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Happening now. Hundreds have gathered outside the UN to protest against Israel's terror attacks on Palestinians.

#AlAqsa #GazaUnderAttack #IsraeliTerrorism
Amazing solidarity. You can feel it
On the last day of this blessed month of Ramadan, we pray for the safety of Palestinians. We protest against the terror attacks by Israel.

#IsraeliTerrorism #AlAqsaUnderAttack #HandsOffAlAqsa #Geneva
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#UN #Northkorea #Geneva

PRESS REALESE:

"Deaths by Starvation Reported in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Special Rapporteur Tells Human Rights Council"

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According to OHCHR at least 200 people got forcefully starved to death by secruity forces since the begining of 2021 in NK. The number how ever is getting report by the Bolivarian Republic of #Venezuela as a "Special Rapporteur Tells Human Rights Council "
my oppinion I doubt the number of the report and probably partd of it but didnt reade the hole ...but its already enough. I just simply dosnt trust Venezuela as a UNSC member...
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#UN #NorthKorea #Geneva #CyberCrime

A preliminary United Nations investigation into the theft last September of US$281 million (€232 million) worth of assets from a cryptocurrency exchange "strongly suggests" links to North Korea - with industry analysts pointing to KuCoin,
based in Seychelles, as the victim of one of the largest digital currency heists evee recorded. A confidential report to members of the UN Security Council by independent sanctions monitors
said another blockchain hack-related transactions had appeared to be connected to a second hack last October, when US$23 million was stolen. "Preliminary analysis, based on the attack vectors and subsequent efforts to launder the illicit proceeds,
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The @WHO #coronavirus investigation team will hold a press conference here in #Wuhan #China starting in around 7 hours time. We’ll be covering it on @BBCWorld TV, World Service Radio and BBC website.
So that’s 16.00 #Wuhan time / 0900 #Geneva time for the @WHO #coronavirus investigation team press conference here in #Wuhan #China.
What to expect from today’s @WHO press conference: not, here is where the #coronavirus came from. Instead I’d imagine it’ll be along the lines of... because we’ve now found out X,Y&Z from here on in we’ll be turning our attention to these areas to study the possible virus origins
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1. I missed @maddow today and just watched the interview with @jrpsaki. She made a pronouncement in the @StateDept presser 2014 that changed my life. She announced the #YPG #YPJ were not considered listed within #PKK #FTO designation and the next day, I went to war against #ISIS.
2. I knew they would win. But they needed our help then and they need it now. Too many times we have betrayed the #Kurds and it's more than Kurds in the new #Syria in #NES we will betray. #Sunni #Arabs, #Christians & #Ezidi can create #peace with the #Alawi with strong US support
3. the extortion practiced by #Assad will become meaningless. People are tired of ##war and #Turkey-backed #Islamists have got to go. Assad and the Russians can't do it because Assad represents an existential threat to Sunni #Druze, Kurds, Ezidi and #Christian #Syrians.
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#WHO #Taiwan #Geneva #Coronavirus #China #SCANADL

Two Taiwanese radiological organizations have been forced to change their names to "Chinese Taipei" in an international medical society following pressure from the World Health Organization
as the global death toll from the coronavirus approaches 2 million (WHO). "The International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) has compelled the Taiwan Society of Radiological Technologists (TWSRT, 中華民國醫事放射學)
and the Taiwan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (TAMRT, 中華民國醫事放射師公會全國聯合會 ) to incorporate "Chinese Taipei" into their membership names. The WHO's pressure to follow its "policies and procedures." was the reason the ISRRT gave for the name change.
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#WHO #Russia #Geneva #Coronavirus #VACCINE #SputnikV

The WHO announced itnis expecting the full data of the Sputnik V vaccine at the end of January. Also they expect data from those made in China at the end of January.
The WHO has received 13 “valid proposals” for the possible emergency listing of Covid-19 vaccines since October, the assistant director-general for access to medicines and health products, Mariangela Simao, said at a press briefing on Friday.
“We have received, for example, the information from Sinopharm, we have finalized that in phase three trial and it is being authorized in some countries. We are in the process of receiving the complete data from AstraZeneca...
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#Exclusive: Competition from #India (Oxford-Astra Zeneca-Serum Institute) is a key reason why wealthy nations, especially in the #EU, won't allow a #WTO #Trips waiver tomorrow, a source close to the talks tells me. 1|n #vaccines #Geneva #access #publichealth
It's an #EU-wide decision taken at #Brussels. Tomorrow's text is expected to take refuge in 'process'. All #vaccine manufacturers are eying #India's market. #NewDelhi must leverage India's markets for our benefit. n/n #Trips #WTO #access
"India is not to be trusted...India is not a benevolent power," is what #EU officials are saying. Galling. They've forgotten that it was #Indian generics that broke the back of the AIDS pandemic..." #Trips #WTO #access #Geneva
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#NorthKorea #WHO #Pyongyang #Geneva #Coronavirus

