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Syrian conflict Carla Del Ponte: ‘We didn’t achieve anything; I’m angry’

Swiss prosecutor Carla Del Ponte says her efforts to investigate human rights violations and war crimes in Syria have clearly failed.

Humanitarian expertise Swiss humanitarian aid unit: rapid response experts for crisis zones

Whether it is water specialists or mediators, Switzerland has some 700 experts who can be deployed in humanitarian crises all over the world.

Water A Swiss engineer in the Hezbollah Valley

Lucas Beck works on a Swiss water project in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. swissinfo.ch shadowed the expert of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit.

Disarmament Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ by cancellation of Trump-Kim summit

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed alarm at the news of the cancellation of the Singapore summit on June 12.

Now and then Switzerland’s delicate stances on Israel

Switzerland, one of the first countries to recognize the state of Israel, is alarmed by the level of violence in Gaza Strip.

The life of a mediator ‘We are constantly surrounded by people yet always alone’

Swiss mediator Julian Hottinger lives out of his suitcase and negotiates for days on end – ‘even with the devil’ if necessary.