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Stephanie Nebehay

U.N. acting Libya envoy 'optimistic' on ceasefire talks

21 Oct 2020

GENEVA The United Nations' acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday she was "quite optimistic" that ongoing talks between the warring sides would lead to a lasting ceasefire, after they agreed to reopen land and air routes across front lines.

Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19 - WHO expert

20 Oct 2020

GENEVA Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states by persevering with anti-COVID measures and quarantining anyone who comes into contact with infected people, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Monday.

Row breaks out over WHO trial casting doubt on remdesivir as COVID-19 drug

16 Oct 2020

ZURICH/GENEVA A row broke out on Friday over a World Health Organization (WHO) clinical trial which concluded that the anti-viral drug remdesivir has little or no impact on a patient's chances of surviving COVID-19.

Row breaks out over WHO trial casting doubt on remdesivir as COVID-19 drug

16 Oct 2020

ZURICH/GENEVA A row broke out on Friday over a World Health Organization (WHO) clinical trial which concluded that the anti-viral drug remdesivir has little or no impact on a patient's chances of surviving COVID-19.

Yemen's warring parties begin prisoner swap, raising peace prospects

16 Oct 2020

SANAA/GENEVA Planes carrying prisoners exchanged by the warring parties in Yemen took off from three airports on Thursday in an operation to return about 1,000 men home and help build the trust to enable fresh talks to end a devastating war.

WHO fears spike in deaths after global COVID-19 surge

15 Oct 2020

GENEVA/ZURICH The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned against any complacency in the coronavirus death rate, saying with the increasing number of cases, mortality would also rise.

WHO fears spike in deaths after global COVID-19 surge

14 Oct 2020

GENEVA/ZURICH The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned against any complacency in the coronavirus death rate, saying with the increasing number of cases, mortality would also rise.

U.S. should follow EU and China in setting carbon-neutral target - U.N.'s WMO

13 Oct 2020

GENEVA The United States should join the European Union and China in setting ambitious goals to become carbon neutral, the head of the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

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