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Islamic State poses global threat, Iraqi minister says

Islamic State poses global threat, Iraqi minister says

 

Islamic State has committed barbaric acts against civilians in Iraq, threatening the country's territorial integrity and posing a global threat, the Iraqi government's human rights minister said on Monday in an appeal for international support.


September 01, 2014 - 10:12 GMT
UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

 

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights body is being asked to investigate the alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.


September 01, 2014 - 09:39 GMT
U.N. debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

U.N. debate on Iraq hears of atrocities committed by both sides

 

GENEVA Reuters - Islamic State forces are committing atrocities amounting to crimes against humanity against minorities while Iraqi government forces have executed detainees and shelled civilian areas in acts that may constitute war crimes, the United Nations said on Monday.


September 01, 2014 - 08:57 GMT

UN: Pro-Russian rebels, Ukraine target civilians

 

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office says around three dozen people a day are being killed in eastern Ukraine where the death toll has risen to at least 2,220.


August 29, 2014 - 08:42 GMT
Number of Syrian refugees tops three million mark, UN says

Number of Syrian refugees tops three million mark, UN says

 

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people, the UN's refugee agency said in a statement, adding that the number did not include hundreds of thousands of others who fled without registering as refugees.


August 29, 2014 - 05:50 GMT

UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

 

GENEVA - The United Nations refugee agency says the civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country, an increase of 1 million from almost exactly a year ago.


August 29, 2014 - 05:29 GMT

WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.

 

GENEVA - WHO: Ebola outbreak eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than 6 times as many as now.


August 28, 2014 - 10:29 GMT
Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO

 

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and continues to accelerate, the World Health Organisation WHO said on Thursday.


August 28, 2014 - 10:12 GMT
Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate: WHO

Ebola toll tops 1,550, continues to accelerate: WHO

 

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has taken 1,552 lives out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and continues to accelerate, the World Health Organization WHO said on Thursday.


August 28, 2014 - 09:41 GMT
Climate change poses growing health threat: UN

Climate change poses growing health threat: UN

 

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN warned on Wednesday, saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.


August 27, 2014 - 17:20 GMT
Executions a 'common spectacle' in jihadist-held Syria: UN

Executions a 'common spectacle' in jihadist-held Syria: UN

 

Public executions, amputations, lashings and mock crucifixion are a regular fixture in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a UN probe charged Wednesday, also accusing Damascus of repeatedly using chemical weapons against civilians.


August 27, 2014 - 17:12 GMT
Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for world to act on Egypt

Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for world to act on Egypt

 

The wife of an imprisoned former aide to deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is in Geneva this week seeking UN help to free her husband and end horrific rights abuses at home.


August 27, 2014 - 15:45 GMT

U.N. investigators fear for children in ISIS training camps

 

United Nations investigators voiced concern on Wednesday at the fate of boys forced to join Islamic State training camps in Syria and said that any decision by the United States to bomb the Sunni militant group must respect the laws of war.


August 27, 2014 - 10:16 GMT

UN panel: Crimes against humanity spread in Syria

 

GENEVA - The independent U.N.


August 27, 2014 - 09:42 GMT
UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

UN health agency: E-cigarettes must be regulated

 

GENEVA - The U.N. health agency says electronic cigarettes should be regulated and banned from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders.


August 26, 2014 - 10:53 GMT
WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors

 

Geneva AFP - Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that they pose a serious threat to foetuses and youths.


August 26, 2014 - 09:39 GMT
WHO urges regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

WHO urges regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

 

The World Health Organization WHO issued a long-awaited report on Tuesday on electronic cigarettes that called for regulation of the devices and their contents, as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors.


August 26, 2014 - 09:22 GMT
WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo

WHO says sending supplies for Ebola outbreak in Congo

 

The World Health Organisation WHO said on Monday it has sent protective equipment for medical staff to Democratic Republic of Congo, where authorities have confirmed two cases of Ebola in a remote area.


August 25, 2014 - 14:32 GMT
UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

UN rights chief: Crimes against humanity in Iraq

 

GENEVA - U.N.


August 25, 2014 - 12:03 GMT

U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes

 

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned appalling, widespread crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including killings, slavery, sexual crimes and targeting people on ethnic or religious grounds.


August 25, 2014 - 10:50 GMT
WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

 

The World Health Organisation WHO said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


August 24, 2014 - 00:07 GMT
Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

Ebola death toll rises to 1,427: WHO

 

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak sweeping through west African countries has risen to 1,427 out of more than 2,600 cases, the World Health Organization said Friday.


