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Tens Of Thousands Flee To Turkish Border As Aleppo Assault Intensifies

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.07.2016 | World

ONCUPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian government forces on Saturday intensified an assault on rebel-held areas around the Sy...

Innovation for Development

Michael Møller | Posted 02.07.2016 | Business
Michael Møller

Innovation was the buzzword of the World Economic Forum. Not only was it used by political and business leaders alike. But, also pivotal leaders in the development sector as well.

Here's Why We Held The Story On The U.S.-Iranian Prisoner Exchange

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

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Cartoons, Terrorism, Sexism and Backlash

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.09.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about cartoons and caricatures that riles politicians, religious figures, business fat cats, authorities and people of different stripes?

Agenda to Bring New Corporate Issues into the WTO is Defeated, But So Are Developing Countries' Demands for More Policy Space for Development

Deborah James | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Deborah James

Nairobi, Kenya - At the first ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Africa, it was clear that the majority of members opposed f...

Clinton's Statement on LGBT Rights Shows Her Trust in the Decency of Americans

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

With this policy statement Hillary Clinton has made a commitment to continue to fight for equality and use the power of the Presidency to accomplish that goal. She is also putting her belief on the line that the American people will join her in that effort.

Taking the Chill off the Cold War: The First Reagan-Gorbachev Summit

ADST | Posted 12.14.2015 | World
ADST

The Geneva Summit of 1985 was the first meeting between President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev to talk about the arms race, particularly the Strategic Defense Initiative, and to establish personal relations between the leaders of the world's superpowers.

2 Syrian Men Arrested In Geneva With Traces Of Explosives In Car

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss public broadcaster is reporting that two men of Syrian origin have been arrested in Geneva with traces of explosives fo...

Geneva On Alert As City Searches For Terror Suspects

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.10.2015 | World

GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The Swiss city of Geneva raised its alert level on Thursday and said it was looking for suspects who, according to nationa...

Like Waleed Abu Al-Khair, We Must Never Waver In Our Commitment To Human Rights

Daniel N. Arshack | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics
Daniel N. Arshack

Although the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has repeatedly pledged to comply with various Human Rights conventions, it nonetheless repeatedly has trampled the basic human rights of Waleed and others who are now languishing in Saudi prisons with crippling sentences of 15, 20 and 30 years.

Listen Up: the Key to 'Speeding Up and Scaling Up' Business and Human Rights Reforms

Amol Mehra | Posted 11.25.2015 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Two phrases were consistently heard at the Fourth Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place in Geneva from November 16 to November 18.

Peace Is Personal

Michael Møller | Posted 11.23.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

How do we speak of peace this week after the series of brutal attacks witnessed in Lebanon, Egypt, France, Turkey, Israel, and Palestine - not to mention the daily bloodshed in Syria? In the face of these atrocities, an immediate definition comes to mind: peace is more than the absence of war.

Ten Points on Science (and) Diplomacy

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 11.04.2015 | Science
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

Before you move to the ten points summarising the notes and illustrations from my keynote address, you can put our deliberation on science and diplomacy into the historical context visualized by Holbein's painting 'The Ambassadors.'

Lost Chances for Peace in Syria

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 10.23.2015 | World
Jonathan Marshall

Pursuing peace remains a worthy -- indeed, the only sensible -- goal of U.S. foreign policy in Syria. No one should be surprised, however, if Washington's embrace of that goal comes too late.

Geneva's Impact on Food

Michael Møller | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Michael Møller

How we manage our food production and consumption is an important aspect of how we can survive, thrive and protect our environment and sustainably manage our resources.

Who are the Global Shapers?

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Recently 452 brilliant young people from 452 cities representing 169 countries gathered "quietly" in Geneva. Our purpose? Getting to know each other so we can positively change the world together.

Unpaid U.N. Intern Was Living Out Of A Tent In Geneva

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

Think your unpaid internship is bad? The high cost of living in Geneva drove this United Nations intern to camp in a city park.  It's been a sog...

PHOTOS: Iranians Welcomes Nuclear Deal With V-Signs, Dancing

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 07.14.2015 | World

Iranians celebrated at home and in the streets on Tuesday, hours after negotiators for Iran and six world powers announced in Vienna they had brokered...

What a Million-Dollar Home Looks Like Around the World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

In Shanghai, China's most expensive city, a luxury property priced at $1 million would be about the size of a small one-bedroom apartment in the U.S.

Iran Nuclear Talks Hit Final Stage

AP | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — An Iran nuclear agreement appeared likely within hours, diplomats said late Monday after a day in which American and Iranian negotiato...

Major Differences Remain One Day Ahead Of Deadline In Iran Talks

Posted 07.07.2015 | World

By Parisa Hafezi and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA, July 6 (Reuters) - A dispute over U.N. sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and a broader a...

Top Diplomats Try To Resolve Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Parisa Hafezi WASHINGTON, July 5 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats met for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday to...

6 Facts You Didn't Know About Trade And How They Affect You

Michael Møller | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Michael Møller

Trade is not always the solution to poverty or fragile economies but it can help boost local economies, increase employment and bring people together. Like ships that get loaded and unloaded, we can look at Geneva as a global trade hub that discharges old trade policies

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

Was Intra Bank's Fall A Prelude to Lebanon's Downfall?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Forget local history books that don't fully account for a civil war and other setbacks that ruined the country and follow the money in Lebanon's tortuous slide from "Switzerland of the Middle East" to dysfunctional entity par excellence.