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  • Syrians shop at the Hamidiyah market for clothes, shoes, candies and other celebratory items on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in the run-up to Eid al-Adh, or "feast of sacrifice." This is the third Eid al-Adha in Syria since an uprising started as mostly peaceful anti-Bashar Assad demonstrations in March 2011, inspired by the Arab Spring. After activists were violently targeted, it morphed into an armed uprising and civil war. The conflict has killed over 100,000 people, forced over 2 million to flee to neighboring countries, and displaced another 5 million within Syria. (AP Photo)

    Gunmen kidnap 7 Red Cross workers in Syria

    Gunmen abducted six Red Cross workers and a Syrian Red Crescent volunteer after stopping their convoy early Sunday in northwestern Syria, a spokesman said, in the latest high-profile kidnapping in the country's civil war.

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) meets with Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Mr. Assad told Mr. Maurer that the Red Cross is welcome to operate on the ground in the country as long as it remains "neutral and independent," the SANA state news agency reported. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syria's Assad holds talks with Red Cross chief

    Syrian President Bashar Assad told the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross in talks in Damascus on Tuesday that the group is welcome to operate on the ground in the country as long as it remains "neutral and independent," state media reported.

  • Slaughter of civilians denied by Assad forces

    Syria on Sunday denied U.N. claims that government forces used heavy weapons during a military operation that left scores dead and brought immediate international condemnation, while the International Committee of the Red Cross said it now considers the conflict in the country a civil war.

  • This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video on Friday, July 13, 2012, purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by Syrian government forces in Tremseh, Syria. (AP Photo/Hama Revolution 2011 via AP video)

    Syria denies use of heavy weapons in latest violence

    Syria on Sunday denied U.N. claims that government forces used heavy weapons during a military operation that left scores dead and brought immediate international condemnation, while the International Committee of the Red Cross said it now considers the conflict in the country a civil war.

  • British humanitarian worker Khalil Dale, seen here in an undated family photo issued by the British Red Cross on April 29, 2012, was killed in Pakistan after being kidnapped in January. (Associated Press/Family handout via Red Cross)

    Red Cross stops work in much of Pakistan

    The Red Cross has suspended operations across much of Pakistan following the killing of a British nurse working for the organization late last month, the group announced Thursday.

  • Briefly: Red Cross says 1.5 million in Syria lack basics

    Fighting in parts of Syria has morphed into local guerrilla wars, the Red Cross said Tuesday, where the number of prisoners remains unknown and 1.5 million people need help getting food, water, shelter, power and sanitation.

  • Red Cross: Gamers safe from war crimes prosecution

    Gamers worried their actions on the virtual battlefield could land them at the Hague war crimes tribunal can relax.

  • Maarten van Aalst, leading climate specialist for the Red Cross and Red Crescent, speaks about how climate change will affect people and assets during the presentation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report at a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in this April 11, 2007 file photo. Top international climate scientists and disaster experts meeting in Africa had a sharp message Friday Nov. 18, 2011 for the world's political leaders: Get ready for more dangerous and "unprecedented extreme weather" caused by global warming. (AP Photo/Keystone, Salvatore Di Nolfi, File)

    Science panel: Get ready for extreme weather

    Top international climate scientists and disaster experts meeting in Africa had a sharp message Friday for the world's political leaders: Get ready for more dangerous and "unprecedented extreme weather" caused by global warming.

  • Libyan revolutionary fighters fire RPGs during an attack for the city of Sirte, Libya, on Oct. 3, 2011. Rebel forces are battling to make headway against loyalist fighters inside the home town of Libya's ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi. (Associated Press)

    Hundreds of Libyans flee Gadhafi's hometown

    Libyan revolutionary forces fired rockets into the western half of Moammar Gadhafi's hometown Tuesday even as hundreds of residents streamed out of the city to flee the fighting.

  • A look at relief efforts after Peruvian quake

    (AP) -- A look at some of the international aid efforts for Peru following Tuesday's magnitude-8 earthquake:

  • S. Korea negotiates hostages' fate

    GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP) Taliban leaders and South Korean officials negotiated by phone over the fate of 19 remaining hostages, but no new face-to-face talks had been planned, the International Committee of the Red Cross said today.

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