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.
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- Ancient religious divide.
- 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.
- 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.