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Syria opposition considers UN peace proposal

Syria's main opposition group is considering a proposal by UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura that could pave the way to the delegation pressing ahead with talks after holding their first meeting with him on Sunday, a Western diplomatic sou

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Stage set for Syria peace talks in Geneva

A delegation from Syria's main opposition group arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join UN-mediated peace talks, demanding President Bashar al-Assad's government be made to comply with a UN resolution on humanitarian aid and human rights.

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Syrian opposition agree to join Geneva talks

Syria's main opposition body has agreed to travel to Geneva, where peace talks began on Friday, following a phone call from the US Secretary of State and after receiving guarantees that their demands would be met, its spokesman said on Frida

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Zika virus spread alarming: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) expects the Zika virus, which is spreading through the Americas, to affect between three million and four million people and the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarm

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Syria opposition sets conditions for Geneva peace talks

The Saudi-backed Syrian opposition ruled out even indirect negotiations with Damascus before steps including a halt to Russian air strikes, contradicting US Secretary of State John Kerry's insistence that talks will begin next week.

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Emirates plans second daily service to Geneva

Dubai-based Emirates has unveiled plans to expand its operation in Switzerland with the addition of a second daily service to Geneva, beginning in June. The second daily flight will double capacity on the route and represents an overall

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Syria ready for Geneva talks, seeks opposition list

Syria's government told a UN envoy on Saturday it was ready to take part in Geneva peace talks scheduled for January 25 but said it wanted to know which opposition figures would participate. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem,

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Syria ready for Geneva talks, seeks opposition list

Syria's government told a UN envoy on Saturday it was ready to take part in Geneva peace talks scheduled for January 25 but said it wanted to know which opposition figures would participate. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem,

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Geneva on terror alert, security beefed up at UN offices

The Swiss city of Geneva raised its alert level on Thursday and said it was looking for suspects who national officials said had possible links to terrorism. A security guard at the United Nations' European headquarters said S

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CO2 levels hit record high for 30th year in a row

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014 and the relentless fuelling of climate change is endangering the planet for future generations, the World Meteorological Organization said on Monday. "Ever

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