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- Potentially hundreds fighting for Islamists.
The Swedish Security Service confirms that 100 Swedish citizens have travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight for IS, with another 150 also thought to have joined the militant Islamist group, Swedish Radio News reports.
- A sign of "compromise".
Israel's ambassador Isaac Bachman will return to Sweden on 29 November in a "compromise" gesture after he was called home to Israel three weeks ago in protest against Sweden's official recognition of the state of Palestine.
- Attackers armed with pistol and meat cleavers.
Reacting to this morning's attack on a Jerusalem synagogue where four people were killed and several injured, Sweden's foreign minister said she is worried about developments in the region.
- Two groups appear on terrorist list.
Sweden has demanded an explanation for the United Arab Emirates' decision to label two Swedish Muslim associations as terrorist groups.
- Group denies ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The United Arab Emirates has included a prominent Swedish Muslim association on a list of terrorist groups, along with violent and extremist organisations like Boko Haram and ISIS.
- (2:27 min)13 november kl 15:56
Green Party politicians want Sweden to help PKK
Writing in the editorial pages of the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, two Green party politicians said Sweden should push the EU to remove the Kurdish PKK group from its terrorist organization list. The PKK has been fighting in Syria against the militant jihadist group the Islamic State and that, the politicians say, is a good reason why to reconsider its de-listing. Reporter: Frank Radosevich.Per Gahrton and Jabar Amin.
Two Green party politicians want Sweden to push the EU to remove the Kurdish PKK group from its terrorist organization list.
- 10 november kl 16:20
Expert: No way to reduce asylum applications without breaking international law
As the Sweden Democrats say they can save billions by sharply cutting immigration, legal expert Louise Dane says the only way to accept fewer refugees is to break international law. reporter: Ulla Engberg.EU and international conventions.
As the Sweden Democrats say they can save billions by sharply cutting immigration, legal expert Louise Dane says the only way to accept fewer refugees is to break international law.
- US air raid.
Three Swedes who fought for the extremist group Islamic State (IS) have been killed in Syria, reports tabloid Expressen.
- High-profile murder.
One of the men sentenced to life imprisonment for the so-called "honour killing" of Pela Atroshi in 1999 has had his sentence converted to 25 years in jail by Örebro district court.
- 4 november kl 15:21
The challenge of more asylum seekers in 2015
The Board of Migration here in Sweden has raised its forecast for how many asylum seekers will be coming to Sweden next year. In July, the board expected a minimum of 64 000 asylum seekers to come here, now that number has been upped to a minimum of 80 000, and possibly more -- up to 105 000 people could be coming. This would mean that it is most likely that more people come here next year than at the height of the Balkan war. It is the second time that the board has raised its forecast this year, and it is largely due to the fighting in Iraq and Syria. Lars Stjernkvist, the government`s co-ordinator of refugee issues, and also the mayor of Norrköping, will Sweden be able to receive these people, many of them fleeing from terrible conditions?Most displaced persons since WW2.
The Swedish Migration Board can anticipate granting asylum to 95,000 refugees next year, which would be a record number and could mean longer waiting times for asylum applications.
- Part of "GlobalDay4Kobane".
Stockholm and other cities saw a demonstration in support of the Kurdish forces defending the city of Kobane from the "Islamic State".
- 31 oktober kl 14:02
Israel recalls its ambassador over recognition of Palestine
Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden last night to protest the government`s recognition of a Palestinian state. Israel was quick to condemn Sweden`s announcement and said Ambassador Isaac Bachman`s leave would be "indefinite". Reporter: Frank Radosevich."Indefinitely".
Israel has removed its ambassador from Sweden and is considering downgrading diplomatic relations, reports Israeli paper Haaretz.
- Acted with undue haste.
The opposition parties in Sweden were critical of the government's recognition of a Palestinian state on Thursday, claiming it had acted in haste.