Eva Hauksdóttir is asking the public to help her find information about her son, who is believed to have died two weeks ago in Syria.
National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police Haraldur Johannessen says there is no reason to raise the terror threat level in Iceland following the attack in Manchester on Monday evening.
President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sent condolences on behalf of the country to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II regarding the terrorist attack which occurred in Manchester last night.
“Our thoughts are with the victims, and with our friends the British,” stated Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, in reaction to an explosion in Manchester, England, last night.
At least three people have been killed this afternoon when a lorry sped through a busy street in the center of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, crashing through the front of a large shop. Several Icelanders were among the eye witnesses.
Two individuals who sought international protection in Iceland in 2015 and 2016 turned out to have connections to terrorist organizations.
According to Urður Gunnarsdóttir, press officer at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, no Icelanders are believed to be among those injured in the attack in Berlin last night, which left 12 people dead and dozens injured.
An Icelandic woman, living in Nice, had been asked by a friend to attend the fireworks show on Bastille Day, but she declined.
Following the attack that killed at least 84 people in Nice last night, the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs asks Icelanders in Nice and vicinity to contact relatives as soon as possible.
Prime Minister of Iceland Sigurður Ingi Jóhannesson declared yesterday that he is in shock over the hatred Omar Mateen must have felt when he brutally attacked and killed innocent people in a gay nightclub in Orlando early yesterday morning. Fifty people were killed and 53 injured.
The Herjólfur ferry was this morning evacuated following the receipt of a message saying there was a bomb on board.
A Belgian couple who have visited Iceland 15 times and drive a car with an Icelandic national sticker on the back, from the Norröna ferry, were stopped by armed police in Switzerland recently. The reason was the sticker, as the police thought the ‘IS’ might refer to Islamic State.
Some of Europe’s most iconic buildings and monuments were last night illuminated in the colors of the Belgian flag, following yesterday morning’s deadly terrorist attacks on Brussels.
The terror threat level at Keflavík International Airport will not be increased following this morning’s terrorist attacks in Brussels.
The Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that people in Brussels use social media or send an SMS to notify friends and relatives of their situation, following this morning’s three explosions in the city.
Icelandair’s flight, which was scheduled to go to Brussels this morning, has been canceled, following explosions at Zaventem airport shortly after 8 am local time.
Former President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir warns we must show moderation in our response to the attacks in Paris, so as to avoid the escalation of violence.