refugee exodus

Six Tibetans arrested in Nepal as refugee exodus continues


January 3rd, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 3 (IANS) Police have arrested a group of six Tibetans who escaped into northern Nepal from Tibet, less than a fortnight after a WikiLeaks expose said China was paying Nepal's ... Read more...

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Pakistani military winding down operations in northwest (Lead)


June 26th, 2009 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The Pakistani military Friday seemed to be winding down its 61-day anti-Taliban operations in Swat and two other districts of the northwest and was focusing on mopping ... Read more...

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Over 70 Taliban killed in Pakistan’s northwest


June 10th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) After making considerable headway against the Taliban in three districts of the country's troubled northwest, the military has opened up another front in the Bannu district, killing ... Read more...

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Another aide of radical cleric Sufi Muhammad held


June 9th, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 9 (IANS) Another aide of radical cleric Sufi Muhammad, who had brokered a controversial peace deal with the Taliban in Pakistan's troubled northwest and whose violation prompted the military ... Read more...

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Refugees from northwest can settle anywhere in Pakistan: PM


May 26th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Millions of refugees who have fled Pakistan's restive northwest following the military's anti-Taliban operations can settle anywhere in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilnai declared here ... Read more...

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Pakistani forces retake Mingora airport


May 26th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) Pakistani forces have captured the airport in Mingora, Swat's largest city, as the military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's restive northwest entered their second month Tuesday. The security ... Read more...

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Swat conflict triggers largest, swiftest refugee exodus: UNHCR


May 22nd, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) The Pakistani military's anti-Taliban operations in the country's troubled northwest has triggered the largest and swiftest refugee exodus anywhere in the world in recent times, says the ... Read more...

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