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Saudi Arabia to Give USD 1 Million to Build Reykjavík Mosque

Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to Iceland, Ibrahim S. I Alibrahim, who is based in Stockholm, told the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, at their first meeting today that the Saudi government would provide USD 1 million (ISK 135 million) in funding for the construction of Iceland's first mosque.

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Society

Blind Photography Competition Launched

A new Icelandic photography competition was introduced at lunchtime today. The main requirement for entry into the competition is that the photographer must be legally registered as blind or vision impaired.

 

Books

Society

School Project Makes Reading Cool Again

Þórhildur Garðarsdóttir admits to having been slightly depressed by the results of the European PISA children’s education survey, “so I thought about what I could do about it as a parent and as an employee of a publishing house.”

 

Crowd at ATP Iceland 2014

Culture

ATP Announces More Acts

All Tomorrow’s Parties, the annual summer music festival at the former NATO base in southwest Iceland, has announced that Public Enemy and Swans have joined this year’s lineup.

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Politics

Leak Affair: No Consequences for Police Chief

Minister of the Interior Ólöf Nordal stated yesterday that there will be no consequences for Chief of Reykjavík Metropolitan Police Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir for sending sensitive and personal information about asylum seeker Tony Omos and...

Culture

ATP Announces More Acts

All Tomorrow’s Parties, the annual summer music festival at the former NATO base in southwest Iceland, has announced that Public Enemy and Swans have joined this year’s lineup.

Nature and Travel

Crazy Weather Attacks Again

Iceland has had more than its fair share of damaging storms this winter, with yet another battering the country yesterday and continuing to cause trouble today.

 

Eruption

Dettifoss Open Again After Eruption

Following the declaration that the half-year-long volcanic eruption at Holuhraun is over and that seismic activity at Bárðarbunga is greatly reduced, the northeast Iceland police have decided to lift their ban on access to Jökulsárgljúfur.

Society

Saudi Arabia to Give USD 1 Million to Build Reykjavík Mosque

Saudi Arabia’s new ambassador to Iceland, Ibrahim S. I Alibrahim, who is based in Stockholm, told the President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, at their first meeting today that the Saudi government would provide USD 1 million (ISK 135...

Sport

Icelandic Skier Happy with World Cup Results

One of Iceland’s top skiers, María Guðmundsdóttir, was pleased with placing 36th in slalom at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creak in the U.S., February 2-15. She placed 52nd at World Cup two years ago. In the...

Sci & Tech

Netflix Officially Coming to Iceland

Sam Film has completed a contract with the entertainments company Netflix, meaning that Iceland can expect to gain legitimate and legal access to Netflix services starting later this year.

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