The Siege of Isfahan by Jean-Christophe Rufin (translated by Willard Wood)

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Sir: I would like to agree with Janet Newman (letter, 26 October) when she argues against the establishment of a website with details of missing people.

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Sir: The case of four-year-old Edita Keranovic ("Family furious as judge says war baby must stay", 18 February) highlights the reasons why the Red Cross takes specific steps to ensure that families living in armed conflict situations either remain together or are reunited as soon as possible.

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