GENEVA U.N.-mediated Yemen peace talks hung in the balance as the government delegation warned that it would leave on Friday if representatives of the Houthi movement had not shown up.
BASEL A 104-year-old Australian scientist killed himself in Switzerland on Thursday by lethal injection in an assisted suicide he hoped would trigger more lenient euthanasia laws in his home country. | Video
GENEVA The United Nations is pursuing diplomacy at the highest level to get a ceasefire in Syria, where the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta is at "breaking point" and Idlib governorate is a "catastrophe", a senior U.N. official said on Tuesday.
CHAVORNAY, Switzerland An armoured van was held up in Switzerland by masked men whose accomplices had taken the daughter of one of the security guards hostage in neighbouring France, police in the Swiss canton of Vaud said on Friday.
GENEVA Switzerland is the world's most competitive economy for a ninth straight year, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said on Wednesday.
SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland Swiss police on Tuesday arrested a 50-year-old man a day after he stormed into an insurance office wielding a chainsaw and wounded two staff members, bringing an end to a two-day manhunt that had also involved German police. | Video
LONDON The death toll from a fire that ravaged a London tower block last week has risen to 79, police said on Monday, as the government tried to show it was improving its handling of a tragedy that has angered the public. | Video
BERN Switzerland's Federal Intelligence Service (FIS) on Tuesday defended its efforts to combat theft of business secrets after a Swiss man was arrested in Germany on suspicion of working for the spy agency.
GENEVA The number of people fleeing Syria's civil war into neighboring states and Egypt has passed the 5-million mark, data from the U.N. refugee agency showed on Thursday.
KOELLIKON, Switzerland Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legalized low-potency "marijuana-light." | Video