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Israeli peace activist Ron Pundak dead at 59

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:23

Ron Pundak, a longtime peace activist and architect of the 1993 Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, died at home of cancer Friday, aged 59, Haaretz daily reported.

Israel to release 26 more Palestinian prisoners

Last Updated: Sunday, December 29, 2013, 20:42

Isreal has approved release of 26 Palestinian prisoners, third batch since August when it agreed to release 104 prisoners as part of confidence building measures to push peace talks with Palestine.

IOC sets up $10 million doping fund, wants more sports

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 10:20

The International Olympic Committee has set up a $10 million anti-doping fund to boost detection methods and will hold an extraordinary session next year to push through changes for sports at the Olympic Games, its president said on Saturday.

Norway, Denmark agree to transport Syria`s chemical weapons

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 10:49

Norway and Denmark will work together in transporting Syria`s chemical weapons for destruction, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Brief steroids use can enhance athletes’ performance for decades

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 23:38

A new study suggests that athletes who use steroids even for a very brief period of time could have long-lasting effects later in their performance.

Norway rules out destroying Syrian chemical arms on its soil

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 15:39

Norway said on Friday it would not be able to accommodate a request from the United States to help destroy Syria`s chemical arsenal on its soil, saying the schedule was too tight.

Oslo hunts for two teen girls bound for Syria to `help` rebels

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 19:23

Oslo has launched a global hunt for two Norwegian teenage girls of Somali origin who have allegedly travelled to Syria to support the rebels in the war-torn country, police said on Monday.

Norway: Man detained for raising Syria money

Last Updated: Saturday, August 17, 2013, 20:36

A man has been detained in Oslo on suspicion of raising money for Syria which could have gone to a terrorist group, Norway`s domestic intelligence service said on Saturday.

Norway PM turns taxi driver to find `what people really think`

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 09:19

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg revealed on Monday that he has gone undercover as a taxi driver for an afternoon, in a bid to find out voters` real concerns.

Oslo university rejects mass killer Breivik`s application

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 16:14

The University of Oslo says it has rejected convicted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik`s application for admission to its political science programme.

Norway mass killer wants to go back to school

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 22:43

Anders Behring Breivik has applied for admission to the University of Oslo, testing the limits of Norway`s commitment to rehabilitate criminals.

Norway`s mass killer Breivik applies to study political science

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 21:15

Norway`s jailed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik had published a 1,500-page manifesto moments before his 2011 murderous spree.