Reading North: Books in the Arctic

Oula has run a mobile library in the Nordic Arctic for 40 years, but as retirement looms the bus' future is uncertain.


Swedish superstar DJ Avicii dies in Oman aged 28

Tributes pour in as award-winning artist and producer is found dead in Muscat, Oman.

Swedish star DJ Avicii dead at 28

Al Jazeera Correspondent

Why I run

We profile people from around the world, who all run for different reasons.


Walk to Palestine: Activist walking 5,000km

Benjamin Ladraa is walking from Sweden to Palestine to raise awareness of the Israeli occupation.

Walk to Palestine: Activist walking 5,000km

Julian Assange

UK judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Judge rules it remains in public interest to enforce UK warrant against WikiLeaks founder for breach of bail conditions.

UK judge upholds arrest warrant for Julian Assange

Pyeongchang 2018

Pyeongchang 2018: A history of Swedish success

When the first medal events start on Saturday, you can expect to see plenty of golds around the necks of Swedes.


China confirms detention of Hong Kong bookseller

Swedish citizen 'subjected to criminal coercive measures' for allegedly breaking law, China's foreign ministry says.

China confirms arrest of bookseller Gui Minhai


How Instagram is helping Swedes cope with police racism

Instagram account Police Brutality in the Suburbs lets people share experiences as study reveals extent of abuse.

Social media and research: Swedes tackle police racism


IKEA founder Kamprad dies at 91

IKEA's simple but sturdy designs and self-assembly products are now familiar in homes around the globe.


Ecuador grants Julian Assange citizenship

Ecuador gives Wikileaks founder citizenship in a bid to usher him out of its London embassy without risking arrest.

Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador


European borders: Restrictions remain in Schengen zone

In spite of the drop in numbers of refugees arriving in Europe, a number of European countries have cited security controls to keep restrictions in place on movement across their borders.

Human Rights

Sweden: 'Torture, rape and slavery in Libya must stop'

Voices from Stockholm protesting against slavery in Libya.

Sweden: 'Torture, rape and slavery in Libya must stop'

World Cup

'Shock': Italy out of World Cup for 1st time since 1958

Sweden holds firm to qualify for 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win in a hard-fought play-off.

Human Rights

'Deep concerns' over Hong Kong bookseller's whereabouts

Gui Minhai was reportedly released after two years in Chinese jail, but her daughter says his whereabouts are unknown.

Concerns raised over Gui Minhai's whereabouts


Nobel Prize recognises work on biological clock

Three US geneticists' discoveries identified genes that set 'circadian clock' which regulates sleep and eating patterns.

Nobel Medicine Prize goes to Hall, Rosbash and Young