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Sudan orders Red Cross to suspend humanitarian work

Sudanese authorities have ordered the Red Cross to suspend its activities, the organisation said Saturday, in the latest restriction to be placed on foreign aid workers in the country. "We have received an official letter from the HAC (Humanitarian……

Red Cross seeks virtual consequences for gamers who commit virtual war crimes

Should gamers be punished for committing virtual war crimes during gameplay? The Red Cross thinks so. The International Committee of the Red Cross says it wants to work with video game developers to show the consequences of players’ actions if they commit virtual torture, harm civilians or prisoners, attack medical…

Red Cross: 69 dead, 63 missing in Nairobi shopping mall massacre

At least 69 people are confirmed to have been killed and 63 more recorded missing in an ongoing Nairobi shopping mall siege, Kenya Red Cross said Monday. The 63 recorded missing are thought to include both hostages still being held by Islamist militants fighting Kenyan troops inside the complex, as…

Red Cross defends keeping Guantanamo detainee records confidential

The pre-trial hearing on the five suspected 9/11 plotters continued Tuesday…  …

Militants attacked Red Cross office in Afghanistan

Militants attacked a Red Cross office in Jalalabad city, east Afghanistan, on Wednesday, officials said, with gunfire erupting in the area. “Initial information shows that at least two gunmen have taken position inside the office of the Red Cross and gunfire is continuing, there has also been an explosion,” provincial…

Syria forces ‘kill 58 civilians,’ Red Cross calls for truce

DAMASCUS — Syrian forces killed 58 civilians Tuesday as they blitzed the city of Homs and a village in Idlib province, monitors said, as the Red Cross sought a truce to deliver aid and the UN demanded access for humanitarian workers. The latest killings came as Russia, a key ally…

Red Cross calls for halt to Syrian violence to deliver humanitarian aid

The Red Cross said Monday it was in talks with the Syrian authorities and rebels to halt the violence so that it can deliver aid, amid calls to allow women and children out of the besieged city of Homs. President Bashar al-Assad, meanwhile, again accused foreigners of funding and arming…

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