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Pre-school panic in Sweden: child brings grenade to class

School teacher contacted the police

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September 11, 2019


UN Security Council meets over Syria in remote Swedish farmhouse

Backåkra, Sweden: The UN Security Council met in a secluded farmhouse on the southern tip of Sweden on Saturday in a bid to overcome deep divisions over how to end the war in Syria. In a first for the Council, which normally holds its annual brainstorming session in upstate New York, the 15 ambassadors and Secretary-General…

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April 21, 2018


‘Eating Halal can turn you into a Muslim’, Sweden politico says

You become a Muslim if you eat Halal meat, says a politician in Sweden

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July 8, 2015


Four dead in Swedish car explosion

GOTHENBURG: A car explosion outside the southwestern Swedish city of Gothenburg on Friday evening has left four dead, police said Saturday. The explosion took place as the car with four passengers entered a roundabout. Police have not determined the cause of the blast nor released details of the victims' identities. “Three people travelling in the…

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June 13, 2015


Arson attack on Swedish mosque injures five

STOCKHOLM: An arsonist set fire to a mosque in central Sweden on Thursday injuring five people, police said, as the country grapples with a political crisis caused by the rise of the extreme right. “Somebody threw an object through a closed window and afterwards a fire started inside,” police spokesman Lars Franzell told AFP. “There…

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December 25, 2014


Swedish film steals show at Venice film fest

VENICE: Swedish director Roy Andersson's offbeat comedy “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” won the Golden Lion award for best film at the 71st Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Andersson, whose films have won a cult following in Europe, endeared himself to the Italian audience for the awards ceremony in Venice's Palace…

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September 6, 2014


Ukraine rebels free Swedish hostage

KUALA LUMPUR/SLAVIANSK:  Pro-Russian rebels paraded European monitors they are holding in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, freeing one but saying they had no plans to release another seven as the United States and Europe prepared new sanctions against Moscow. U.S. President Barack Obama called for the United States and Europe to join forces to impose stronger…

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April 27, 2014


Two Swedish journalists held in Syria set free

STOCKHOLM: Two Swedish journalists have been set free after they went missing in Syria in November, Sweden's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.Magnus Falkehed and Niclas Hammarstrom were in Beirut and being assisted by Swedish diplomatic staff, a ministry spokeswoman said.She gave no details on what had happened to them since their disappearance, when the ministry…

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January 8, 2014


Swedish fan banned for murder threat

STOCKHOLM: A IK Brage supporter who threatened to murder one of his own team's players during a game has been banned from attending home matches for 2-1/2 years, the Swedish club said in a statement.Brage are rooted to the bottom of Sweden's second tier with one win and two draws all season and emotions that…

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August 1, 2013


Stockholm calmer but violence spreads outside Swedish capital

STOCKHOLM: A nearly week-long spate of rioting spread outside Stockholm but authorities said police reinforcements sent to the Swedish capital had reduced the violence there, even though dozens of youths set cars and a recycling station ablaze.The rioting – set off earlier this month by the police shooting of a 69-year-old man – continued for…

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May 25, 2013


Swedish scientist to head U.N. Syria chemical weapons probe

UNITED NATIONS: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom to head a U.N. investigation into allegations that chemical weapons were used in Syria, Ban's spokesman said on Tuesday.”He is an accomplished scientist with a solid background in disarmament and international security,” U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said. The United Nations said last week…

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March 27, 2013


Swedish woman shot in Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE: A Swedish woman was shot and seriously injured in a drive-by shooting in Lahore on Monday evening, police say. The woman, identified as Bargetta Emmi,, has been working for a non-government organization (NGO) in Lahore. The attack took place in Model Town. According to reports, the Swedish lady was going back to her…

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December 4, 2012


Swedish, Danish magazines publish Kate topless photos

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish celebrity gossip magazine published topless photographs of the wife of Britain's Prince William, the former Kate Middleton, on Wednesday and a Danish sister journal on Thursday.The pictures were published despite a decision by a French court on Tuesday to ban gossip magazine Closer from further publishing the photographs and ordering it to…

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September 20, 2012


Ethiopia pardons two jailed Swedish journalists: government source

ADDIS ABABA: Ethiopia has pardoned two Swedish journalists jailed for assisting an outlawed rebel group and the pair will be released soon, a government source said on Monday. Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested In July, 2011, after entering the country from neighboring Somalia with fighters from the Ogaden National Liberation Front…

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September 10, 2012


Wolves kill worker at Swedish wildlife park

STOCKHOLM: A pack of wolves attacked and killed a worker in their enclosure at one of Sweden's most popular wildlife parks on Sunday, said police, who did not know what had triggered the attack on the 30-year-old woman.”She was so badly hurt in the attack that she died of her injuries,” said a police spokesman…

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June 18, 2012


Swedish man survives for months in snowed-in car

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish man was dug out alive after being snowed in to his car on a forest track for two months with no food, reported the police and local media.The 45-year-old from southern Sweden was found on Friday, emaciated and too weak to utter more than a few words.He was found not far from…

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February 20, 2012


Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer wins Nobel Literature Prize

STOCKHOLM: Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer won the 2011 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said. Transtroemer, 80, was honored “because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality,” the jury said. “Most of Transtroemer's poetry collections are characterised by economy, concreteness and poignant metaphors. In his latest collections ……

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October 6, 2011


Actress Isabelle Huppert gets Swedish film award

STOCKHOLM: The Stockholm film festival on Friday honoured French actress Isabelle Huppert, who starred in “8 Women” alongside Catherine Deneuve, with its Bronze Horse in a tribute to her lifetime achievement.Huppert, who is 58, will be in Stockholm in November to receive the prestigious award.”Fearlessness and contemplation are the opposing poles in the space where…

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August 13, 2011


Swedish PM undermines rights of WikiLeaks's Assange: defence

LONDON: A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused Sweden's prime minister Friday of damaging his client's chances of a fair trial for alleged sex crimes by portraying him as “public enemy number one.” Assange's lawyer Geoffrey Robertson, opposing a Swedish bid to extradite the Australian, said Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt had created a “toxic…

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February 11, 2011


Swedish police probe blasts as “terror crimes”

STOCKHOLM: Swedish police said on Sunday they were investigating two bomb blasts that hit Stockholm's city centre on Saturday night as “terror crimes”, and they had established good leads in the probe. “We are investigating this as terror crimes according to Swedish law. We are still investigating the case. In this situation, we have not…

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December 12, 2010


Swedish lawyer denies plot in Assange allegations

STOCKHOLM: The two Swedish women making sex crime accusations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are not involved in any politically motivated plot against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Lawyer Claes Borgstrom told a news conference that the accounts provided by the two women were credible. He also saw a good chance that Sweden would…

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December 8, 2010