Yemen war: UN chief urges good faith as ‘milestone’ talks get underway in Sweden

Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the consultations underway in Sweden between the two Yemeni warring sides and urged the parties to make progress “by exercising flexibility and engaging in good faith and without pre-conditions”.    “The Secretary-General appeals to the warring Read more

Israeli killings of Palestinians should be investigated, Swedish FM

Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallstrom criticized Israel’s military actions against Palestinians and urged for the “vital” need to investigate the deaths in the recent outbreak of violence in the interest of accountability. Her comments during a parliamentary debate triggered reactions Read more

Israel: Sweden’s FM postpones visit after Lieberman boycott warnings  

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called off her January visit to Israel as diplomatic ties between the two countries slowly heats up after the recognition of Palestine as a state. Before postponing her visit, Sweden’s request for a meeting with Read more