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Palestinian refugees Minister: ‘UN aid agency is part of the problem in the Middle East’

United Nations aid work for Palestinian refugees is a stumbling block to peace in the Middle East, hindering integration.

Swiss dynasty Curtain falls on Schmidheiny era

Thomas Schmidheiny's decision to stand down from the board of Lafarge-Holcim marks the end of an era for the Swiss industrial dynasty.

snowy winter Almost 30 died in avalanches in Swiss Alps last winter

The winter of 2017-2018 was characterised by “extraordinary” snowfall in the Swiss Alps and a greater number of avalanche deaths than usual.

Rana Plaza 5th anniversary Swiss firms pressured to sign Bangladesh safety accord

Five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, 145 international brands have signed an accord to improve factory safety. Only one is Swiss.