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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM : Headscarves should remain allowed in passport photos, cabinet says

The Swiss cabinet has advised parliament not to adopt a motion from a rightwing parliamentarian to ban women from wearing headscarves in their passport photos. Oskar Freysinger of the Swiss People’s Party called for the current passport laws to be changed to forbid headscarves in passport photos. Currently, women in Switzerland are allowed to wear […]

EU an UKRAINE: Swiss stance on Russia sanctions divide opinion

stance on Russia sanctions divides opinions By Peter Siegenthaler AUG 26, 2014 – 11:00 Swiss vegetables and cheese are more popular in Russia than ever as a result of Russian countersanctions against the European Union (Keystone) Switzerland’s decision not to join European Union sanctions against Russia has prompted mixed reactions among international experts. Are the […]

SWITZERLAND: BY THE NUMBERS: Young and jobless? The solution isn’t always university

By Duc-Quang Nguyen INFOSWISS.CH Over the last 20 years, the number of university graduates has been steadily rising all over the world. That’s true in Switzerland, too, although historically fewer people in the Alpine country have pursued higher education than elsewhere in Europe – and more are employed. What do the numbers tell us? Higher […]

TAX EVASION: Expectations too high for Pakistan-Swiss talks

A delegation from Pakistan is currently in Switzerland to re-negotiate the double taxation agreement between the two countries. However, Pakistan is unlikely to gain access to information on its citizens’ illegal assets in Swiss banks anytime soon. The Pakistani delegation’s visit has been garnering a lot of attention in the Pakistan media: SOURCE:

Switzerland: MOSQUE SHOOTING: Complaint filed against politician for Islamophobic tweet

The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland has filed charges against a Swiss politician for incitement to commit a crime after he appeared to welcome the recent shooting of a Muslim and called for more such shootings. Minutes after a man was shot to death in a mosque in northeastern Switzerland on Friday, Jean-Luc Addor, vice-president […]

The five groups offering assisted suicide services sharply criticised the pilot study.

Switzerland: ASSISTED SUICIDE: Number of ‘suicide tourists’ goes up

AUG 21, 2014 – 00:30 A pilot study in the Journal of Medical Ethics has found that the number of so-called “suicide tourists” coming to Switzerland for assisted suicide services doubled between 2008 and 2012. During that time period, 611 foreigners committed assisted suicide with the help of Swiss organisations. Of those, 268 came from […]


Shoura member to speak at world science conference in Switzerland

A leading Swiss scientific foundation has chosen a female Saudi Shoura Council member to speak alongside international personalities at a conference highlighting the role of science in finding solutions to contemporary global problems. Hayat Sindi, a biotechnologist, will speak at the TEDxCERN event, which will be held on Sept. 24 under the slogan “forward: charting […]

A fighter holds a MANPAD launcher, of which hundreds have been found to be in the hands of Syrian rebels

SMALL ARMS SURVEY REPORT: Syrian rebels have stockpile of anti-aircraft weapons

By Veronica DeVore A just-released report from the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey shows that hundreds of portable anti-aircraft weapons are currently in the hands of rebel groups in Syria and risk falling into terrorist hands. The report finds that armed groups in Syria have acquired at least eight models of so-called MANPADS, or man-portable air […]

Robert Fisk: Jailed in Geneva – the colonel who stood up against Mubarak, but refused to spy for the Swiss His defence of Christian Copts made him a thorn in the side of Egypt’s regime. But when he fled, Colonel Ghanem found himself in an equally dangerous game.

By Robert Fisk, The Independent Note by the Editor: This article dates back to 2012, but as Colonel el-Ghanem appears to be still in jail in Geneva we are pulishing this article today. He is 54 but looks 70 – “like an Indian yogi with a long white beard,” as ex-Colonel Mohamed el-Ghanem’s Swiss lawyer […]

Contact Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Europe

EUROPE Albania Adresa: Rr. Pavarësia, KM 1, Mëzez, Kutia Postare 8176, Tiranë, Shqipëri (Albania) Tel: +355-42391080 Cel: +355(0) 682055780, (0)695876901; (0)662994966 Website: Shqip / Albanian (Albania/Kosovo) Contact: ===================================== Bulgaria [български език / Bulgarian] Website: Address – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Genfer Strasse 11 60437 Frankfurt main Germany Tel: 0049-69-50688741 0049-01709724259 0049-15771707558 Fax: 0049-69-50688743 0049-69-50688666 […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community on the World Wide Web

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Snowden has been on the run from his native US since June 2013
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SEEKING ASYLUM : Swiss lawyer targets possible Snowden visit

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden has asked a Swiss lawyer to explore the possibility of the United States fugitive coming to Switzerland. Snowden is currently holed up in Moscow to escape a US arrest warrant after lifting the lid on NSA snooping operations that allegedly used illegal means to tap into telephone […]

PALESTINIAN CONFLICT: Swiss asked to boost Geneva Conventions in Gaza

The Swiss foreign ministry is holding exploratory talks for an international conference on the respect of humanitarian law in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian authorities. The ministry confirmed it received a letter from the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, urging Switzerland as a depository state of the Geneva Conventions to convene a meeting of […]


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