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- Almost doubled.
- Defense Minister supports decision.
The US has asked Sweden to step-up its troop levels in Iraq, to aid in the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State.
- Hoping for Sweden's help to fight IS.
European jihadists are the most ruthless fighters within the terrorist group the Islamic State and they have formed special units that focus on carrying out terrorist attacks in Europe, says the commander-in-chief of the female Kurdish forces in northern Syria.
- Operation Inherent Resolve.
Two Swedish nationals fighting in Iraq for the Islamic State were reported killed in two separate airstrikes, the US Defense Department reports.
- SVT: taken at Syrian border.
Four men with connections to Sweden were arresed in Turkey in March and, according to Swedish Television, were en route to Syria to join IS.
- According to sources.
The Swedish government wants to sell an unknown number of laser-guided bombs to France to assist the country in the fight against IS, according to Swedish Television sources.
- First high-level meeting since Palestine recognition.
Strained relations between Sweden and Israel continue as members of the Israeli Knesset declined Swedish government representatives’ request for a meeting this week.
- Annual declaration.
The government will reinstate a so-called ambassador for human rights and will appoint an ambassador for disarmament, two highlights from this year's agenda-setting declaration of foreign policy.
- Released and heading to Sweden.
A court in Vienna has found a 17-year-old Swedish girl guilty for trying to join the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria. But while Austria has seen the girl as a criminal, Sweden sees her as the possible victim of crime.
- "Experts think half a million to 1 million people will die due to this catastrophe if it takes place"(3:34 min)Iraq.
A team of Swedish researchers is working to find viable solutions to what some call the world's most dangerous dam, the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq. If it collapses millions of people could die.
- Migration Agency forecast.
Sweden could receive up to 140,000 asylum seekers in 2016, including 27,000 unaccompanied minors, according to a forecast by the Swedish Migration Agency published on Thursday.
- A suspected criminal in Austria, a suspected victim in Sweden.
The chat logs in her mobile phone are the Austrian prosecutor’s strongest evidence against a Swedish teen accused of terrorism, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Pastor and journalist win.
Palestinian pastor Mitri Raheb and the Israeli journalist Gideon Levy are being awarded the 2015 Olof Palme Prize "for their courageous and indefatigable fight against occupation and violence, and for a future Middle East characterized by peaceful coexistence and equality for all".
- "It was a mess."
Nearly 10 years ago, in the middle of the war in Iraq, a group of Swedish aviation experts arrived in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan to transform one of Saddam Hussein’s old military air bases into a modern international airport.