Topic: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
After days of holding off on accepting foreign aid offers in the wake of the Chile earthquake, President Michelle Bachelet has now welcomed help from abroad.
03/01/2010 11:57 am
As the death toll from the Chile earthquake rises, relief organizations from around the world are set to help the South American nation pick up the pieces. But Chile's authorities say it will take them more time to assess the needs.
02/28/2010 05:42 pm
Three elephants have solicited more than $21,000 in donations for the Thai Red Cross Society’s Haiti earthquake relief fund, surpassing the Thai government’s donation.
02/22/2010 03:59 pm
Philippines troops killed Abu Sayyaf commander Albader Parad on Sunday, dealing a major blow to the Islamic militant group.
02/22/2010 09:06 am
Two commuter trains collided in a Brussels suburb after one ran a stop light, killing at least 12 and halting all high-speed train traffic between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
02/15/2010 10:53 am
Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, the last commander of all US forces in Vietnam, passed away on Friday. From Vietnam and Korea, where he was a battalion commander, Weyand surmised 'that Iraq and Afghanistan will be with us for a long time to come.'
02/12/2010 04:34 pm
Campaigning for the Philippines elections kicked off this week in familiar style, with famous names dominating the ballots and already 60 people killed in political violence. Here’s what to look for ahead of the May polls.
02/10/2010 02:47 pm
Leaders pledged aid to Haiti this week at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but the reaction among average Africans has been mixed. In Congo, news of the $2.5 million aid pledge sparked demonstrations.
02/03/2010 10:49 am
At age 21, Wafa al-Biss was arrested at the Israeli border with explosives sewn into her underwear. Five years later, she and some 1,000 other jailed Palestinians may be released as part of a deal to free Israeli Sgt. Gilad Shalit.
02/02/2010 01:42 pm
Haiti’s earthquake reversed a decades-long provinces-to-capital migration, driving as many as 1 million Haitians from overburdened Port-au-Prince. Haitian officials are now see an opportunity to 'decentralize' the country.
01/29/2010 02:22 pm