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Defense minister comes under fire

Frank Bakke-Jensen has stirred controversy in his role as defense minister on earlier occasions, but this week he was all but being publicly shamed....

Police and special forces sent to Kabul

Norwegian police and members of the military's special forces have been sent back to Afghanistan, while Norway's military field hospital in Kabul has to...

Bitter end to being ‘a good NATO ally’

NEWS ANALYSIS: As more flights land in Oslo with evacuees from Afghanistan, there's no end to the soul-searching over Norway's involvement in the war-torn...

Evacuees arriving from Afghanistan

UPDATED: The first flights to evacuate both Norwegian and Afghan citizens from Kabul have arrived in Oslo, but hundreds if not thousands more people...

Norway closing its embassy in Kabul

Norway joined other western allies late Friday afternoon in announcing closure of their embassies in Afghanistan, at least temporarily. The announcement came after the...

Norway ‘betraying’ Afghan colleagues

A former chief of the Norwegian Army who went on to become a UN special envoy in the Middle East is accusing Norwegian officials...

UDI prepares for Afghan refugees

Norwegian immigration agency UDI is preparing for a new wave of asylum seekers from Afghanistan, after the US and NATO pulled out of the...

Last troops soon to leave Afghanistan

Prime Minister Erna Solberg has confirmed that the last Norwegian troops stationed in Afghanistan will be leaving this summer. The pull-out has widespread support...

Troops start pulling out of Afghanistan

Norway intends to finally start pulling its remaining NATO troops out of Afghanistan from May 1st. The delayed withdrawal comes after the US and...

New chief’s been in battles before

For the first time since World War II, Norway is getting a defense chief with battle experience. Now General Major Eirik Johan Kristoffersen will...

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