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Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Switzerland

Switzerland is processing asylum requests from hundreds of Turkish citizens, including a few diplomats, swissinfo.ch reports. At a parliamentary Q&A session this week, the Swiss cabinet confirmed that 408 Turkish citizens had …

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Geneva holds new inter-Syrian round of peace talks

Syrian government and opposition delegations started today a new round of peace talks at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, after 10 months of the failure of the last attempt to end the conflict, Prensa Latina reports. …

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Zarif: Iran can cooperate with Saudi

Iran and Saudi Arabia should be able to work together to help end conflicts in Syria and Yemen, after successfully cooperating over Lebanon last year, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the World …

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Iran’s Zarif to address Davos forum

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Switzerland to take part in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum underway in Davos. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif arrived in Davos to address …

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Ilham Aliyev holds meetings in Davos

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev held a series of meetings at the World Economic Forum, which is taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Yesterday, the President met with President of the Swiss Confederation …

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CAS upholds FIFA ban on Blatter

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said it had dismissed Joseph Blatter's appeal and that his six-year ban from all football-related activities remained in force, as from October 8, 2015.  It also said …

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Iran confirms participation in Lausanne talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will take part in the Saturday ministerial talks on Syria in Lausanne, Iranian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi …

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Lavrov can meet with Kerry, Cavusoglu

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov could hold bilateral talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of Syria talks …

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Switzerland votes to ban wearing Burka in public

The Swiss parliament has voted in favour of banning Muslim women from wearing the Burka in public. The National Council passed the vote 88 votes to 87 with 10 abstentions. Earlier this year a government committee had voted …

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Sculptor Ernst Neizvestny dies in New York

Russian-American sculptor Ernst Neizvestny died in New York on Tuesday at the age of 91. His friend Jeff Bliumis said the sculptor died at Stony Brook hospital where he been hospitalized with severe stomach pains. …

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Switzerland withdraws longstanding application to join EU

The upper house of the Swiss parliament on Wednesday voted to invalidate its 1992 application to join the European Union, backing an earlier decision by the lower house. The vote comes just a week before Britain decides whether to leave the EU in …

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