| 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...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:56 PM
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...
| 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 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,...
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2012
A Palestinian inmate in an Israeli prison who had refused to eat for 71 days resumed his hunger strike Thursday, a prisoners' advocacy group said....
| Jul 16, 2012
Nearly 50 people from the Gaza Strip on Monday were allowed to visit relatives held in Israeli jails for the first time in more than five years....