According to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the 17th, 6173 people are suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus in North Korea as of October 29, until the 22nd, a week ago.
The number increased by 805 compared to 5368 confirmed in. From October 22nd to 29th, 174 people were newly quarantined, and the estimated total number of quarantined people in North korea is 32,182. A total of 12,072 people have undergone PCR testing,
and no one has been reported as infected by the 5th of this month, WHO reports. North Korea has set the number of people infected with the new coronavirus to "zero," but is tightening its reins to prevent epidemics.
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#WHO #Iraq #Geneva #Coronavirus #Aid

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it will provide 2 million U.S. dollars in aid for Iraq to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, as the Iraqi Health Ministry reported 3,204 new cases in the country.
Wael Hatahit, head of the WHO's emergency team in Iraq, said in a press release that WHO will provide medical assistance for Iraq during the last months of this year to support the country's health sector in confronting the coronavirus pandemic.
The Iraqi Health Ministry reported 3,204 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising nationwide infections to 449,153.
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News of the upcoming meeting in Genera is false, #Armenia MFA says.
Russia MFA says confirms part of the previous news - Armenia MFA heads to Moscow on Monday to meet Lavrov. 5 days of fighting are ahead.

#KarabakhWar
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All 45 participants - 15 from regime, 15 independents, 15 opposition - were tested before flying to #Geneva.

Quite how 3/45 slipped through the cracks is extraordinary.

If they [presumably] came from #Damascus, it speaks volumes about the crisis there.
Two sources confirm to me all 3 positive cases came from #Damascus.

What's troubling is that all 45 participants had been tested for #COVID *before* traveling to #Geneva & tested again on arrival in #Switzerland.

Somehow 3 positive cases slipped through that @UN-run process.
@UN NEW - Official statement from UN S/E Pedersen's office confirms #Syria's Constitutional Committee sessions in #Geneva are "on hold" after 3/45 participants tested positive for #COVID19. Image
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Coming up: #HongKong’s #Beijing-installed leader Carrie Lam speaks to the U.N. in #Geneva about human rights on the same day the new security law comes into being making certain speech/other dissent potentially judged treason, sedition or secession punishable by hefty prison time
#HongKong’s new state security law has just reportedly been rubber stamped through the National People’s Congress Standing Committee in #Beijing with unanimous support from its 175 members. It’ll become law tomorrow. #China
In #HongKong the leadership of pro-democracy party Demosisto - incl Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow & Nathan Law - have all quit the Party they founded saying they could be targeted by the new state security law in their city. (BTW NPC Standing Cttee only has 162 members at present)
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites"
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In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)
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People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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"WHO is a global organization, but we are also proud and active members of the cities and communities we live in.

Since the 20th of March, #Geneva’s famous Jet d’Eau fountain has been switched off while the city was in lockdown"-@DrTedros #COVID19

"Yesterday I had the enormous honour of re-starting the Jet d’Eau, as a symbol of the city reopening now that the number of cases has declined"-@DrTedros #COVID19

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#Thread #Bofors #Quattrocchi #bribes. Documents showed that A.E. Services was paid 50 463 966 SEK or US$ 7 343 941 98 on September 8 1986. This money was moved to acct. number 18051 in Nordfinanz Bank in Zürich apparently opened only for this transaction 1/n
#Thread #Bofors #Quattrocchi #bribes US$ 7 123, 000 was transferred between September 16th - 29th from the Zürich account to Colbar Investments Ltd at Union Bank in #Geneva. Acct. number 254 561 60 at the disposal of Ottavio and Maria #Quattrocchi 2/n
#Thread #Bofors #Quattrocchi #bribes While he disposed this account #Quattrocchi was working for #Snamprogetti, an #Italian multinational based in #Delhi. To the bank in question in Geneva, HE LEFT NO ADDRESS IN DELHI. THIS IS NEW. 3/n
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47 year old Mohan owns a salon in Madurai for the last 20 years. He earns Rs 600 profit everyday, and he has been saving every penny for the education of his only daughter. Nethra, 13 years old. Cc: @IASassociation
He had saved Rs 5 lakh, and wanted Nethra to become an IAS officer.

