Tagged: Iraq

No appeal for convicted spy Treholt

Arne Treholt, convicted 26 years ago of spying for the former Soviet Union and Iraq, has been denied the right to have his case reopened.This was announced by the Norwegian Criminal Cases Review Commission (Gjenopptagelseskommisjonen)...

Foreign Minister Støre comments on election in Iraq

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre commended the people of Iraq for turning out to vote in the parliamentary election on 7 March 2010. “Iraq’s future is dependent on democratic development and adequate security. It...

Adjusted ownership split in West Qurna 2

Lukoil and Statoil initialized the contract with Iraqi authorities for the West Qurna 2 field. Lukoil and Statoil have agreed to adjust the ownership split, increasing Statoil’s share from 15 % to 25 %....

Norway condemns terrorist attack in Baghdad

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, was hit Oct. 25 by one of the worst terrorist attacks in several years. A large number of people were killed and injured. “I strongly condemn this terrorist attack, which...

Holme knows how to deport Mullah Krekar

Outgoing Director General of the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) Jørn Holme believes he knows how the Norwegian authorities could solve the problem with former guerilla leader Mullah Krekar and be able to return him to Iraq, reports...

Air Services Negotiations with Iraq and Turkey

Norway will together with Denmark and Sweden have air services negotiations with Iraq on 26 – 27 October and with Turkey on 5 – 6 November. The negotiations with Turkey were originally scheduled for...

Norwegian DNO reinstated in Iraq

The Norwegian oil company DNO International ASA announced Tuesday that Kurdish authorities have agreed to let it resume operations in the self-governed Iraqi region following a two-week suspension. The Norwegian Oil Company said in a statement...

Norwegian pilot refused to fly over Iraq – got fired

A Norwegian pilot is caught up in a legal battle with his former employer; Luxembourg-owned Cargolux, because he refused to fly over Iraq for safety reasons, reports E24.no. Hein Floden (56) from Trysil in...