Ethnic Kachin refugees fleeing an intensifying civil war in northern Myanmar have entered southwestern China and are living in hotels and the homes of family members and friends.
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COLORADO SPRINGS (Reuters) - A wildfire raging near some of Colorado's most popular tourist sites grew suddenly more ferocious on Tuesday, forcing 32,000 people from their homes, prompting evacuations from the U.S. Air Force Academy and swallowing numerous houses at the edge of Colorado Springs.
The UN said Saturday that thousands of Ivorian civilians have fled to the southwestern town of Tai after seven UN peacekeepers and eight civilians were killed Friday in raids on villages in the area, which lies near the Liberian border.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Andreas and Emilia Karabalis, who are both 80, feared their bank in Greece would collapse, so they withdrew their 80,000 euros ($100,000) savings and stashed it at home for safety.
MUNGYEONG, South Korea (Reuters) - A year ago, South Korean executive Chung Man-gyoo spent weekdays driving his Hyundai Grandeur sedan through the jammed streets of Seoul to his suburban office. At...
The number of Kurds fleeing to Iraq from Syria has so far been small, but if Syria’s largest ethnic minority were to unite, it could shift the momentum against President Bashar al-Assad.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Defeated Syrian rebels abandoned their shattered stronghold in Homs, giving way to a 26-day army assault on a city that had become a symbol of the year-long revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.
Hundreds of Christians are fleeing northern Nigeria after armed gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram carried out attacks in four states against Christian churches and shops that left at least 37 people dead, witnesses said Saturday.
The UN humanitarian co-ordinator for South Sudan told Reuters on Monday that between 20,000 and 50,000 people have fled the newly-formed nation to escape the ongoing tribal warfare. South Sudan became independent in July 2011.
Financial institutions around the world are getting rid of holdings in European government debt and spurning new bond issues, raising fear of a credit crisis.
Thousands of civilians have fled an increasingly desperate humanitarian situation in the coastal city of Sirte, where forces loyal to the National Transitional Council have launched another assault to capture Muammar Gaddafi's last major stronghold.
On the same day that a federal judge upheld most provisions of a strict immigration-enforcement law in Alabama, frightened Hispanics began moving out of Albertville in the northern part of the state.
Hundreds of Libyan civilians fled the besieged city of Sirte in packed vehicles as the battle for control of Muammar Gaddafi's hometown continued on Sunday. The Red Cross has warned that the city is facing a dangerous lack of medical supplies.
Hundreds fled a town in northern Syria on Wednesday that appeared to be the next target of a military seeking to crush a three-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
Syrian security forces continued to bombard the town of Jisr al-Shoughour on Saturday as people struggled to escape, residents said.
Hundreds of residents fled across the border into Turkey, heightening fears of a refugee crisis and a widening crackdown.
Most people in the vicinity of the Wallow Fire are frantically packing, but a few are hunkering down.
More than 150,000 people have fled the fertile Abyei border region between northern and southern Sudan after recent clashes there. The UN said Friday it would send a human rights expert to the area to assess the “deteriorating situation".