Geneva

September 20, 2017
September 20, 2017

India 'deeply concerned over violence in Rakhine'

India's permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, Rajiv K Chander, yesterday said New Delhi was deeply concerned about the

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

Kerry begins bid to end Syrian fighting

US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva in an attempt to bolster a fragile, partial ceasefire in Syria.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

Weasel halts most powerful machine on Earth

The largest scientific experiment goes offline because of a foreign intruder, reports CNN.

April 8, 2016
April 8, 2016

UN wants Bangladesh to protect secular activists

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has urged the Bangladesh government to take urgent, concerted measures to ensure the protection of all those being threatened by extremists 'operating in the country'.

November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015

FIFA approves 5 presidential candidates, Platini pending

FIFA approves five candidates to stand in February's vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football's governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.

June 15, 2015
June 15, 2015

'Migration is the symptom' of despair: UN rights chief

UN rights chief says the multitude of migration crises facing the world are symptoms of a long line of brutal conflicts and rights violations.

May 31, 2015
May 31, 2015

Kerry 'hurts leg' in bicycle crash

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been taken to hospital in Switzerland after a biking accident in the nearby French Alps.

May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015

UN experts condemn bloggers' killings

Condemning recent killings of bloggers in Bangladesh, UN human rights experts warn that it is an alarming signal of deterioration of the space for freedom of expression.

May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

Fresh Syria talks to begin in Geneva

Fresh efforts to revive peace talks on Syria is due to begin in Geneva.

March 19, 2015
March 19, 2015

ICC should prosecute Islamic State for Iraq genocide, war crimes: UN

The United Nations human rights office said on Thursday that Islamic State fighters may have committed genocide against the minority Yazidi community in Iraq as well as crimes against humanity and war crimes against civilians including children.