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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

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  • Two more top separatist leaders abandon eastern Ukraine battle

    Two more top leaders from the armed insurrection in eastern Ukraine resigned Thursday as government forces closed in on the last two strongholds of the 4-month-old uprising. Igor Girkin, who reportedly bragged of shooting down a Ukrainian jet on the day...
  • Ukraine says it destroyed military vehicles that crossed from Russia

    Ukraine's president said Friday that the country's forces destroyed "a significant part" of a Russian military convoy that crossed into Ukrainian territory during the night, a charge denied by Russia. The accusation came amid escalating tension over a...
  • Syria: Seven Red Cross workers abducted, aid group says

    Syria: Seven Red Cross workers abducted, aid group says
    BEIRUT -- Gunmen waylaid a humanitarian convoy in northern Syria on Sunday and abducted seven people working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the aid group said. It was the latest in a series of kidnappings of both foreign nationals...
  • Syria says civilians evacuated from embattled Damascus suburb

    Syria says civilians evacuated from embattled Damascus suburb
    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...
  • Four kidnapped Red Cross, Red Crescent workers released in Syria

    Four kidnapped Red Cross, Red Crescent workers released in Syria
    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...
  • Ex-U.S. Marine released after being held by Colombian rebels

    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...
  • Syrian rebel stronghold pounded by government shelling

    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...
  • Force-feeding — Guantanamo's shame

    Force-feeding — Guantanamo's shame
    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...
  • First woman to lead Central African Republic faces daunting task

    First woman to lead Central African Republic faces daunting task
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Lawmakers in the Central African Republic on Monday elected the country's first female leader, Catherine Samba-Panza, as interim president to take on the daunting job of halting sectarian killings, stabilizing a paralyzed...
  • Brazil exhumes remains of leftist president deposed in 1964 coup

    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,...
  • Relatives search for Japan quake victims under chaotic conditions

    Relatives search for Japan quake victims under chaotic conditions
    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...