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After this weekend's agreement on Iran's nuclear programme, the country is now seeking to end its isolation, and trade links with Sweden are on the agenda. Iran's deputy foreign minister is in Stockholm for two days, and in two weeks a Swedish business delegation will visit Iran.
Read more Swedish moves to trade with Iran
After two Swedish journalists were kidnapped in Syria, an anti-regime activist says to newspaper Expressen he suspects a "small criminal group" is behind the abduction.
Read more Syrian sources: journalists taken by criminals
Two Swedish journalists have been seized in Syria. The Foreign Ministry says the two men, both in their mid-40s, were journalists on their way out of the country.
Tabloid Aftonbladet says the men are a well-known reporter and a prize-winning photographer. Swedish Television has spoken to the photographer's partner. She says "the uncertainty is the worst," and that she has been on contact with the foreign ministry.
Read more Swedish journalists seized in Syria
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has welcomed a deal with Iran Sunday, curbing the country's nuclear programme.
Read more Bildt welcomes Iran deal
A video has emerged showing a Swedish man in his fifties talking about jihad in front of a group of children in a mosque outside the city of Aleppo in Syria.
Read more Swede preaching Jihad in Syria
The Swedish police are now looking into whether to press a case against the ex-imam who has been reportedly smuggling weapons to a Syrian rebel militia, reports Swedish Radio News.
"In the coming week we will have a meeting with the international prosecutor's office, to see how to proceed, and how able we are to investigate any possible crime," says Ola Stoltz, head of the police's investigative unit.
The Minister of Justice, Beatrice Ask, has already called for an investigation.
The Minister of Justice, Beatrice Ask, has said she would like to see an investigation into the Swedish ex-imam who allegedly smuggles weapons into Syria.
Read more Ask demands arms smuggling probe
A former imam at one of Sweden's major mosques has been smuggling large amounts of weapons to Syria for the past 18 months, according to a new report by Swedish Radio News.
The Swede is, according to Swedish Radio sources, one of the most important people when it comes to supplying the rebels with arms.
Read more Swede behind Syria arms smuggling
The number of asylum seekers coming to Sweden this year is the highest in 20 years as the Swedish Migration Board revised upwards its estimate for 2013 to 56,000.
The Swedish Migration Board is planning for upto 69,000 asylum seekers next year, which is far more than in recent years, reports news agency TT.
Read more Large increase in asylum applications
A refugee boat full of Syrian refugees sank outside of Alexandria last week and now those survivors along with more than 100 other refugees who failed to get to Europe are facing deportation by Egyptian authorities and a return to the bloodshed that they fled in Syria.
Read more Syrian refugees facing deportation from Egypt
There are more asylum seekers arriving in Sweden now than in the beginning of the 1990s during the Balkan wars, according to Mats Johansson who works for the Migration Board in Norrköping. Swedish Radio P4 reports that the number of temporary housing for asylum seekers may run out by the end of the year.
Read more Record number of asylum seekers
Sweden's foreign minister, Carl Bildt, has said he is convinced Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad, is "playing for time" and will eventually have to give up power.
Read more Assad will have to go: Carl Bildt
A car bomb has seriously damaged the Swedish consulate just before noon Friday in the Libyan city of Benghazi but has caused no known injuries, Swedish Radio News reports.
Former consul Anders Nilsson was in the building when it was hit but said he doesn't believe the explosion was specifically targeting Sweden.
Read more Bomb damages Swedish consulate in Benghazi
The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, the body overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal.
The OPCW was founded to police the Chemical Weapons Convention, signed exactly 20 years ago.
According to Nobel Committee chair Thorbjörn Jagland the organisation was nominated earlier this year, and the award is not directly for its work in Syria, but for its overall effort to eliminate chemical weapons. However, Jagland said that the OPCW's work in Syria has helped put the spotlight on the organisation.
Read more Nobel Peace Prize to weapons watchdog OPCW
The 17-year-old Swedish citizen who was reportedly arrested by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank town of Nablus on Thursday night has still not received any visits from representatives of the Swedish consulate in Jerusalem or the embassy in Tel Aviv.
Read more No visits for Swedish teen arrested in West Bank