Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:58:42 +0100
Sweden gets national ice week: "Really, really cold air from the east"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Kylan keeps Sweden in an iron crisis.

When many are on sports leave, there are expected to be minus degrees every day for a whole week - a national ice week.

- Siberia cold or rysskyla, you can choose which concept you want.It comes from the northeast, anyway, says Christoffer Hallgren, Meteorologist at Foreca.
February continues to be rare cold, the thermometer appears to have frozen below the zero line.

Yesterday,...
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:16:31 +0100
Amnesty says Rohingya crisis consequence of society 'encouraged to hate'
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-LONDON (Reuters) - The crisis in Myanmar and reported massacres of Rohingya Muslims are the consequence of a society encouraged to hate and a lack of global leadership on human rights, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

The human rights group said in its annual report covering 159 countries that “hate-filled rhetoric” by leaders was normalizing discrimination against minorities.
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:53 +0100
Syria: Relentless bombing of civilians in Eastern Ghouta amounts to war crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news of the escalating bombing campaign by the Syrian government and its ally Russia in Eastern Ghouta in Damascus Countryside which has left scores dead and hundreds injured in the past month, Amnesty International’s Syria Researcher Diana Semaan, said:
“The Syrian government, with the backing of Russia, is intentionally targeting its own people in Eastern Ghouta. People have not only been suffering a cruel siege for the past six...
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Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:34:23 +0100
Turkey foiled Syrian move into Afrin after Putin talks: Erdogan
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey thwarted the possible deployment of Syrian government troops into the northwest Afrin region after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:41:29 +0100
U.N. chief urges global rules for cyber warfare
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-LISBON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for global rules to minimize the impact of electronic warfare on civilians as massive cyber attacks look likely to become the first salvoes in future wars.
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:26:15 +0100
Saudi foreign minister rejects Qatari proposal of EU-style security pact
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has no interest in participating in a European Union-style regional security alliance as proposed by Qatar, its Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Monday.
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:09:06 +0100
Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria’s northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive.
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:35:48 +0100
Egypt: Planned Presidential Vote Neither Free Nor Fair
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-(Beirut) – The Egyptian government has trampled over even the minimum requirements for free and fair elections for the planned March 26-28, 2018 vote for president, fourteen international and regional rights organizations said today. The government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has relentlessly stifled basic freedoms and arrested potential candidates and rounded up their supporters.

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Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:48:04 +0100
Algeria: Mass racial profiling used to deport more than 2,000 sub-Saharan migrants
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Algerian authorities have launched a discriminatory crackdown against foreign nationals, rounding up and forcibly expelling more than 2,000 sub-Saharan African migrants from a range of countries to neighbouring Niger and Mali over the past three weeks, said Amnesty International. Those expelled include more than 300 minors, among them at least 25 unaccompanied children.
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Published: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:56:08 +0100
Egypt's former anti-graft chief ordered detained for 15 days: agency
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian military prosecutors on Tuesday ordered a former anti-corruption chief detained for 15 days for questioning over allegations that he had threatened to publish documents damning the state, the official news agency MENA reported.

Hisham Genena, who had helped to run the election campaign of a potential challenger to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a March election, was taken from his home by police on Tuesday morning...
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Published: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:45:37 +0100
These Are the World’s Most Miserable Economies
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Rising prices are more of a threat to the global economy this year than joblessness, according to Bloomberg’s Misery Index, which sums inflation and unemployment outlooks for 66 economies.

Venezuela marks its fourth year as the world’s most miserable economy, with a score that’s more than three times what it was in 2017. Thailand again claimed “least miserable” status, though the nation’s unique way of calculating unemployment makes...
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Published: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:39:42 +0100
Syria: Witness testimony reveals details of illegal chemical attack on Saraqeb
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Syrian government’s use of internationally banned chemical weapons was laid bare once again on 4 February when a chlorine gas attack on the town of Saraqeb left 11 people in need of emergency treatment, according to testimony gathered by Amnesty International.

The Syria Civil Defence said that barrel bombs containing chlorine gas had been dropped by helicopter and caused the casualties to gasp desperately for air, suffer severe irritation...
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Published: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:48:01 +0100
Egypt launches major assault on militants ahead of election
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt launched a major assault against militants on Friday focused on the Sinai peninsula, where Islamic State has staged deadly attacks, aiming to crush their insurgency by an end of February deadline set by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
The former general on Nov. 29 ordered the military to defeat militants in North Sinai within three months, after an attack on a mosque which killed more than 300 people, the deadliest such incident...
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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:43:35 +0100
More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Friday, which a witness in one town described as the worst yet, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country.
For a sixth straight day, warplanes have pounded the densely populated agricultural pocket east of the capital, the last rebel bastion near Damascus. The escalation has killed at least 417 people and injured hundreds more, the Syrian...
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:08:31 +0100
Sweden's most corrupt country in Scandinavia
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Sweden is the most corrupt country in Scandinavia, according to the organization of Transparency International.In their annual ranking of corruption, Sweden falls.The reason may be last year's scandals in several authorities.

