Tag: Military

  • The Swiss could give the green light to Denmark sending weapons to Ukraine

    Swiss no in 2022Denmark already last year asked the Swiss for permission to send around 20 vehicles – a request the Swiss rejected. Now the Swiss claim that it should be possible for other countries to re-export Swiss military equipment because it concerns a violation of the international prohibition on the use of force. The […]

  • Germany’s hesitation about the tanks splits the arms alliance

    The German-made Leopard tank has increasingly come to be portrayed as the holy grail of Ukrainian defense. Finland, Poland and Latvia have said they want to send parts of their leopard stocks to Ukraine, but Germany has continued to hesitate and withheld clear statements. Hear about how charged the issue is in Germany and what […]

  • Finland can reassess NATO’s bid Foreign Minister

    The country can imagine joining the alliance without fellow candidate Sweden, said Pekka Haavisto Sweden’s recent difficulties in obtaining Turkey’s consent to join NATO may cause Finland to seek only accession to the US-led military alliance, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has indicated. Helsinki and Stockholm submitted their applications for NATO membership together and would […]

  • Russian UFC fighter weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Turkey’s president says no support for Sweden’s NATO bid

    ISTANBUL – Turkey’s president cast serious doubt on NATO expansion on Monday after warning Sweden not to expect support for its bid to join the military alliance following weekend protests in Stockholm by anti-Islam activist and pro-Kurdish groups. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Rasmus Paludan’s protest against the Koran on Saturday, saying it was an […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Roundup at 2200 GMT, 23 January

    ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sweden on Monday that it should not expect Turkey’s support to join NATO after the Koran was burned outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. “Those who allow such shameful acts in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm cannot expect good news from us about NATO membership,” […]

  • EU approves new arms package for Ukraine

    The bloc’s foreign ministers agreed to give Kyiv nearly $550 million worth of arms EU foreign ministers approved a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine on Monday, Swedish officials have said. The arms bonanza is worth $542 million, but does not include the German tanks that Kyiv and its allies are hoping for. The […]

  • Trkiye rules out support for NATO’s hopeful bid

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuked Sweden for allowing a Koran-burning stunt and denied the country’s lack of ?respect? Turkey’s on-again, off-again support for Sweden’s application to join NATO has apparently ended for good due to Ankara’s outrage over a Koran-burning demonstration allowed outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. “The Swedish administration should not bother […]

  • Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been under enormous pressure to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The government in Kyiv has long argued it desperately needs them to retake territory seized by Russia in its 2022 invasion, and to protect the rest of Ukraine from the Kremlin’s looming spring offensive. So far, Berlin has refused, and […]

  • More and more Swedes receive military deployments

    STOCKHOLM, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — The number of Swedes with war deployments increased by 66,000 individuals to over 404,000 in the second half of 2022 and it is expected to increase further, Sweden’s Television (SVT) reported on Monday. According to the Swedish law, workplaces can order their employees to stay at work if the government […]

  • Russian UFC star weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Defense Minister: Women could be added to military conscription by 2025

    Mikko Savola (Cen) said the change is part of a reform that aims to increase the participation of young people in national defense.

  • Sweden’s Prime Minister condemns Koran burning

    Stockholm – Sweden’s prime minister has condemned this weekend’s burning of a Koran in Stockholm as “deeply disrespectful”, raising tensions with Turkey as the Nordic country courts Ankara over its NATO bid. Far-right politician Rasmus Paludan set fire to a copy of the Muslim holy book in front of the Turkish embassy in the Swedish […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag (VIDEO)

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • Turkish activists set fire to the Swedish flag

    The protest broke out in response to the burning of the Koran in Stockholm Protesters set a Swedish flag on fire in Istanbul on Saturday in response to an anti-Islam activist burning a copy of the Koran in public near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. The incident took place amid a diplomatic spat between Turkey […]

  • More weapons for Ukraine, genetic engineering that revives extinct species and unclear information about farm sales of alcohol

    Hour 1: Are offensive weapons to Ukraine the new way forward in the war? About how the tradition of peace-promoting work in Sweden takes place in a new reality of military and civilian rearmament The satire surrounding President Erodgan and freedom of expression Chronicle by Göran Rosenberg The panel: Fredrik Haage, Jonna Sima, Göran Greider […]

  • Stockholm protests against angry Turkey, cancels Sweden’s ministerial meeting

    Stockholm [Sweden]January 22 (ANI): Turkey on Saturday canceled a planned visit by Sweden’s defense minister in response to anti-Turkish protests that heightened tensions between the two countries as Sweden seeks Turkey’s approval to join NATO, the Washington Post reported. Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said a planned visit by his Swedish counterpart Pal Jonsonto to […]

  • No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    Germany said Friday that no decision had been made on providing battle tanks sought by Kyiv, despite an emotional plea from President Volodymyr Zelensky. Western defence ministers gathered at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a crucial US-led meeting to hammer out future military aid to Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all […]