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British Red Cross worker found dead in Pakistan


April 29th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) The decapitated and bullet-riddled body of a 60-year-old Briton working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, has been found in Pakistan's Quetta city, three ... Read more...

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Hindu journalist wins first prize for Humanitarian Reporting


October 19th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Aman Sethi of The Hindu Wednesday won the first prize of Rs.50,000 in the Humanitarian Reporting awards instituted by the ICRC and the Press Institute ... Read more...

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Thousands of Bangladeshis stranded in Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 2 (IANS) Over 15,000 Bangladeshis are stranded in Libyan capital Tripoli, while the government has received distress messages from 45,000 more working in other parts of the North ... Read more...

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Custodial violations a betrayal of Kashmiris: Activists


December 17th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Custodial violations in Kashmir are a betrayal of the hopes and sentiments of the people of Kashmir and the guilty should be punished, rights activists said Friday ... Read more...

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ICRC refrains from commenting on WikiLeaks’ Kashmir expose (Lead)


December 17th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross Friday declined to comment on a leaked diplomatic cable on custodial violence in Kashmir, stating that it was an "internal ... Read more...

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ICRC claims Pak flood victims’ resentment hurting aid effort


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva, Sept 3 (ANI): The International Committee of the Red Cross has said that flood victims in Pakistan are "resentful about not getting enough aid" and this may hamper the aid efforts.So ... Read more...

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International Red Cross warns of landmine risk due to floods in Pak


September 1st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 1 (ANI): The International Red Cross has warned that floodwaters in Pakistan have dislodged and carried landmines to places previously deemed safe, increasing risks to the population."Since the beginning ... Read more...

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Red Cross confirms that there is a secret jail in Bagram, Afghanistan


May 12th, 2010 - 2:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bagram, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Red Cross has discovered that there is indeed a secret jail in Bagram, which is located in Afghanistan. Red Cross officials said to the BBC that ... Read more...

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FARC rebels release Colombian soldier after one year


March 29th, 2010 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 29 (DPA) Colombian rebels followed through Sunday on the release of a soldier they had taken prisoner nearly a year ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross said (ICRC). The ... Read more...

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Red Cross prepares for release of two soldiers held by Colombia’s FARC


March 25th, 2010 - 3:57 am ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday that is preparing to facilitate the release of two soldiers currently held by FARC rebels and the ... Read more...

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Red Cross says French staff member kidnapped in Chad released


February 9th, 2010 - 1:47 am ICT by BNO News
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) – The International Red Cross on Monday said one of its staff members, Laurent Maurice, was released after three months in captivity.Maurice, a French national, was abducted in ... Read more...

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Shortages become acute on ground in Haiti (Second Lead)


January 15th, 2010 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 15 (DPA) Time was rapidly running out to find survivors from the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti this week, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Friday. Haiti woke ... Read more...

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Organizations Plans Relief For Survivors Of Haiti Earthquake


January 13th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Haiti, Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The strong earthquake jolts that had shaken Haiti and claimed the life of several people, has completely devastated the region. As per the reports, it ... Read more...

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British diplomats failed in securing safe surrender of LTTE leaders


May 23rd, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): British diplomats' plans to secure the safe surrender of two senior LTTE leaders of the political wing backfired as they were reportedly killed by the Sri Lankan Army ... Read more...

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LTTE political wing leaders asked to surrender were shot dead


May 20th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Army has been reportedly accused of killing two senior LTTE leaders of the political wing, who were trapped in the war zone and wanted to ... Read more...

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US asks Sri Lanka to share power with Tamils, Sinhalese


May 20th, 2009 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 20 (IANS) Welcoming the cessation of fighting in Sri Lanka, the US has asked Colombo "to heal the wounds of the conflict" by working out new power sharing ... Read more...

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Somali Red Crescent compound hit by mortar


April 14th, 2009 - 10:08 pm ICT by admin
GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- A compound housing a limb-fitting center of the Somali Red Crescent Society in Mogadishu was hit by a mortar on Monday, according to the International Committee of the ... Read more...

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Hillary Clinton discusses Sri Lanka crisis with Rajapaksa


March 13th, 2009 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday discussed the current situation in Sri Lanka with President Mahinda Rajapaksa over telephone and acknowledged that the island nation was "now ... Read more...

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Allow Red Cross to evacuate civilians, India tells Sri Lanka


March 1st, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) India Sunday appealed to the Sri Lankan government to use the ceasefire offer by the Tamil Tigers to allow organisations like the International Committee of the Red Cross ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka jets pound LTTE targets, toll exceeds 150


April 24th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin
By P. Karunakharan Colombo, April 24 (IANS) Sri Lankan jets Thursday pounded suspected Tamil Tiger targets as the military said that the death toll from Wednesday bloodiest battle in the island's northern Jaffna ... Read more...

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Taliban frees German, four Afghan hostages


November 14th, 2007 - 2:00 am ICT by admin
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