Magdi Omar Ytreeide Abdelmaguid and Chirag Patel are the artists behind Karpe, a Norwegian rap duo whose latest hit "PAF.no," has gotten people across the country talking about Norwegianess and belonging. 

This Norwegian chart-topper speaks to Norway’s immigration story


The song “PAF.no,” one of the biggest hits in Norway this year, features a chorus in Arabic that has everyone singing along — and also discussing what it means to be Norwegian. 

landscape with blue sky

Green-conscious Norway will dig a new copper mine in the Arctic

A police officer is shown bending down to walk under yellow caution tape outside of a set of glass doors.

Bow-and-arrow suspect arrested in attack that killed 5 in Norway

Top of The World
People ride their bicycles at the marina port in Oslo, Norway

Norway has one of the world’s most ambitious climate change targets. But it’s also a major oil producer and exporter.

Israeli border police officers and Palestinians clash during a protest against the expansion of Israeli Jewish settlements near the West Bank town of Salfit. 

The word ‘apartheid’ is used to describe Israel’s control over Palestinians. Why is it so loaded? 

Conflict & Justice
Men in orange and yellow jackets lift a box of vaccines from COVAX off of a truck bed

Norway’s minister calls on others to follow his country’s lead in sharing COVID-19 vaccines


Just a few months into its rollout, COVAX is now short tens of millions of doses. It has shipped some 50 million vaccines to low- and middle-income countries. It’s a fraction of what it had hoped to get out by now, and an even tinier fraction of what’s actually needed.

Tromsø Norway aerial

Norway’s vanishing winter

Climate Change

Scandinavia is nearly synonymous with cold and snow, but a recent study from Norway shows that’s beginning to change.

An electric car is charged at a parking lot in Oslo, Norway, June 1, 2017.

Over half of new car sales in Norway are electric or hybrid vehicles


Norway is leading the charge in terms of national share of electric vehicles, and generous government incentives have helped.

A sign is placed on a table for members of the Oslo 2022 delegation at the start of the Executive Board meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne July 7, 2014. Oslo withdrew its Olympic bid in October, 2014.

Why Norway is glad it’s NOT hosting the 2022 Olympics


The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing, China — and that’s good news for Stockholm, Krakow and Olso. All three cities withdrew their bids for the games.

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik gestures as he arrives for his terrorism and murder trial in a courtroom in Oslo April 16, 2012.

How Norway threw away the term ‘lone wolf’


Norwegians watching news out of Charleston, South Carolina are reminded of another mass shooting, in July 2011. An Oslo newspaper columnist recalls that her colleagues were unequivocal about calling Anders Behring Breivik a terrorist, and she thinks American media should not be shy about calling the Charleston church shooting an act of terrorism.