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25,000 evacuated from Syria`s Aleppo so far: Red Cross

25,000 evacuated from Syria`s Aleppo so far: Red Cross

At least 25,000 people have left the bombed-out eastern districts of Syria`s Aleppo since evacuations began last week, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Tuesday.

30 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Members of Spain`s Maritime Safety Agency early on Saturday rescued a third group of migrants from a small boat in the Strait of Gibraltar.

Austrian refugee centre fire was `arson attack`: Police

Arsonists were most likely behind a huge blaze which engulfed a newly-built but still empty refugee centre in northern Austria, police said on Wednesday.

Canadian forest fire still burning out of control

The Red Cross will hand out 600 Canadian dollars per adult and 300 dollars for each of their dependents.

Syrian prisoners in deal to end mutiny - rights activists

A tentative deal has been reached to end a strike in a Syrian prison by nearly 800 mostly political detainees that would eventually lead to the pardon and release of those held without charges, rights groups and activists in touch with inmates said on Monday.

US, Russia in bids to halt fighting in Syria`s Aleppo

US, Russia in bids to halt fighting in Syria`s Aleppo

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Geneva in a bid to restore a nationwide ceasefire in Syria, as Russia said it was working to freeze fighting in Aleppo.

Fourteen killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse

One survivor was pulled from the huge pile of debris shortly after dawn, Kenya Red Cross said, some 10 hours after the building collapsed Friday night and as skies cleared after a night of ferocious storms.

Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya

 An aid convoy entered a besieged Syrian town on Monday where thousands have been trapped without supplies for months and people are reported to have died of starvation.

Aid convoys depart for besieged Syrian town, villages: Red Cross

Aid convoys headed for a besieged Syrian town near the Lebanese border and two villages in the northwest of the country on Monday as part of an agreement between warring sides in areas where thousands of people are trapped, the Red Cross said.

German secret service 'systematically spied' on allies: Report

Germany's secret service "systematically spied" on its allies and various international organisations such as the Red Cross, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.

Deadly explosions rock Maiduguri, NE Nigeria

The "huge explosions" happened yesterday in the Ajilari Cross area of the city, which has been targeted by similar attacks twice in the last month, including on September 20 when at least 117 were killed.

60 mn people in sub-Saharan Africa risk famine: Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned that a series of climatic shocks in 2014 and 2015 had decimated harvests and left many people in Gambia, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe dependent on food aid to survive.

Finnish government condemns racist attack on refugees

Finland`s government condemned a racist protest in which demonstrators -- including one dressed in a Ku Klux Klan outfit -- attacked a bus transporting asylum seekers in the early hours of Friday.

Dutch aid worker freed in Afghanistan after 81 days

A Dutch aid worker who was abducted by unknown gunmen in June in Afghanistan has been freed after being held for 81 days, the Dutch foreign ministry said late Thursday.

North Korea Red Cross agrees to talks on family reunion: South

 The North Korean Red Cross has agreed to working-level talks with its South Korean counterpart early next month on arranging a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, officials said Saturday.

Fighting, air raids kill dozens in Yemen's Taez: Red Cross

Dozens of people, mostly civilians, have been killed in fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's rebel-held third city Taez, seen as the gateway to recapturing the capital.

Red Cross `worried` at abandoned corpses in Yemen war

The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday it was "extremely concerned" by a growing number of corpses being abandoned in the war zones of Yemen.

Red Cross president visits Yemen amid monthslong civil war

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross has arrived in Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa, amid its monthslong civil war.

ICRC head in Sanaa to assess Yemen conflict cost

ICRC head in Sanaa to assess Yemen conflict cost

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross began a three day visit to Yemen on Saturday to assess the dire humanitarian situation in the war-torn country.

Pro-govt forces advance in south Yemen ahead of truce

 Pro-government forces battled retreating rebels on the northern outskirts of Yemen`s second city Aden Sunday ahead of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents.