Morgan Tsvangirai's decision to seek shelter at the Dutch embassy hours after announcing his withdrawal from Zimbabwe's runoff presidential election signals the collapse of organized efforts to unseat President Robert Mugabe.
A number of Christians kidnapped on Saturday night by an extremist Islamic group in Pakistan have been released, reports Christian group CLAAS-UK. The Christians were kidnapped by the Lashkar-e-Islam (the Army of Islam) from Academy Town (NWFP) in the north-western area of Peshawar during a prayer meeting on 21 June 2008.
Divers entered a huge capsized ferry on Tuesday but reported finding no survivors among the bodies inside, Philippine officials said, all but dashing hopes that some of the more than 700 people still missing from the weekend catastrophe would be found alive.
Just over a week ago, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article about a unique homeless man. This man works at a low-skilled job, and it only pays $20 a day. He lives in a tunnel and knows the best spots in town to obtain free food.
Seven weeks after huge swaths of Burma were savaged by a cyclone and tidal wave, a new and remarkable citizen movement is delivering emergency supplies to survivors neglected by the military government's haphazard relief effort.
Women and children have been hit especially hard in Iraq's refugee crisis, often forced to beg and in some cases turn to prostitution to provide for their families because so many men have been killed, a report said Friday.
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"I've lived here long enough," Jian says later, as she walks beside a brilliant-green barley field, stopping a few times to pick yellow blossoms from wild medicinal plants that she used to spend hours gathering to sell at market. "I want to see other places and do other things. Here, nothing changes."
Baptist former prisoner of conscience Zaur Balaev, who was freed on 19 March after being held for nearly a year for leading his congregation, was summoned and threatened with a new prison term in early May, he told Forum 18 News Service on 12 June from his home village of Aliabad in the north-western region of Zakatala in Azerbaijan.
Many Iraqi Christians have found safe refuge in the Swedish city of Sodertalje, but the welcome mat may not be out for long. Since the start of the war in March 2003, Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution from Islamic militants have set out with Sodertalje in mind, with around 100 arriving each month.