"We want to see that Sweden is a corruption-free society.This is of course a vision, but this is how we fall so strongly in this survey, I think is extremely sad, "said Ulla Andrén, chairman of Transparency International...
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:37:00 +0100
Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: media
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state’s witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader’s political survival, local media said.
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:51:44 +0100
Millions to boost media in rural areas
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The parliament has agreed to start spending 677 million kronor on a new kind of media subsidy.

Radio Sweden spoke to the publishers' association, which welcomes the reform, which will target areas that today are more or less lacking media coverage today and also embrace all kinds of media instead of just newspapers.
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:38:33 +0100
Egypt says three soldiers killed in campaign against militants
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - Three Egyptian soldiers have been killed in a 10-day-old campaign against Islamist militants focused on the Sinai peninsula, Egypt’s military said on Monday.

It was the first time the military has reported its own casualties since it launched the operation on Feb. 9. The statement did not say where or when the soldiers had died.

The military says it has killed dozens of militants and arrested hundreds of suspected...
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:17:55 +0100
Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) - A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel’s Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry said.
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:26:06 +0100
Pro-Assad militias to enter Syria's Afrin: state media
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region within hours, state media reported on Monday, after a reported deal to help Kurdish forces repel a Turkish assault.

Turkey and allied Syrian rebel groups launched an offensive in the northwestern region to drive out the Kurdish YPG militia, which Ankara sees as a terrorist group linked to an insurgency at home.
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Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:31:22 +0100
Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-MUNICH (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel could act against Iran itself, not just its allies in the Middle East, after border incidents in Syria brought the Middle East foes closer to direct confrontation.
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Published: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:01:36 +0100
Four Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border explosion
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An explosive device wounded four Israeli soldiers, two severely, near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, spurring Israeli air strikes later in the day against Palestinian militant targets.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, which occurred along the southern frontier of the territory, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas.
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Published: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:19:22 +0100
Egypt: Opposition member Mohamed al-Kassas at risk of enforced disappearance and torture
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to last night’s raid by security forces at the house of Mohamed al-Kassas, the deputy head of Egyptian opposition party Misr al-Qawia, and the lack of information about his whereabouts, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director, Najia Bounaim, said:

“Given the track record of the Egyptian authorities and their continued use of enforced disappearances to stifle dissent, we are deeply concerned that Mohamed al-Kassas...
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Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:06:00 +0100
Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, authorities said.
The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a placid, middle-class community about 45 miles (72 km) north of Miami, ranked as the second-deadliest act of gun violence ever...
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Published: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:55:38 +0100
Israel army says it killed 16 jihadists in Sinai
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egypt says it has killed 16 Islamist militants in an operation in Sinai in the north-east of the country.
Dozens of targets including weapons dumps, motorbikes and cars were also destroyed, a statement from the military says.
Four militants and 30 suspects were arrested, it adds.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the military to defeat Islamists in the region by the end of this month.
He gave the order in November after a gun...
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Published: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:58:42 +0100
Sweden gets national ice week: "Really, really cold air from the east"
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Published: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:43:35 +0100
More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:16:31 +0100
Amnesty says Rohingya crisis consequence of society 'encouraged to hate'
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:08:31 +0100
Sweden's most corrupt country in Scandinavia
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:15:53 +0100
Syria: Relentless bombing of civilians in Eastern Ghouta amounts to war crimes
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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:37:00 +0100
Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: media
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Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:34:23 +0100
Turkey foiled Syrian move into Afrin after Putin talks: Erdogan
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:51:44 +0100
Millions to boost media in rural areas
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:41:29 +0100
U.N. chief urges global rules for cyber warfare
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Egypt says three soldiers killed in campaign against militants
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:26:15 +0100
Saudi foreign minister rejects Qatari proposal of EU-style security pact
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:17:55 +0100
Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert
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Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:09:06 +0100
Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin
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Pro-Assad militias to enter Syria's Afrin: state media
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Egypt: Planned Presidential Vote Neither Free Nor Fair
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Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:31:22 +0100
Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'
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Published: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:48:04 +0100
Algeria: Mass racial profiling used to deport more than 2,000 sub-Saharan migrants
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Published: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:01:36 +0100
Four Israeli soldiers wounded in Gaza border explosion
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Published: Sat, 17 Feb 2018 22:56:08 +0100
Egypt's former anti-graft chief ordered detained for 15 days: agency
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Egypt: Opposition member Mohamed al-Kassas at risk of enforced disappearance and torture
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These Are the World’s Most Miserable Economies
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Published: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:06:00 +0100
Ex-student arrested after 17 shot dead at Florida high school
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Published: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:39:42 +0100
Syria: Witness testimony reveals details of illegal chemical attack on Saraqeb
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Published: Sun, 11 Feb 2018 12:55:38 +0100
Israel army says it killed 16 jihadists in Sinai
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Egypt launches major assault on militants ahead of election
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