For the hundreds of Swedish soldiers serving in UN missions, cutting bureaucracy would be the best outcome of this Nordic nation holding a Security Council Seat, says a veteran of the Mali force.
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- Sweden takes seat 2017-2018.
- 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.
- Difficulty understanding Trump.
The US presidential election is a closely watched one in Sweden but the long campaign has left many Swedes bewildered, according to one historian.
- Swedish Committee for Afghanistan.
The Swedish government has hailed a new repatriation agreement with Afghanistan as a success, as more people can be deported there, but Sweden's main NGO in Afghanistan says the effect may be to make the conflict worse.
- Sweden a supporter of the agreement.
The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos, for his efforts to end the nation's longstanding civil war.
- Finland, EU sign similar agreement.
Sweden signed an agreement with the Afghan government on Wednesday allowing it to repatriate failed asylum seekers back to the central Asian nation.
- Joining Nato’s Stratcom.
Sweden is joining the Nato Strategic Communications Centre (Stratcom) as part of its efforts to combat disinformation.
- 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.
- Two killed in the attack.
A Danish court has acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015 that also targeted Swedish artist Lars Vilks.
- Airing live on Swedish Radio and TV.
As the US presidential candidates prepare for their first one-on-one debate, many Americans in Sweden are planning to stay up late to follow the highly anticipated political confrontation. Radio Sweden met a Republican and a Democrat who are campaigning for Trump and Clinton in Stockholm.
- Journalist Martin Schibbye: Time to ask ourselves how can we improve the situation between Sweden and Eritrea(5:29 min)Still unclear if alive.
Friday, September 23, marks the fifteenth anniversary of the imprisonment in Eritrea of the Swedish journalist Dawit Isaak.