Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafza...

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On June 4–5, Norway hosted one of the regional follow-up conferences on Countering Violent Extremism in Oslo. Over 300 young representatives and government officials from all over Europe met to give their advice on how to stem the tide against radicalism and violent extremism.

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Children who have been in Norway for a long period can now have a chance to have their case reconsidered Some forcibly returned children who have stayed in Norway for a long period can now have their cases reconsidered. The new scheme applies to a limited group of children and their families. The family can request the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE) to reconsider its case. UNE will examine in...

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‘It is unacceptable that more than 100 people, including former President Morsi, have been condemned to death in a summary trial. Norway has made it clear that we oppose the practice of holding mass trials that fail to comply with Egypt’s international obligations,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Ambassador Hansen and his wife Ingeborg hosted a National Day reception on May 17th to celebrate the 201st anniversary of the Norwegian constitution. The ceremony was attended by Norwegians living in the Kingdom and members of the diplomatic corps, Saudi friends and guests from many nationalities.

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In March 2008, Norwegian student Martine Vik Magnussen was found murdered in London. The UK Metropolitan Police has formally named the Yemeni national Farouk Abdulhak, now aged 28, as the suspect. Police have made numerous appeals to Abdulhak to return to the UK, but so far he has not returned.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting an international conference in Oslo from 28 to 29 May entitled ‘Protecting Education from Attack’. Foreign Minister Børge Brende will open the conference, and states represented at the conference will be encouraged to endorse a Safe Schools Declaration.

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Forhåndsstem i utlandet fra 1. juli 2015

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Norway was recently ranked as number one on Mother Policies, making Norway the best country to bring up children.

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The Embassy is sometimes asked by residents in Saudi Arabia to verify the existence of a particular Norwegian company. Unfortunately, the Embassy lately received such questions from persons in Saudi Arabia seeking employment in Norway where we have found that the purportedly “Norwegian” company is a front for an internet scam. There have been instances where companies who pretend to be Norwegia...

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World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on 3 May. ‘World Press Freedom Day is an opportunity to remind the world of the importance of defending freedom of expression and the right to have a free press. It is disturbing to see that the number of countries in the world in which there is full freedom of the press is falling. Safeguarding freedom of the press is an important part of the Government’s...

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