Sweden sends in army over spate of deadly gun violence
01 October 2023 | 3:23 pm
Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said he will meet the national army and police chiefs on Friday to combat a surge in gang violence, as the country reels from record shooting deaths this month.
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The Palestinian Health Ministry said five people had been killed and over two dozen wounded in the attack in the northern West Bank city of Jenin.
The southern Swedish city of Malmo will host the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time, as the city had already hosted in 1992 and 2013.
Turkey has long sought the purchase of 40 F-16s from the US, and fresh talks with Washington come after Ankara ended its opposition to Sweden's NATO membership.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to forward to parliament Sweden's bid to join the NATO military alliance, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said.
NATO members have said they want Ukraine in the alliance when the time is right, as Turkey drops its opposition to Swedish accession on day one of two-day summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline was damaged in a series of explosions in September, a prosecutor in Sweden said, adding explosives remains were found on the damaged pipeline.
The court said "dual criminality" had not been met, and that the two people wanted by Turkey risked "being exposed to persecution."
A suicide bomber has killed between 20 and 30 soldiers and injured nearly 60 more in an attack on a military academy in Mogadishu. Al-Qaeda-affiliate al-Shabab has been trying to topple Somalia's government since 2007.
Parts of Israel’s armed forces have turned against the right-wing government's judiciary changes. Peter Lintl, from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, says this will have lasting consequences.
All activities by political parties in Niger have been suspended until further notice, army Colonel Amadou Abdramane said on state television on Thursday, after the army declared allegiance to leaders of a coup that toppled the government.
The situation in Niger remains tense after the army chief threw his support behind the coup attempt. Niger's Interior Ministry has also banned protests amid unrest and vandalism in Niamey.
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