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Nursing homes are offering morphine to elder COVID-19 patients instead of admitting them to hospitals and providing ventilators, one care worker has said, noting that such treatment results in a painful death.

Latifa Löfvenberg, who worked in one of the country's many nursing homes, told BBC reporter Jon Tallinger in a Youtube program that elder patients in a nursing home in the Gävleborg region suffering from COVID-19 were left to die in agony since they were not provided with...

Turkey on Sunday brought home one of its citizens from Sweden who contracted coronavirus but was not given treatment.

A Turkish air ambulance left Malmo Airport at 9 a.m. local time (0700GMT) and arrived at the Ankara Esenboğa Airport at 1:30 p.m. local time (1030GMT).

After routine health checks, the patient Emrullah Gülüşken, 47, and his three children were taken to Ankara Şehir Hospital.

In Malmo, Sweden, Gülüşken tested positive for COVID-19 but was denied treatment...

The new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic that brings life to a halt worldwide is also testing the health system of countries.

Throughout this process, some countries succeeded, while others began to choose patients due to the insufficient health system.

According to the news of Aftonbladet newspaper, the patient started to be selected for intensive care in Sweden.

It is claimed that Karolinska University Hospital, known for its research studies in Sweden,...

Kerstin Hedman (92) is living alone in Sundsvall, Sweden. She has heart disease. She doesn’t want to go to market because of coronavirus. She wanted help from Sundsvall Municipality.

Hedman:” I m living alone and there is no one to help me in this building. I m going to market alone. I am paying 370 SEK (250 Turkish Lira) to the municipality to carry the bags home. I asked for help from municipality. But they said that this is their price.”

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With the lockdowns and social distancing practices increasing across the world due to the global pandemic of Covid-19, everybody has more time for watching films or TV series. And the most popular digital platform for this activity is the Netflix with 167 million subscribers. And one of the TV series is the Swedish made ‘Caliphate’, featuring on Netflix.

The series is telling the story of women who were manipulated to join DAESH, lived in Raqqa during the DAESH rule and the Swedish...

An increasing number of those classed as “unaccompanied migrant children” are being exploited for sex, crime or forced labour, Red Cross Sweden has reported.

Exposure among unaccompanied children and young people has increased rapidly, and more of them are now falling outside the community's safety net, the Red Cross report said.

In a 103-person survey compiled by a volunteers' organisation, nearly one in five responded that they had slept outdoors the very night before...

During last week's Friday prayer, a letter with serious threats arrived at the Islamic Cultural Association in Trollhättan. 

The letters stated, among other things, that "your children will die", "leave Sweden now" and "there will be murder in mosques and outer areas in 26 days", which P4 West also reported.

Shadi Mansor is active in the association, he says that the letter came as a shock to him and the other members of the board.

I scared. The threats are real and I...

For at least two decades, the UN Security Council has recognized the growing prevalence of gender-based violence in conflict, including rape, child marriage, human trafficking, and female genital mutilation/cutting. But such violence too often remains unchecked for women worldwide.

Occasional nods to gender parity on the part of international institutions have proved inadequate in addressing these issues to date. Despite the unanimous adoption of a gender lens via UN Security Council...

Far-right groups in Sweden are spewing hatred online by asking people to set mosques on fire and slaughter Muslims, according to a report by Expo magazine.

The magazine managed to document the correspondence of 11 different closed groups used by far right groups which were followed by 44,000 people -- and even included comments by members of the Sweden Democrats party known for its anti-migration rhetoric.

According to the report, the main target of the group was Muslims...

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was branded “Judas” in graffiti sprayed on a building he owns in Stockholm on Wednesday night following the announcement he had bought a stake in Stockholm club Hammarby.

The entrance to a building owned by the 38-year-old Ibrahimovic was vandalised, police said on Thursday, and Swedish media showed pictures of a gate sprayed with the word “Judas”.

Media reported on Wednesday that Ibrahimovic had acquired a stake in Hammarby, prompting...

A Swedish TV show for children, "Lilla Aktuellt," that airs on the country's state channel released an episode on Oct. 15 on Turkey's Operation Peace Spring. The show's premise is to present events and affairs in a child-friendly manner, however, it was used as a propaganda tool to spread anti-Turkish sentiment and has led to discrimination against children belonging to the Turkish community.

Around 10 minutes of the show on Operation Peace Spring portrayed the Turks as conducting an...

Sweden's Centre Party voted in favour of banning circumcision (omskärelse) of boys in the absence of a medical reason, during the party's annual meeting in Karlstad at the weekend.

The main purpose of the meeting was to vote on the party's official stance in several social issues, including whether to remove restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men (this proposal was rejected) and whether to introduce legal recognition of a third gender (this proposal was accepted)....

Europol, the European police agency, issued a “Strategic Report” earlier Tuesday, saying that right-wing violence is on the rise in many EU states. The confidential report, cited by German media, says that the extremist groups seek to boost their “combat skills” by recruiting military and police members. The report noted that extremist groups are getting “increasingly popular among younger and better educated demographics.”

EU police agency Europol warned of growing far-right violence...

Institutional racism is prevalent in criminal justice systems across the European Union and has created a "justice gap" in such cases, a new study has found.

The research, carried out by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), has found "deeply-rooted institutional racism" affects all parts of the justice process, from the very reporting of the crime to sentencing.

This is despite data suggesting that the occurrence of racially-motivated crimes are on the rise in many EU...

In September 2013, Sweden was the first country in the world to open its arms fully to those fleeing the country's brutal civil war, with the agency ruling that all Syrians arriving in Sweden would be eligible for permanent residency. 

But on August 29, the agency announced in a press release that it was bringing the policy to an end. 

"We had a very special situation in Syria and a special assessment which essentially meant that everyone was able to get a residency permit due...