• August 23, 2016

    Emphasising the need for a 48-hour pause to the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the UN humanitarian chief yesterday urged the US and Russia to reach rapid agreement on the security guarantees and operational modalities for a ceasefire so aid workers can deliver life-saving assistance to those in desperate need.

  • March 6, 2015

    The deaths of at least 10 more refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean expose European governments' failure to provide for a coordinated search-and-rescue operation says Amnesty.

  • October 18, 2010

    You would have to have a harder heart than mine not to have been affected by the rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners.

  • October 17, 2010

    Christianity is essentially a radical rescue operation, rather than a bourgeois message of moral self-improvement, says Giles Fraser. To live out a Christian life and to develop life-enhancing ethics, we need solidarity and help from beyond ourselves.