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Yemen funds desperately needed to avert famine: UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres urged countries on Tuesday to pitch in to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen, warning that children especially were already dying at an alarming rate.

Apr 25, 2017, 17:22 PM IST

Swedish foreign minister cleared in corruption inquiry

A Swedish anti-corruption prosecutor said he had closed an inquiry against Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.

May 24, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

Sweden wants inquiry into Palestinians killed by Israel

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom today called for "thorough" investigations into the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent months.

Jan 13, 2016, 02:03 AM IST

Sweden urges Amnesty to learn from its prostitution laws

Sweden is urging Amnesty International to study its pioneering prostitution law, amid disappointment over the human rights group`s vote to back the decriminalisation of the sex trade, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

Aug 20, 2015, 19:39 PM IST

GCC summons Swedish ambassador over minister's remarks

Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani on Thursday summoned Swedish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt to register a protest against a criticism of the Kingdom's judicial system by Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallstrom.

Mar 20, 2015, 01:04 AM IST

Israel slams Swedish recognition of Palestine

 Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday lashed out at Sweden`s decision to recognise Palestine, saying the "unfortunate" move only serves to reinforce extremist elements.

Oct 30, 2014, 22:28 PM IST

Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden`s centre-left government will officially recognise the state of Palestine on Thursday, becoming the first major European country to do so, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said.

Oct 30, 2014, 12:49 PM IST

Sweden's Palestine statement signals start of weightier global role

Sweden`s decision to recognise the Palestine state - without formally consulting its allies - may herald a wider foreign policy shift that has at its heart the aim of asserting a new diplomatic weight around the world.

Oct 08, 2014, 12:53 PM IST