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Stephanie Nebehay

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria: U.N.

Oct 18 2018

GENEVA Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a "great relief" for 3 million civilians in the area, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters on Thursday.

U.N. rights chief urges waiving of immunity in Khashoggi case

Oct 16 2018

GENEVA U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Tuesday to reveal everything they know about the disappearance and possible murder of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said Riyadh should waive immunity on its diplomatic premises and officials.

U.N. rights chief urges waiving of immunity in Khashoggi case

Oct 16 2018

GENEVA U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Tuesday to reveal everything they know about the disappearance and possible murder of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi and said Riyadh should waive immunity on its diplomatic premises and officials.

Saudi Arabia must halt Yemen strikes: U.N. child rights panel

Oct 11 2018

GENEVA A U.N. human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia on Thursday to immediately halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks.

UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

Oct 11 2018

* Experts urge kingdom to halt strikes on Yemen schools, hospitals

Swiss top court knocks down bid to extend banking secrecy

Oct 10 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland Switzerland's highest court ruled on Wednesday that prosecutors cannot extend Swiss banking secrecy rules to all corners of the globe to pursue whistleblowers and other leakers at foreign subsidiaries.

Swiss high court to rule in sweeping bank secrecy case

Oct 10 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct 10 Switzerland's highest court convened on Wednesday to decide whether prosecutors can pursue whistleblowers for breaking the country's bank secrecy law wherever they are in the world, a case drawing international scrutiny.

U.N. concerned at fate of seven Rohingya deported by India

Oct 05 2018

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency voiced deep concern on Friday for the safety and security of seven Rohingya men deported from India to Myanmar, saying they had been denied access to legal counsel and a chance to have their asylum claims assessed.

Saudi Arabia admits coalition 'mistakes' in targeting in Yemen

Oct 01 2018

GENEVA Saudi Arabia said on Monday it was working hard to correct mistaken targeting by its military coalition in Yemen that has killed civilians including children, but U.N. rights experts voiced scepticism.

Calls grow for U.N. action on China's Muslim 're-education camps'

Sep 19 2018

GENEVA France and Germany have called on China to close "re-education camps" in its restive far western region of Xinjiang where up to one million Uighurs and other Muslims are thought to be held for political indoctrination as pressure grows for UN action.

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