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Lithuanian parliament votes to allow mass detention of asylum seekers
World

Lithuanian parliament votes to allow mass detention of asylum seekers

VILNIUS, July 13 (Reuters) – Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday approved the mass detention of migrants and curbed their right of…
Instability in Ethiopia’s Tigary region prompts evacuation of nine Egyptians
Egypt

Instability in Ethiopia’s Tigary region prompts evacuation of nine Egyptians

Egypt announced on Wednesday the evacuation of nine Egyptians stranded in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, which has witnessed days of fierce…
Red Cross trains thousands of North Koreans to help cope with coronavirus, floods
World

Red Cross trains thousands of North Koreans to help cope with coronavirus, floods

SEOUL (Reuters) – The Red Cross has trained 43,000 North Korean volunteers to help communities, including the locked-down city of…
Saudi coalition kills over 100 prisoners in Yemen: ICRC
Middle East

Saudi coalition kills over 100 prisoners in Yemen: ICRC

Airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen have killed more than 100 people held at a detention center, the…
DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city
World

DR Congo urges calm after Ebola case in key city

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have appealed for calm after a preacher fell ill with Ebola in the eastern…
Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aid
World

Venezuela receives second shipment of Red Cross aid

Venezuela Monday received a second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid, including 24 tonnes of medical supplies and generators provided…
Congo’s Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency
Health & Fitness

Congo’s Ebola outbreak might be declared global emergency

GENEVA (AP) — A top Red Cross official said Friday he’s “more concerned than I have ever been” about the…
Cholera cases jump to 138 in Mozambique’s Beira after cyclone
World

Cholera cases jump to 138 in Mozambique’s Beira after cyclone

BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped…
Some 20,000 Iraqis could return from Syria in weeks: Red Cross
Middle East

Some 20,000 Iraqis could return from Syria in weeks: Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) – Around 20,000 Iraqis in Syria, including women and children who fled Islamic State’s last enclave, are expected…
Red Cross says it is ready to play role in Yemeni prisoner swap
Middle East

Red Cross says it is ready to play role in Yemeni prisoner swap

  GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it was ready to play…
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