August 22, 2014 - 19:38 GMT
WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

WHO warns of 'shadow zones', hidden cases in Ebola outbreak

 

The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of shadow zones that medics cannot enter, the World Health Organization WHO said on Friday.


August 22, 2014 - 15:55 GMT
UN rights chief slams 'paralysis' on Syria as deaths top 191,000

UN rights chief slams 'paralysis' on Syria as deaths top 191,000

 

Geneva AFP - More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said Friday, hitting out at international paralysis on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict.


August 22, 2014 - 09:01 GMT

UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

 

GENEVA - The United Nations says the death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014.


August 22, 2014 - 09:01 GMT

WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

 

The World Health Organisation WHO said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


August 21, 2014 - 17:10 GMT
Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

 

GENEVA - Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic took big steps toward the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, as home teams struggled in their playoff round, first-leg matches.


August 20, 2014 - 21:11 GMT

ICRC team enters eastern Ukraine to smooth way for Russian convoy

 

Red Cross officials entered eastern Ukraine on Wednesday to smooth the planned delivery of relief supplies aboard a Russian aid convoy, the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC said.


August 20, 2014 - 18:10 GMT

Aid airlift to northern Iraq under way, U.N. says

 

A humanitarian airlift to northern Iraq began on Wednesday, kicking off a 10-day operation to provide tents and other aid to half a million displaced people who are struggling for survival, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said.


August 20, 2014 - 13:05 GMT
Novartis licences drugs to non-profit TB group

Novartis licences drugs to non-profit TB group

 

Swiss-based pharmaceuticals giant Novartis said Wednesday that it had signed a licensing deal with an international organisation that fights tuberculosis.


August 20, 2014 - 09:27 GMT

U.N. sends aid to half a million fleeing violence in Iraq

 

The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it was launching a major aid operation to get supplies to more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq.


August 19, 2014 - 11:15 GMT
WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200

WHO says Ebola has killed more than 1,200

 

GENEVA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.


August 19, 2014 - 10:32 GMT
Ebola kills 84 in three days: UN

Ebola kills 84 in three days: UN

 

The Ebola virus killed 84 people in just three days, bringing the global death toll to 1,229, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.


August 19, 2014 - 09:22 GMT
West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food - WHO

West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food - WHO

 

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organisation WHO said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.


August 19, 2014 - 08:57 GMT
West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO

West Africa Ebola toll passes 1,200, quarantine victims to get food: WHO

 

Cases in West Africa's Ebola outbreak this year have risen to 2,240, including 1,229 deaths, the World Health Organization WHO said on Tuesday, reporting the toll in four countries including Nigeria.


August 19, 2014 - 08:56 GMT
WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector

WHO sets up Ebola task force with global airline and travel sector

 

The World Health Organization said Monday that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola.


August 18, 2014 - 19:20 GMT

UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports

 

GENEVA - Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency said on Monday.


August 18, 2014 - 18:36 GMT
Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travellers: WHO

Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travellers: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization WHO said on Monday.


August 18, 2014 - 14:26 GMT
Ebola-hit states plead for more help, WHO rebuked for slow response

Ebola-hit states plead for more help, WHO rebuked for slow response

 

GENEVA/FREETOWN, Aug 15 Reuters - Two West African nations and a medical charity fighting the world's worst Ebola epidemic chided the World Health Organisation WHO on Friday for its slow response, saying more action was needed to save victims threatened by the disease and hunger.


August 16, 2014 - 09:53 GMT
MSF says Ebola outbreak moving too fast to handle

MSF says Ebola outbreak moving too fast to handle

 

The Ebola outbreak that has already claimed more than 1,000 lives in west Africa is moving faster than aid organisations can handle, the medical charity MSF said Friday.


August 15, 2014 - 12:07 GMT
MSF says will take six months to contain Ebola

MSF says will take six months to contain Ebola

 

GENEVA Reuters - It will take about six months to bring under control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa which feels like wartime and requires greater leadership from the World Health Organization WHO, the head of Medecins Sans Frontieres MSF said on Friday.


August 15, 2014 - 11:57 GMT

Lake body may be suspected Liechtenstein shooter

 

GENEVA - Police say a body found drifting in Lake Constance may be that of a former Liechtenstein fund manager suspected of fatally shooting a bank's chief executive earlier this year.


August 15, 2014 - 10:20 GMT
Athletes from Ebola-hit states barred from Youth Olympics events

Athletes from Ebola-hit states barred from Youth Olympics events

 

Athletes from Ebola-hit countries in west Africa have been barred from competing in some sports in the Youth Olympics that open in China at the weekend, the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organisers said Friday.


