Sweden

'Racists see me as a threat to what Swedish society should be'

Leila Ali Elmi, Sweden's first hijab-wearing MP, is battling rising support for the far right.

'Racists see me as a threat to what Swedish society should be'

Literature

Nobel Prize in literature to be awarded twice this year

The scandal-hit Swedish Academy was blocked from awarding the prize in 2018 following mass resignations.

Nobel Prize in literature to be awarded twice this year

Europe

Sweden sees microchip implant revolution

Microchip technology is getting under the skin of thousands of Swedes.

Indigenous rights

'The Klondike of ore mining': Fighting for the Sami way of life

An indigenous photographer in Sweden documents the beauty of his homeland – and the threats it faces from mining.

'The Klondike of ore mining': Fighting for the Sami way of life

Europe

Women's Alpine skiing closes gender gap

For the women of Sweden's ski team, the increased popularity of women's downhill skiing means that a rise to the top can yield big prizes.

Sweden

Sweden strives to boost 2026 Winter Olympics bid

A new approach to bring back momentum to bid to host event may save both taxpayers' money and the games.

Witness

Gallok: The Battle for Sami Rights in Sweden

A community questions its Sami heritage when one of Scandinavia's largest known iron ore deposits is discovered nearby.

Europe

European nations recognise Guaido as Venezuela's acting president

Major European powers recognise Venezuela's opposition leader as interim president as Russia slams 'interference'.

Sweden

Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet

Stockholm has had diplomatic ties with North Korea since 1973, provides US consular services at its Pyongyang embassy.

Sweden hosts 'constructive' N Korea talks ahead of Trump-Kim meet

Europe

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven wins second term

Parliament approves Lofven's new minority centre-left government by voting him in for a new four-year term.

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven wins second term

Ebola

Suspected Ebola patient in Sweden 'not infected'

Medical tests show patient treated in isolation at Uppsala hospital not infected with Ebola, authorities say.

Suspected Ebola patient in Sweden 'not infected'

Middle East

'Peace is possible': US, Iran hail progress in Yemen talks

Washington and Tehran laud breakthroughs in UN-brokered peace talks, which include a ceasefire in port city of Hodeidah.

Yemen

Sealed with a kiss: Yemen's rivals agree to swap 16,000 prisoners

Deal will cover 8,576 people detained by the Houthis, including teachers and children, and 7,487 Houthi fighters.

Sealed with a kiss: Yemen's rivals agree to swap 16,000 prisoners

Yemen

Yemen's warring sides must 'act now': UN envoy

The UN special envoy for Yemen urges government and Houthi representatives to work for the future of war-torn nation.

Yemen's warring sides gather in Sweden for peace talks

Yemen

Houthis: Only a political solution can end the war in Yemen

Abdul Malik al-Ajri says the rebels want a land, sea and air blockade on Yemen to be lifted at upcoming talks in Sweden.

Houthis: Only a political solution can end the war in Yemen