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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?

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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.

Condemnation Swiss politicians shocked by NZ mosque killings

The Swiss president, Ueli Maurer, has joined politicians worldwide to express dismay at the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday.

This content was published on March 15, 2019 2:22 PM

Weapon sales Swiss Senate against tighter controls on arms exports

Switzerland’s Senate has rejected two motions calling for stricter laws on exporting war materiel.

This content was published on March 11, 2019 9:20 PM

Anarchists in Switzerland part 2 The bombers of Zurich: how two Russians shaped Swiss history

In 1889, a Russian student in Zurich accidentally blew himself up. In the aftermath of the incident, a crackdown on undesirables in Switzerland.

On this day The day Palestinian militants attacked Zurich Airport

Fifty years ago, an airplane about to take off from Zurich for Tel Aviv was attacked by four armed Palestinian militants.

Democratic crisis ‘Elections are the only solution for Venezuela’

We talk to a Swiss based researcher about the crisis in Venezuela and Switzerland's position.

International Justice Mechanism sends ‘strong signal to perpetrators of crimes in Syria’

More and more European countries, including Germany, France, Sweden and Austria, are prosecuting people for war crimes in Syria.

WEF19 Humanitarians and Davos: Pure as the driven snow?

Is it ethical for humanitarian NGOs to rub shoulders with the rich elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos?

WEF report Weakened cooperation hampers efforts to tackle global risks

The inability to foster collective action to deal with urgent major crises has reached a critical level, the latest WEF Global Risk Report warns.

outlook 2019 A host of unburied issues: the Swiss political agenda in 2019

Some political monsters lie dormant under the winter snow, but they are sure to rise again in spring. What can Switzerland expect in 2019?

Direct democracy Initiative launched to stop relaxation of Swiss arms exports

Campaigners have launched a people’s initiative to prevent the Swiss government from relaxing rules for exporting arms to conflict-ridden states.

This content was published on December 11, 2018 2:53 PM