Two asylum seekers were forcefully removed by police from Laugarneskirkja church early this morning, after the minister had offered them sanctuary.
Ring Road 1 is now closed in South Iceland in the vicinity of Vík í Mýrdal, due to a serious traffic accident.
Two men were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the alleged murder of Guðmundur Einarsson, who disappeared in 1974.
The West Fjords police have questioned witnesses and some of the individuals suspected of having vandalized nature reserve Hornstrandir the first weekend in June. Vegetation had been scorched, animals shot, a seal left skinned on the beach and an emergency shelter trashed.
The decision of Reykjavík Chief of Police Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir to relieve a police officer in the narcotics division of his duties has been reported to the Ministry of the Interior.
Monitoring of the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve must increase, according to one of the people who came upon men there last weekend, who had trashed an emergency shelter and used firearms against all rules.
One person died in a collision between a passenger car and a 4x4 in Hvalfjörður tunnel yesterday afternoon.
The man who was transported yesterday by helicopter to hospital after the car he drove rolled over in Reynisfjall mountain by Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, should be able to leave intensive care today.
A foreign tourist is seriously injured after the car he was driving rolled over in the slopes of Reynisfjall mountain, west of Vík í Mýrdal, South Iceland, around 1 pm.
Police in the Greater Reykjavík area are investigating allegations of human trafficking in connection with the Icelandic Association of the Deaf.
A serious traffic accident occurred this afternoon on the Ring Road, near Hella, South Iceland, when a car rolled over.
Five people were injured when a helicopter made an emergency landing in the Hengill mountain area, near Reykjavík.
Police are investigating the case of a woman who appears to have been the victim of human trafficking at Adam Hotel in Reykjavík.
A 26-year-old man has been charged by the Reykjavík District Court with attempted murder for an attack in the early hours of Sunday March 6, which took place at the student common area at the University of Iceland.
During the first two weeks of May, the police in South Iceland collected ISK 6.5 million (USD 52,000, EUR 47,000) in speeding tickets.
The Icelandic State Prosecutor has charged eight individuals, suspected of major tax evasion by defrauding the state of ISK 278 million (USD 2.3 million, EUR 2 million).
An extensive police investigation of tax and accounting fraud in the construction business, which led to the arrests of nine people last week, is now focusing on human trafficking as well.
The priest of Akranes says the local community is in shock after the police yesterday found a couple dead in their apartment. A memorial was held this morning at the school where the woman worked.