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Syrian government will not join peace talks on Monday: UN envoy

Syrian government will not join peace talks on Monday: UN envoy

 The Syrian government has not yet confirmed that it will attend talks aimed at ending the war and will not head to Geneva on Monday, the UN envoy said.

Nov 27, 2017, 21:09 PM IST
Nasr Hariri to head Syrian opposition at Geneva talks: Spokesman

Nasr Hariri to head Syrian opposition at Geneva talks: Spokesman

Syrian opposition representatives selected Nasr Hariri to head a negotiating team at an upcoming round of U.N.-backed peace talks in Geneva, spokesman Ahmad Ramadan told Reuters on Friday.

Nov 25, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
Runaway 7-year-old takes train to airport, boards plane with no ticket

Runaway 7-year-old takes train to airport, boards plane with no ticket

A seven-year-old girl who ran away from her parents managed to take a train to Geneva airport and board a plane despite having no ticket.

Nov 01, 2017, 15:32 PM IST
No role for Bashar al-Assad in Syria's future: Rex Tillerson

No role for Bashar al-Assad in Syria's future: Rex Tillerson

President Bashar al-Assad and his family have no role in the future Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:46 PM IST
Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': UN rights chief

Rohingya seemingly face 'ethnic cleansing': UN rights chief

Syria and Iraq, two countries that have been longtime staples of concern from UN human rights chiefs, received only passing mention in his address - a testament to the broad concerns about today's world.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:16 PM IST

Syrian government dropped sarin on Khan Sheikoun: UN

Syrian forces have used chemical weapons more than two dozen times during the country`s civil war, UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday.

Sep 06, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

UN human rights experts urge China to free prominent lawyer

The experts say Jiang Tianyong's so-called confession on August 22 amounts to "a worrying sign of China's disregard for due process and the rule of law."

Sep 06, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

North Korea defends use of 'tough counter-measures'

North Korea on Tuesday defended its use of "tough counter-measures" against what it described as US aggression, hours after the nuclear-armed nation fired a ballistic missile over Japan.

Aug 29, 2017, 19:56 PM IST

US, North Korea clash at United Nations arms forum on nuclear threat

North Korea and the United States accused each other on Tuesday of posing a nuclear threat, with Pyongyang`s envoy declaring it would never put its atomic arsenal up for negotiation.

Aug 22, 2017, 22:58 PM IST

Nearly half a million Syrians have returned home this year: UNHCR

Most returned to Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Damascus, it said, on the view that security had improved in parts of the country.

Jun 30, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

Congo-backed militia mutilates toddlers, burns villages: UN

"My team saw children as young as two whose limbs had been chopped off; many babies had machete wounds and severe burns," Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Jun 20, 2017, 17:36 PM IST

PoK leaders slam Pakistan for human rights violations

Maqsood alleged that the people of the PoK region do not have freedom to exercise their fundamental rights.

Jun 17, 2017, 17:02 PM IST

Affirming goal of child labour-free society, India ratifies global conventions

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, the indefatigable activist for children`s rights, said India`s ratification of the two ILO conventions was a "very happy moment for me."

Jun 14, 2017, 00:29 AM IST

Hundreds sick, two dead in food poisoning at Mosul displaced camp

More than 800,000 people have been forced to flee their homes since a massive operation against the jihadists in one of their last strongholds in Iraq was launched in October 2016.

Jun 13, 2017, 18:51 PM IST

Israel, Palestinians have failed to prosecute war crimes: UN

Israeli and Palestinians authorities must ensure that victims of violations in their long conflict have access to justice and reparations, the report said.
 

Jun 12, 2017, 23:40 PM IST
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.

May 23, 2017, 09:07 AM IST

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.

May 19, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

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.

May 17, 2017, 23:32 PM IST

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.

May 16, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

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.

May 16, 2017, 08:24 AM IST