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People’s initiative Voters to have final say on arms export ban

Campaigners for a ban on Swiss arms exports have handed in the necessary number of signatures to force a nationwide vote on the issue.

This content was published on June 24, 2019 6:36 PM

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equal treatment Huge turnout for women’s strike in Switzerland

Women across Switzerland have taken to the streets on Friday to demand equal treatment and conditions compared with their male counterparts.

This content was published on June 14, 2019 9:39 PM

Stats behind the women's strike Minding the gap between the sexes in Switzerland

Equal rights may be enshrined in the constitution, but from the workplace to the home, inequality between men and women persists.

Feminism Why Swiss women are back on strike today

On June 14, 1991, half a million women in Switzerland joined the first women’s strike. Nearly 30 years later, they’re mobilising again.

Far to go Decades after war, Kosovo shapes up with Swiss support

Twenty years after the end of the war in Kosovo, the young republic still faces serious challenges, but there are many signs of progress.

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

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