Icelandic MP and ex-Minister of Foreign Affairs Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson is dissatisfied with the handling of matters at Alþingi, seeing as very few parliament issues could be discussed...
Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, had its last parliamentary session yesterday before the upcoming elections. Due to the time being very short, not a lot was settled upon.
The Directorate of Immigration has deferred the deportation of Abrahim and Haniye Maleki, Afghan father and daughter.
The Office of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has requested the Directorate of Immigration postpone the deportation of an Afghan father and his daughter.
A bill will be introduced in Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, this week proposing Icelandic citizenship be granted to two girls and their families who have been denied asylum in Iceland.
Public funding for all immigration and refugee related matters in Iceland will more than double next year, with sources claiming the amount will go from 150 million krónas to 410 million.
Icelandic authorities will follow up with the Directorate of Immigration's decision to deport two refugee families that have sought asylum in Iceland.
The Icelandic Immigration and Asylum Appeals Board has confirmed the Directorate of Immigration's decision to deport an eleven-year old Afghan girl and her disabled father, basing it on the Dublin Regulation.
Icelandic Minister of Social Affairs, Þorsteinn Víglundsson, wrote a lengthy post on his Facebook profile, discussing the matter of refugees. The post delves into the arguments used by those who are against taking in more refugees, due to it preventing Iceland from improving pensions for the...
The Icelandic government has agreed to offer up to 55 refugees next year a home in Iceland. Within a few years, the number is expected to rise to a hundred refugees per year.
On Brekkustígur, in western Reykjavík, there is a cycle workshop where refugees and asylum seekers are invited to come and fix up old bikes, which they can then keep for personal transport.
Racist public discourse has increased in Iceland in recent years, according to a report by the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.
Meisam Rafiei, a member of the Icelandic national taekwondo team, will be allowed to travel to the US Open in Las Vegas.
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson invited a group of 22 Syrian refugees to his residence at Bessastaðir yesterday.
Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary Benjamin G. Ziff in Reykjavík this morning to express the objection of Icelandic authorities to US President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning US entry to refugees, as well as the citizens...
Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has invited the 22 Syrian refugees, who were expected to arrive in the country today, to his residence at Bessastaðir this afternoon.
In support of refugees, the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men has released a new video for their song ‘We Sink,’ which appeared on their 2015 album, Beneath the Skin.
According to a new report from the Red Cross, hundreds of children in Reykjavík grow up in dismal conditions, trapped in poverty.
For the next two months, up to 75 asylum seekers will be housed where the Icelandic Police Academy used to be.
Kristín Völundardóttir, head of the Directorate of Immigration, believes the number of asylum seekers in Iceland will exceed 700 this year.