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  1. July 13, 2011

    Tragedy if South Sudan is forgotten

    From Mr Andrew Wigley. Sir, While reading Sir John Holmes’ analysis of what is needed for South Sudan to succeed as an...

  2. July 7, 2011

    South Sudan needs our support to succeed

    The launch of a new state should be a time for optimism. But South Sudan will emerge into deeply troubled waters when it...

  1. January 13, 2011

    OFT ‘urges’ insurers to comply with competition law

    The Office of Fair Trading believes there are a number of analytical tools that could enable price fixing among insurers and...

  2. January 11, 2011

    A sign of the (good) times?

    From Mr Rob Baston. Sir, With reference to the letter from John Holmes (“How wonderful to see a great name still...

  3. January 4, 2011

    How wonderful to see a great name still represented

    From Mr John Holmes. Sir, Delighted to see that the City can still provide a home for so many “Hoares” and that they occupy...

  4. May 12, 2010

    Niger is on brink of food shortages

    Millions of people in Niger are at risk of running short of food, relief agencies have warned, as high prices and a lack of...

  5. May 11, 2010

    Niger faces food crisis

    Women in southern Niger wait to receive baby food from a UN-backed operation aimed at fighting malnutrition among children...

  6. February 18, 2010

    UN seeks to retain Chad peacekeeping force

    Alain Le Roy, the United Nations peacekeeping chief, will travel to Chad next week to try to persuade its government not to...

  7. January 14, 2010

    Disaster teams arrive in Haiti

    The first disaster relief teams arrived in Haiti yesterday as the country's president said a huge earthquake that struck his...

  8. January 12, 2010

    Disaster teams arrive in Haiti as fears grow for survivors

    Traumatised Haitians slept in parks and streets, fearing aftershocks from the catastrophic earthquake that flattened homes...

  9. October 2, 2009

    Sumatra earthquake death toll rises

    Zulkifli, a Jakarta-based train driver, was stunned into silence when he arrived yesterday in Lubuk Alung, his home village....

  10. October 1, 2009

    Indonesia steps up rescue efforts

    Indonesian authorities on Friday continued their rescue and relief operations for the victims of an earthquake in West...

  11. September 19, 2009

    Calls for probe of telecoms tie-up

    Consumer groups are calling for an investigation into plans by France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom to merge their UK mobile...

  12. July 13, 2009

    Pakistan's displaced return to Swat

    Truck owners across Pakistan's North West Frontier Province were yesterday inundated with bookings as more than 2m people...

  13. July 13, 2009

    Pakistan's displaced return to Swat valley

    Truck owners across Pakistan's North West Frontier Province were yesterday inundated with bookings as more than 2m people...

  14. July 12, 2009

    Pakistan’s displaced return to Swat Valley

    Truck owners across Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province were inundated with bookings on Sunday as more than 2m people...

  15. June 15, 2009

    Policy on Sudan pays off after aid agency move

    The Sudanese government's decision to allow three expelled aid agencies to return to Darfur is a sign that the Obama...

  16. June 14, 2009

    Sudan policy pays off as aid returns

    The Sudanese government’s decision to allow three expelled aid agencies to return to Darfur is a sign that the Obama...

  17. May 11, 2009

    Sri Lanka turns into a ‘bloodbath’, says UN

    The United Nations said fighting over the weekend in Sri Lanka that killed hundreds was a “bloodbath” it had earlier warned...

  18. The World

    April 27, 2009

    Sri Lanka's terrible conflict

    It is remarkable how little attention the war in Sri Lanka is getting. Londoners are probably dimly aware that something is...

  19. April 27, 2009

    Sri Lanka rejects rebel offer of ceasefire

    Sri Lanka's separatist Tamil Tiger rebels yesterday declared a unilateral ceasefire to end what they said was "an...

  20. April 26, 2009

    Sri Lanka rejects rebel offer of ceasefire

    Sri Lanka’s separatist Tamil Tiger rebels declared a unilateral ceasefire on Sunday to end what they said was “an...

  21. February 20, 2009

    UN plea over end of Sri Lanka war

    The UN's most senior humanitarian official appealed to the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels to protect civilians ....

  22. February 20, 2009

    UN appeal as Sri Lanka war enters endgame

    The United Nations' most senior humanitarian official has appealed to the Sri Lankan government and ethnic Tamil rebels to...

  23. February 19, 2009

    UN urges civilian protection in Sri Lanka

    The United Nations’ most senior humanitarian official has appealed to the Sri Lankan government and ethnic Tamil rebels to...

  24. February 19, 2009

    Refugees adrift amid shifting alliances

    The last time Yvonne Mukana, 28, saw Rwanda was nearly 15 years ago, when a tenth of the population of the country where...

  25. February 18, 2009

    Rwandan refugees adrift as alliances shift

    The last time Yvonne Mukana, 28, saw Rwanda was nearly 15 years ago, when a tenth of the population of the country where she...

  26. January 29, 2009

    Arab states want action on alleged war crimes

    Arab states will urge the United Nations Security Council to examine evidence that could lead to indictments against Israeli...

  27. October 8, 2008

    Government bail-outs could hit aid agencies

    Aid agencies fear huge government bail-outs to ease the global financial crisis will hit their funding at a time when...

  28. July 28, 2008

    Silk City signifies sell signal on oil

    From Mr John Holmes. Sir, The peak of every speculative bubble is always marked by some extraordinary event that...

  29. July 26, 2008

    Burma cyclone aid cash lost to regime, says UN

    International aid money sent to Burma's cyclone victims is being lost as a result of the junta's foreign exchange...

  30. July 26, 2008

    Burma aid cash lost to regime, says UN

    International aid money sent to Burma's cyclone victims is being lost as a result of the junta's foreign exchange...

  31. July 25, 2008

    Burma aid lost to regime

    They quoted John Holmes, the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief, as describing the loss as “a serious problem” that he had...

  32. June 7, 2008

    Aid agencies warn of severe mass hunger in Zimbabwe

    International aid agencies in Zimbabwe yesterday suspended their operations, warning that millions of Zimbabweans were now...

  33. May 18, 2008

    UN chief invited to Burma after cyclone

    Burma’s military rulers have invited Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, to visit the country for talks, amid...

  34. May 12, 2008

    UN taskforce set for action on food crisis

    The United Nations food crisis taskforce will meet for the first time in New York today, under the chairmanship of Ban...

  35. May 9, 2008

    Burma defies calls to let aid workers in

    Burma’s ruling junta was on Friday night locked in a stand-off with the international community after flatly refusing to...

  36. The World

    May 3, 2008

    Food prices, political unrest and Jeff Sachs

    I went to a couple of meetings this week where the food crisis was discussed. At Chatham House on Monday John Holmes, the...

  37. April 30, 2008

    UN seeks Arab boost for aid

    The United Nations is trying to nudge the rich countries of the Gulf into channelling more foreign aid through...

  38. April 30, 2008

    UN task force set up to tackle global crisis

    The United Nations yesterday announced establishment of a task force to combat the world food crisis, describing a dramatic...

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