August 15, 2014 - 09:25 GMT
Body of Liechtenstein 'Robin Hood' murder suspect believed found

Body of Liechtenstein 'Robin Hood' murder suspect believed found

 

Liechtenstein police said Thursday that their German counterparts had found what was believed to be the body of a self-styled Robin Hood suspected of killing a banker in the Alpine statelet.


August 14, 2014 - 19:29 GMT
Senior ICRC official to hold aid convoy talks in Kiev, Moscow

Senior ICRC official to hold aid convoy talks in Kiev, Moscow

 

A senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC will travel to Kiev and Moscow for talks on the delivery of Russian aid to eastern Ukraine, an ICRC spokeswoman said on Thursday.


August 14, 2014 - 07:59 GMT
WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 45 deaths in West Africa

WHO reports 128 new Ebola cases, 45 deaths in West Africa

 

GENEVA Reuters - The World Health Organization WHO on Wednesday reported 128 new Ebola cases and 56 deaths in West Africa in the two days to August 11, raising the death toll from the worst ever outbreak of the disease to 1,069.


August 13, 2014 - 16:40 GMT

ICRC says it needs detailed list of convoy goods from Russia

 

Russia has given a general list of goods on its relief convoy to Ukrainian authorities and the International Committee of the Red Cross, but the aid agency needs a detailed inventory to be able to receive them, an ICRC spokeswoman said on Wednesday.


August 13, 2014 - 16:18 GMT

UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks

 

GENEVA - The number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.


August 13, 2014 - 15:16 GMT
Swiss train carriage plunges into ravine after landslide

Swiss train carriage plunges into ravine after landslide

 

A landslide derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains on Wednesday sending one carriage plunging into a ravine -- but it appeared that miraculously there had been no deaths.


August 13, 2014 - 14:55 GMT

UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks to at least 2,086 in 'clear escalating trend'

 

GENEVA - UN says Ukraine death toll doubles in 2 weeks to at least 2,086 in 'clear escalating trend'


August 13, 2014 - 14:54 GMT
11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps

11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps

 

GENEVA - Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured Wednesday after a Swiss mountain train ran into a landslide in the Alps.


August 13, 2014 - 14:54 GMT

Ukraine crisis death toll doubles in two weeks to August 10: U.N.

 

The estimated death toll in the Ukraine conflict nearly doubled to at least 2,086 as of Aug.


August 13, 2014 - 12:38 GMT
WHO approves experimental Ebola drugs

WHO approves experimental Ebola drugs

 

The World Health Organization authorised Tuesday the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll topped 1,000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the latest outbreak.


August 12, 2014 - 21:56 GMT
Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin

Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin

 

GENEVA - The president of the U.N.


August 12, 2014 - 17:11 GMT
Clooney's fiancee opts not to join UN Gaza probe team

Clooney's fiancee opts not to join UN Gaza probe team

 

Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin has declined her nomination to join a commission probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the head of the UN Human Rights Council said Tuesday.


August 12, 2014 - 15:52 GMT
Gaza probe 'operational' without Clooney's fiancee

Gaza probe 'operational' without Clooney's fiancee

 

GENEVA - The president of the U.N.


August 12, 2014 - 15:21 GMT

WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West Africa outbreak

 

GENEVA Reuters - A World Health Organization panel of medical ethics experts ruled on Tuesday that it is ethical to offer unproven drugs or vaccines as potential treatments or preventions in West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak.


August 12, 2014 - 10:00 GMT
'Ethical' to use experimental drugs in Ebola fight: WHO panel

'Ethical' to use experimental drugs in Ebola fight: WHO panel

 

A panel of medical experts has determined it is ethical to provide experimental treatments to patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday as the global death toll topped 1,000.


August 12, 2014 - 09:53 GMT
Global Ebola death toll tops 1,000: WHO

Global Ebola death toll tops 1,000: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - The Ebola virus has killed 1,013 people and infected another 1,848, latest World Health Organisation data showed.


August 12, 2014 - 08:33 GMT
Clooney's fiancee Alamuddin rejects Gaza probe job

Clooney's fiancee Alamuddin rejects Gaza probe job

 

GENEVA - The British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is engaged to George Clooney, on Monday pulled out of an appointment to serve on a U.N.


August 11, 2014 - 21:53 GMT

Clooney's fiancee to serve on Gaza rights probe

 

GENEVA - British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is engaged to marry George Clooney, has been chosen for the U.N.'s three-member commission of inquiry looking into possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza.


