Russia to send aid to Ukraine with Red Cross: Putin spokesman

Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with the Ukrainian leader that Moscow will send aid to eastern Ukraine under the aegis of the International Red Cross and in cooperation with Kiev, his spokesman said today.

Red Cross says waiting to start checks of Russian aid convoy

The Red Cross on Sunday said its officials had arrived at an area where a mammoth Russian aid convoy is parked close to Ukraine`s border but were still waiting to start official inspections.

Over 750 sub-Saharan immigrants rescued off Spanish coast

As many as 755 immigrants have been rescued Tuesday by Spain`s maritime rescue services across the Strait of Gibraltar, which separate Spain from North Africa.

Scale up efforts to tackle Ebola crisis: IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Saturday urged an immediate scale-up of efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West African countries.

Gunmen kill at least 29 in two attacks on Kenyan coast

Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Red Cross stops work in Libya after staffer`s murder

The International Committee of the Red Cross has temporarily frozen its operations in Libya to assess the security situation after a Swiss staffer was killed by gunmen, the media reported.

Colombia arrests bus driver after crash kills 31 kids

Colombian authorities have arrested the driver of a bus that crashed and killed 31 children, police said Monday.

Sudan aid suspension having `severe` impact: Red Cross

Sudan`s three-month suspension of aid work by the international Red Cross is having a "severe" impact as armed conflict worsens in the country, the ICRC said on Monday.

Tensions soar in east Ukraine ahead of referendum

Tensions were running at fever pitch in eastern Ukraine today on the eve of an independence referendum, as rebels briefly held several Red Cross staff on suspicion of espionage.

Red Cross says workers detained in east Ukraine freed

Several Red Cross members whom rebels claimed they had detained in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have been released, an official from the organisation in Kiev said today.

Kenya defiant as death toll rises from Nairobi bus attacks

The toll from twin bus bombings in the Kenyan capital has risen to three dead with 86 wounded, the Kenyan Red Cross said Monday as authorities called for nationwide vigilance in the face of increased miliant attacks.

Death toll rises to four in Colombia mine disaster

Rescue workers on Saturday recovered the body of a fourth miner killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, leaving a dozen others still unaccounted for.

Death toll rises to four in Colombia mine disaster

Rescue workers on Saturday recovered the body of a fourth miner killed in a landslide at an illegal gold mine in western Colombia, leaving a dozen others still unaccounted for.

ICRC tries to access detained OSCE inspectors, Ukrainians

The Red Cross insisted Monday that all sides in the Ukraine crisis treat detainees "humanely" and told AFP it was trying to access OSCE inspectors and Ukrainian officers being held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Japan, N Korea discuss return of remains of Japanese war dead

Japanese and North Korean Red Cross officials met in China for the first time since 2012 to work out modalities for the return of the remains of Japanese nationals who died in North Korea during World War II.

Japan mission leaves for talks with North Korea

Japanese government and Red Cross officials left on Sunday for talks in China with their North Korean counterparts in a rare meeting that might help improve frosty relations.

Syrian government seeks to boost cooperation with Red Cross

Syrian Minister for Social Affairs said Tuesday that the government is keen to cooperate with the International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC), state media reported.

13 bodies in Central African Republic mass grave

Red Cross officials in Central African Republic say they`ve retrieved 13 bodies from a mass grave found in the capital last week.

Red Cross chief alarmed by chaotic Homs evacuation

Red Cross chief Peter Maurer voiced alarm Saturday over the chaos surrounding the evacuation from the besieged Syrian city of Homs, urging the warring sides to respect basic humanitarian law.

Death toll in Burundi`s torrential rains rises to 77: Red Cross

Torrential rains and landslides have left at least 77 people dead and about 12,000 displaced in Burundi, the Burundi Red Cross said on Tuesday.