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Norway’s mission in Afghanistan will continue despite officer’s death

Norwegian Defense Minister Grete Faremo

Norwegian Defense Minister Grete Faremo says Norway will continue its work in Afghanistan, despite the loss of Norwegian officer Siri Skare, who was killed in the attack on the UN office in Mazar-e-Sharif on Friday, April 1. "I will underline that although we are in deep sorrow, we will continue our ...

969 asylum seekers in August

Immigration

6304 people have sought asylum in Norway so far this year, which is almost a half compared to the same period in 2009. In August, 969 people searched for asylum, which is a small increase compared to previous months. "Also this year, we see that more asylum seekers in August than any other month" said Hanne Jendal, ...

Norwegian Foreign Minister visits Afghanistan

Today was the first day of the Norwegian Foreign Minister’s visit to Afghanistan, during which he will visit the Norwegian forces in Northern Afghanistan and participate in the important International Conference on Afghanistan in Kabul. “Our engagement in Afghanistan is one of the most important and demanding areas of Norway’s foreign policy. ...

4 Norwegian soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Norwegian military says four of its soldiers have died after a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle in northern Afghanistan. A military statement says the soldiers were killed while on a mission in Faryab province Sunday evening. The military has not specified the nature of the mission. The Defense Ministry says the ...

Soldiers in Afghanistan protect Norway

Defense Minister Grete Faremo traveled by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on 17 May visit to the Norwegian camp in Maymana. There they met, among others, PRT chief, Colonel Knut Freheim PHOTO: Tor Arne Andreassen

The values that Norway marks the 17 May are the same as the Norwegian soldiers protect through its mission in Afghanistan, said Jens Stoltenberg, who Monday took the soldiers a visit. As the sun baked over the Norwegian military camp in Meymaneh in northern Afghanistan, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg thanked the approximately 200 Norwegian soldiers for ...

The fighting lasted six hours – eight Norwegian soldiers injured

The Norwegian soldier was life-threatening wound in a shootout Sunday, is now on the operating table. PHOTO: LARS Hook / DEFENCE

The Norwegian soldier who was badly hurt in Afghanistan, will be operated in the morning hours Monday. In all, eight Norwegians injured in yesterday's gunfight. "The last message we received from Afghanistan is that he operated by the German military hospital in Camp Marmal in Mazar-e Sharif now. I will be careful not to say anything ...

The situation in Afghanistan

Ambassador Mona Juul presents Norways statement to the Security Council. Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Norway's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Mona Juul, presented Norway's statement on the Situation in Afghanistan to the Security Council on January 6, 2010. Ambassador Juul stressed that the UN should continue to play the leading role in coordinating all political and international support for Afghanistan. Mr. President, Let me start by emphasising that ...

An MP’s look inside the UN

“Among the great cities of the world, New York must be the one of the greatest. As host to the United Nations headquarters, close to two hundred nations make their mark on the city. New York would not be the same without the UN. As a Norwegian UN delegate I have had the pleasure of observing ...

Top UN official in Afghanistan wants to leave

U.N. Special Envoy to Afghanistan Kai Eide will retire from his post when his term expires.

The top U.N. official in Afghanistan said Friday he will not renew his contract when it expires in March after a two-year tenure marred by controversy over his handling of the country's fraud-marred presidential election and a deadly attack on U.N. workers. Kai Eide, a Norwegian diplomat, said he is not stepping down but has asked ...