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Switzerland approves extradition of ex-Fifa official Takkas to US
Geneva, Oct 10 (IANS) The Swiss government has approved the extradition of former FIFA official Costas Takkas to the United States.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 1:36:12 PM

Saudi to issue new five-year expat IDs
Riyadh, Oct 9 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's passports department has announced that it would start issuing new resident permits with a five-year lifespan for expatriates from October 15, the media reported on Friday.

Friday, October 09, 2015 5:16:11 PM

Palestinian flag to be raised at UN's Geneva headquarters
Geneva, Oct 9 (IANS) The Palestinian flag will be raised at the Office of the UN at Geneva (UNOG) during a ceremony to be held on October 13, UNOG's information office announced on Friday.

Friday, October 09, 2015 5:08:05 PM

UN official calls refugee crisis 'crisis of values'
Geneva, Oct 9 (IANS) A top international protection expert for the UN refugee agency UNHCR on Thursday warned of growing risks of the lack of commitment from governments worldwide to the core human rights and rule of law principles and called the current refugee crisis "a crisis of values".

Friday, October 09, 2015 7:12:17 AM

UNCTAD Report 2015 urges radical reform of world financial system
Geneva, Oct 6 (IANS) With the slowdown in most developing regions expected to continue this year, the United Nations Trade and Development Report 2015 released here on Tuesday calls for radical reform of the international monetary and financial system to meet the demands of the UN-proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 11:06:16 PM

Vikas storms into World boxing pre-quarters
Doha, Oct 6 (IANS) India's Vikas Krishan Yadav stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the middleweight (75kg) category with a 3-0 thrashing of Hungary's Zoltan Harcsa at the World Boxing Championships here on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 8:32:10 PM

DNDi lauds Nobel winners for advances in neglected disease research
Geneva, Oct 6 (IANS) The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) on Tuesday congratulated the three winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine with the hope that their win inspires a new generation of researchers to pursue scientific careers in the field of neglected diseases.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 6:22:13 PM

Mediterranean remains the deadliest route for migrants
Geneva, Oct 6 (IANS) The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said that Mediterranean remains to be the most deadliest route for migrants as 2,987 of them have lost their lives so far this year out of a worldwide total of 4,093.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 5:54:03 PM

Bombing Afghan hospital a war crime: MSF chief
Geneva, Oct 6 (IANS) The bombing of the MSF hospital in Afghanistan's Kunduz city by a US plane is "a war crime", said its chief who demanded answers "not just for us but for all medical and humanitarian staff assisting victims of conflict".

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 4:44:04 PM

Dubai power, water facility to use electric cars
Dubai, Oct 6 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has become the first government organisation to use electric cars after it added eight of such vehicles to its fleet, the media reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 3:22:18 PM

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