Norway is the second best country in the world in which to grow old, beaten only by Switzerland, according to the latest annual index from HelpAge international.
The terror organisation Islamic State has kidnapped a 48-year-old Norwegian graduate student and is demanding ransom money for his release. “Note: This is a limited time offer,” the advert reads.
Norway has offered to host a donor conference for the UN aimed at raising nearly $5bn to help those displaced or suffering as a result of civil war in Syria.
One of Oslo's leading mosques has been banned from accommodating refugees after the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) ruled that organisation's providing emergency help should be "neutral".