To Deter Refugees, Norway Readies Fence on Ex-Cold War Border

By Alister Doyle OSLO, Aug 24  – Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross- border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a

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Al-Qaeda’s North Africa Branch Claims Attack on Algerian Gas Plant

ALGIERS, March 19 – Al Qaeda’s North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for Friday’s rocket-propelled grenade attack on an Algerian gas plant operated by Norway’s Statoil and BP as part of its “war on the Crusader interests everywhere”. The attack caused no casualties or damage but forced the facility to be closed as a precaution,

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Norwegian PM Condemns killing of Daesh hostage

OSLO, Nov 18 (Reuters) – A Norwegian man held in Syria by Daesh has most likely been killed by his hostage takers, Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference on Wednesday, following reports by an online Daesh publication of his execution. The man was identified as Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, who was believed to have been held

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