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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Photo: Asgeir Helgestad/Visitnorway.com.

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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Photo: Sølve Sundsbø, Det kongelige hoff.

This weekend Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja mark the 25th anniversary of their ascension to the Norwegian throne. The Government of Norway’s gift to the King and Queen is a commemorative jubilee event at University Square in Oslo, followed by a gala performance in the Aula of the University of Oslo. Winter activities for children will be held in the Palace Square on the day of the...

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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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On 4 February, the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the UN will co-host a conference on the Syria crisis. Syria is the world's biggest humanitarian crisis. According to the UN, $7.73 billion is required to implement an appropriate response. The conflict has left 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance within Syria's borders.  6.5 million of which are internally displac

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Do you know an exceptional person who has gone beyond the call of duty and shown outstanding dedication and service to the displacement cause? We are asking for your help to identify inspiring and committed candidates. The deadline for nominations is 8 February 2016. Across the globe our colleagues in the international community encounter countless heroes who work tirelessly to support, protect...

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