Residents gather near damaged cars at a site hit by what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, near a children’s park in Duma neighbourhood of Damascus. Photograpgh: Yousef Albostany/Reuters

During a brief encounter with Syrian Arab Red Crescent (Sarc) president Abdul Rahman Attar on the stair at the organisation’s headquarters, I congratu(...)

Members of the Australian National Critical Care and Trauma response team arrive in Tacloban on Thursday to help people affected byTyphoon Haiyan. Photograph:  Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

Arc lamps turn the night time day as the propellers of a giant Hercules C131 transporter plane scream to a halt. More refugees are disgorged to safety(...)