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UN observer mission pulls out of Syria’s Aleppo


August 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 7 (IANS) The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) has temporarily relocated its teams from the restive northern province of Aleppo due to the deteriorating security situation, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Seven Iranian aid workers kidnapped in Libya


August 1st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of seven Iranian aid workers have been kidnapped in Libya's Benghazi city, said an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) official.The seven men, ... Read more...

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Colombia’s rebel group releases two pilots


July 30th, 2012 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 30 (IANS) The rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Sunday released two civilian helicopter pilots kidnapped 20 days ago, said the International Committee of the Red Cross ... Read more...

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French aid worker released in Yemen


July 15th, 2012 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, July 15 (IANS) A French aid worker who was kidnapped by suspected Al Qaeda gunmen three months ago in Yemen has been released, Xinhua reported.Benjamin Malbrancke, a Red Cross ... Read more...

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FARC rebels release French reporter


May 31st, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Florencia (Colombia), May 31 (IANS/EFE) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Wednesday that French war correspondent Romeo Langlois had been released by FARC guerrillas after 33 days ... Read more...

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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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Colombia’s FARC frees 10 captives


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Villavicencio (Colombia), April 3 (IANS/EFE) The last 10 security force members held by Colombia's FARC rebels arrived here Monday after a handover in the jungle to a team from the ... Read more...

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US announces $12 mn humanitarian aid for Syria


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US government Sunday announced an additional $12.2 million in humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's ... Read more...

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Curb wastage, cut pollution to tackle water disputes: experts


February 16th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Curbing wastage, reducing pollution and forming joint platforms to assess geological changes were among the urgent steps needed to tackle the growing conflicts on water ... Read more...

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French woman aid worker kidnapped in Yemen: Report


November 23rd, 2011 - 4:57 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Nov 23 (IANS) A French woman aid worker has been abducted in Yemen, a media report said.Citing Yemeni security officials, French broadcaster RTL said two foreign nationals, including a ... Read more...

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Five years after war, hundreds still missing in Nepal


August 30th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Five years after a decade of civil war ended in Nepal, hundreds of people are still missing with no one punished for the extrajudicial disappearances and ... Read more...

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Millions hit by violence against healthcare personnel


August 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Assaults on healthcare personnel, facilities and vehicles in conflicts leave millions in the world without care just when they need it most.This is the key finding ... 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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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 response on WikiLeaks’ Kashmir revelations soon


December 17th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday it will soon respond to the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables on human rights violations in Kashmir."We are verifying ... 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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Floating explosives threatening people’s lives in Pak’s flooded Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


August 17th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug.17 (ANI): The floods in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region have brought with itself the risk of people getting injured by unexploded bombs and other explosives which were left back during the ... Read more...

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Death toll from Pakistan’s floods reach 1,500


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:14 am ICT by BNO News
PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) – The worst floods in Pakistan's history has killed up to 1,500 people and affected 2.5 million more, being the northwest region of the country the most damaged, ... Read more...

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Lebanese detainees captured in flotilla raid arrive in Lebanon


June 3rd, 2010 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, June 3 (DPA) Two journalists who were among the five Lebanese detainees captured during the Israeli raid on a flotilla carrying aid bound for the Gaza Strip, were released late Wednesday ... Read more...

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Red Cross in trouble over first aid to Taliban


May 26th, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) The Red Cross has come under attack in Afghanistan after media revelations that it has taught basic first aid and even given medical equipment to the Taliban ... 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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Red Cross Confirms Secret Jail: “Black Prison”


May 12th, 2010 - 12:33 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
May 11 (THANDIAN NEWS) Hillary Anderson of the BBC has reported today that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has conformed earlier suspicions that there is a second 'secret' prison ... Read more...

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Calm returns to Kyrgyzstan after uprising


April 9th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek/Moscow/London, April 9 (DPA) Calm returned to the capital of Kyrgyzstan Friday after an uprising toppled President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and led to an interim government installed in his place. Troops, police and civil ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels to release one of the longest held hostages in the world


March 30th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by BNO News
FLORENCIA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two Brazilian helicopters emblazoned with the Red Cross logo took off on Tuesday from the Gustavo Paredes Airport in southern Colombia to pick up one of the ... 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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Tent cities planned as aid groups weigh rebuilding in Haiti


January 23rd, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
By Anne K Walters Washington, Jan 23 (DPA) The hundreds of thousands of people sleeping in the streets in the wake of a magnitude-7 earthquake could find homes in tent cities being planned ... 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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Red Cross launches family-finder website for Haiti quake victims


January 14th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 14 (DPA) The International Committee of the Red Cross launched Thursday a programme and website to help families in Haiti locate missing relatives. "The aim of the family links website is ... Read more...

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UN sends food aid to earthquake-hit Haiti


January 13th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 13 (DPA) The United Nations was preparing to send disaster response teams to Haiti along with needed food aid, officials said Wednesday following a massive earthquake. "Initial reports indicate a large ... Read more...

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Red Cross staff members abducted in eastern Chad


November 10th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by BNO News
N'DJAMENA/GENEVA (BNO NEWS) -- An expatriate staff member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was abducted in eastern Chad on Monday, the organization said on Tuesday.The staff member was ... Read more...

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India’s efforts highly appreciated: Afghanistan’s Red Cross chief


October 11th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Calling the attack on the Indian embassy in Afghanistan "extremely disturbing", Reto Stocker, head of the delegation of the Red Cross in Kabul, is ... Read more...

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PM congratulates Obama for winning Nobel Peace Prize


October 9th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 9(ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday congratulated US President Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009, which he will receive on December 10 ... Read more...

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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for 2009


October 9th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Oslo (Norway), Oct.9 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has been surprisingly given the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 for his extraordinary efforts in strengthening international diplomacy and for taking landmark ... Read more...

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