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President Peter Maurer, who has been in office for just 100 days. Maurer, a former diplomat, told Swiss journalists that it was not easy to get this idea across in the current climate where humanitarian action is being politicised and politics is
Victoria Morgan in Geneva , swissinfo.ch As a humanitarian agency, the International Committee for the Red Cross has carved out a niche for itself compared with its competitors, but a look inside the unusual organisation can reveal many paradoxes.
He struck a unique deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, fought what he viewed as excesses in the U.S. "war on terror", compiled reports that exposed U.S. mistreatment of detainees in Iraq, and fought for inmates' rights at Guantanamo...The
Six army officers including a general, two colonels, three first-Lieutenant and 33 soldiers of Syrian regime forces have defected to the Free Syrian army
The Red Cross president says hundreds of civilians are trapped in the Syrian city of Homs and aid workers cannot reach them because of the fighting. Jakob Kellenberger says the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent
The Red Cross has won permission to visit a second prison in Syria as fighting continues unchecked in some areas and 1.5 million people now struggle to meet basic needs for food, water, shelter, power and sanitation, officials said Tuesday.
The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has gained permission to visit a second Syrian prison later this month and is rapidly scaling up other aid efforts in Syria. President Jakob Kellenberger says the Red Cross will visit a
Wednesday to help improve the humanitarian situation in the unrest-torn country, a Chinese official said...Jakob Kellenberger thanked China for the donation, and said the money would be mainly used to purchase food and medical care.
A military-diplomatic source told Ria-Novosti news on Thursday that a Russian warship will dock at the Syrian port of Tartus before planned exercises close to Syrian coast. The Smetlivy guided-missile destroyer will remain in the
p>"We are staying in Homs tonight in the hope of entering Baba Amr in the very near future," he said in a statement. Meanwhile, the group and its Syrian sister organization would help those families that have fled Baba Amr,