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Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, Red Cross says

11:11am EST

GENEVA A prisoner swap in Yemen will take weeks and may involve the repatriation of third country nationals captured in the nearly four-year war, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, Red Cross says

12:08pm EST

GENEVA A prisoner swap in Yemen will take weeks and may involve the repatriation of third country nationals captured in the nearly four-year war, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, Red Cross says

11:10am EST

GENEVA A prisoner swap in Yemen will take weeks and may involve the repatriation of third country nationals captured in the nearly four-year war being, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Yemeni prisoner swap will take weeks, Red Cross says

11:03am EST

GENEVA, Dec 11 A prisoner swap in Yemen will take weeks and may involve the repatriation of third country nationals captured in the nearly four-year war, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday.

250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR

8:51am EST

GENEVA Up to a 250,000 Syrian refugees could return to their devastated homeland in 2019, while many others face problems with documentation and property that the Damascus government must help resolve, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday.

Bar associations urge Chinese leader to release prominent lawyer

Dec 10 2018

GENEVA Bar associations from nearly 20 countries called on Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday to release Wang Quanzhang, saying that the lawyer has been held incommunicado for more than three years with his legal rights denied.

WHO looks at standards in 'uncharted water' of gene editing

Dec 04 2018

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that gene editing may have "unintended consequences" and said it was establishing a team of experts to set clear guidelines and standards after studying ethical and safety issues.

U.N. seeks $738 million to help Venezuela's neighbors handle migrant flood

Dec 04 2018

GENEVA The United Nations said on Tuesday it was seeking $738 million in 2019 to help neighboring countries cope with the inflow of millions of Venezuelan refugees and migrants, who have "no prospect for return in the short to medium term".

WHO looks at standards in 'uncharted water' of gene editing

Dec 03 2018

GENEVA The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday that gene editing may have "unintended consequences" and said it was establishing a team of experts to set clear guidelines and standards after studying ethical and safety issues.

UPDATE 1-WHO looks at standards in "uncharted water" of gene editing

Dec 03 2018

GENEVA, Dec 3 The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday that gene editing may have "unintended consequences" and said it was establishing a team of experts to set clear guidelines and standards after studying ethical and safety issues.

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