Islamic State 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

The Islamic State group said on Wednesday it had killed a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold were reported to have left dead 33 fighters.

Britain to host Syria donors conference in 2016

Britain is to host the Syria donors conference here in early February next year, Downing Street said Monday.

Grief-stricken Hungary edge Norway in Euro play-off
Grief-stricken Hungary edge Norway in Euro play-off

"We must not forget that we have a huge 90 minutes still to play on Sunday," said Hungary coach Bernd Storck

A look at Euro 2016 qualifying play-off fixtures
A look at Euro 2016 qualifying play-off fixtures

Sweden against Denmark is the highlight amongst all ties in the qualifiers.

Norway named most prosperous country, Canada the most tolerant: report
Norway named most prosperous country, Canada the most tolerant: report

After measuring 142 countries across eight categories, the 2015 Prosperity Index put Norway at the top of the heap, followed by Switzerland and Denmark.

Norway reopens Consulate General in Mumbai after four decades

Norway reopened its Consulate General in Mumbai on Tuesday after over four decades and pushed for closer cooperation with fast-growing India in economic and other fields.

Norway supports India's bid for membership of MTCR, NSG, UNSC

Norway Monday supported India's bid for securing membership of the UN Security Council.

India-Norway Joint Commission meeting tomorrow

The meeting will be co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende. 

Telenor India's Sept-qtr operating loss widens to Rs 287 crore

Norwegian mobile operator Telenor today reported widening of operating loss at its Indian unit at 373 million Norwegian krone (about Rs 286.21 crore) for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

'Islamic State recruiting from Norway asylum camps'

Islamic State (IS) extremists have been spotted attempting to recruit refugees from asylum camps in Norway, a media report said on Saturday.

European Union deploys observers to monitor Myanmar elections

The EU mission said it will issue a preliminary statement shortly after the election day. 

Russian border guards laugh as Syrian wobbles his bike to asylum

Russian border guards broke out laughing when Syrian refugee Wassem Khatib wobbled on a child`s bicycle towards a remote Arctic frontier post - struggling with a guitar, a rucksack and a heavy suitcase - to seek asylum in neighbouring Norway.

Migrant influx raises far-right threat: Norway intel

The biggest risk posed to Norway`s national security by the influx of migrants is a possible violent reaction from the far-right, and not the infiltration of Islamists, Norway`s intelligence service said Thursday.

Islamic State holding Chinese national hostage? Beijing verifying

The Chinese government is verifying information about the abduction of a Chinese national by Islamic State (IS) militants, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Islamic State demands ransom for Chinese, Norwegian hostages

The Islamic State group said Wednesday it was holding a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage and asked for an unspecified ransom for their release.

Above 60? India among world`s worst places for you to live

India is ranked among the world`s worst place to grow old, as per the latest Global AgeWatch Index from HelpAge International and the University of Southampton.

Norway TV show about Russian `occupation` irks Moscow

 A television series about Russia`s fictional takeover of Norway`s abundant oil and gas resources has vexed Moscow, which says it has had enough of being portrayed as an aggressor.

On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike
On Arctic tip of Europe, Syrian migrants reach Norway by bike

Some Syrian refugees have found a cheaper, safer, though much more roundabout way of reaching Europe than crossing the Mediterranean -- heading to the Arctic Circle and entering Norway from Russia, sometimes even by bicycle.

Syrians take long way round by biking to new life in Arctic

A group of intrepid Syrian migrants have found a new, albeit long, way into Europe -- through Russia and into Norway`s Arctic, some of them cycling across the border. 

South Sudan ceasefire takes effect after eleventh-hour clashes

A ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal civil war in South Sudan has come into effect, hours after fresh clashes between government forces and rebels, which sparked concern for a hard-won peace deal.