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UN mediator: Geneva Cyprus talks will not yet result in final deal

Even if negotiators reach a breakthrough on ending the separation of Cyprus this week in Geneva, they will not be able to work out all the details needed for a comprehensive final agreement, UN ...

Negotiators tackle thorny obstacles on path to reuniting Cyprus

The Greek and Turkish leaders of Cyprus returned to the negotiating table Monday in Geneva to work on the few but divisive issues that stand in the way of an agreement to end the separation of the...

Man shoots Swiss police officers in house search, turns gun on self

A man in north-eastern Switzerland shot two police officers during a house search on Tuesday before later turning the gun on himself.

Mediterranean deaths reach record 5,000 as smugglers adjust tactics

New, riskier tactics by people smugglers have pushed the number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean to a new record of more than 5,000 this year, UN organizations said Friday in Geneva.

WTO rules Boeing subsidies illegal in EU-US aircraft dispute

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has received forbidden subsidies for its 777X wide-body passenger jet, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Monday, deciding the latest round of the ongoing EU-...

WHO declares end of Zika global health emergency

Zika no longer constitutes a global health emergency because intensified research during the past months has provided a better understanding of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

Armed smugglers forced migrants onto boat that sank, survivor says

People smugglers in Libya pushed reluctant migrants onto a boat at gunpoint before it sank, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Friday, one day after some 240 people were reported dead or...

IOM: 2016 migrant death toll in Mediterranean nears 4,000

Almost 4,000 migrants have died so far this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday.

UN: Islamic State using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul

Islamic State militants are using tens of thousands of people as human shields in and around the extremist group's stronghold of Mosul as Iraqi forces press forward with a major offensive to...

UN report blames Congo authorities for 48 deaths at recent protests

Congo's security forces killed at least 48 people during three days of protests in September in Kinshasa, a UN report said Friday.

UN rights body pressures Syria, Russia with Aleppo war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council decided Friday to launch an investigation into war crimes against civilians in Aleppo, putting pressure on the Syrian government and its ally, Russia, which have been...

WHO sends 1 million cholera vaccines to Haiti

The World Health Organization (WHO) is sending 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti to stem the disease in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the UN agency said Tuesday.

EU loses latest round in spat with US over Airbus and Boeing aid

The European Union suffered a blow in its lengthy spat over airplane maker subsidies on Thursday when the World Trade Organization (WTO) said that the bloc had failed to stop its subsidized...

UN: Millions of refugee children are out of school

More than half of the 6 million school-age refugees around the world have no school to go to, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday, warning that this problem can lead to further conflicts...

EU has managed only 3 per cent of 160,000 planned refugee relocations

The European Union has fallen far behind its two-year plan to distribute 160,000 asylum seekers across the bloc, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday in Geneva.