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

Opinion

How the Swedish left moved right

And what can be done about it.

Daniel Andersson

by Daniel Andersson

Daniel Andersson

Health

Mental illness will affect one in four people around the globe

On World Mental Health Day, Al Jazeera takes a look at Scandinavian countries, which report the happiest populations in the world, but still have high rates of depression and suicide.

United States

US economists awarded 2018 Nobel economics prize

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer are pioneers in adapting economic theory for environmental issues.

Economists Nordhaus, Romer awarded 2018 Nobel Prize

Europe

Man at centre of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

Jean-Claude Arnault's jailing marks a turbulent year for Swedish academy which cancelled its literature prize this year.

Man at centre of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape

Europe

Denmark manhunt over 'kidnapping' shuts links to Sweden, Germany

Police in Copenhagen said they were looking for a Sweden-registered vehicle with three people on board.

Denmark manhunt over 'kidnapping' shuts links to Sweden, Germany