Syrian refugees volunteer to help vulnerable during lockdown

Syrian refugees volunteer to help vulnerable during lockdown

March 31, 2020, 10 a.m.
A group of 18 Syrian refugees living in Switzerland has been volunteering to help vulnerable people during the lockdo...
Air Force 2 mystery: US and Russian military officers meet in Switzerland

Air Force 2 mystery: US and Russian military officers meet in Switzerland

Dec. 19, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
Senior military officers from the United States and Russia have met in Switzerland.
Turkish politician causes crowd trouble in Solothurn

Turkish politician causes crowd trouble in Solothurn

Nov. 4, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
A visiting Turkish political leader triggered large protests in Grenchen in canton Solothurn yesterday.
Kurdish protestors chain themselves to UN barrier

Kurdish protestors chain themselves to UN barrier

Oct. 31, 2019, 8:46 a.m.
Several Kurdish protestors chained themselves to the barriers surrounding the United Nations in Geneva yesterday.
Kurdish man set on fire outside UNHCR identified

Kurdish man set on fire outside UNHCR identified

Oct. 28, 2019, 9:41 a.m.
The Kurdish man who set himself on fire outside the UNHCR buildings in Geneva last Wednesday has been identified as a...
Woman linked to IS stripped of Swiss nationality

Woman linked to IS stripped of Swiss nationality

Oct. 24, 2019, 9:38 a.m.
A woman from Geneva has been stripped of her Swiss nationality. 
Protestors demonstrate against Turkey's action in Syria

Protestors demonstrate against Turkey's action in Syria

Oct. 16, 2019, 9:49 a.m.
Protestors shut down the middle of Zurich yesterday evening. 
Switzerland urges Turkey follow humanitarian laws

Switzerland urges Turkey follow humanitarian laws

Oct. 10, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
Switzerland is joining other western nations and calling for restraint as Turkey launches an assault on Kurdish areas...
Switzerland's most dangerous jihadist captured

Switzerland's most dangerous jihadist captured

July 22, 2019, 9:24 a.m.
A man described as Switzerland’s most dangerous jihadist has been captured in Syria.
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 ...
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