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Local politician, Swiss national among latest kidnap victims in Nigeria

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A politician was abducted from his home in northern Nigeria on Monday and a Swiss national was kidnapped in a separate incident in the...

Liberian rebel commander shouts out at start of Swiss trial for...

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A former rebel commander accused of involvement in killing civilians, rape and eating pieces of a school teacher’s heart during Liberia’s civil war decried...

Swiss hostage in Mali killed: Swiss foreign ministry

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The Swiss foreign ministry said on Friday it had been informed by French authorities that a Swiss hostage who had been held in Mali...

Swiss woman abducted in Darfur released

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Sudanese authorities freed a Swiss humanitarian worker abducted in Darfur last month, deputy governor of North Darfur, Mohamed Barima, told Reuters. Sudanese authorities...

Swiss woman apparently abducted by Sudan criminal gang

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Sudanese authorities believe a criminal gang is responsible for abducting a Swiss humanitarian worker who disappeared outside her home in Sudan's Darfur...

Ex-Gambian Minister to remain in Swiss jail

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Former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko will remain in a Swiss jail for three more months after the country's attorney general broadened...

Swiss missionary kidnapped a second time in Mali’s Timbuktu

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Armed men kidnapped a Swiss missionary from her home in Timbuktu on Friday, nearly four years after she was abducted by Islamist...

Swiss missionary kidnapped a second time in Mali’s Timbuktu

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Armed men kidnapped a Swiss missionary from her home in Timbuktu on Friday, nearly four years after she was abducted by Islamist...

Switzerland exported US$973.5 million of arms last year

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Switzerland exported 873 million Swiss francs (US$973.5 million) worth of military equipment last year, up 36% over the previous year, according to...

Swiss Army orders 70 more DURO APCs

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The Swiss Army has ordered 70 General Dynamics DURO Armoured Personnel Carriers for its Global Mobility Task Force (GMTF). The procurement of these...

Swiss opt for Saab’s Gripen fighter jets

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Switzerland has chosen to replace its fighter jet fleet with 22 of Swedish defence and aerospace group Saab's JAS-39 Gripen, Defence Minister...

No verdict in case of Swiss ex-banker linked to WikiLeaks

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A Swiss court said it lacked clear evidence to rule on an appeal by a former Swiss banker turned WikiLeaks whistleblower against...

Mugabe says he’s still fit, may target Swiss assets

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe denied speculation his health is failing and hinted at taking action against Swiss firms in retaliation for his...

Swiss say trying to release dictators’ stashed loot

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Switzerland is trying to help the new authorities of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya recover 770 million Swiss francs (US$850 million) in frozen...

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