Gulf Times - Norway
Norway's coalition expands but remains minority government

Norway's coalition expands but remains minority government

Norway's right-wing coalition on Sunday took in a small centre-right party, but remains a minority government and will continue the search for the parliamentary majority needed to ensure it can pass laws.

Norway suspends arms sales to UAE over Yemen war

Norway suspends arms sales to UAE over Yemen war

Norway has suspended exports of weapons and ammunition to the United Arab Emirates over concerns they could be used in the war in Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Over 100 reindeer killed on Norwegian railway tracks

Over 100 reindeer killed on Norwegian railway tracks

More than 100 reindeer have been struck and killed by freight trains in Norway in recent days, in what has been described by radio broadcaster NRK as a "kilometre-long blood bath."

Nato chief apologises to Turkey over Norway 'incident'

Nato chief apologises to Turkey over Norway 'incident'

The head of Nato apologised on Friday over a training exercise in Norway after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan withdrew troops in protest at an incident he deemed offensive.

Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, eight presumed dead

Missing Russian chopper found on Arctic seabed, eight presumed dead

A Russian helicopter that went down off the coast of Norway's Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic this week has been found and the eight Russians on board are presumed dead, Norwegian rescue crews said on Sunday.

Hopes fade for 8 Russians missing in Arctic helicopter accident

Hopes fade for 8 Russians missing in Arctic helicopter accident

Hopes of finding survivors from a Russian helicopter which disappeared off the coast of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago faded on Friday as Norwegian rescuers searched in vain for a second day in ice-cold waters.

Norway appoints its first female foreign minister

Norway appoints its first female foreign minister

Ine Eriksen Soereide replaces Boerge Brende, who last month was appointed president of the World Economic Forum.

Qatar hails Norway's stance on Gulf crisis

Qatar hails Norway's stance on Gulf crisis

Qatar's Foreign Minister HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met in Oslo on Friday with his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende.

Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane

Russia sends jet fighter to intercept Norwegian plane

Russia sent a MiG-31 jet fighter on Tuesday to intercept a Norwegian patrol plane flying along Russia's border over the Barents Sea, Russian news agencies quoted Russia's Defence Ministry as saying.

Norway to kill 2,000 reindeer to eradicate disease

Norway to kill 2,000 reindeer to eradicate disease

The Norwegian government on Monday authorised the slaughter of a herd of around 2,000 reindeer in a bid to eradicate a brain-destroying disease, after several cases were detected in Norway for the first time in Europe.

Norway's wealth fund excludes Bharat Heavy Electricals from investments

Norway's wealth fund excludes Bharat Heavy Electricals from investments

India's Bharat Heavy Electricals has been excluded from the investment portfolio of Norway's $935-billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, the Norwegian central bank said on Friday.

Norway billionaire reveals plan to give away his fortune

Norway billionaire reveals plan to give away his fortune

A Norwegian billionaire announced on Tuesday he wants to contribute to society by giving away the "lion's share" of his fortune, including funds for an oceanographic research vessel for the scientific community.