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International humanitarian law ICRC president warns over ‘explosive mix’ of urban conflicts

Peter Maurer, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) takes a look back at 2017, and dares a glimpse into the future. 

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Eradicating mines ‘It’ll take ages for Bosnia to be mine free’

More than 20 years have passed since the end of the war in Bosnia, but the country is still contaminated with landmines and cluster bombs.

Swiss EUFOR soldiers in Bosnia Herzegovina ‘We are here to get a feel for the place’

Calm, but not stable: insights into the lives of the Swiss Army's European Union Force observation team on the ground in Mostar.

Neutral Swiss A successful model of neutrality

Switzerland doesn’t take sides in a war. Thanks to its neutrality, it has been able to stay out of conflicts for a long time.

Killings in Egypt Terrorism 20 years after the Luxor tragedy

On November 17, 1997, Islamic extremists killed 36 Swiss tourists in Egypt. It was the deadliest terrorist attack ever involving Swiss citizens.