The Red Cross said on Saturday it had entered the war-torn Yemeni city of Taiz for the first time since August, delivering three tonnes of life-saving medical supplies to four hospitals treating the wounded.
GENEVA - Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday as it advised pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the mosquito-borne virus has turned up amid concerns it may be linked to abnormally small heads in newborns.
MUNICH Reuters - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday following an international meeting on the Syria crisis that peace talks should resume in Geneva as soon as possible, and that all opposition groups should participate.
GENEVA Reuters - A military offensive by Syrian government and allied forces has cut supply routes to 120,000 people in northern Homs governorate since mid-January, causing a risk of hunger and deaths due to lack of medical care, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Adds study on link between Zika and birth defects in paragraphs 7-8 * Most women in affected areas will have normal infants -WHO * Scientists agree to share knowledge * Catholic group appeals to pope on contraception, abortion By Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON, Feb 10 Reuters - The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to normal infants.
About 50,000 people have fled an upsurge in fighting in northern Syria, requiring urgent deliveries of food and water despite some supply lines being cut, the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC said on Wednesday.
London AFP - Sieges on towns and cities across Syria must be lifted and air strikes on civilian areas must stop if the opposition is to resume talks in Geneva as planned on February 25, a top opposition leader said on Wednesday.