Govt wins federal votesNov. 30, 2020, 7:51 a.m.
In yesterday’s votes, the government is pleased both major federal choices went in its favor. The campaign for ...
Two important federal votes this weekendNov. 27, 2020, 6:42 a.m.
Two important federal initiatives will be voted on this weekend. The campaign for corporate responsibility and a b...
RTS appeal judgement on weapons lawSept. 24, 2020, 6:41 a.m.
Swiss French Television says it will appeal after one of its journalists was fined for breaking weapons laws.
Man arrested for drunk driving with unauthorised weaponsJune 8, 2020, 12:06 p.m.
A drunk and heavily armed man has been arrested in Sankt Gallen.
Police seize petrol bombs from young teens in canton GenevaMarch 10, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
Geneva police seized weapons and petrol bombs from groups of young teenagers in Meyrin over the weekend.
Swiss arms companies accused of providing to Hong Kong police forceAug. 26, 2019, 9:14 a.m.
The pressure group Switzerland Without An Army says it's scandalous Swiss arms companies have been supplying the ...
Court backs Swiss weapon trade transparencyApril 25, 2019, 9:42 a.m.
The Federal Court has backed a journalist’s claim that the government has to publish information on which count...
Imitation weapons trigger police alertApril 2, 2019, 7:29 a.m.
Police stormed a shopping centre in Zurich yesterday to confront a man carrying an automatic rifle and a hand gun.
Yellow Vests to protest anti-riot weapon factoryMarch 28, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
A yellow vest protest is being planned outside a weapons factory in canton Bern that makes the anti-riot projectile l...
Swiss anti-riot company denies Yellow Vest responsibilityJan. 28, 2019, 9:39 a.m.
The Swiss maker of anti-riot weapons say they’re not to blame of a series of serious injuries during the yellow...
Pressure building on government to sign Nuclear Weapons Ban TreatyDec. 13, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
Parliament is putting pressure on the government to sign the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty adopted by the UN in 2017.
Swiss weapons used by Saudi soldiers in YemenOct. 29, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Weekend newspaper reports say Saudi Arabian soldiers are using Swiss made weapons in the war in Yemen.
Swiss man arrested travelling to Syria with weaponsSept. 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 LibyaSept. 10, 2018, 6:09 a.m.
Swiss made hand grenades have been spotted for sale in street markets in Libya – and even on Facebook.
Swiss arms exporters use law loopholesSept. 4, 2018, 6:48 a.m.
The Federal Audit Office says Swiss arms manufacturers are adapt at finding loopholes in the law to ship weapons to w...
Switzerland decides against signing Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsAug. 16, 2018, 12:36 p.m.
The Swiss Federal Council says that now isn’t the right time for the country to sign the Treaty on the Prohibit...
Swiss arms exports in first half of year higher than last yearJuly 27, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
For the first six months of this year, Switzerland exported weapons and munitions worth CHF 205.2 million, higher tha...
Government questions shipment of chemical to SyriaApril 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 ...
Swiss arms maker markets German WWII weaponsMarch 9, 2018, 6:22 a.m.
Swiss anti-gun groups are outraged at a new advert from gun maker ‘Swiss Arms’ which is selling replica w...
Woman gunned down in GenevaNov. 23, 2017, 7:01 a.m.
A 36 year old woman was gunned down in the middle of Geneva in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Geneva police raid flat after man fires into the airJune 26, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
A specialist armed intervention squad raided an apartment in Geneva yesterday afternoon after a 53 year old man fired...
Amnesty International urges Geneva not to buy 'expanding' ammunitionJune 12, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Geneva left wing parties and Amnesty International are both calling for the law on the use of expanding bullets by th...
Questions over Geneva police request for firepowerJune 2, 2017, 6:43 a.m.
Geneva police could get 150 military standard assault rifles, designed to cope with the current terrorist threat.
Schneider-Ammann calls for global cooperation over Arms Trade TreatyAug. 23, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Johann Schneider-Ammann has called for all 130 signatories to the Arms Trade Treaty to work together to ensure that g...