Swedish rapper Einar shot dead in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM: Einar, one of Sweden’s most popular rappers, was shot dead in Stockholm late on Thursday, heightening outrage over gang-related violence in recent years. Einar, 19, whose real name was Nils Gronberg, was killed in the upmarket Stockholm suburb of

Swedish cartoonist behind blasphemous sketches dies in car crash

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish artist who made blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in 2007 has reportedly died in a car crash. According to Swedish media, Lars Vilks was reportedly travelling in a civilian police vehicle that collided with a

Sweden unveils climate activist Greta Thunberg stamp

STOCKHOLM: Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg will appear on a postal stamp that will be issued in her native Sweden and is part of a series focusing on the environment. The stamps “should reflect our time, where the environmental

Huawei appeals against 5G network ban in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Huawei has appealed against Sweden’s decision to exclude the Chinese telecom giant from 5G networks. “What happens now is we will send the appeal to the administrative court of Stockholm. After that, they will handle this case,” said a

Pakistan condemns desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden, Norway

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the recent incidents of desecration of Holy Quran in Malmo, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. In a tweet on Sunday, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the rise of such Islamophobic occurrences goes against the

Angry mob sets Quran on fire in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: A massive protest set the Holy Quran on fire in Sweden against the arrest of a leader of a Danish anti-immigration political party who earlier burned a copy of the Islamic holy book. The mob protested against his ban

Sweden closes probe in unresolved murder of PM

STOCKHOLM: Swedish prosecutors have named their main suspect in the 1986 killing of prime minister Olof Palme and closing the murder case that has gripped the country for more than three decades. The suspect was named as Stig Engstrom, a

Greta Thunberg most ‘likely’ infected by COVID19

STOCKHOLM: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has said that it was “extremely likely” that she had contracted the new coronavirus, after experiencing several symptoms following a trip to central Europe. “Around ten days ago I started feeling some symptoms… I

Sweden drops rape investigation against Wikileaks founder

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence. Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson said that the complainant’s evidence

US, North Korea resume nuclear talks in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM: United States and North Korean officials have resumed working-level nuclear talks at an isolated conference centre in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. This is the first formal discussion since US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong