Norway said on Monday it was closing its embassy in Damascus for security reasons, following other countries that have done the same for safety concerns or to protest against the regime's crackdown.
A 19-year-old Spanish citizen was sentenced to ten years in jail for rape on Monday by Kristiansand district court in southern Norway.
A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced Mullah Krekar, the founder of a radical Iraqi Kurdish Islamist group, to five years in jail for issuing death threats against a former government minister and others.
Norwegian international footballer Alexander Aas praised his girlfriend for intervening to help him after he was assaulted by two men in the south-eastern town of Skien on Saturday night.
Monaco’s Prince Albert and Princess Charlene continued their tour of Lapland on Monday as they prepared to visit an open air school for young reindeer herders in the far north of Norway.