Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Tag Archives: Geneva

Geneva to ban religious symbols on public employees

GENEVA residents on Sunday voted for a controversial new “secularism law”, which will among other things ban elected officials and public employees from wearing visible religious symbols. More than 55 percent of voters in the Swiss canton backed the law, final results showed, despite warnings that it could lead to ...

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World powers meet in Geneva on Afghan reforms, peace prospects

KABUL: Afghan leaders and international diplomats meet in Geneva to evaluate whether strategies and aid offered to Afghanistan are helping resolve the quagmire created by the 17-year war, paving way for the withdrawal of foreign troops. The two-day conference on Afghanistan, jointly hosted by the Afghan government and the United ...

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UN’s Zeid Toughens Warning of ‘Genocide’ in Myanmar

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a British television interview to be shown. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights ...

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