City of Bern wants to take in asylum seekers from LesbosSept. 10, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
The City of Bern says it wants to take up to 20 refugees who had been housed at the camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
Man sets himself alight after asylum bid rejectedJuly 21, 2020, 8:59 a.m.
A man is being treated in hospital after setting himself alight in front of the Federal Palace in Bern yesterday afte...
Geneva passes motion to give asylum to AssangeFeb. 8, 2019, 9:36 a.m.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be given asylum in Switzerland.
Zurich airport holds asylum seekers for past seven weeksOct. 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Twenty Kurdish asylum seekers have been trapped in the transit area of Zurich airport for the past seven weeks.
Asylum numbers sink to eight year lowOct. 1, 2018, 8:38 a.m.
Some cantons are closing asylum centres as the number of people applying is down to an eight-year low.
Two investigated after stolen sheep found in fridgeSept. 19, 2018, 5:54 a.m.
Two residents in an asylum seeker’s shelter are being investigated after a dead sheep was found in the fridge.
Traffic disrupted in Zurich after man climbs craneSept. 12, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
Traffic was disrupted around Zurich main train station yesterday afternoon after a man climbed a crane.
Canton Schwyz clamps down on those seeking deliberate jail timeSept. 7, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
With winter on the way, some homeless people would prefer to spend the season in jail than on the streets.
Fewer asylum applications filed in JulyAug. 14, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
The number of people who applied for asylum in Switzerland last month fell by nearly 20 per cent compared with the sa...
Switzerland will not take further EU migrantsJuly 2, 2018, 6:17 a.m.
Switzerland says it will not take any further asylum seekers as part of an EU resettlement process designed to spread...
Government admits hundreds of migrants have vanishedJune 14, 2018, 6:25 a.m.
Most asylum seekers who have left a federal detention centre have vanished. The State Secretariat for Migration admit...
Swiss migration authorities want to check Facebook accountsJune 4, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
Federal authorities want to be able access Facebook accounts of asylum seekers to find out more about them.
Federal court upholds suspended prison sentence against policemanDec. 21, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
The Federal Court has confirmed a suspended 15 month prison term handed down to a 64 year old former policeman who pr...
Boy killed by train in VaudDec. 18, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
A 12 year old boy was killed by a train on Friday evening. Vaud police say he was walking along the tracks near Aigle...
Asylum seekers drop in SwitzerlandOct. 20, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
The number of people asking for asylum in Switzerland is dropping sharply. According to the latest numbers from the S...
Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missingSept. 27, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
The government has confirmed hundreds of underage asylum seekers have gone missing – Swiss public radio reporte...
Pension reform and VAT fail at ballot boxSept. 24, 2017, 4:39 p.m.
The government has been saved a confusing result at nationwide votes – even if it’s one they don&rsq...
Switzerland calls on UN to check Libya detention centresJuly 25, 2017, 9:58 a.m.
Switzerland is demanding Libya open its migrant detention centres to the United Nations.
Asylum requests drop by more than a third in first half of this yearJuly 20, 2017, 7:26 a.m.
The number of people applying for asylum in Switzerland dropped by more than a third in the first six months of this ...
Courts skeptical over asylum conversionsJuly 17, 2017, 8:54 a.m.
Swiss courts are reacting skeptically to cases of asylum seekers who convert to Christianity in the hope it will stre...
Canton Bern plans to house asylum seekers in containersJune 27, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Canton Bern is planning to use former temporary construction accommodation to house asylum seekers in Biel.
Programme of housing asylum seekers deemed a successMarch 6, 2017, 6:02 a.m.
The Swiss programme of housing asylum seekers with families is being hailed as a success. Currently 22 cantons &ndash...
Amnesty International slams Swiss asylum proceduresFeb. 22, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
The international human rights group Amnesty International is being highly critical of Switzerland’s treatment ...
Gambian minister faces new brutality allegationsFeb. 9, 2017, 9 a.m.
The former Gambian interior minister, currently being held in Switzerland and being investigated for crimes against h...