Asia Pacific

Fretilin leads preliminary results in East Timor elections, UN reports

The party that led East Timor's fight for independence is standing at the front of the preliminary results of the territory's historic elections, according to early reports from the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) released today.

UNHCR resumes screening of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has resumed the joint screening of thousands of Afghans in northwest Pakistan, following a meeting with senior Pakistani officials to address the deportation of several families last week, a spokesman for the agency said today.

UN electoral mission in Fiji reports no significant problems after weeklong vote

Following Fiji's weeklong elections, the United Nations Electoral Mission there has reported that no significant problems have compromised the overall integrity of the voting process.