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Faith debate : Questioning the role of Scientology in Switzerland

By Gaby Ochsenbein and Luigi Jorio Nov 25, 2014 – Forty years have passed since Scientology was established in Switzerland and the controversy surrounding the organisation has abated somewhat but…

Switzerland: Poll: voters edge towards immigration curbs

By Urs Geiser A proposal to reduce Switzerland’s ecological footprint by strict immigration curbs is gaining ground ahead of a nationwide vote on November 30, a poll shows. New rules…

Switzerland: Young refugees demand better conditions

CHILDREN’S CHARTER Unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in Switzerland have demanded better living conditions as they wait for their applications to be processed. On Monday, a group of them presented a…

ASYLUM DECISION: Strasbourg blocks Afghan family expulsion to Italy

Switzerland must not send a family of Afghan asylum seekers, including six children, back to Italy without individual guarantees over their care, the European Court of Human Rights has declared.…

Nazi looted art? Jewish leader warns Bern museum over Gurlitt art works

The head of the World Jewish Congress has warned Bern’s Kunstmuseum that it risks an “avalanche” of lawsuits if it accepts German collector Cornelius Gurlitt’s controversial art collection, some of…

ARAB SPRING : ‘Remarkable progress’ made returning stolen assets – By Simon Bradley

Handing back stolen state assets is complex and time-consuming but remarkable progress has been made, declared Swiss President Didier Burkhalter at the opening of the third Arab Forum on Asset…

Switzerland Says It Foiled Islamic State Terror Attack on Europe

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Switzerland said it foiled a terrorist attack in Europe by detaining three Islamic State extremists. The Iraqi citizens are suspected of “misuse of explosives and toxic…

Humanitarian crisis: Swiss pledge more funds for refugee crises and Ebola

The government has pledged an additional CHF40 million ($42.2 million) for the victims of the conflicts in Syria and Iraq as well as for efforts to contain the spread of…

Business schools: Swiss Executive MBA programmes rise in rankings

Four Swiss business schools have appeared in the Financial Times’ ranking of 100 executive MBA (EMBA) programmes, with IMD in Lausanne performing best, climbing four places since last year to…

MIDDLE EAST Swiss confirm support for Palestine

Switzerland plans to allocate an average of CHF30 million ($31.5 million) a year towards humanitarian aid and development programmes in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the 2014-17 period. This support…

Islamic Scholars are Failing the Muslim World- Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan: ‘ISIL’s acts are un-Islamic’ The prominent Muslim academic on the threat of the Islamic State group and how scholars are failing the Muslim world. An ‘Islamic Caliphate’, a…

MIGRANT INFLUX : Swiss Minister asks Italy to register asylum seekers

Swiss Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga has called on Italy to comply with its obligations under the Dublin agreement and register asylum seekers. She also signalled Switzerland’s willingness to help share…

Law and order: The Swiss Government has decided to outlaw the militant Islamic State group and similar organisations.

OCT 8, 2014 – SWISSINFO.CH Defence Minister Ueli Maurer has performed a U-turn regarding the Islamic State The Swiss government has decided to outlaw the militant Islamic State group and…

POST ANTI-IMMIGRATION VOTE : Swiss billionaire may fund new bilateral initiative

Wyss said during the February vote some people had been stirring up ‘imaginary fears’ about Switzerland’s future Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss says he would be prepared to finance an initiative…

SWISS MADE: Great expectations for scholarship Angolans

Among the intake of students at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) this semester is a unique group from Angola. These young adults fought tough competition to secure places…

150 years after Geneva Convention set out to protect civilians, things are worse for them than ever

Ambika KandasamyOctober 2, 2014 00:30 This Swiss diplomat says it’s time to rethink how we protect people in war. Thousands of Syrian refugees are streaming over the Turkish border this…

The Swiss hopes of refugees with nothing to lose

By Stefania Summermatter, back from Ethiopia swissinfo.ch Fleeing a repressive regime at home, thousands of young Eritreans cross the frontier with Ethiopia every month. It’s the first stage on the…

Swiss universities top in mainland Europe

Switzerland’s federal technology institutes ETH Zurich and EPFL rank in the top 20 universities worldwide with the ETHZ coming in top in mainland Europe, according to the latest edition of…

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