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17 Sep 2013 description
report The Irrawaddy

Near South Korea’s main international airport, the national government is constructing a type of building never seen before in this country—a large complex capable of accommodating more than 1,000 refugee applicants.

21 Jun 2011 description
report The Irrawaddy

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN

BANGKOK - on June 7, the day after 96 Pakistani Ahmadiyah refugees and asylum seekers were freed on bail in what was hailed as a landmark new departure in Thailand's dealings with refugees, six other Pakistani asylum seekers and one refugee were arrested in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok.

08 Sep 2010 description
report The Irrawaddy

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN

SINDH PROVINCE, PAKISTAN-The bridge leads out of Sukkur to the town of Larkana, a two-hour drive to the northwest and closer to the restive province of Balochistan, home to a long-running separatist movement and, more recently, to elements of al-Qaeda and the Tehrik-e-Taliban.

However, the turmoil caused by the monsoon floods has brought great grief and trouble to towns and cities that were relatively calm.

Coming downhill over the ramp of the bridge, a crowd of around 300 mainly men and boys were blocking half the road, fists raised and pointing toward …

08 Sep 2010 description
report The Irrawaddy

By SIMON ROUGHNEEN

SINDH PROVINCE, PAKISTAN-The bridge leads out of Sukkur to the town of Larkana, a two-hour drive to the northwest and closer to the restive province of Balochistan, home to a long-running separatist movement and, more recently, to elements of al-Qaeda and the Tehrik-e-Taliban.

However, the turmoil caused by the monsoon floods has brought great grief and trouble to towns and cities that were relatively calm.

Coming downhill over the ramp of the bridge, a crowd of around 300 mainly men and boys were blocking half the road, fists raised and pointing toward whatever …