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Europe Tries to Stop Flow of Citizens Joining Jihad

The Islamic State's global reach

Sweden's intelligence agency revealed that two terror plots against targets in Sweden have been disrupted. Officials said investigations into the plots, which were being planned by Islamic extremists living in Sweden, are ongoing. An estimated 30 percent of female foreign fighters with Islamist groups in Syria are said to be Swedish.

Sweden's intelligence service is investigating reports that during a TV interview, an Islamic State supporter from Sweden named Sheikh Ahmed threatened violence in the country and war against Sweden and Europe. An estimated 80 Swedes are said to be fighting for rebel groups in Syria. An Uzbek imam who was shot in northern Sweden in 2012 has emerged from a two-year coma.

UN asks Europe to take Syrian refugees as region saturated

'Malmö has not become safer for Jews': rabbi

Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.

Swedish spy chief warns of rise of Islamist threat

Swedish passports found traded on black market

Taliban Splinter Groups Add To Election Fears In Afghanistan

Part of Arlanda airport in Stockholm has been closed due to a bomb threat involving a passenger plane that was scheduled to depart for Baghdad, Iraq shortly after noon. The plane has been emptied of passengers and moved to a location under police control; police described the threat as "serious."

Graft charges test West's ties to Somali leader

An explosion early yesterday morning damaged the entrance of a Malmo district courthouse and blew out windows; hours later, the Malmo appellate court was evacuated when a suspicious package was discovered. A Sri Lankan man who claimed he had a bomb and tried to rush the cockpit while aboard a flight from Dubai to Stockholm was arrested and charged with "attempted aviation sabotage" on Feb. 2. A voltage meter found today on the lawn of cartoonist Lars Viks' house caused a bomb squad alert.

'Sweden needs to punish political threats': minister

Nuclear Materials Report Shows Better Safekeeping

Jihad Jane faces 'decades' in prison

Anti-Semitism is on the rise, finds survey of European Jewish people

Syrians boost Stockholm population growth

Haytham Rahmeh, the Syrian-born former leader of a Stockholm mosque, is said to have smuggled large quantities of weapons to Syrian rebels for the past 18 months. Rahmeh reportedly purchased the weapons primarily in Libya, but also in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and with the help of a group named the Commission for Civilian Protection transported them through Turkey to Syria. He is a member of the Syrian National Council and a former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Weapons smuggling is a violation of Swedish law punishable by up to four years in prison.

Why dozens of ethnic Somalis in Scandinavia are embracing jihad