Follow our reporting about Sweden and the changes in Tunisia, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East.
John Kerry held a press conference in Sweden, as he arrives to take part in the last Swedish-run meeting of the Arctic Council.
The US Secretary of State, who handles foreign affairs, is meeting the Swedish prime minister and foreign minister and then will travel to the meeting, to be held in Arctic town of Kiruna.
Read more Kerry talks Syria, Iran and climate change with Reinfeldt in Sweden
Two Green Party politicians are meeting today with Kurdish guerilla forces in their mountain base. That's on the border between Iran, Iraq and Turkey. The politicians – Per Gahrton and Jabar Amin – say that Sweden could become a mediating force in the long-standing Turkish-Kurdish conflict. Amin told Radio Sweden earlier today that like Norway did in the case of PLO and Israel in the 1990s, Sweden can be a mediator in the ongoing talks between the PKK and Turkish authorities. We spoke to the Green Party's foreign policy spokesperson, Bodil Cebellos.
A protest in which Kurdish men are dressing in traditional Kurdish women's clothing is growing rapidly in many countries, including Sweden, thanks to social media. The protest comes after a local court in Iran convicted a man for a crime and as a punishment, ordered him to be paraded in public wearing traditional Kurdish women's red garb.
Read more Kurdish men in Sweden don women's clothes in protest
Police are using sniffer dogs to search for bombs ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö.
Police spokesman Carl-Axel Andersson says to Swedish Television that the song contest will be a secure location.
"We will search all the areas where delegates are, so they can work in a safe environment," he says.
Read more Tight security for Eurovision
The Swede found guilty of terrorism in Cyprus has been sentenced to four years in prison, reports news agency TT.
Read more Hezbollah Swede sentenced to four years
Swedish scientist Åke Sellström has been appointed as the head of the UN team searching for chemical weapons in Syria.
U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky says that Sellström is "an accomplished scientist with a solid background in disarmament and international security", according to news agency Reuters.
Read more Swedish expert to head hunt for chemical weapons use in Syria
Stefan Kristiansson, former director of Swedish military intelligence agency MUST, is being questioned today by the parliament's Committee on the Constitution regarding the agency's role in a plan to build a weapons factory in Saudi Arabia.
Read more Spy boss questioned about Saudi deal
A Swedish man with roots in Lebanon has been convicted by a Cypriot court of planning terrorist attacks on Israeli tourists on the Mediterranean island, according to Swedish television SVT.
Read more Swede convicted of planning terror attack
Sweden and Turkey signed a "strategic partnership" during the state visit of President Abdullah Gül, reports Swedish Radio News.
The Swedish government is a strong supporter of Turkey's bid to join the EU, said Prime Minister Reinfeldt on Tuesday.
Read more Swedish government pledges support for Turkish EU membership
Sweden's aid minister says that almost US$ 5 million (SEK 30 million) will be sent to the Palestinian Authority, to make up for tax income that has been seized by the Israeli government.
Read more Sweden sends emergency money to Palestine
Sweden exported 30 percent less weapons in 2012 compared with the record high amount of 2011, show new figures from the National Agency for Non-Proliferation and Export Controls.
The countries that buy the most Swedish weapons are India, Saudi Arabia, France, Pakistan and Thailand.
Read more Swedish weapons exports fall
Sweden's population has passed nine and a half million, with immigration at the highest level ever, says new figures from Statistics Sweden.
But while thousands have come to Sweden from war-torn Syria, the biggest group of immigrants is Swedes moving back from abroad.
Read more Immigration at an all-time high
Sweden is ready to give SEK 150 million in humanitarian aid to Syria, reports Swedish Television. The Development Minister, Gunilla Carlsson, says that this is one of the bigger single donations.
So far, at a conference in Kuwait, countries have already pledged aid worth over SEK 600 million in an effort coordinated by the head of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, according to the AFP news agency.
Read more Sweden pledges SEK 150 million for Syria
A human rights activist from Saudi Arabia is not able to come to Sweden to accept an award, because he is banned from travelling by the Saudi regime.
Read more Saudi activist unable to accept Palme prize
When shopkeeper Bo Oskarsson heard that refugees from Syria were coming to his local area, he put up a message on his shop's Facebook page, bidding them welcome to beautiful Offerdal. At first it led to widespread praise, getting thousands of likes and mentions on Twitter. But it also made some Swedes see red.
Read more Abuse and praise for shopkeeper who welcomed Syria refugees