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Norway jails controversial Iraqi preacher

Oslo - Norway on Wednesday provisionally jailed controversial Iraqi Kurdish fundamentalist preacher Mullah Krekar, following a conviction in Italy for "terrorist conspiracy," his lawyer told AFP.

Norwegian man sentenced to 16 years for abusing hundreds of boys

Oslo - A Norwegian man was sentenced to 16 years in prison on Friday for the sexual abuse, including rape, of several hundred underage boys in what was described as the largest such case in the country's history.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Venezuela's Guaido says Norway talks to continue

Oslo - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said that talks hosted by Norway between his delegation and that of President Nicolas Maduro would continue despite Wednesday's discussions ending "without agreement.

Both sides eager to reach solution in Venezuela: Norway

Oslo - Norway said Wednesday that representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his rival Juan Guaido were keen to move towards a negotiated solution of the country's crisis.

Venezuela talks under way in Oslo, but US says focus must be Maduro

Oslo - Talks between Venezuela's government and opposition on ending months of crisis were under way in Norway, sources said Tuesday, but Washington insisted that the only item for discussion should be President Nicolas Maduro's removal.

Norway-mediated Venezuela talks under way in Oslo

Oslo - Talks between representatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and self-proclaimed interim leader Juan Guaido are under way in Oslo under Norwegian auspices, sources close to the process told AFP on Tuesday.

Global community pledges $363 mln to combat sexual violence

Oslo - The international community on Friday pledged $363 million (324 million euros) to combat sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, a worldwide scourge affecting millions.

Norway pushes Venezuela mediation effort

Oslo - Norway confirmed Friday it was trying to mediate a solution to Venezuela's political crisis, after opposition leader Juan Guaido said he sent delegates to Oslo but denied talks were underway with President Nicolas Maduro's government.

Venezuela peace talks in Oslo provide glimmer of hope

Oslo - Locked in a bitter power struggle, representatives of Venezuela's regime and the opposition held peace talks this week in a secret location in Oslo in a bid to end a five-month political crisis, media reported Thursday.

Venezuela peace talks taking place in Oslo: Norwegian media

Oslo - Representatives of Venezuela's regime and the opposition are holding "peace negotiations" in Oslo this week, Norwegian media reported Thursday.

Arab pro-democracy activist says he is a Saudi target

Oslo - An Arab human-rights activist who worked with slain editorialist Jamal Khashoggi said Wednesday he was briefly placed under police protection in Norway owing to threats on his life.

'Russian' whale leads to espionage speculations in Norway

Oslo - A spy, a far away visitor or a fugitive on the run? A mysterious Beluga whale, caught wearing a suspicious harness, has ignited the imaginations of Norwegians who have yet to receive answers.

NZealand deputy PM lays wreath at memorial for Breivik victims

Oslo - Six weeks after the Christchurch mosque attacks, New Zealand's deputy prime minister paid his respects Wednesday to the victims of Norway's 2011 attacks by Anders Behring Breivik, from whom the mosque attacker claimed inspiration.

Norway's justice minister resigns after faked threats

Oslo - Norway's Justice Minister Tor Mikkel Wara resigned on Thursday after his partner was formally suspected of staging attacks against the couple to give the impression they were living under threat.

Relief, and questions, in Norway after dramatic cruise rescue

Oslo - Norway breathed a collective sigh of relief on Monday after the dramatic rescue of a stricken cruise ship off its coast, but questions mounted about why the vessel chose to sail into notoriously perilous waters in a storm.

Three of four engines on stricken Norway cruise ship restarted

Oslo - A cruise ship that broke down in rough seas off the Norwegian coast with some 1,300 passengers and crew on board has restarted three of its four engines and will be towed to port, emergency services said Sunday.

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama

Oslo - A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam Sunday after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation.

Norway airlifting 1,300 passengers off SOS cruise ship

Oslo - Emergency services said on Saturday they had begun airlifting 1,300 passengers from a cruise ship in trouble off the Norwegian coast.
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