Red Cross

Ebola continues to spread as fear keeps out help

Adam Nossiter Villagers in Kolo Bengou flee at the sight of a Red Cross truck. When a Westerner passes, villagers cry out, "Ebola, Ebola!" and run away.

Chaos in Libya as gunmen kill Red Cross official and fire grenade at PM's office

Where the grenade attack struck the Libyan government's head offices.

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.

Atrocity claims as Syrians bar Red Cross

A woman holds a machine gun during an anti government slogans in a town in north Syria, Friday, March 2, 2012. Syria has faced mounting international criticism over its bloody crackdown on the uprising, which started with peaceful protests but has become increasingly militarized.

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...

Captive Red Cross worker killed in 'barbaric act'


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...

Israeli ceasefire collapses; Hamas renews rocket attacks

Mourners bury the body of Christian woman Jalila Ayyad, 70, who was killed in an Israeli strike that destroyed her house.

Batsheva Sobelman Hostilities resumed Sunday in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants unleashed rockets at Israel and the Israelis declared an end to a temporary truce.

'No safe place for civilians' in Gaza, says UN, as child death toll reaches 149

A Palestinian family watches as rescuers search in the rubble of homes destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City.

Stephanie Nebehay Palestinian civilians in densely-populated Gaza have no place to hide from Israel's military offensive and children are paying the heaviest price, the United Nations said.

Bomb explosions in Nigeria's Kaduna kill at least 82, ex-leader Buhari targeted

Earlier Boko Haram attack ... Red Cross personnel search for remains at the site of twin bomb explosions in Jos, Nigeria, which killed 100 on May 21.

Garba Muhammed At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting opposition leader and former president Muhammadu Buhari at a busy market and a moderate...

UN shelter in Gaza shelled, killing at least 15

A crater from a shell in the courtyard of the school.

Alexandra Zavis and Batsheva Sobelman Shelter in northern Gaza has been shelled, causing "multiple deaths and injuries," according to a spokesman for the UN refugee agency.

Ukraine PM quits, complicating MH17 probe

Dario Thurburn and Hui Min Neo DONETSK, Ukraine

At least 50 dead in Israeli attack on Gaza district: hospital

A Palestinian woman reacts after the death of her relatives, who medics said were killed in Israeli shelling on Sunday.

At least 50 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighbourhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled for shelter to a hospital packed with wounded,...

MH17 crash: Ukraine military renews assault on rebels in region where airliner was downed

A pro-Russia rebel guards a checkpoint close to the central railway station in Donetsk, Ukraine where fighting has flared up.

Michael Birnbaum and Anthony Faiola Donetsk, Ukraine: The Ukrainian military on Monday renewed its assault on this rebel-held city, even as international investigators in the region were trying to secure the remains of all 298...

Tourist among dozens killed in Kenya

Kenyan police stand beside the wreckage of a burnt-out vehicle after gunmen attacked the police station in Gambe.

Joseph Akwiri in Mombasa Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry said on Sunday, amid reports that a foreign tourist was shot dead in the port city of...

Mother of missing Israeli teenager in UN plea

Children participate in a candlelight vigil for the kidnapped Israeli teenagers in Los Angeles.

Nick Cumming-Bruce Nearly two weeks after the abduction of three Israeli teenagers in the occupied West Bank, the mother of one of them appealed at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for more international action to...

Man blows himself up inside Beirut hotel

Firefighters put out a fire at Duroy hotel following a bomb attack in Beirut.

A man has blown himself up in a Beirut hotel as security forces stormed his room, killing himself and wounding 10 other people, a senior Lebanese official says.

US teen Shannon Conley's jihad ambitions end in arrest at airport

Shannon Conley is accused of trying to fight for violent jihad in Syria.

Trevor Hughes A suburban teenager who practised shooting, sought military training and hoped to join violent jihad against Americans was arrested on the jetway as she tried to board a plane on a one-way trip to...

Philadelphia house fire kills four children

Four children were killed when a fire ripped through a Philadelphia home.

EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS Four children were killed in a fire in Philadelphia that ripped through several row houses early Saturday, the authorities said.

Kenya attack: al-Shabab gunmen kills dozens during World Cup screening

The rubble left behind: A Mpeketoni man surveys the damage to his town.

Drazen Jorgic More than 50 dead after the worst attack by Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist group since the Westgate mall massacre.

Prabowo Subianto: will he be Indonesia's next president?

Dogged by a controversial past: Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto gestures to supporters during a campaign at Andi Mattalata stadium in Makasar this week.

Michael Bachelard His strongman pitch mixes mainstream economic nationalism with a lacing of xenophobia – and not everyone thinks he is fit to be president.

Bomb hits school in ravaged Syrian city

Anne Barnard A barrel bomb has torn into a primary school in the northern city of Aleppo in Syria just as an exhibit of children's art was about to open, killing at least 18 people, including 10 students,...

Serbian embassy opens fund-raising account after devastating floods

Ben Westcott Fund-raising has begun at the Serbian embassy in Canberra, as Serbia faces the worst floods in a century, which have left dozens dead and thousands more homeless.