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Switzerland votes to ban wearing Burka in public

The Swiss parliament has voted in favour of banning Muslim women from wearing the Burka in public. The National Council passed the vote 88 votes to 87 with 10 abstentions. Earlier this year a government committee had voted …

Sculptor Ernst Neizvestny dies in New York

Russian-American sculptor Ernst Neizvestny died in New York on Tuesday at the age of 91. His friend Jeff Bliumis said the sculptor died at Stony Brook hospital where he been hospitalized with severe stomach pains. …

Switzerland withdraws longstanding application to join EU

The upper house of the Swiss parliament on Wednesday voted to invalidate its 1992 application to join the European Union, backing an earlier decision by the lower house. The vote comes just a week before Britain decides whether to leave the EU in …

Iran FM to visit Switzerland on June 1

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Switzerland on June 1, the Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Giulio Haas wrote today on his Facebook page. He noted Zarif will lead an economic …

 Tehran protests US decision to retain its frozen assets

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned Swiss ambassador to Tehran to protest the recent ruling by US Supreme Court against the Islamic Republic, the Mehr News agency reports. Swiss ambassador to Tehran was summoned to the Ministry …

Nalbandian to pay visit to Geneva and Washington

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian is to pay a visit to Geneva tomorrow and then to Washington. In Geneva, he will participate in a summit dedicated to support for Syrian refugees. Thereafter, Nalbandian will …