Islamic Council Norway hires woman in niqab as administrative officer

Islamic Council Norway hires woman in niqab as administrative officer

Norwegian Muslim umbrella organisation Islamic Council Norway has been criticised for hiring a woman who wears the full face-covering niqab as a communications officer.

9 must-see Swedish design destinations
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9 must-see Swedish design destinations

Swedish design: It's beautiful. It's unconventional. And it's everywhere. The Local takes you on a roadtrip through nine of the best design destinations, from north to south - you've got to see it to believe it.

Big, bold and a bit bonkers: Norway’s large-scale sculptures

Big, bold and a bit bonkers: Norway’s large-scale sculptures

These unusual, larger-than-life attractions double up as fun selfie spots, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.