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Press release | 2016-08-14. 'Serious atrocities are being committed against the civilian population in Aleppo. The conflicting parties need to respect humanitarian law and comply with the United Nations' appeal for a pause in hostilities. Norway supports the humanitarian actors in Aleppo and the surrounding regions. If access is now granted, Norway will increase this support,' said Minister of...

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Norway will host the sixth World Congress Against the Death Penalty in Oslo 21-23 June 2016. The Congress will attract 1300 participants from over 80 countries, including ministers, parliamentarians, academics, lawyers, and members of civil society.

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The underwater defence and security exhibition and conference, now in its 28th year, will take place in Oslo June 1 through 3. Innovative technologies and developments in one of the harshest environments known to man, is centre stage. Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) brings together professionals from the military, industry and academia. For more information visit UDTs website

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The annual European Film Festival concluded Monday April 25 with the viewing of the Norwegian documentary S iblings are forever. Set at the picturesque Italian Cultural Club, the venue closely resembled that of an outdoor cinema. The European Film Festival is an important cultural contribution to Jeddah, running for 10 consecutive days every spring. Hosted by numerous EU countries – with the...

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Once again, Norway was represented at King Faisal Int'l School's annual international day. Decorated with delicious (and of course edible) Norwegian waffles, Kviklunsj, the classic tursjokolade (hiking chocolate) and grøt - our own special rice porridge - the stand far from lacked in the food department. Books on vikings, Munch, folk costumes and the Norwegian oljeeventyr (oil and gass...

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‘The crisis in Syria is having unspeakable consequences for millions of people in Syria and its neighbouring countries. The best way we can help is by providing direct assistance in Syria and the region. For this reason, Norway is now increasing its aid to Syria and the region to NOK 2.4 billion for 2016. We intend to maintain this high level of assistance and will provide a total of around NOK...

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Oslo innovation week 2016 takes place from 17 to 21 October. This year’s theme is Powercouples. “Innovation, particularly radical innovation, happens when connecting previously unconnected bodies of knowledge. At Oslo Innovation Week 2016 we bridge between the established companies and the startup scene. Between public and private. Academia and business. Oil and medtech. Music and fashion. Watc...

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On May 17, 1814 Norway's constitution was signed at Eidsvoll Verk. The tradition of celebrating the constitution day did not start immediately, per objection of the King of the Swedish-Norwegian Union. Norway remained under Swedish rule until 1905. Contemporary celebrations of May 17 are largely a family celebration that consists of children’s parades, concentrated around primary schools...

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Have you ever wondered what the sunset might look like from space? Less than a month ago a number of satellites belonging to the European Space Association photographed Norway from space. One of the photos (seen above) depicts the sun setting over Svalbard, an island north of mainland-Norway. Also known as the home of polar bears, Svalbard is covered by snow and ice large parts of the year....

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The Norwegian seabed seismic company Magseis has secured itself a significant part of a billion-kroner contract. Norwegian Magseis has in partnership with the Chinese seismic company BGP signed a significant contract with the state-owned oil company Aramco in Saudi Arabia. The contract concerns Aramco’s project in the Red Sea, where Magseis will be responsible for the seabed examination. The...

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Last week a Norwegian delegation attended Yanbu Forum for Investment Opportunities in Aquaculture. The aim of the conference was to promote and support the development of aquaculture in the Kingdom. The Norwegian Ambassador, Mr. Rolf Willy Hansen, senior consultant at the commercial department at the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Mrs. Turid Eusebio, as well as representatives from Innovation...

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