Changes in Red Cross: new emblem, new members

Changes in Red Cross: new emblem, new members
Changes in Red Cross: new emblem, new members

The Geneva Convention's 192 signatory states and 183 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies decided in a rare vote to approve a new red crystal emblem for use, Swissinfo reports.

An International Committee also  approved a plan today that will allow Israel to join the worldwide humanitarian group, Israel's ambassador said.

The Red Cross approved a resolution that enables Israel's Magen David Adom rescue service and the Palestine Red Crescent Society to join the group, Los Angeles Times reports.