| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
As a standoff ensued between Russia and Ukraine over a massive aid convoy dispatched from Moscow, the United Nations on Wednesday sharply increased its estimate of the death toll from four months' of fighting in eastern Ukraine.
A spokeswoman for the U....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:05 AM
KIEV Ukraine said Wednesday that any foreign humanitarian aid will have to be delivered by the International Committee of the Red Cross, dealing a blow to a large Russian convoy en route to the country's embattled east.
Any form of humanitarian aid...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The Kremlin's rush to get a massive aid convoy to civilians trapped in eastern Ukraine has confronted the Kiev government with the dubious choice of appearing insensitive as it delays delivery to inspect the cargo or letting through unchecked goods that...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Russia's emergency services ministry dispatched a 280-truck convoy said to be carrying humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday while officials in Kiev warned that Russian military vehicles and personnel won't be allowed through the border.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:03 PM
The presidents of Russia and Ukraine announced agreement Monday on a plan to get aid to civilians trapped in embattled eastern Ukraine after Moscow agreed to submit to International Committee of the Red Cross oversight and the participation of Western...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A recent report on the violence in Gaza refers to Hamas' demand that Israel end its blockade of Gaza but neglects to mention that this is not a demand from Hamas alone ("Israel says truce over after soldier apparently captured," Aug. 1).
| Aug 4, 2014
Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa more than two dozen times over the past 40 years, and they have been brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Ebola outbreaks have occurred in Africa on more than two dozen occasions over the past 40 years, and it was brought under control every time. This was possible thanks to reliable techniques, such as preventing direct contact with infected persons and...
| Jul 27, 2014
| 9:28 PM
Frustration mounted as both Israel and Palestinian militants ignored each other's unilateral truce declarations Sunday, casting doubt on international efforts to bring the deadly warfare in the Gaza Strip to an end.
After initially approving a 24-hour...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:21 AM
A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress.
The Libyan state news agency, LANA,...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:14 PM
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...