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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • June 2011 Program Guide

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1 PARANORMAL SKEPTICISM Was pulmonary illness to blame for the idea of vampires? Are people mistaken when they spot "man-beasts" in the wilderness? Can the same be said for highly-trianed pilots who cross flight paths with UFOs? Joe...
  • As Violence Rages, Syria Holds Referendum

    As Violence Rages, Syria Holds Referendum
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria holds a referendum on Sunday on a new constitution, dismissed by the opposition as a charade amid an intensifying crackdown on the 11-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad. Forces loyal to Assad took the...
  • Red Cross 'can't cope' as Syria crisis worsens, chief says

     
    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...
  • LIBYA: International aid groups scrambling to help refugees from Libya

     
    International aid agencies appealed Friday for help in dealing with a flood of refugees out of violence-wracked Libya, reporting at least 30,000 crossing into Tunisia and Egypt in recent days and anticipation of an escalating exodus. "The arrivals are...
  • SYRIA: Britain, France and Germany pursue EU sanctions against regime

     
    Britain is working with European allies to impose limited sanctions on Syrian leaders in response to the ongoing government suppression of pro-democracy protesters, Foreign Secretary William Hague told Parliament on Tuesday. “We are now working with...
  • Ominous new White House warning on Syria calls the situation a 'humanitarian crisis'; sound familiar?

     
    White House says a humanitarian crisis already exists in Syria. The threat of one was enough to launch the war on Libya in March....