Norwegian placed on US terror list

UPDATED: The US government announced on Tuesday that a 35-year-old Norwegian man who’s suspected of terrorist activities in Yemen had been added to its terrorist list. The man was legally declared a “Specifically Designated Global Terrorist,” meaning he was believed to pose a significant risk. The man first caught the attention of Norwegian, US, British […]

Kidnapping victim released in Yemen

Norway’s Foreign Ministry confirmed Friday morning that a Norwegian man who’s been working for the United Nations in Yemen has been set free by a band of local kidnappers. The 34-year-old Norwegian had been held captive for nearly two weeks. Gert Danielsen, who worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), was snatched from a street […]

Kidnapped Norwegian called home

A 34-year-old Norwegian man who was kidnapped in Yemen over the weekend was said to be in relatively good shape and was even allowed to call home to his father in Norway. Authorities in Yemen were reportedly negotiating his release, while Norwegian officials were following the situation closely. Newspaper Bergens Tidende reported that the Norwegian, […]

New effort to get justice for murdered student

The father of a Norwegian student who was raped and murdered in London nearly two years ago is continuing his efforts to obtain justice for his daughter. Odd Petter Magnussen attended a coroner’s inquest in London this week, held a press conference with the Scotland Yard inspector on the case and led a torchlit parade […]

Foreign Minister on Mid-East tour

If this is Tuesday, it must be Abu Dhabi. Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre is in the midst of a whirlwind diplomatic tour to the Middle East, tackling such difficult issues as Israeli settlements, funding for the Palestinians, oil and climate issues and even justice for a Norwegian student suspected of being murdered by a […]

Attention on Yemen raised hopes for solving Norwegian murder case

Authorities in Yemen are feeling the heat from foreign governments over the terror threats emanating from the strife-torn country. That may pressure them into finally extraditing the son of a wealthy Yemen man who’s suspected of murdering a Norwegian student in London in March 2008, reported newspaper Aftenposten. Experts later expressed doubts. The nearly two-year-old […]