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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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