OSLO: Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik lost against the state in his bid to end his isolation in prison, a court ruled on Thursday.
The far-right fanatic, who killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in 2011, sued the state in January arguing his prison conditions violated his human rights.
âThe Oslo District Court has, after an overall assessment, concluded that Breivikâs sentencing conditions are not a violation of human rights,â it said in a statement accompanying the verdict.
Source: Mass killer Breivik loses Norway human rights case
OSLO: Norway on Wednesday announced a fresh donation to the financially stricken UN agency for Palestinian refugees as a humanitarian crisis grips the war-torn Gaza Strip.
UNRWA plays a critical role in distributing aid and providing life-saving assistance to Gaza, where an Israeli siege during the four-month-old war has sparked dire shortages of food, water, medicine and fuel.
Source: Fresh Norwegian cash for UN agency for Palestinian refugees
RIYADH: Saudi Minister of Economy and Planning Faisal Al-Ibrahim recently met with Finnish Member of Parliament Ville Skinnari in Riyadh, the ministry reported on X on Saturday.
During the meeting, they discussed matters related to the Saudi-Finnish Parliamentary Friendship Committee and ways to further strenghten cooperation between the two countries in several fields, including through the involvement of Finnish private-sector representatives.
Source: Minister meets Finnish member of parliament in Riyadh
OSLO/JERUSALEM: Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide told Reuters on Thursday he was âreasonably optimisticâ some countries that had paused funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) would resume payments.
UNRWA on Thursday said its entire operations in the Middle East, not only in Gaza, will most likely be forced to shut down by the end of February if its funding remains suspended.
âI am reasonably optimistic that we will get funding back on track,â Barth Eide said in an interview.
Source: Norway âreasonably optimisticâ funding to UNRWA can get back on track
WASHINGTON: The Biden administration has approved the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkiye following the Turkish governmentâs ratification this week of Swedenâs membership in NATO. The move is a significant development in the expansion of the alliance, which has taken on additional importance since Russiaâs invasion of Ukraine.
Source: US approves F-16 fighter jet sale to Turkiye, F-35s to Greece after Turkiye OKs Swedenâs entry to NATO
OSLO: Norway, a top donor to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), is urging countries that have cut funding to the agency to consider the consequences of their actions on the population in Gaza, its foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday.
The Nordic country on Sunday said it would maintain its funding to UNRWA following accusations that some agency staff took part in the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants, in contrast to several other countries that have paused payments.
Source: Norway urges UNRWA donors to âreflect on wider consequencesâ of funding cut
STOCKHOLM:ÂIsraelâs embassy in Stockholm was the target of an attempted attack, the ambassador said Wednesday, after a bomb squad destroyed what Swedish police called âa dangerous object.â
Police said the âliveâ device had been found by staff inside the premises of the Israeli embassy in the Swedish capital, without specifying what the object was.
âWe were alerted at 1:08 p.m. (1208 GMT) by the embassy that they had found an object they believed to be dangerous,â Daniel Wikdahl with the Stockholm police told AFP.
Source: Attack foiled at Israelâs Sweden embassy: ambassador
Robyn, Fever Ray, and 1,000+ Swedish Musicians Call For Eurovision to Ban Israel from Competition
TEHRAN: The trial of a Swedish EU diplomat wrapped up in Tehran on Sunday, with Iranian prosecutors seeking the maximum penalty for the man accused of spying for Israel. The prosecutor said that
Source: Iran wraps up trial of Swedish EU diplomat | Arab News
STOCKHOLM: Five people forced their way into the Iranian embassy in Sweden on Tuesday afternoon before being escorted out, the Stockholm police said. “Police had been called to Iran’s embassy because
Source: Five people break into Iran’s embassy in Sweden | Arab News