew in the face of sustained intense mortar fire. Brigade […]

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Aid Groups Say China is Expelling Kachin Refugees

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Refugee aid workers say China is ordering hundreds of refugees who fled fighting between Burmese government troops and Kachin rebels to return to Burma. The aid workers say at least 2,000 villagers have been displaced by the Burmese offensive against rebels of the Kachin Independence Army, which began earlier this month. Most have sought shelter […]

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US Urges Burma to End Hostilities

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States is urging Burma to cease hostilities in northern ethnic minority regions, as deadly clashes between government forces and rebels have forced many refugees to flee toward neighboring China. State Department spokeswoman Kelly McKellogg Thursday called on the Burmese authorities to start a dialogue toward reconciliation with opposition and ethnic minority groups. She […]

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China Denies Blocking Refugees From Burmese Fighting

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China is denying charges that its border guards have turned back thousands of refugees who are fleeing a Burmese government assault on ethnic rebels in northern Burma. The Thailand-based Kachin News Group, which has close ties to the rebels, says more than 10,000 Kachin refugees have fled to the Chinese border over the past three […]

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China Denies Blocking Refugees From Burmese Fighting

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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China is denying charges that its border guards have turned back hundreds of refugees who are fleeing a Burmese government assault on ethnic rebels in northern Burma. More than 1,000 Kachin villagers have massed near the Chinese border seeking to escape from the fighting, which began late last week. A witness tells VOA that most […]

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China Faces Pressure to Admit Refugees From Burmese Fighting

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights group wants governments to press China to open its border to hundreds of refugees who are fleeing a Burmese government assault on ethnic rebels in northern Burma. More than 1,000 Kachin villagers have massed near the Chinese border seeking to escape from the fighting, which began late last week. A witness tells […]

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Thousands Flee Fighting in Burma

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing deadly clashes between Burmese government forces and ethnic minority rebels near the country’s border with China. Rights groups say about 2,000 Burmese villagers have fled their homes, most of them crossing into China. However, reports say thousands of others attempting to enter China were rejected by Chinese border guards and […]

Thousands Flee Fighting in Burma

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are fleeing deadly clashes between Burmese government forces and ethnic minority rebels near the country’s border with China. Rights groups say about 2,000 Burmese villagers have fled their homes, most of them crossing into China. However, reports say thousands of others attempting to enter China were rejected by Chinese border guards and […]

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