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Honey from the city

URBAN BEEKEEPING Honey from the city Hives and honey production on a rooftop in the middle of the city of Zurich. Helena Greter – well protected – opens the trays. The honeycombs are…

Amnesty asks Swiss to help end European migrant crisis

IMMIGRATION Amnesty asks Swiss to help end European migrant crisis APR 22, 2015 – 16:35 Amnesty International is urging the Swiss and other European nations to create a new rescue…

‘Faced with boat disasters, Europe must act’

Source: SWI ‘Faced with boat disasters, Europe must act’ By Thomas Stephens APR 20, 2015 – 08:57 The weekend’s refugee disaster off the coast of Libya has prompted indignation in…

Swiss jihadist frees wife and child

HELD CAPTIVE Swiss jihadist frees wife and child By swissinfo.ch and agencies APR 19, 2015 – 15:30 The mother and child were let go near the border town of Reyhanli…

IRAQI ODYSSEY : ‘Nostalgia as a weapon against fundamentalism’

By Islah Bakhat APR 17, 2015 – 11:00 1959: A year after the Iraqi monarchy was overthrown, Samir (still a little boy, the second from the right) and his family…

Jordanians take to Twitter to support Prince Ali’s FIFA bid

AMMAN — With the approach of the May 29 FIFA presidential elections, Jordanians have taken to social media to support HRH Prince Ali’s bid. Prince Ali, FIFA vice president for…

Ebola vaccine passes safety test in Geneva trial

EPIDEMIC Ebola vaccine passes safety test in Geneva trial By Simon Bradley in Geneva APR 1, 2015 – 23:00 A health worker injecting a man with an Ebola vaccine in…

Starting over in Switzerland

B PERMIT Starting over in Switzerland By Catherine McLean    swissinfo.ch FEB 4, 2015 – 11:00 Jwan Othman and Media Joulak attend German classes each day, taking turns watching the…

Dr. Ifthikar Ahmad Ayaz’s address at Geneva

Source: lankaweb.com (Given below are the remarks by Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad Ayaz, OBE Chairman, International Human Rights Committee, United Kingdom on Freedom of Belief in Pakistan”  – Side Event – Geneva …

INTERACTIVE MAP Switzerland’s Bollywood hotspots

By Duc-Quang Nguyen and Anand Chandrasekhar MAR 23, 2015 – 10:59 The courtship scenes in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) put Switzerland firmly on the tourist map for many Indians…

ISLAMIC STATE : Swiss want International Criminal Court intervention

MAR 28, 2015 – 14:10 Iraqi security forces prepare to confront Islamic State in Tikrit (Keystone) Switzerland has appealed to the UN Security Council on Friday to prosecute war crimes…

Switzerland: CITIZENSHIP TEST: Facilitated naturalisation, a bitter pill?

By Clare O’Dea Facilitated naturalisation for spouses of Swiss nationals used to be seen as the easy route to citizenship. However the integration assessment has become an onerous and intrusive…

History of Muslim settlements in Switzerland in the 10th century

 Fraxinetum: An Islamic Frontier State in Tenth Century Provence (France) BY MEDIEVALISTS.NET – JULY 3, 2013POSTED IN: ARTICLES   Fraxinetum: An Islamic Frontier State in Tenth Century Provence By Mohamad Ballan…

Switzerland: Court clears way for collective asylum for Syrians

BROADER PROTECTION? Court clears way for collective asylum for Syrians MAR 19, 2015 – 15:14 The Swiss cabinet has the power to grant Syrian refugees temporary protection collectively instead of…

MIGRATION: Kosovo exodus concerns Swiss president

MAR 16, 2015 – 19:09 Similarities: Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga (left) and Kosovan counterpart Atifete Jahjaga (Keystone) Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga  has expressed concern about continuing mass emigration from Kosovo during…

PRESS REVIEW: New Credit Suisse boss welcomed by Swiss papers

By Thomas Stephens MAR 11, 2015 – 09:10 Tidjane Thiam’s face was on the cover of the main Swiss newspapers on Wednesday, along with the words “non-banker”, “carrier of hope”…

ILLEGAL SERVICE : Swiss citizen arrested for fighting Islamic State

By swissinfo.ch and agencies MAR 11, 2015 – 16:21 Cosar’s militia allied with Kurdish fighters who eventually liberated the northern Syrian city of Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab (Keystone)…

SCHENGEN MEETING : Sommaruga wants broad strategies against immigration

MAR 12, 2015 – 19:38 The Swiss want to focus on established migration routes to tackle illegal immigration (Keystone) Swiss president Simonetta Sommaruga, called for thinking beyond the EU to…

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