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Civil war legacy  Switzerland troubled by Sri Lanka tensions  

Switzerland’s foreign ministry has expressed deep concern over the recent flare-up in tensions in Sri Lanka.

This content was published on May 17, 2019 4:31 PM

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Conflict Switzerland urges talks as violence rises in Syria’s Idlib

Switzerland’s foreign affairs ministry is “deeply concerned” by the escalation of violence in northwest Syria and urges the warring parties to ...

This content was published on May 8, 2019 6:45 PM

Deadly surge  Switzerland alarmed by recent Israel-Gaza violence 

The Swiss foreign ministry says it is deeply concerned by the recent upsurge in violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel. 

This content was published on May 6, 2019 9:07 AM

Power struggle Switzerland calls for ‘restraint’ in Venezuela

Switzerland is calling for restraint in Venezuela, where a coup d'état attempt led by the country's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó, left ...

This content was published on May 2, 2019 10:44 AM

War materiel Court orders Swiss authorities to publish arms export data

The Federal Court has ruled that the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) must give a Swiss journalist company data on arms exports. 

This content was published on April 24, 2019 5:45 PM

Terrorism Two Swiss confirmed dead in Sri Lanka bombings

Two Swiss citizens, one of them a Swiss-Sri Lankan dual national, were killed in bombings in Colombo on Sunday, the Swiss foreign ministry has ...

This content was published on April 22, 2019 6:49 PM

Humanitarian appeal Swiss call for political solution to Libya fighting

The Swiss government has urged all parties in the military conflict in Libya to agree to a truce that would allow humanitarian operations to proceed. 

This content was published on April 18, 2019 12:03 PM

Repatriation US ambassador says jihadists should be tried in country of origin

While the Federal Council has decided not to repatriate jihadists with Swiss nationality, the US ambassador to Switzerland disagrees.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 9:58 AM

Mine Awareness Day Switzerland wages war on landmines

In the international battle against landmines, Switzerland invests millions per year, making it a key donor. 

Controversial weapons Killer robots: ‘do something’ or ‘do nothing’?

Countries are split over whether to agree strict rules on lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs), so-called killer robots.

Photography What does Swiss security look like?

Switzerland is one of the world's safest countries. But who should be protected from what, and what does this protection look like?

International Geneva Red Cross develops war video games – with rules

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is developing video games as a training tool to teach the rules of war.