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Protest against China slave camps, 'genocide' of Uyghurs outside UN office
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Pashtuns protest outside UNHRC office in Geneva against Pakistan Army
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India slams Pak for persecuting minorities, calls it 'epicenter of terrorism'
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UN urges 'independent' Russian probe of Navalny poisoningGENEVA: The UN rights chief called Tuesday on to conduct or cooperate with a "thorough, transparent, independent and impartial investigation" into the alleged attack...
U.N. experts alarmed over reports of torture, mistreatment of detainees in BelarusGENEVA — United Nations human rights experts said on Tuesday they had received reports of hundreds of cases of torture, beatings and mistreatment of anti-government protesters by police in Belarus,..
FIFA ethics body clears president Gianni Infantino of breach of ethics even as Swiss criminal case continuesGeneva: FIFA president Gianni Infantino can continue in office while under criminal investigation in Switzerland, the football body's ethics committee ruled on Wednesday. Preliminary investigations..
Latest Syrian peace talks under threatTalks to end Syria’s civil war are due to begin in Geneva on Wednesday, but serious problems now threaten the peace talks. Human rights groups estimate 130,000 Syrians have died since an uprising..
Breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program may be on the waySecretary of State John Kerry is making a last-minute trip to Geneva to meet with European diplomats and Iranian officials to hash out, what may be, a breakthrough deal over Iran's nuclear program...
COVID-19 cases in Americas surpass 10 mln: WHOGENEVA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Americas has crossed the 10 million mark, accounting for over half of the global tally, according to...
There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19, WHO warnsGENEVA — The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19, and the road to normality would be long...
Careless youth driving some Covid spikes, says WHOGENEVA: The WHO on Thursday warned that spikes in coronavirus transmission in a number of countries were being driven by young people “letting down their guard”. “Young people are not..
Coronavirus cases rise by one million in five daysGENEVA: The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days. The pandemic has now killed more than half..
UN expert laments White House ‘attacks’ on the mediaGENEVA – The U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression on Monday accused the White House of mounting an “onslaught” against the media and referred to a negative “Trump effect” on..
Hagia Sophia: World Council of Churches appeals to Turkey on mosque decisionThe Geneva-based World Council of Churches says it represents more than 500 million Christians. The letter is from Ioan Sauca, interim general secretary, who says the Council feels "grief and dismay"...
Siberian temperatures hit June recordReuters, GENEVA, Switzerland, and MOSCOW Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June amid a heat wave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known, EU..
China: Many nations support HK new security lawSeveral emphasize that Hong Kong's affairs are solely matters for China More than 70 countries have voiced their support for China's National Security Law for Hong Kong at the ongoing 44th session of..
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Amidst focus on WHO, India appoints new envoy to UN bodies in GenevaIndra Mani Pandey will have an important task at hand, given the calls are growing for reforms at the WHO due to its failure to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic
Amid search for virus origin, WHO says sending team to China 'next week'GENEVA: The World Health Organization said Monday it was sending a team to China next week in connection with the search for the origin of the virus...
WHO chief Tedros: 'This is not even close to being over'GENEVA: The COVID-19 pandemic is not even close to being over, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing on Monday. "We...
UN human rights chief urges Israel to halt 'illegal' annexation planGeneva - The United Nations top human rights official Michelle Bachelet called on Israel on Monday to halt its "illegal" plans to annex part of occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank and..
WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus casesGeneva, Jun 22: The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours. The UN health..
Swiss anti-racism protesters march in Geneva during Floyd funeralSome 5,000 people in the Swiss multicultural city of Geneva marched in protest at racial discrimination on Tuesday as the funeral of George Floyd was taking place in the United States.
UN office denounces human rights violations in PhilippinesGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office called on the Philippine government in a new report Thursday to end all violence targeting suspected drug offenders and to disband private and state-backed..
US wants WHO review of COVID-19 response to start ‘now’GENEVA (AP) — The United States says it wants the World Health Organization to start work “now” on a planned independent review of its coordinated international response to the COVID-19 outbreak,..
Syria's warring parties agree to Geneva talks: U.N. envoyOpposing sides in Syria's conflict have agreed to reconvene in Geneva for negotiations on the constitution, United Nations Special Envoy Geir Pedersen said on Tuesday, adding that a lull in fighting..
More than 1,000 queue for food in rich Geneva amid virus shutdownMore than 1,000 people queued up on Saturday to get free food parcels in Geneva, underscoring the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the working poor and undocumented immigrants even in wealthy..
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WHO: Pompeo's statement about coronavirus emerging from Wuhan lab 'speculative'GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday that comments by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo citing “evidence” that the new coronavirus had emerged from a Chinese laboratory were..
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WHO head defends handling of coronavirus pandemic against Trump criticismGENEVA: The head of the World Health Organization gave a strident defence of his agency’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, in response to US President Donald Trump’s criticism and..
Chinese masks, or 'blue gold', arrive for Swiss hospitalsA Boeing 747 landed in Geneva on Monday with 92 tonnes of protective medical equipment including masks made in China for distribution to 13 Swiss hospitals and pharmaceutical associations as they..
WHO urges all countries to unite against COVID-19 pandemicGENEVA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged all countries to unite against the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that "millions could die" without aggressive action...
Infantino Eyes Reboot for Soccer to Avoid CrisisGENEVA — The future of soccer could be fewer games and fewer top competitions to help avoid a financial crisis, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a newspaper interview published Monday. With..
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Three people have coronavirus at U.S. mission in Geneva: officialThree people employed by the U.S. diplomatic mission in Geneva have contracted coronavirus, but are in "good condition", a spokesperson told Reuters on Thursday, declining to give specifics.
COVID-19 cases top 200,000 globally, death toll over 8,000: WHOPhoto taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva,..
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Test, test, test, urges WHO chiefGeneva — The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on all countries to ramp up their testing programmes as the best way to slow the advance of the coronavirus pandemic, and also urged companies..
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US Divided Over Support for Turkey in Syria, Jeffrey SaysJames Jeffrey, US special representative for Syria, addresses the media in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 25, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Denis Balibouse / File. There is no unanimity in Washington over support..
India slams UNHRC for filing intervention application in Supreme Court over CAA"Our Permanent Mission in Geneva was informed yesterday evening by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Michelle Bachelet) that her office had filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court..
Swiss court convicts British lawyer of defaming oil trader to MI5A Geneva court found a British lawyer guilty of defamation and attempted extortion for writing letters to Western intelligence services accusing his former client, a Russian-led oil trader, of..
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Coronavirus outbreak 'getting bigger', says WHO, warning of spread worldwideThe rapid rise in coronavirus raised fears of a pandemic on Friday, with five countries reporting their first cases, the World Health Organization warning it could spread worldwide and Switzerland..
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