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Humanitarian concern  Swiss government calls on Turkey to cease fire in Syria 

The Swiss government has called for Turkey to implement an immediate ceasefire in Syria. It is also taking steps to facilitate humanitarian aid. 

This content was published on October 16, 2019 3:29 PM

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Turkey operation Swiss foreign minister criticises Turkish offensive in Syria

Ignazio Cassis has criticised the Turkish military operation in northern Syria calling it a flagrant violation of international law. 

This content was published on October 11, 2019 8:04 AM

Going 'home' What would Kosovo do without the diaspora?

What would happen to Kosovo if remittances from ethnic Albanians in Switzerland were to dry up? 

Switzerland and the Cold War How the Swiss viewed Communism in the Cold War years

In Switzerland, the Cold War was waged in the minds of the people. The country was overtaken by paranoia that the enemy dwelt within.

Political activism 100,000 gather in Bern for climate demo

Thousands demonstrated in the Swiss capital on Saturday to demand that politicians and individuals take action against climate change.

Good offices Swiss foreign minister sees Syrian peace within reach

Switzerland, as the host state for Geneva’s peace process for Syria, supports the rapid establishment of a Syrian constitutional committee.

This content was published on September 24, 2019 10:00 PM

Thomas Greminger Coffee with Europe’s peace manager

Thomas Greminger, the first Swiss Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), has a lot on his plate.

Anarchists in Switzerland Part 6 How a Montreux bank heist led to calls for the death penalty

In the early 1900s Switzerland was rocked by a wave of terror incidents by foreign anarchists living in the Alpine country.

March for Life Police attacked at anti-abortion demonstration

An anti-abortion demonstration in Zurich has been disrupted by participants in a counter-demonstration. Police officers were attacked and ...

This content was published on September 14, 2019 6:54 PM

250th fundraiser The story behind Swiss Solidarity

Launched on Thursday, the humanitarian charity Swiss Solidarity has devoted its 250th fundraising campaign to women in crises.

From our Archives How we reported the outbreak of the Second World War

To mark the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, we dug into our archives to see how our predecessors at Switzerland's Short ...

'Smile for the future' Lausanne environment activists call for action on global warming

An international summit of young climate activists has called for concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This content was published on August 9, 2019 4:28 PM