Swiss referendum on citizenship after anti-Muslim row

Switzerland is holding a referendum on Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice. The government, as well as most politicians and political parties, supports the proposal that would allow the grandchildren[…]

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Yemen peace talks postponed: Minister

The next round of peace talks between Yemen’s government and Iran-backed Houthi militia scheduled for next week have been postponed, Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel Malak al-Mekhlafi said Saturday. “The negotiations will not take place on the announced date of Jan. 14,” Mekhlafi said on the phone from Cairo. “They will[…]

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Yemen truce starts as warring sides meet

A ceasefire has taken effect in Yemen after more than a year of fighting between government forces and Houthi rebels in which thousands of people were killed. Fighting raged on Tuesday shortly before the 09:00 GMT start of the ceasefire, which was called by the Saudi-led coalition battling the Iran-backed[…]

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BDS Switzerland demands arms embargo

This is the fourth part in a series of articles that will look at various BDS movements from around the world and the campaigns that these movements focus on. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, known for trying to disturb the “status quo” has made headlines all over the[…]

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Switzerland extradites FIFA official to US

A Fifa official arrested in Switzerland has been extradited to the US as part of a corruption investigation into the international football governing body. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice did not name the official, but the news came six days after it was reported that Jeffrey Webb – one[…]

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US asks Swiss to extradite Fifa officials

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in dawn raids in May, according to Swiss authorities. The officials – who include Fifa vice-presidents Jeffrey Webb and Eugenio Figueredo – may face months in detention as the requests are processed. The Swiss Federal Office[…]

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