Sweden's Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Löfven has accepted an invitation from President Hassan Rouhani to visit Iran in February, the government announced Monday.
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- Trade and business focus.
- 55 tombs.
An excavation led by Lund University archaeologist Maria Nilsson has resulted in one of the largest burial finds in recent years.
- Video evidence.
A 46-year-old man living in Karlskoga is being prosecuted today for breaches of international law for having participated in the murder of seven captured soldiers in Syria in 2012.
- Unanimous decision.
The United Nations Security Council voted to deploy observers to Aleppo to monitor evacuations and conditions for civilians who remain in the city.
- Cecilia Uddén.
Swedish Radio’s correspondent in Aleppo was forced to leave the country last night, after the Syrian government accused her of spreading false information.
Radio Sweden speaks to one of the veterans of Sweden's first peacekeeping mission, during the Suez Crisis of 1956.
- Close to Mosul.
Stefan Löfven will meet Swedish troops in the Iraqi city of Erbil on Tuesday on the third stop of his visit to the Middle East.
- Ancient religious divide.
As Iraqi forces fight to retake control of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, an age old division between Iraqi-born Swedes can still be felt here.
- Will visit Iran next year.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will travel to Saudi Arabia this weekend for an official visit.
- Many tip-offs come from the general public.
Swedish prosecutors are expecting to deal with more people suspected of crimes abroad in the near future, as coalition forces move in on the city of Mosul, held by the so-called Islamic State.
- Margot Wallström.
Sweden's foreign minister says there must be preparation for what happens after the re-taking of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State.
- An attack on free speech, according to MPs.
Turkey has tried to get Swedish authorities to close down a Sweden-based Kurdish TV channel. Now, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström should demand an explanation from Turkey's ambassador, according to the Liberal Party and the Left Party.
- No comment from Eutelsat.
The French satellite company Eutelsat will no longer transmit a Kurdish TV-channel based in Stockholm, after a request from Turkey's radio- and TV-authority, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Received Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
Former Israeli prime minister, president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres, died on Wednesday morning aged 93, and several Swedish politicians have expressed their condolences.
- Almost doubled.
The number of asylum seekers leaving Sweden voluntarily has increased significantly.