Lebanon warns refugees against returning to Syria

Lebanon`s interior ministry Saturday warned all Syrian refugees registered in the country not to go back to Syria as of Sunday, threatening that those who leave "will be deprived of their refugee status".

103 countries to attend Sri Lankan youth conference

A total of 103 countries have confirmed their participation in the World Conference on Youth (WCY) to be hosted by Sri Lanka next month, the country`s youth ministry stated Tuesday.

UN, India working on guidelines on safety for school students

The event brought together 13 UN agencies working on disaster risk reduction in India.

Rights groups: Spike in Israeli settler violence

Militant Israeli settlers in the West Bank have stepped up attacks on Palestinians in recent years, human rights groups and UN agencies said.

Pakistan situation still critical: UN agencies

The UNHCR says the flood situation was worse in Pakistan`s Sindh province.

UN agencies fear escalation in Kyrgyz `ethnic tinderbox`

UN agencies said on Tuesday they feared
an escalation in fighting in Kyrgyzstan, warning of an "ethnic
tinderbox" in the region after an estimated 2,75,000 people
fled their homes in less than a week.

Haiti unable to explain death toll of 230,000

Haiti`s government says 230,000 people died in the January 12 earthquake - as many as the 2004 Asian tsunami killed in a dozen nations - but it remains unclear who is doing the counting.