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Nuclear weapons should be completely prohibited: Chinese President Xi Jinping

Nuclear weapons should be completely prohibited: Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered China as a nation "committed to building a world of lasting peace".

Over dozen injured in Swiss Alps hotel fire, two critical: Police

More than a dozen people were injured -- two seriously -- when a fire swept through a four-star hotel in the Swiss Alps on Friday, police said.

Swiss police say Muslim prayer hall shooter found dead

Switzerland, a country of some eight million people, has some 450,000 Muslims, according to Swiss media.

Dozens of orphans, some in critical condition, among Aleppo evacuees

Dozens of orphans, some in critical condition, among Aleppo evacuees

Nearly 50 children who were trapped in an orphanage in the rebel-held Syrian enclave of east Aleppo were evacuated on Monday, the United Nations Children`s Fund (UNICEF) said.

Fugitive ex-Syrian diplomat arrested in France on rape charge

An extradition process to return the 54-year-old to Switzerland has been launched.
 

India to preside next edition of COP7 in Geneva in 2018

India to preside next edition of COP7 in Geneva in 2018

Greater Noida: The eighth edition of the Conference of Parties (COP7) to WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) will be held in Switzerland's Geneva under the presidency of India.

The global anti-tobacco conference is likely to be held in the later part of 2018.

ISIS kills 40 near Mosul, tries to move 25,000 to use as shields, says UN

ISIS kills 40 near Mosul, tries to move 25,000 to use as shields, says UN

Islamic State militants killed 40 former members of the Iraqi Security Forces near Mosul on Saturday and threw their bodies in the Tigris river, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Tuesday, citing reports from the field.

 IS killed at least 232 people near Mosul this week, says UN

IS killed at least 232 people near Mosul this week, says UN

Islamic State group fighters slaughtered at least 232 people in and around Mosul this week as Iraqi troops advanced on the city, the UN rights office said on Friday.

Islamic State slaughtered at least 232 people near Mosul last week: UN

Islamic State slaughtered at least 232 people near Mosul last week: UN

Islamic State group fighters killed at least 232 people in and around Mosul last week as Iraqi troops advanced on the city, the UN rights office said on Friday.

Pakistan has distinction of being ''epicentre'' of terrorism: India at IPU

Pakistan has distinction of being ''epicentre'' of terrorism: India at IPU

India called upon Pakistan to stop inciting and supporting violence and terrorism in any part of India and refrain from meddling in its internal affairs in any matter.

India shows deep concern over terror groups acquiring chemical weapons

India is "deeply concerned with reports of acquisitions of chemical weapons and their delivery system by terrorist groups and continuing use of chemical weapons and toxic chemicals in Syria and Iraq by terrorists.

Nuclear proliferation linkages have Pakistan fingerprints: India tells UN

Nuclear proliferation linkages have Pakistan fingerprints: India tells UN

Hitting out at Pakistan, India has said nuclear proliferation linkages active today have clear "Pakistan fingerprints" and an "unbridled" expansion of fissile material under the nexus between state and non-state actors constitutes the biggest threat to peace.

C-section may increase risk of blood clot in vein, claims study

Women are four times more likely to suffer from blood clots in veins after a cesarean-section delivery compared to a vaginal birth, according to a new study.

Brahumdagh Bugti approaches Indian Mission in Geneva for filing asylum papers

Brahumdagh Bugti approaches Indian Mission in Geneva for filing asylum papers

Grandson of Baloch leader and Bugti tribe head, Nawab Akbar Bugti, Brahumdagh left Balochistan to save his life.

Lavrov blames Washington as Syria talks run late

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the end of Syrian crisis talks had been delayed as US officials consulted Washington, and handed out pizza and vodka to waiting reporters.

Kerry heads to Geneva for Syria talks with Russian FM

Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Geneva for yet another meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to try to forge a nationwide truce in Syria, improve humanitarian aid deliveries and restart peace talks.

Sergei Lavrov, John Kerry to hold Syria talks September 8-9

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry will meet on September 8-9 in Geneva to try to hammer out a deal on cooperation in Syria, Moscow said Wednesday.

US, Russia make headway on brokering truce in war-torn Syria

US, Russia make headway on brokering truce in war-torn Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry told press on Friday that talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had made much headway, with minor details remaining to be addressed in view of brokering a new truce for war-torn Syria.

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 migrants and refugees have already perished in the Mediterranean this year while almost 250,000 have reached Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

At least 300 killed in latest S Sudan violence: UN

At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gunbattles in the capital of South Sudan and 42,000 have fled the city, the UN said on Monday.