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Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

Bichkek - Uzbekistan said Friday the suspect in last week's deadly Stockholm truck attack had ties to Islamic State jihadists and the West had been warned about him.

Stockholm attack suspect 'tried to join IS in Syria'

Moscow - The Uzbek national suspected of mowing down pedestrians in Stockholm last week had tried to join the ranks of the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria, an Uzbek source told Russian agencies.

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Stockholm - Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and jihadist sympathiser, admitted Tuesday to committing a "terrorist crime" by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

Stockholm attack suspect 'confesses to terrorist crime': lawyer

Stockholm - A 39-year-old Uzbek national suspected of mowing down a crowd of people on a busy Stockholm street in a stolen truck on Tuesday admitted committing "a terrorist crime," his lawyer said.

Sweden eyes stronger terror laws after truck attack

Stockholm - After the Stockholm truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others, Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has told AFP he is seeking to toughen the nation's terrorism laws.

Sweden attack suspect demands Sunni lawyer

Stockholm - The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.

Swedes hold minute of silence for truck attack victims

Stockholm - Sweden held a nationwide minute of silence Monday for the victims of last week's Stockholm truck attack which police believe was carried out by an Uzbek jihadist sympathiser.

Stockholm suspect, IS sympathiser who 'partied and drank': media

Stockholm - The main suspect in the Stockholm truck attack is an Uzbek construction worker and father-of-four believed to have IS sympathies, who went underground to avoid deportation from Sweden, police and reports said on Sunday.

Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

Stockholm - A carpet of flowers, candles and stuffed toys on Sunday covered the steps of a Stockholm shopping plaza where up to 50,000 people gathered for a vigil honouring the victims of last week's truck attack.

Thousands at Stockholm 'Lovefest' vigil against terror

Stockholm - More than 20,000 people stood united against terrorism Sunday at a "Lovefest" vigil in Stockholm, two days after a truck attack on a busy pedestrian street killed four people.

Thousands attend Stockholm vigil, police probe suspect's IS sympathies

Stockholm - Huge crowds gathered in Stockholm for a "Lovefest" vigil against terrorism on Sunday, two days after a truck attack that police believe was committed by an Uzbek jihadist sympathiser.

Stockholm truck attack suspect interested in IS, residency rejected

Stockholm - The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and had his permanent residency application rejected in June 2016, Swedish police said on Sunday.

Swedes to hold peace vigil after truck attack, probe deepens

Stockholm - Thousands of people were to gather in central Stockholm on Sunday for a "Lovefest" vigil against terrorism, as police pursue their investigation into this week's deadly truck attack.

Uzbekistan link to Stockholm 'terror attack'

Bichkek - Swedish authorities said Saturday that a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, who was known to the national intelligence agency, was the suspected driver of a truck that ploughed into a crowd in Stockholm on Friday, killing four people.

And suddenly, peaceful Stockholm plunges into horror

Stockholm - Dismembered bodies, blood stains, abandoned baby strollers in the street: Witnesses still in shock recounted Saturday how a barreling truck transformed a bustling Stockholm pedestrian street into a scene of horror.

Uzbek, known to police, is suspect in Stockholm truck attack

Stockholm - Swedish police on Saturday identified the suspected truck driver who killed four people in Stockholm as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, a day after Europe's latest terror attack.

Sweden truck attack: What we know

Stockholm - The 39-year-old Uzbek suspected of carrying out the Stockholm truck attack had been refused residency in Sweden and had shown interest in extremism, according to police.

Swedish police suspect arrested man was driver in truck attack

Stockholm - Swedish police said Saturday that a man arrested on "suspicion of terrorist crime" was likely to be the driver of a truck that ploughed into a crowd of people in central Stockholm a day earlier.

Swedish police suspect arrested man was driver in truck attack

Stockholm - Swedish police said Saturday that a man arrested on "suspicion of terrorist crime" was likely to be the driver of a truck that ploughed into a crowd of people in central Stockholm a day earlier.

Swedish police suspect arrested man was driver in truck attack

Stockholm - Swedish police said Saturday that a man arrested on "suspicion of terrorist crime" was likely to be the driver of a truck that ploughed into a crowd of people in central Stockholm a day earlier.

Shocked Stockholm eerily silent after truck attack

Stockholm - Stockholm's usually vibrant city centre was eerily silent on Friday evening with restaurants, bars and cinemas shuttered and streets emptied hours after a truck ploughed into a crowd outside a department store, killing four people and injuring 15.

Sweden truck attack: What we know

Stockholm - A hijacked truck has slammed into a crowd of people outside a busy department store in central Stockholm, causing an unspecified number of "deaths" in what the prime minister described as a "terror attack.

Sympathy for Sweden after Stockholm attack

Paris - International leaders united in sympathy and condemnation on Friday after a man ploughed a truck through a crowd into the front of a department store in central Stockholm.

Using vehicles as weapons

Stockholm - A truck was rammed into a crowd in central Stockholm on Friday, the Swedish intelligence agency Sapo said, killing and injuring an unknown number of people.

Deaths in Stockholm truck attack: Swedish intelligence agency

Stockholm - A truck that drove into a crowd of people outside a busy department store in central Stockholm on Friday was a deliberate attack, Swedish intelligence agency Sapo said, adding that there were deaths.

Outcry in Sweden as Muslim school segregates boys and girls

Stockholm - A Muslim elementary school in Sweden, which separated boys and girls on a bus and during sports lessons, sparked controversy on Tuesday with the prime minister condemning it as "despicable".

Rattled by 'fake news', Nordic press dumps April Fools

Stockholm - Swedish and Norwegian newspapers on Friday said they would refrain from the tradition of publishing April Fools' Day jokes this year over fears that it might spread "fake news".

Bob Dylan finally to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

Stockholm - Music icon Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it announced Wednesday.

After neo-Nazi youth, Swede teaches the value of tolerance

Kristinehamn - Kimmie Ahlen was once seduced by the violent underpinnings of National Socialist ideology, but today, alarmed by the spread of populism, he has a new mission -- teaching tolerance to young Swedes.

Sweden's Princess Sofia pregnant with second child

Stockholm - Sweden's Prince Carl Philip, who is fourth in line to the throne, and his wife Princess Sofia are expecting their second child, the palace announced on Thursday."The birth is expected to take place in September 2017," it said in a statement.
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