Former Syrian mayor thrown out of Geneva hospital

Former Syrian mayor thrown out of Geneva hospital

July 4, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
A former mayor of the Syrian city of Aleppo has been thrown out of Geneva’s cantonal hospital.
Swiss man accused of IS meddling

Swiss man accused of IS meddling

Feb. 21, 2019, 9:31 a.m.
A Swiss man is facing judges at the Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, accused of recruiting fighters to go to Syr...
Radicalised nationals seek to return home after IS collapse

Radicalised nationals seek to return home after IS collapse

Feb. 20, 2019, 8:24 a.m.
Many countries are struggling with what to do with their nationals who now want to return home after fighting fo...
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 man arrested travelling to Syria with weapons

Swiss man arrested travelling to Syria with weapons

Sept. 14, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
A Swiss man has been arrested trying to travel to the Syrian town of Idlib with several weapons in his car.
Swiss hand grenades on sale on markets in Libya

Swiss hand grenades on sale on markets in Libya

Sept. 10, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
Swiss made hand grenades have been spotted for sale in street markets in Libya – and even on Facebook.
Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Fewer asylum applications filed in July

Aug. 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...
Parliament renews Islamic extremist ban

Parliament renews Islamic extremist ban

June 7, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
Parliament has voted to continue the ban on al-Qaeda and Islamic State for a further four years. The vote in both hou...
Swiss man faces jail for fighting against IS

Swiss man faces jail for fighting against IS

May 23, 2018, 5:57 a.m.
A 36 year old man from Ticino faces three years in jail for travelling to Syria to fight against IS.
Government questions shipment of chemical to Syria

Government questions shipment of chemical to Syria

April 25, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
The government is asking for more information after a Swiss television report has revealed a chemical company sent 5 ...
Kurd march ends with arrests and vandalism in Bern

Kurd march ends with arrests and vandalism in Bern

April 9, 2018, 6:50 a.m.
A march by Kurdish protestors ended with arrests and cases of vandalism in Bern on Saturday afternoon.
Former Swiss Attorney General resigns from UN Syria Commission

Former Swiss Attorney General resigns from UN Syria Commission

Aug. 7, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Carla Del Ponte, a former war crimes prosecutor and Swiss Attorney General, has announced that she is resigning from ...
Switzerland condemns chemical attack and pledges more aid

Switzerland condemns chemical attack and pledges more aid

April 6, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister has condemned the chemical attack in Syria and promises Geneva will always be available to...
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...
Syrian men receive compensation after wrongful detention

Syrian men receive compensation after wrongful detention

Oct. 19, 2016, 3:59 a.m.
Two Syrian men arrested in Geneva last year during the hunt for terrorists are set to receive financial compensation ...
Asylum requests down in Switzerland

Asylum requests down in Switzerland

Oct. 19, 2016, 3:57 a.m.
Requests for asylum in Switzerland were down by almost half in the third quarter of this year compared to the same ti...
IS losing appeal in Switzerland

IS losing appeal in Switzerland

Oct. 17, 2016, 4:07 a.m.
The head of the Swiss intelligence service says joining the Islamic State has lost its appeal in the Switzerland over...
Syrian war crimes case opened in Switzerland

Syrian war crimes case opened in Switzerland

Oct. 3, 2016, 4:28 p.m.
Criminal proceedings have been opened by the Swiss Attorney General's office against an individual suspected of human...
Geneva branch of UOSSM condemns bombing of Aleppo

Geneva branch of UOSSM condemns bombing of Aleppo

Sept. 29, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
The Swiss arm of an international medical relief organisation has issued a strong condemnation of continued bombings ...
Swiss president calls on UN to increase efforts

Swiss president calls on UN to increase efforts

Sept. 22, 2016, 3:46 p.m.
Switzerland has called on the United Nations to redouble its efforts in tackling conflicts, human rights abuses and i...
Another jailed Iraqi appeals for release

Another jailed Iraqi appeals for release

Sept. 19, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
One of three Iraqis recently found guilty of plotting a terror attack in Switzerland has appealed to the Federal Supr...
Syrian peace talks to start in Geneva

Syrian peace talks to start in Geneva

Sept. 8, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Peace talks about Syria begin today in Geneva US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei La...
Alleged church attacker had been arrested in Geneva

Alleged church attacker had been arrested in Geneva

July 26, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
One of the two alleged attackers, who killed an 84-year-old priest and took four other people hostage at a church in ...
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