Sweden’s minister for defense Karin Enström, slammed by human rights organizations for refusing to call Saudi Arabia a “dictatorship”, has been forced to change her mind on the issue. “We don’t make up lists of countries, but it is clear that it isn’t a democracy,
Swedish, Bulgarian and Polish foreign ministers met politicians in Beirut on Friday in an EU-backed attempt to urge Lebanese political blocks to cooperate in preventing violence in neighboring Syria spilling over the border.
Thai police discovered bomb-making materials after the detention of a Lebanese man suspected of planning an attack, but the prime minister insisted on Monday that everything was under control. Authorities beefed up security in parts of the capital, its two main airports and
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he fears the death penalty if he is sent to face charges in the United States. Mr Assange was in a London court overnight fighting against extradition to Sweden.
More trouble for the Swedish cartoonist who sparked controversy by drawing the Prophet Mohammed. Police say arsonists tried to burn down his home in Sweden last night. Lars Vilks wasn’t home, nobody was injured, and the damage turned out to be fairly minor, reports AFP via Deutsch Welle. Still, “Probably I can’t live there anymore,” […]
The Swedish parliament’s passage of a resolution recognizing the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide is drawing strong condemnation from Ankara. The vote comes after the U.S. Congress’s Foreign Affairs Committee passed a similar motion earlier this month.
The United Nations says more than 4,200 Iranians world-wide have sought refugee status since Iran’s controversial June presidential vote and bloody street violence. After sometimes spending weeks hiding in and hopping between safe houses, Iranians have turned up in countries as far away as Australia, Canada and Sweden. They typically seek refugee status. “What good […]