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- Horrified by treatment of women and children.
Foreign Minister Margot Wallström wants the UN to hold an emergency meeting of its security council to discuss the systematic violence against women and children by the so-called Islamic State.
- Informal talks with HDP leader.
With Turkey resuming military strikes against the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party, or the PKK, Sweden hosted one of the nation's newest political leaders, Selahattin Demirtas.
- Invited by the Social Democrats.
Selahattin Demirtas, the leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) visited Stockholm on Thursday, where he met Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, news agency TT reports.
- Gothenburg University.
A new institute against violent ideologies and movements opened on Friday at Gothenburg University with an aim to fight terror recruitment and radicalization.
- Muslim youth association sceptical.
Sweden's government will set up a support hotline where relatives of jihadists can get help and advice. Radio Sweden speaks to Rashid Musa from a Swedish Muslim youth organisation about his take on the initiative.
- Worth up to SEK 250,000.
Work permits for Syrians issued in Sweden are hitting record figures, and the Swedish Migration Agency suspects illegal trade could be one of the reasons behind the rise.
- His lawyer denies charges.
Israel has charged a Swede of Palestinian descent with spying for the Lebanese guerilla group Hezbollah, news agency Reuters reports.
- During asylum application process.
Almost 1,400 unaccompanied child refugees have disappeared in Sweden over the last five years, according to the Migration Agency.
- "Some people are very angry."
Officials at the Swedish Migration Agency said a housing crunch may explain a recent rise in violence inside the nation's accommodations for asylum seekers, newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.
- After bombing of Kurdish PKK guerillas.
Against the background of Turkey’s air attacks on PKK guerillas in northern Iraq, more than one hundred people protested outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm Thursday afternoon.
- Exception because he is in wheelchair.
One of the two men remanded into custody by a Gothenburg court, on suspicion of terrorism and murder in Syria in 2013, was released Thursday, reports Swedish Radio News.
- "The escalating violence... is worrying."
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.
- 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.