Sweden's foreign minister, Margot Wallström (Social Democrat) urged Turkey and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) to return to peace talks as soon as possible, according to Swedish Television News.
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- "The escalating violence... is worrying."
- Many Syrian refugees on island of Lesbos.
Several Scandinavian travel agencies are allowing vacationers to travel with extra baggage to Greece, if it is to help the refugees.
- Third man still sought.
Two men suspected of terrorist offenses and murder in Syria have been remanded into custody Friday afternoon. A third suspect is still at-large and has a warrant out for his arrest.
- "Used too lightly".
The Swedish Migration Agency has used so-called language tests too lightly and lacks in-depth knowledge about how they should be performed, according to Sten Heckscher, who was commissioned by the agency to assess their usage.
- Gothenburg residents.
Swedish police arrested two people in the Gothenburg area Thursday on suspected terrorist crimes for a murder carried out in Syria, news agency TT reports. A third person has been arrested in absentia.
- Lower oil prices.
Sweden's economy is profiting from the nuclear deal signed by Iran and six major world powers last week, as oil prices have plummeted.
- Protest at Turkish embassy.
This weekend, a group of Christian motorcycle clubs rode through Stockholm and down to Södertälje in order to honor the memory of those who died in the genocide of Christians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.
- Sweden: "partial victory and a partial failure".
The European Union's home affairs ministers failed to reach a comprehensive agreement on the distribution of 60,000 asylum seekers among its member states in a meeting on Monday.
- “Risk for additional explosions”.
At least 28 people have been killed and hundreds injured following an explosion in the Turksih town of Suruc. Social Democratic politician, Evin Cetin, is in Suruc, working with a Swedish aid package to Syria.
- Ministers meeting on Monday.
The EU Commission is working on proposals on how the bloc's states will share responsibility for some 60,000 refugees, with Sweden pledging it will accept 1,800 people.
- "It is serious and worrying".
The Swedish Intelligence Service (Säpo) believes that 30-40 Swedish women have travelled from Sweden to join violent extremist Islamic groups in Syria and the surrounding region, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Could transform the Middle East.
Iran has reached a historic nuclear deal with six major world powers after more than a decade of negotiations, which has been welcomed by Sweden's politicians.