Photo: UNICEF Guinea.Photo: UNICEF Guinea

- The ebola outbreak grows too rapidly for the world to respond. There are too few health workers in field. Hospitals refuse to let dying people in. To meet the increasing demand for action, Norway provides another 58.7 million NOK (about 9.2 million USD) for the joint effort to halt the epidemic, says Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende.

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"Turkey is the fastest growing energy market in Europe. So, Turkey is important for us," says Ambassador Janis Kanavin.

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This Wednesday, September 17th, Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide will be speaking at a global security conference in Oslo.

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The Turkish band “Ensemble Galatia” will perform at Drammen Sacred Music Festival in Drammen, Norway on September 20.

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Espen Barth Eide and UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon in New York 2012. 
Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.

Former Foreign Minister of Norway, Espen Barth Eide, has been appointed as Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Cyprus.

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Photo: UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan.

'The Governments of Egypt and Norway, supported by President Mahmoud Abbas, have decided to co-host a conference on Palestine with a focus on the reconstruction of Gaza,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende

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Major General Kristin Lund during change of command at UNFICYP's headquarter. 
Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvarets mediesenter.

This week, the Norwegian Major General Kristin Lund took command of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). By this she became the first female Force Commander ever in the UN.

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Photo: UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade.

‘The situation in Iraq has gone from bad to worse in the last few weeks. There are now more than 1.4 million internally displaced people in the country, and the humanitarian situation is extremely difficult. The Norwegian Government is therefore allocating a further NOK 50 million to help those who have been affected by the conflict in Iraq,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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