Environment

Hungry for whale: Tourists boost Iceland whale hunting

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners confront massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

Elections

Iceland may become first nation ruled by 'pirates'

Pirate Party vowing to root out government corruption and bring radical change is projected to win upcoming election.

Politics

Icelanders elect historian as new president

Final count shows 39 percent voted for history professor Gudni Johannesson to take up ceremonial role.

Iceland: Gudni Johannesson elected new president

Refugees

Iceland deports Boko Haram victim from Nigeria

World Refugee Day: Meet the Nigerian who was kicked out of Iceland and now remains in limbo in Sweden over deportation.

Iceland deports Boko Haram victim from Nigeria

Business & Economy

US launches Panama Papers investigation

Justice Department opens criminal probe into tax avoidance and money laundering schemes unveiled by leaked documents.

Panama Papers: US launches probe into offshore scandal

Panama Papers

Iceland names new PM after 'Panama Papers' scandal

New PM appointed amid calls for early elections later in the year, after Panama Papers led previous leader to step down.

Panama Papers: Iceland names new PM amid poll calls

Business & Economy

Iceland PM becomes first casualty of offshore tax leak

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson steps down after thousands call for his resignation following Panama Papers investigation.

AJEats

Reykjavik: Iceland's recipe for survival

How the financial crisis turned into an opportunity to revive culinary traditions and revolutionise Icelandic cuisine.

Environment

Japan snubs court ruling to resume 'research' whaling

Activists voice anger as Ministry of Fisheries announces "research" whaling to begin again in March under revised plan.

Japan snubs court ruling to resume 'research' whaling

Politics

Iceland: Fish fight spawned over Ukraine sanctions

Joining the West, Reykjavik imposed sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, but now its fishermen are paying the price.

Iceland: Fish fight spawned over Ukraine sanctions

Europe

US Jewish groups slam Iceland capital's Israel boycott

Reykjavik approves motion to halt city's purchase of Israeli products until occupation of Palestinian territory ends.

US Jewish groups slam Iceland capital's Israel boycott

Counting the Cost

The new cold war: The race for Arctic oil and gas

We explore Iceland's plans for the Arctic region, Turkey's ailing economy, and Ethiopia's booming opal trade.

Human Rights

Iceland women tackle rape and 'pornification'

As Iceland celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage, some women launch social media campaigns to demand more progress.

Iceland women tackle rape and 'pornification'

Arts & Culture

Luxembourg PM becomes first EU leader to wed gay lover

Xavier Bettel ties knot with partner just months after Roman Catholic duchy legalised gay marriage.

Luxembourg PM becomes first EU leader to wed gay lover

Weather

Iceland's volcanic eruption stokes toxic gas fears

The Holuhraun eruption is emitting high volumes of toxic gases and raising health and environmental concerns.

Iceland's volcanic eruption stokes toxic gas fears