GENEVA The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Thursday to set up an investigation into mass killings during Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's so-called 'war on drugs', a step that activists said was long overdue.
GENEVA/ZURICH Hundreds of thousands of women across Switzerland held a strike on Friday to highlight their wealthy nation's poor record on female rights, recreating the passion of the last such walkout 28 years ago. | Video
ROMONT, Switzerland Ten years ago, Swiss hairdresser Christine Dousse feared guns. Then her daughter convinced her to join a 400-year-old local shooting club. Now she shoots twice a week. | Video
SAINT-URSANNE, Switzerland Swiss scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked away to stop it contributing to climate change. | Video
SAINT-URSANNE, Switzerland, May 8 Swiss
scientists are injecting carbon dioxide into rock deep inside a
mountain to discover if the gas leaks out or if it can be locked
away to stop it contributing to climate change.
GENEVA Myanmar will be represented by a government minister at a U.N. conference in Geneva next week, and not by the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the latest agenda for the meeting on Thursday.
GENEVA The Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which has already killed more than 200 people, is expected to last until mid-2019, a senior World Health Organization official said on Tuesday. | Video
GENEVA U.N.-mediated Yemen peace talks hung in the balance as the government delegation warned that it would leave on Friday if representatives of the Houthi movement had not shown up.
BASEL A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more lenient euthanasia laws in his home country. | Video
GENEVA The United Nations is pursuing diplomacy at the highest level to get a ceasefire in Syria, where the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta is at "breaking point" and Idlib governorate is a "catastrophe", a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.