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WHO advance team heads to China to set up probe into coronavirus origin

2:33am IST

GENEVA A two-member advance team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts has left for China to organise an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus behind a pandemic that has killed more than 550,000 people globally, the U.N. agency said on Friday. | Video

WHO promises 'honest evaluation' of how world handled COVID-19

10 Jul 2020

GENEVA/ZURICH The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments.

WHO promises 'honest evaluation' of how world handled COVID-19

10 Jul 2020

GENEVA/ZURICH The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the response by governments.

Deadly Syrian, Russian air strikes in Idlib amount to war crimes: U.N.

07 Jul 2020

GENEVA Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province that amount to war crimes, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday in a report that also condemned attacks by Islamist militants. | Video

Syrian, Russian airstrikes in Idlib amount to war crimes, as do jihadist attacks - UN

07 Jul 2020

GENEVA, July 7 Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday in a report that also condemned attacks by jihadist fighters.

WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

07 Jul 2020

GENEVA/CHICAGO The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report urging it to update guidance on the novel coronavirus after more than 200 scientists, in a letter to the health agency, outlined evidence the virus can spread in tiny airborne particles.

U.N. expert deems U.S. drone strike on Iran's Soleimani an 'unlawful' killing

07 Jul 2020

GENEVA The January U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday.

WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID trials after failure to reduce death

05 Jul 2020

GENEVA The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. | Video

U.N. 'alarmed' at arrests in Hong Kong under new law

04 Jul 2020

GENEVA The U.N. human rights office voiced concern on Friday that "vague and overly broad" provisions in Hong Kong's new national security law may lead to activists being prosecuted in violation of fundamental freedoms of assembly and expression.

WHO sees first results from COVID drug trials within two weeks

03 Jul 2020

GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organization (WHO) should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, its Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.

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