August 11, 2014 - 16:34 GMT
WHO meets on experimental Ebola drug use

WHO meets on experimental Ebola drug use

 

As the world scrambles to stem the rapid spread of the killer Ebola virus, the World Health Organization is hosting a meeting Monday to discuss the ethics of using experimental drugs.


August 11, 2014 - 16:26 GMT

Swiss police: 3 Israelis killed in bus-train crash

 

GENEVA - Police in central Switzerland say three Israeli citizens have been killed and five seriously injured after the minibus they were traveling in was hit by a train.


August 11, 2014 - 13:03 GMT
WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency

 

Geneva AFP - The World Health Organization on Friday declared the Ebola epidemic sweeping across western Africa, where it has already killed nearly 1,000 people, an international health emergency.


August 08, 2014 - 07:25 GMT

Factbox: Details of food imports sanctioned by Russia

 

GENEVA Reuters - Moscow imposed a total ban on imports of many Western foods on Thursday in retaliation against sanctions over Ukraine, a stronger than expected measure that isolates Russian consumers from world trade to a degree unseen since Soviet days.


August 07, 2014 - 17:25 GMT

China's appeal fails to overturn WTO rare earths ruling

 

China has lost its appeal at the World Trade Organization in a case brought by the United States, the European Union and Japan to challenge China's restrictions on rare earths exports, according to a WTO Appellate Body ruling published on Thursday.


August 07, 2014 - 15:19 GMT
WHO calls ethics meeting over experimental Ebola drug

WHO calls ethics meeting over experimental Ebola drug

 

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was convening an ethics meeting next week to explore the use of experimental treatment in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


August 06, 2014 - 18:00 GMT
UCI agrees to fast-track appeal on Kreuziger ban

UCI agrees to fast-track appeal on Kreuziger ban

 

GENEVA - The International Cycling Union has agreed to a fast-track appeal at sport's highest court for Roman Kreuziger, who wants his provisional ban for suspected doping lifted before the Spanish Vuelta.


August 05, 2014 - 19:01 GMT

About 730,000 have left Ukraine for Russia due to conflict: UNHCR

 

About 730,000 Ukrainians have left the country for Russia this year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine, the European head of the United Nations agency for refugees said on Tuesday, pointing to a far bigger exodus than previously thought.


August 05, 2014 - 11:51 GMT
Ebola death toll rises to 887, Nigeria cases increase: WHO

Ebola death toll rises to 887, Nigeria cases increase: WHO

 

The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak had risen to 887 by August 1, while the total number of cases in the four West African countries affected stood at 1,603 on the same date, the World Health Organization said on Monday.


August 04, 2014 - 16:59 GMT
WTO failure points to fragmented future for global trade

WTO failure points to fragmented future for global trade

 

India has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the World Trade Organization's hopes of modernizing the rules of global commerce and remaining the central forum for multilateral trade deals.


August 04, 2014 - 16:31 GMT

U.N. says Sri Lanka illegally returning Pakistani asylum seekers

 

GENEVA/COLOMBO Reuters - Sri Lanka must stop deporting Pakistani asylum seekers, a practice banned under international law, the U.N.


August 02, 2014 - 18:16 GMT

WHO chief says Ebola out of control but can be stopped

 

West Africa's Ebola outbreak is out of control but it can be stopped, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said on Friday.


August 01, 2014 - 14:38 GMT

Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

 

GENEVA - The World Trade Organization is regrouping to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.


August 01, 2014 - 08:57 GMT

WHO launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

 

The World Health Organisation is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday.


July 31, 2014 - 16:42 GMT
Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes

Pillay: Israel, Hamas committing war crimes

 

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war.


July 31, 2014 - 11:49 GMT

Swiss central bank reports $17.7B half-year profit

 

GENEVA - Switzerland's central bank posted a profit Thursday of 16.1 billion Swiss francs $17.7 billion for the first half of the year, a big turnaround from its loss of 9 billion francs for 2013.


July 31, 2014 - 08:47 GMT

Swiss central bank reports $17.7BN half-year gain

 

GENEVA - Switzerland's central bank is reporting a profit of 16.1 billion Swiss francs $17.7 billion for the first half of the year, a big turnaround from its loss of 9 billion francs for 2013.


July 31, 2014 - 06:22 GMT

Switzerland in talks over international Gaza conference

 

The Swiss foreign ministry said Wednesday it is in talks about holding an international conference sought by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas focusing on protecting civilians in Gaza.


July 30, 2014 - 18:59 GMT
UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system

UBS sees profits rise, probed over trading system

 

GENEVA - Switzerland's biggest bank, U.S reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by its core wealth management business, and disclosed it was part of a group of financial companies being investigated over alternative trading systems called dark pools.


