Stephanie Nebehay

UN sending human rights team to Tunisia

UN human rights officials will go to Tunisia next week to help investigate violence and advise the new coalition government on justice and reforms.

UN: Nearly 250 dead in Côte d’Ivoire violence

At least 247 people have been killed in violence in Côte d'Ivoire since its disputed presidential election in late November, the UN says.

WHO global plan to contain drug-resistant malaria

The World Health Organisation launched a plan on Wednesday to stop a form of drug-resistant malaria from spreading from Southeast Asia to Africa.

WHO admits shortcomings in handling flu pandemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday conceded shortcomings in its handling of the H1N1 swine flu pandemic.

Swiss businessmen to stand trial in Libya

Two Swiss businessmen prevented from leaving Libya for more than a year will be tried for tax evasion and visa irregularities, Libya said on Thursday.

UN accuses Somali rebels of possible war crimes

The UN human rights chief said on Friday that Islamist insurgents in Somalia had executed civilians and set off bombs in residential areas.

Violence taking heavy toll on Somalia

Spiralling violence in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is taking a heavy toll on civilians, aid agencies said on Friday.

WHO poised to declare flu pandemic

The WHO was poised on Thursday to declare that the new H1N1 virus has caused the first influenza pandemic in more than 40 years.

I won’t make ‘Scorpions’ a spy outfit’

The appointment was met with surprise and disbelief by a range of sources in the criminal justice sector.

WHO chief says world should prepare for severe flu

Countries should be ready for more serious H1N1 flu infections and more deaths from the newly discovered virus, the WHO said on Friday.

WHO chief warns against false security about flu

The WHO warned on Friday against a false sense of security from waning and apparently mild outbreaks of H1N1 flu, saying the worst may not be over.

Rare blue diamond sells for record $9,5-million

A vivid blue diamond weighing 7,03 carats sold on Tuesday for a record ,49-million, the highest price paid per carat for any gemstone at auction.

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