| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:17 AM
BEIRUT -- Three kidnapped International Committee of the Red Cross staff members and a volunteer from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were released Monday, a day after they were seized in northern Syria, ICRC officials said.
Three other Red Cross workers...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
BEIRUT — Syrian officials said Sunday that authorities working with the Red Crescent had overseen the evacuation of 3,000 women and children from a battleground suburb of Damascus to temporary shelters outside the war zone.
The government said the...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:50 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian rebels have freed former U.S. Marine Kevin Scott Sutay after holding him hostage since June, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross, which handled the release.
Sutay was backpacking in eastern Guaviare...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:59 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President João Goulart on Thursday to investigate whether he may have been murdered by the military dictatorship that deposed him in 1964.
Goulart died in exile in Argentina in 1976,...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Heavy shelling pounded the besieged Syrian town of Qusair on Monday, killing at least three civilians and injuring several more, as government forces made another attempt to storm the strategic junction, according to opposition activists in and near the...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The departing head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan warned Monday that the country's civilians live in more peril today than when started his job seven years earlier....
| Oct 29, 2012
| 3:03 AM
“reFramed” is a feature showcasing fine art photography and vision-forward photojournalism. It is curated by Los Angeles Times staff photographer Barbara Davidson. twitter@photospice Alessio Romanzi was born in Colle Sant'Angelo, a small...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The Red Cross lamented Thursday that the deepening crisis in Syria has barred it from helping many of those in need, even as it steps up its efforts. “We can’t cope with the worsening of the situation,” International Committee of the Red...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
At least 106 of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention center are reported to be on hunger strike, with 45 currently being force-fed.
A recently published report by the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment, to which we...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:51 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- President Barack Obama has signed a covert directive authorizing U.S. support for Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday.
The secret order, referred to as an intelligence...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 6:03 PM
The lists name survivors housed in evacuation centers, long printed lists hanging from bulletin boards in buildings that usually serve as culture halls, junior high schools and city government headquarters.
Then there are the makeshift notes, written...