July 29, 2014 - 13:06 GMT
Swiss bank UBS settles German case as profits rise

Swiss bank UBS settles German case as profits rise

 

GENEVA - Switzerland's biggest bank, U.S reported Tuesday a 15 percent rise in second-quarter profit, driven by strong results from its core wealth management business and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.


July 29, 2014 - 11:05 GMT

Swiss bank UBS reports 2Q net profit jump

 

GENEVA - Swiss banking giant U.SAG has reported a 15 percent jump in second-quarter net profit from a year ago, driven by strong results from its core wealth management and trimmed-down investment banking franchises despite a tough market environment.


July 29, 2014 - 06:02 GMT
UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

 

GENEVA - The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.


July 28, 2014 - 09:47 GMT
U.N. says 1,100 killed in Ukraine since mid-April

U.N. says 1,100 killed in Ukraine since mid-April

 

GENEVA Reuters - At least 1,129 people have been killed and 3,442 wounded in the Ukraine conflict since mid-April, U.N.


July 28, 2014 - 09:23 GMT

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

 

GENEVA - FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament can achieve positive change.


July 25, 2014 - 16:29 GMT
Suspected Ebola victim dies in quarantine in Nigeria

Suspected Ebola victim dies in quarantine in Nigeria

 

A Liberian man suspected to have Ebola virus has died in quarantine in Lagos, Nigeria, a Nigerian official in Geneva said on Friday.


July 25, 2014 - 15:52 GMT

CAS: Luis Suarez ruling likely in August

 

GENEVA - The Court of Arbitration for Sport could rule on Luis Suarez's appeal against his biting ban before the Spanish league season starts.


July 25, 2014 - 14:57 GMT
West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

West Africa Ebola death toll reaches 660: WHO

 

The death toll in West Africa's Ebola outbreak has risen to 660, with the number of cases surpassing 1,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.


July 25, 2014 - 13:26 GMT

WHO calls for humanitarian corridor to evacuate Gaza wounded

 

The World Health Organization WHO called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines.


July 25, 2014 - 09:23 GMT
Experts call for stepped-up hepatitis battle

Experts call for stepped-up hepatitis battle

 

The world can beat the cancer-causing disease hepatitis if it raises its game, but treatment programmes need to go hand in hand with those tackling the likes of HIV, experts said Thursday.


July 24, 2014 - 20:25 GMT

Russia says U.S. sanctions break WTO rules, could cause trade dispute

 

The latest U.S sanctions against Russia violate World Trade Organization rules and may force Moscow into a destabilizing trade dispute, Russia's ambassador told the Geneva-based trade body on Thursday.


July 24, 2014 - 16:04 GMT
Mediterranean boat people numbers soar to near 100,000 this year

Mediterranean boat people numbers soar to near 100,000 this year

 

Almost 100,000 boat people have made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe this year, a roughly 60 percent increase on the whole of last year, and about 800 have died in the attempt, the U.N.


July 24, 2014 - 14:44 GMT
Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

Iraqi jihadists order genital mutilation of all women

 

Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country, a UN official said Thursday.


July 24, 2014 - 13:28 GMT
Militants order female genital mutilation in Iraq: U.N.

Militants order female genital mutilation in Iraq: U.N.

 

Militant group Islamic State has ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq's northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said on Thursday.


July 24, 2014 - 12:50 GMT
Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

 

GENEVA - Anyone hoping to bring to justice whoever downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 must face sobering facts.


July 24, 2014 - 09:04 GMT
UN rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive

UN rights council launches probe into Israel's Gaza offensive

 

Geneva AFP - The UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a probe into Israel's Gaza offensive, backing efforts by the Palestinians to hold the Jewish state up to international scrutiny.


July 23, 2014 - 19:25 GMT

U.N. launches inquiry into Israeli violations in Gaza

 

GENEVA Reuters - The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Wednesday to launch an international inquiry into violations that may have been committed during Israel's latest military offensive in Gaza.


July 23, 2014 - 17:46 GMT
UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

UN rights chief warns of possible Gaza war crimes

 

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes.


July 23, 2014 - 14:57 GMT

Red Cross urges all sides in Ukraine civil war to uphold law

 

All sides in Ukraine's civil war must protect civilians and take what measures they can to search for those killed on the downed Malaysian airliner and ensure their bodies are returned to their families, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.


July 23, 2014 - 13:09 GMT
UN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza crimes

UN rights chief: Strong possibility of Gaza crimes

 

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel's military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have committed war crimes during their two-week war in the Gaza Strip.


July 23, 2014 - 10:27 GMT
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