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70th World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva: WHO head Dr Margaret Chan gives her last address to member states

70th World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva: WHO head Dr Margaret Chan gives her last address to member states

As representatives of 194 member states gather at its annual meeting in Geneva, China's Dr Margaret Chan gave her last address as Director-General of the WHO, with her tenure coming to an end.

Nearly 23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks : WHO

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir to attend Saudi summit, no word on Donald Trump meeting: Minister

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will attend a gathering in Saudi Arabia on Saturday but has received no indication whether he will meet U.S. President Donald Trump there, Sudan`s foreign minister said on Wednesday.

Syrian factions in Geneva for peace talks

A fresh round of Syria peace talks between government representatives and armed opposition factions got underway at the UN's Geneva headquarters on Tuesday.

Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has strengthened his position on the ground, with the rebels reeling from a major setback in the capital Damascus.

China says Taiwan health not at risk by absence from UN meeting

The Chinese government said on Friday that the health of people in Taiwan is not being put at risk by Taiwan`s inability to attend a UN health meeting this year as there is no barrier to technical or medical exchanges and aid.

Philippines drug war under fire at UN rights council

Countries across the world put the Philippines on notice over its deadly drug war today, demanding an end to extrajudicial killings by President Rodrigo Duterte's security services.

India warns against state patronage of terrorists getting WMD

State patronage of international terrorists who can get hold of weapons of mass destruction constitutes a real and present danger to international security, India has warned.

Conference on Disarmament right forum to negotiate nuclear ban: India

Explaining New Delhi's decision to boycott the UN conference on negotiations for a total ban on nuclear weapons in New York, India said on Tuesday that the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD) is the "right" forum for the endeavour.

Red Cross warns on mass hunger in Yemen, Somalia

There is a window of only three to four months to avert mass starvation in Yemen and Somalia, plagued by conflict and drought, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday in an appeal for funding.

North Korea has no fear of US sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms: Envoy

North Korea has no fear of US sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms: Envoy

North Korea has nothing to fear from any US move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programmes, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.

Pakistan must vacate illegal occupation of Kashmir: India at United Nations

Pakistan must vacate illegal occupation of Kashmir: India at United Nations

Asserting that Pakistan is a state that regards the use of terrorism as a legitimate instrument of statecraft and provides sanctuary to UN-designated terrorists, India in its reply to Islamabad`s statement at the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Wednesday urged the Council to ask its Asian neighbour to fulfil its obligation under UN Security Council resolutions to vacate illegal occupation of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan created terror outfits against India, now 'monster' devouring its own creator: India

Pakistan created terror outfits against India, now 'monster' devouring its own creator: India

Pakistan created terror outfits against India and the "monster" is now devouring its own creator, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva said on Wednesday.

Syria vows 'retaliation' as attack jolts peace talks

Syria vows 'retaliation' as attack jolts peace talks

Geneva: Syria vowed Saturday to retaliate following the deadly suicide assault in its third city Homs, as the UN said the attack was aimed to "spoil" sputtering peace talks starting in Geneva.

Syria talks may not yield breakthrough: United Nations envoy

As talks on the crisis in Syria kicked off in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country acknowledged he is not expecting a breakthrough but the proactive momentum needs to be sustained.

UN-backed Syria talks restart with rebels on the back foot

UN-brokered Syria peace talks restart in Geneva after a 10-month hiatus that has seen the opposition weakened and political upheaval in the foreign powers shaping the conflict.

US under pressure on Syria stance ahead of Geneva talks

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today faces a grilling by global peers seeking clarity about Washington's position on the Syria conflict ahead of crunch UN peace talks in Geneva.

Syrian regime, rebels attend fresh Russian-backed talks

Representatives from the Syrian government and rebel groups held fresh talks today with key powerbrokers Russia, Turkey and Iran aimed at shoring up a fragile ceasefire.

Food security: Team will visit Geneva for talks at WTO, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Food security: Team will visit Geneva for talks at WTO, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The commerce ministry will soon dispatch a team of officials to Geneva to speed up talks at WTO with an aim to find a permanent solution on food security.

Syria Oppn rejects United Nation envoy picking talks delegation

Syria opposition officials Wednesday criticised UN envoy Staffan de Mistura after he said he could pick the opposition delegation representatives to UN-led talks in Geneva if they failed to do so.