The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Saturday that five of its Afghan staff were kidnapped by a local armed group two days ago in the western province of Herat.
Ahmed Elumami and Ayman al-Warfalli Separate groups of gunmen in Libya shoot dead a Swiss national working for the Red Cross, fire a grenade at the prime minister's office and attempt to kill a renegade general.
Peter Beaumont, Mona Mahmoud Syrian authorities have blocked the Red Cross from entering the Baba Amr district of Homs, where civilians have endured days of fierce fighting, amid reports that soldiers and armed gangs have been...
The body of a British Red Cross worker held captive in Pakistan since January has been found in an orchard, his throat slit and a note attached to his body saying he was killed because no ransom was...
Maria L. La Ganga Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has pledged at least $114 million to fight Ebola.
Rod Mac Johnson Researchers around the world are scrambling to beat the tropical fever as Havana sends more nurses and doctors to Liberia and Guinea to join the fight to stop the deadly virus.
Hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner in the Mediterranean have disembarked in Cyprus, after hours of refusing to budge and demanding to be taken to Italy.
About a million people have visited Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, on its first weekend despite bad weather.
Fourteen Pakistani detainees were released from US custody in Bagram Prison in Afghanistan and repatriated to Pakistan on Saturday, a Pakistani legal firm representing some of the prisoners said.
Rupam Jain Nair Floods that have killed 450 people in India and Pakistan began to recede on Wednesday giving rescue teams a chance to evacuate thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in 50 years in...
Nick Miller, London Prime Minister Tony Abbot is planning to visit Ukraine, according to the country's president.
Abu Arqam Naqash and Adnan Abidi The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticising Indian and Pakistani...
Dave Tacon Mongolia was once a land of nomads but a cache of lucrative minerals lies beneath its steppes. Dave Tacon reports on a nation in flux.
Cameron Atfield A Queensland doctor, who joined a Red Cross effort to help battle west Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak, has spoken of the paranoia gripping health workers in the virus zone.
Nidal al-Mughrabi The Israeli military has responded with air strikes across the Gaza Strip after militants launched rockets from the Palestinian enclave at the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.
Adrian Croft and Sergei Karpukhin President Vladimir Putin said on Monday Russia is sending an aid convoy to eastern Ukraine despite urgent Western warnings against using humanitarian help as a pretext for an invasion.
Neil MacFarquhar An enormous convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid leaves Moscow as NATO chief says there's a 'high probability' Russia will intervene militarily and Ukraine says there are even more troops than...
A convoy of 262 Russian trucks is rolling toward the Ukrainian border as Kiev vowed to block the aid mission from its territory over fears it was a ploy to bolster pro-Kremlin rebels.
Roland Oliphant Ukraine accused Moscow of mounting a cynical attempt to incite a pro-Russian rebellion on Wednesday, as uncertainty surrounded a 262-truck "aid convoy" that appeared to grind to a halt before...
Roland Oliphant A column of armoured vehicles and military trucks crossed the border from Russia into Ukraine on Thursday, in the first confirmed sighting of such an incident by Western journalists.