Tag: Switzerland

UN chief tells Myanmar military: ‘Stop the repression’ | UNHCR | Incredible Solutions Tech

The UN’s top human rights body has opened its first and highest-level meeting of 2021, amid growing concerns on issues including the military coup in Myanmar, the arrest of opposition leader Alexey Navalny in Russia and the rights situations in countries including Ethiopia and Sri Lanka. The four-week session...

All hypotheses remain open on COVID origins: WHO chief | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s remarks follow WHO investigative mission, which could produce a summary report next week. The head of the World Health Organization has said that all hypotheses on the origins of COVID-19 remained on the table, following an investigative mission in China. The WHO’s mission to Wuhan, where...

Lebanon central bank chief says he’ll comply with Swiss probe | Incredible Solutions Tech

Riad Salameh, Lebanon’s embattled central bank chief, said he would face questioning in Switzerland as part of a Swiss money-laundering probe, a source tells Al Jazeera. Beirut, Lebanon – Lebanon’s central bank chief Riad Salameh was questioned by a Lebanese prosecutor on Thursday after Swiss authorities asked Lebanon to...

Swiss open money-laundering probe of Lebanon’s central bank | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The investigation is the latest blow of confidence to Lebanon’s crippled financial system. Beirut, Lebanon – Swiss authorities have requested that Lebanon’s judiciary cooperate with a money-laundering investigation into the country’s central bank, in the latest blow of confidence to the insolvent financial institution and its crestfallen governor. The...

ECHR rules against Switzerland for fining, arresting Roma | Incredible Solutions Tech

In 2014, authorities in Geneva fined a woman $563 for begging and arrested her when she was unable to pay. The European Court of Human Rights has faulted Switzerland for imposing a heavy fine on a Romanian woman for begging and then arresting her when she could not pay....

Swiss gov’t urges voters to reject niqab ban in March | Incredible Solutions Tech

Banning full facial coverings will deter tourists and ‘be unhelpful for certain groups of women’, Switzerland’s government says ahead of March 7 vote. The Swiss government recommended on Tuesday that voters reject a proposal in a planned March 7 referendum to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and...

‘Very disappointed’: WHO’s COVID experts blocked from China | | Incredible Solutions Tech

International team is supposed to travel to Wuhan to investigate origins of the virus that swept the globe in 2020. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) says he is “very disappointed” that China has still not approved the entry of a team of international experts tasked with...