When the #lockdown started, and economic crisis crept in, the families in and around #Madurai became helpless. It was then that Nethra asked his father to use his Rs 5 lakh fund to #help the needy.
They created food packets, and fed 600 families in Madurai, using their saving of Rs 5 lakh. Nethra told her father that helping these poor people is the 1st priority right now. If she has to, she will become IAS officer later.
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Just got this wonderful book of interview reminiscences by Daryush Shayegan (1935-2018) with #RaminJahanbegloo 1/ ImageImageImage
#Shayegan was sent to school in #England after WW2 and then read philosophy, Sanskrit and literature at #Geneva 2/
#Shayegan was close to #Corbin and his life’s account is a wonderful journey in the #intellectual_history of #Iran and its encounter with #Europe 3/ ImageImageImageImage
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#Thread to share and spread what i find most concerning from the Submission to the #UK #APPG on #HongKong for its inquiry into violations of #HR and humanitarian principles by the #HKPF. Published by @HK_CRO, est. 2014 they work to protect and promote civil and political rights/2
in #HongKong, with a focus on #Police abuse of powers. The 4 pillars of their work are: #humanrights education, police power monitoring, policy advocacy, and emergency #hr support. #StandWithHongKong 🇩🇪❤️🇭🇰 /3
The Submission is based on the testimonies of providers of humanitarian aid gathered from individual interviews conducted by #CRO as well as media reports. All the 10 incidents there happened in or after June 2019 in #HongKong. /4
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Whoever has invited this man to comment on #BBCPersian must be ashamed of himself. Parham Farhang Vesal is cooperating with embassy of #Iran's Islamic Regime in #Geneva as translator.He often has threatened #Iranian political activists & journalists to assassination & punishment! ImageImageImage
Here is an example of his posts on Facebook. Here he says: "If #Iranian Ministry of Information (Intelligence) had not assassinated #Iranian political activists during chain murders (in 1990s), #Trump had more #Iranian defenders today!" Image
He often uses term of "Vagina holder" to call #Iranian female activists who often comment on #BBCPersian. He often sexually harass them on Twitter & other social media platform. ImageImageImageImage
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Einen Thread über Alain Berset... Schweizer Bundesrat, Departementsvorsteher des
#QAnon #QanonCH ImageImageImageImage
Interview bevor er BR wurde, auf Französisch: ImageImage
Artikel Schweizer Illustrierte ImageImage
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#THREAD: As the #Syrian war enters its 10th year, @AFP has put together a series of stories that shed critical light on where the conflict and its many players now stand. Taken together, they reveal the brutal cost of war & how regular #Syrians are paying the highest price
"It's certainly not a simple international conflict."
@RobaHusseini on how Syria plays host to a complex international showdown involving #Russia, the United States, #Turkey, #Israel and #Iran.
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"Fear of death has turned into fear of poverty."
@Maher_mon from #Damascus on how residents of the Syrian capital are struggling to rebuild their lives after years of war.
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Who should you follow for info on #Coronavirus?

Here is a list of people I am following who have enriched my understanding of the medical, public health, and economic impacts of #COVID19 in the #US and #Canada.

I’d love to hear who you are following. Please share! 1/14
I’ve provided a brief description and rationale for each follow. You can subscribe to my list here: twitter.com/i/lists/123708…

I strongly suggest you also follow public health orgs/officials like @NIAIDNews @CDCgov and @CPHO_Canada and local agencies or news outlets you trust. 2/14
Trevor Bedford @trvrb is a professor at @UW using computational biology and genomics to understand the spread of COVID-19 in Washington State and elsewhere. His research has allowed me to understand the virus' spread in the absence of solid testing data. 3/14
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In #Geneva for the brave women of #sudan at @fifdh livestream with @lwolia_salah & @abass_tahani facebook.com/fifdh.geneve/v…
#FIFDH #sudan_uprising#WomensDay is a fight not a celebration. “If women had better representation, they would have more voices to defend their cause”. @abass_tahani on how rape has been used in #Sudan to silence opposition & today’s struggle for justice. Image
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