Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

Asylum numbers sink to eight year low

Oct. 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.
Swiss court slams behaviour of border guard after baby death

Swiss court slams behaviour of border guard after baby death

Dec. 8, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
A Swiss military court has slammed the action of a border guard which led to the death of a baby. The guard was on tr...
Swiss border guard faces trial after baby was stillborn

Swiss border guard faces trial after baby was stillborn

Nov. 20, 2017, 7:53 a.m.
A Swiss border guard is facing court after a Syrian refugee gave birth to a dead baby.
Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Asylum seekers drop in Switzerland

Oct. 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 missing

Government confirms hundreds of underage asylum seekers are missing

Sept. 27, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
The government has confirmed hundreds of underage asylum seekers have gone missing – Swiss public radio reporte...
Courts skeptical over asylum conversions

Courts skeptical over asylum conversions

July 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 containers

Canton Bern plans to house asylum seekers in containers

June 27, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
Canton Bern is planning to use former temporary construction accommodation to house asylum seekers in Biel.
No border wall for Ticino

No border wall for Ticino

Nov. 18, 2016, 6:13 a.m.
The Swiss government has rejected the idea of building a fence along its southern border near the town of Chiasso t...
Refugees from  Greece come to Switzerland

Refugees from Greece come to Switzerland

Nov. 8, 2016, 5:35 a.m.
Switzerland has hosted 28 refugees from Greece for the first time as part of the European relocation program.
Tunisian man sets himself on fire in Glarus

Tunisian man sets himself on fire in Glarus

Oct. 27, 2016, 3:33 a.m.
A 45-year-old Tunisian man threatened with expulsion from Switzerland set himself on fire yesterday at a bus stop in ...
Geneva students thrown out of flats for refugees

Geneva students thrown out of flats for refugees

Oct. 27, 2016, 3:31 a.m.
A group of  Geneva students have failed to persuade government officials to reverse a decision to hand over thei...
Neighbouring French towns expecting asylum seekers from Calais

Neighbouring French towns expecting asylum seekers from Calais

Oct. 24, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Towns in Haute Savoie are preparing to receive the first of a quota of 150 refugees from the Calais jungle. Families...
Refugees granted parliamentary audience

Refugees granted parliamentary audience

Oct. 21, 2016, 4:15 a.m.
Around 20 young people who left their home country as political refugees without their parents have gained an audienc...
Swiss cabinet want to new status of “granted protection” for rejected asylum seekers

Swiss cabinet want to new status of “granted protection” for rejected asylum seekers

Oct. 14, 2016, 2:51 p.m.
The Swiss cabinet wants to create a new status for people whose asylum applications are rejected but who cannot retur...
New Swiss immigration deal signed with Sri Lanka

New Swiss immigration deal signed with Sri Lanka

Oct. 5, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
An immigration treaty that includes details on the repatriation of Sri Lankans who currently live in Switzerland has ...
Modern technology stresses the young

Modern technology stresses the young

Oct. 4, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
The young generation are stressed, partly due to the increasing use of smartphones and apps, and a desire to have eve...
Amnesty call for Switzerland to host more refugees

Amnesty call for Switzerland to host more refugees

Sept. 19, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Amnesty International are calling for the Swiss Federal Council to fulfill its promise to host 1,500 Syrian refugees....
Migrant camp to be built on Swiss border

Migrant camp to be built on Swiss border

Aug. 19, 2016, 10:46 a.m.
Asylum seekers who have been sent back to Italy after trying to cross into Switzerland will soon be sent to a migrant...
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