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Afghan president forms team to negotiate peace with Taliban

11 November, 2018 2:30 pm 2:30 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has formed a 12-strong negotiating team to seek a peace agreement that would include the Taliban in a democratic and inclusive society that respects the rights of women, he told a U.N. conference on Wednesday. “I’m pleased to announce today that after several months of intensive consultation with … Read More



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EU announces US$535m package for Afghanistan in Geneva

11 November, 2018 8:00 am 8:00 am

GENEVA, Switzerland (Web Desk) – The European Union has announced a financial package worth US$535 for Afghanistan during a two-day Afghan peace conference. The package will be spent on public sector reforms, healthcare, law enforcement and repatriation of refugees in Afghanistan. Pakistan, China, Russia, Iran other European countries are participating in the conference. “The EU … Read More



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Afghan peace conference starts in Geneva today

11 November, 2018 10:19 am 10:19 am

GENEVA, Switzerland (92 News) – The Afghan peace conference will start in Geneva, Switzerland from today. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will not participate in the conference. However, a high-level delegation from Pakistan will participate in the conference. The objective of the conference is to speed up efforts to ensure the reconciliation process between the … Read More



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Giant pink diamond from Christie’s a cut above the rest

09 September, 2018 9:35 am 9:35 am

LONDON (Reuters) – A pink diamond weighing in at almost 19 carats is set to go on tour before being auctioned in Geneva and could fetch a record price of between $30 million (£23 million) and $50 million, Christie’s auction house announced on Tuesday. The rectangular cut Pink Legacy is rated “vivid”, the highest rating … Read More



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Ebola control measures seem to be working in Congo, WHO says

09 September, 2018 9:51 am 9:51 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – Efforts to halt an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of Congo appear to be working, but substantial risks remain, the World Health Organization said . The outbreak has so far killed 77 people in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces among 116 cases. Fifteen of the cases were … Read More



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Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario: ...

08 August, 2018 9:29 am 9:29 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – A doctor has become the first probable Ebola case in one of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s most violence-ridden and inaccessible zones, a scenario “we have all been dreading”, the World Health Organization said . Since the outbreak erupted on Aug. 1, 103 confirmed and probable cases of Ebola have been … Read More



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