STOCKHOLM, Oct 23 (Reuters) – When Swedish journalist Jenny
Nordberg visited the home of an Afghan parliamentarian, she was
surprised to hear one of the politician’s daughters declare of
another child she had assumed was her six-year-old brother:
“It’s true, he is our little sister.”
The comment exposed a striking truth about girls growing up
in Afghanistan, the worst place in the world to be born female,
according to the United Nations.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – With a depleted military lacking anti-submarine helicopters and intelligence so far based on civilian sightings, Sweden’s hunt for a supposed U-boat intruder has an element of farce pointing to the difficulty of wrapping up the mission successfully.
More than 200 troops, stealth ships and helicopters have scoured waters off Stockholm since Friday in Sweden’s biggest military mobilization since the Cold War, after reports of foreign “underwater activity” – suspected to be a Russian sub.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – It has all the makings of a Cold War thriller — an emergency military deployment with stealth ships and helicopters hunting for a foreign submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Grainy photographs of a mysterious vessel. Sightings of a black-clad man wading in shallow coastal waters.
Whether it was caused by paranoia or a secret naval mission, Sweden’s biggest military mobilization since the Cold War over the last three days has underscored growing concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions in the Baltic Sea region.