Asylum seeker Adam Ibrahim Pasha from Iraq went on hunger strike on Monday after his application for asylum in Iceland was rejected by the Directorate of Immigration last Friday.
Colonel Dag Aamoth, press spokesman for the Norwegian Armed Forces, released a statement yesterday saying that the Norwegian Armed Forced had sold the Icelandic Coast Guard 250 MP5 submachine guns for NOK 625,000.
The word fáviti (‘imbecile’) will be omitted from the 222nd article of the general Icelandic penal code if a new bill, currently being drafted, is passed in parliament. Instead “individuals with developmental disability” will be referred to.
Snorri Magnússon, chair of the Police Federation of Iceland, said in an interview with mbl.is that the police force in Iceland has had machine guns for many years but needed to renew its stock of weapons.
Google has received 127 requests to delete a combined 282 urls from individuals with relationships to Iceland.
The Icelandic state was ordered by the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday to pay damages of EUR 8,000 (ISK 1.2 million, USD 10,000) to Icelandic journalist Erla Hlynsdóttir.
The strangest “accident” occured in Reykjavík. A couple of people drove into a car park. They didn't want to wait for the gate to open. The rest is history.
Applications for asylum in Iceland have increased by 50 percent every year since 2009 when 35 individuals requested asylum in Iceland.
Chief Superintendent Jónas F. Bjartmarz said in an interview with news magazine Kastljós on national broadcaster RÚV last night that he was responsible for ordering the 210 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns from the Norwegian army.
The 200 Heckler & Koch MP5 machine guns which, as reported this morning, will be placed in every police car in Iceland, were a gift from the Norwegian police.
A truck blew off the road on the Ring Road on Hellisheiði mountain pass leading from Reykjavík to Hveragerði and South Iceland yesterday evening, as can be seen in the following video. A bus also blew off the road, as the wind speed reached 23 meters per second.
Nineteen Icelanders 95 or older have valid driver’s licenses, 17 of whom are men and two women, according to the administrator of the Facebook page Langlífi (‘Longevity’).
Members of the Kurdish community in Iceland initiated a peace walk to the Icelandic parliament building on Austurvöllur square in central Reykjavík yesterday to protest the abuse Kurds in Syria are being subject to by terrorist organization Islamic State (IS).
Former CEO of Landsbanki Sigurjón Þ. Árnason and former manager of the bank’s company division Elín Sigfúsdóttir were today acquitted of charges of abusing their positions and risking the bank’s funds at Reykjavík District Court.
The ancient Snorralaug, Icelandic saga author Snorri Stuluson’s private outdoor bath, in Reykholt, West Iceland, was damaged last week. The police in Borgarnes are investigating the case.
Clinton cannot be used as a first name in Iceland, according to the latest ruling of the Icelandic Naming Committee from October 3. In a separate ruling in August, the committee rejected Clinton as a middle name.
A staff member at the youth treatment clinic Stuðlar in Grafarvogur, a suburb of Reykjavík, was stabbed with a knife by one of the individuals staying at the clinic yesterday.
ISNIC – Internet á Íslandi hf., which manages the registry for the .is country code, was forced to shut down a website on grounds of its content for the first time in the company’s history last night because terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) was using the domain .is.
More than 2,100 people attended the eighth annual lighting of Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower on Viðey island off Reykjavík on Thursday evening—a new record.
The Reykjanes District Court yesterday issued fines to nine individuals in relation to protests regarding the construction of a new road through Gálgahraun lava field connecting Garðabær and Álftanes in the capital area.
Former Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr is among five recipients of this year’s Lennon-Ono Grant For Peace awards. Artist Yoko Ono, who is the founder of the awards, stated that Jón has inspired others to get involved in politics.
Forty-two percent of Icelanders are against the Muslim Association of Iceland building a mosque in the country while 29.7 percent said they supported it, according to a new poll by MMR. The results are similar to previous polls conducted by MMR.
Fisherman Kristján Lár Gunnarsson, who lives in Stykkishólmur, West Iceland, sent message in a bottle from the islands Bjarneyjar in Breiðafjörður bay in 1995, when he was there collecting eggs with his family. This summer, Kristján happened upon the same bottle.