Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia
Kerry calls for more resources in anti-extremist fight, warns of Islamophobia

Countries must devote more resources to fight global extremism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, but the battle would falter if it becomes consumed by sectarian division or Islamophobia.

Iran-US nuclear talks resume in Switzerland

Iranian and US diplomats resumed talks in Switzerland on Friday, as the pace intensifies towards a complex deal on Tehran`s nuclear programme.

Jordanian king quits Davos forum after Saudi monarch's death

King Abdullah II of Jordan and other Middle Eastern dignitaries left the Davos World Economic Forum on Friday, flying home early on news of the death of the Saudi King Abdullah, event organisers told AFP.

Immigrants `make up third` of Swiss population

 First and second generation immigrants now make up more than a third of Switzerland`s inhabitants over the age of 15, a significant increase in the past decade, statistics showed Thursday.

US, Iran to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on Friday, Saturday

US and Iranian negotiators will hold talks about Iran`s nuclear program in Switzerland on Friday and Saturday, the US State Department said.

Naidu to attend World Economic Forum as special invitee

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will leave for Davos early Tuesday to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a special invitee at the annual meet that sees dozens of heads of state, corporate leaders and experts discuss a range of issues.

Oxfam says richest one percent to own more than rest by 2016
Oxfam says richest one percent to own more than rest by 2016

Wealth accumulated by the richest one percent will exceed that of the other 99 percent in 2016, the Oxfam charity said Monday, ahead of the annual meeting of the world`s most powerful at Davos, Switzerland.
 

Anti-Islamist PEGIDA surfaces in Switzerland

An anti-Islamic movement that id growing in Germany has established a Swiss wing and is planning a demonstration in the wealthy Alpine country next month.

Kerry to meet Iran counterpart next week in Geneva

Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister in Switzerland next week to discuss the current state of nuclear negotiations as a March target date for the outline of a deal approaches, the US State Department said.

Injury rules Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of 2015 Australian Open
Injury rules Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of 2015 Australian Open

A forearm strain has ruled Jo-Wilfried Tsonga out of the Australian Open, the French tennis ace said on his personal website on Wednesday.

Head to Switzerland for an academic trip

Switzerland is not just a tourist destination but also an education hub. Prachi Rege speaks to a group of representatives from Swiss schools who are on a visit to lure Indian students to their campuses.

Solar plane to leave Switzerland ahead of round-the world trip

A sun-powered plane was loaded onto a cargo carrier in Switzerland late Monday heading for the Middle East from where it will attempt a revolutionary round-the-world trip.

Stan Wawrinka says 2014 success a tough act to follow
Stan Wawrinka says 2014 success a tough act to follow

World number four Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday played down expectations of repeating his sensational form of last season in the new year, saying he was not taking success at the top for granted.

Serbia takes over as OSCE head

Serbia takes over the presidency of the OSCE from Switzerland on Thursday, as the multinational body plays a prominent role in efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict.

Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka raise money for underprivileged children
Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka raise money for underprivileged children

In a recent charity event held in Zurich, Swiss super-star Roger Federer and his compatriot Stan Wawrinka raised over a million dollars for underprivileged children.

I`ll keep quiet in future, says Yannick Noah
I`ll keep quiet in future, says Yannick Noah

Former star player Yannick Noah has offered an apology of sorts for criticising France`s defeated Davis Cup team saying that he would keep quiet in the future.

`Bomb threat` causes delays at Zurich airport

A bomb threat caused flight delays and the partial shut-down of Switzerland`s main airport in Zurich on Monday before security forces gave the all-clear, reports and officials said.

'Bomb threat' causes delays at Zurich airport

Zurich airport was partially closed on Monday evening after receiving an unspecified threat, a spokeswoman said.

Owners of Sydney siege cafe Lindt 'devastated' by deaths

Swiss chocolate-maker Lindt, the owner of the Sydney cafe at the centre of a day-long siege Monday that ended in the deaths of the gunman and two of his hostages, said it was "devastated" by the outcome of the standoff.

Swiss ex-banker faints as trial over WikiLeaks leak opens

A former Swiss banker fainted on Wednesday at the opening of his trial for breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks and German authorities, media reported.