Iceland ranks 17th on the Good Country Index, which uses data from the UN and other international agencies.
Two Icelanders lost consciousness due to exposure to gas at a geothermal project site in the Philippines on Thursday.
Erla Bolladóttir says that re-opening the now-world-famous ‘Guðmundur and Geirfinnur’ murder case is extremely important.
Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, head of the Icelandic Women's Rights Association, says that gender equality has still not been reached, despite the fact that the sexes are now almost completely equal in the eyes of the law.
The brothers of Pino Becerra Bolanos, the Spanish woman who was found dead in Bleiksárgljúfur canyon last week, are to return home from Iceland today.
Iceland has been named the most peaceful country in the world for the seventh consecutive year by The Institute for Economics & Peace.
“This is very disappointing, the judgment is simply wrong,” says Sveinn Andri Sveinsson, defense lawyer for Friðrik Brynjar Friðriksson,
The feared pre-school teachers’ strike will not go ahead now that they have agreed a new employment contract.
Anna Margrét Franklínsdóttir, who lives in Selfoss, was 104 years-old yesterday; born on 15th June 1910 at Litla-Fjarðarhorn in Kollafjörður in the Strandir area of the Westfjords.
According to the figures I have pulled together, around 90 percent of pre-school classes across the whole country will close on 19th June.
A contract has been signed between the government and the Icelandic Red Cross to reduce the amount of time asylum seekers have to wait for a decision.
A verdict from a complaints committee on access to information calls on the Icelandic Ministry of Education to release information on all new teaching licenses
The owners of a newborn foal which lost its mother near Hvolsvöllur in South Iceland on Wednesday night turned to social media for help to save it. Their plea was shared 300 times and the move may have saved the foal’s life.
The foreign minister and the minister of welfare have accepted the recommendation of the committee on refugees to receive five LGBT refugees from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Cameroon and a six-person family from Afghanistan.
A demonstration is being organized today to save the 106-year-old Swedish Whitebeam on Grettisgata 17 in the city center.
German tourist and anti whaling activist Arne Feuerhahn of Hard To Port left the mast of whaling vessel Hvalur 8 yesterday evening, after 15 hours, in spite of having planned to protest Iceland’s whaling for 48 hours. The organization claims that he was threatened.
A 32-year-old unnamed activist from Berlin from the organization Hard to Port chained himself to the mast of Icelandic whaling ship Hvalur 8 this morning.
Salmann Tamimi, founder of the Muslim Association of Iceland, and his lawyer, Helga Vala Helgadóttir, say it is important to make a stand against the hate speech which has recently been flaring up on the internet.
The annual “Outstanding Young Icelanders” awards were announced by President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson at the University of Iceland yesterday.
Head of the Muslim Association of Iceland, Ibrahim Sverrir Agnarsson, says the final preparations are being made for the design of a mosque, scheduled to be built on a plot of land on Sogamýri, Reykjavík.
Nine hundred and thirty-nine Icelanders celebrate their birthday today, out of a population of 326,340.
A man living in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, has been charged with trying to bribe four policemen after they found 25 grams of amphetamine, intended for sale, during a search of his apartment.