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...
Dmitry Madorsky Ukraine calls it a 'direct invasion' and NATO a 'blatant breach' of Russia's international commitments, but Kiev will let trucks pass to avoid 'provocation'.
Gordon Rayner, Ruth Sherlock and David Chazan Antonella Ramelli tried to talk her daughter out of travelling to Syria. But had no riposte to her reasons for doing so. Now Greta is feared captured by IS.
Sergei Venyavsky in Izvaryne, Ukraine The West has rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine's rebel-held Luhansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion."
Annie Gowen and Karoun Demirjian Kiev charges that Russian tanks crossed the border aiming to open a new front in the war, while Moscow announces it will send a second aid convoy into the east.
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.
Russia calls claims 'some kind of fantasy' but NATO agrees there was an incursion into Ukraine, while avoiding the term invasion.
Jonathan Fowler The Ebola epidemic is moving faster than authorities can handle and could take six months to bring under control, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said.
The White House has urged Moscow to stop its "extremely dangerous and provocative" attempts to destabilise Ukraine, where tensions have soared again in the past 24 hours.
Thomas Grove Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armoured vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, with which they plan to launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said.
Ukraine on Sunday accused Russia of sending more equipment, including rocket launchers, across the border into the restive east of the country.
Natalia Zinets and Thomas Grove Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in...
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.