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Egypt says Yemen prisoner swap ‘important’ step, calls for truce renewal

Sat, 15 Apr 2023 - 11:21 GMT

Egypt hailed on Saturday the prisoner swap between the Yemeni government and the Houthis, which is taking place under the auspices of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Head of Red Cross Delegation in Egypt expresses satisfaction over new prison complex

Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 02:28 GMT

Fontana's statements came during a meeting with Chairman of the Human Rights Committee at the House of Representatives Wednesday.

Death toll from attack in western Ethiopia reaches 222, Red Cross says

Fri, 25 Dec 2020 - 04:49 GMT

The death toll from a Wednesday attack in the western Benishangul-Gumuz region of Ethiopia has risen to 222 people, a volunteer from the country’s Red Cross told Reuters on Friday.

Red Cross sends surgeons, supplies to Gaza to treat wounded

Thu, 31 May 2018 - 08:53 GMT

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it was sending two surgical teams to Gaza

Two killed in fresh Nicaragua clashes after talks collapse

Thu, 24 May 2018 - 10:10 GMT

At least two people were killed and 50 wounded as clashes flared in Nicaragua after peace talks between the government and opposition collapsed.

At least 3 dead, including police officer, in Nicaragua protests

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 - 04:30 GMT

Protests in Nicaragua over changes to social security have led to the deaths of at least three people, including a police officer.

U.S.-led coalition, pro-Assad forces clash in east Syria

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 - 06:50 GMT

A U.S.-led coalition and its local allies in Syria struck pro-government forces with air and artillery fire overnight.

Syrian gov't warplanes kill 59, injure 139 in Eastern Ghouta

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 - 06:42 GMT

Syrian government air strikes killed 59 civilians, including 15 children, and injured 139 others on Thursday.

Tank battle rocks Yemen's 'coup-hit' Aden

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 - 02:30 GMT

At least 36 people have been killed and 185 wounded in two days of heavy fighting between separatists and government troops in Yemen's interim capital of Aden.

Arab red crescent, red cross condemns attacking places of worship in Egypt

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 - 12:50 GMT

The (ARCO) and Red Cross Societies on Saturday denounced Friday's terrorist attack on Mar Mina Church in Cairoز

12 more patients evacuated from Syria rebel enclave

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 - 11:10 GMT

A second batch of sick Syrian civilians, most of them children, left the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Suspected cholera cases hit 1 million in Yemen, Red Cross says

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 - 11:28 GMT

he number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday.

Egypt Today's world news brief

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 10:00 GMT

Egypt Today brings you the most important and latest news in a 2-minute read round-up.

Red Cross says has access to IS families held near Mosul

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 09:44 GMT

The Red Cross confirmed on Thursday it had access to more than 1,300 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants.

Vanuatu's volcano evacuation gathers pace

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 - 11:17 GMT

The mass evacuation of a volcano-threatened Vanuatu island is running ahead of schedule as a ramshackle armada of civilian boats ferries people to safety.

Cholera cases in Yemen could hit 850,000 this year: Red Cross

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 - 01:34 GMT

The cholera epidemic tearing through Yemen, exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in the war-ravaged country.

Five killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accident

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 - 11:46 GMT

Five people were killed and one seriously injured after a mountain accident on Sunday in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

Red Cross says 6 volunteers killed in Central African Republic

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 - 01:35 GMT

Six Red Cross volunteers were killed in an attack on a health center in southeast Central African Republic on August 3.

Dozens of migrants run across border in Spanish enclave

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 - 07:26 GMT

Dozens of sub-Saharan migrants crossed into Spain from Morocco in the early hours of Monday.

UN adopts treaty banning nuclear weapons

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 - 08:16 GMT

On July 7, the UN passed the first-ever treaty legally banning nuclear weapons with 122 votes in favor of the legal binding instrument.