Mar 22, 2013 04:49 EDT
Palestinians sour at Barack Obama's perceived failure to honour their historical struggle have invoked the US civil rights movement and South Africa's apartheid in a bid to win his sympathy.
Mar 18, 2013 16:41 EDT
The head of Turkish intelligence, Hakan Fidan, is the driving force behind the state's clandestine peace talks with a jailed Kurdish rebel chief that aim to end a bloody three-decade insurgency.
Mar 18, 2013 16:22 EDT
Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has confirmed he will call for a "historic" ceasefire on Thursday, the start of the Kurdish New Year, a lawmaker said after meeting the jailed PKK chief.
Mar 18, 2013 09:43 EDT
Norwegian oil group Statoil Monday announced a large natural gas find with US partner ExxonMobil off Tanzania's coast, the third major discovery in a year by the two companies in the country.
Mar 17, 2013 12:52 EDT
World Cup champion Gregor Schlierenzauer of Austria had to share the honours with Poland's Piotr Zyla on the large hill in Oslo on Sunday in landing his ninth win of the season and 49th of his career.
Mar 13, 2013 15:28 EDT
Kurdish rebels on Wednesday freed eight Turkish prisoners in response to a new peace push by Ankara to end a 29-year-old insurgency in southeast Turkey.
Mar 13, 2013 12:56 EDT
Norway's government said Wednesday it would help finance a new Munch Museum in Oslo in a bid to put an end to a long political squabble that has paralysed the project.
Mar 12, 2013 17:46 EDT
US Secretary of State John Kerry showed off more of his hidden language skills on Tuesday, revealing he still knew some Norwegian picked up as a boy when he spent a couple of years in Oslo.
Mar 12, 2013 17:31 EDT
As the 20th anniversary looms for the Oslo accords between Israel and the Palestinians, a top Norwegian official warned Tuesday that 2013 would be "critical" to reviving hopes for peace.
Feb 27, 2013 08:35 EST
Clashes that flared in the West Bank after a Palestinian died in Israeli custody are unlikely to turn into a third intifada, but each side will use them when US President Barack Obama visits, commentators say.
Feb 26, 2013 16:16 EST
Myanmar President Thein Sein on Tuesday met Norway's prime minister as he kicked off a milestone 10-day visit to Europe aimed at forging stronger ties between the former pariah state and the West.
Feb 26, 2013 01:43 EST
Myanmar President Thein Sein arrived in Oslo on Tuesday, kicking off his first trip to Europe aimed at forging stronger ties between the former pariah state and the West.
Feb 25, 2013 04:52 EST
Myanmar leader Thein Sein was on Monday set to embark on his first visit to Europe as president which will include high level EU talks, officials said, as the fast-reforming country deepens ties with the West.
Feb 25, 2013 01:48 EST
Myanmar's reformist leader Thein Sein was set to embark on his first visit to Europe as president Monday, government officials said, as the country looks to deepen ties with the West while emerging from junta rule.
Feb 23, 2013 07:47 EST
Iran said Saturday it is investigating the reported defection of one of its diplomats in Norway, with a spokesman suggesting it was due to personal problems, Mehr news agency said.
Feb 14, 2013 11:53 EST
An Oslo court on Thursday sentenced a Rwandan man to 21 years in prison for his role in the massacres of more than 1,000 Tutsis in three "beastly" attacks during Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
Feb 05, 2013 15:28 EST
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai confirmed Tuesday in Oslo that he plans to step down next year when his mandate expires.
Feb 03, 2013 22:05 EST
Doctors said Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as punishment for campaigning for girls' education, has had successful surgery on her skull.
Feb 03, 2013 14:13 EST
British doctors said Sunday that Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban as punishment for campaigning for girls' education, has had successful surgery on her skull.
Feb 01, 2013 14:15 EST
Malala Yousafzai, the shot Pakistani schoolgirl-turned-icon of Taliban resistance, and ex-Eastern bloc activists are among those known to be nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, as the deadline expired on Friday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Bjørvika with Oslo Plaza, Oslo City Hall and the new Oslo Opera House|
|- Mayor||Fabian Stang|
|- City||454.03 km2 (175.3 sq mi)|
|- Urban||285.26 km2 (110.1 sq mi)|
|- Metro||9,445.03 km2 (3,646.7 sq mi)|
|- Density||1,277.97/km2 (3,309.9/sq mi)|
|- Urban Density||3,072.25/km2 (7,957.1/sq mi)|
|- Metro Density||148.57/km2 (384.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|- Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|