Saudi Embassy in Vienna calls on citizens to observe Austria’s face cover ban

Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Saudi Embassy in Vienna is alerting its citizens to recent Austrian legislation banning face covers in public and is calling on them to observe the law. The measure takes effect in October. It will affect women who normally wear burqas, nigabs or other outfits that conceal their faces or allow only the eyes to be seen. The legislation does not specifically name what apparel is banned, however, leaving the wearing of balaclavas and other cold-weather coverings in a possible legal gray zone. ...

Austria jails Syrian for life over 20 murders

Thursday, 11 May 2017

A Syrian migrant has been jailed for life in Austria for executing 20 wounded government soldiers in his home country. The court in the western city of Innsbruck announced its ruling late Wednesday after a jury found the 27-year-old guilty of 20 charges of “murder as a terror offence”. The man, who denied the charges, was detained in a refugee shelter in Tyrol state last June after being denounced by a fellow Syrian. According to Austrian media, the accused had boasted to other ...

Are Austria and Germany contributing to Myanmar’s humanitarian catastrophe?

Thursday, 4 May 2017

In late April, Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defense Services, General Min Aung Hlain, was received with much pageantry by his opposite numbers in both Austria and Germany during a good-will tour of the European countries. There were guard-of-honour, inspections of the troops, and then extensive introductions to senior military figures in both countries in turn.It was not a typical exchange, but, as Myanmar continues to open up to the world, Western countries, especially European countries, ...

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Austrian coalition pledges face veil ban, curbs on foreign workers

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Unemployment in Austria has been steadily rising but is still relatively low at 5.9 percent

Vienna contains the nationalist wave

Monday, 5 December 2016

Austrians were called to the polling stations on Sunday for a ballot of crucial importance. Had the extreme right candidate Norbert Hofer (FPO) beaten his opponent in the second round of the Presidential elections, Austria would have been the first EU member country with an openly xenophobic head of state. A victory for the FPO candidate - a party founded by neo-nazis and whose program is incompatible with the European Union values and the Amsterdam Treaty - would have caused yet another crisis ...

Austria blames ballot card printer for “gluegate” election fiasco

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Austria’s interior minister blamed another delay to the election on the company that made the postal ballots

Turkey withdraws ambassador to Austria amid diplomatic spat

Monday, 22 August 2016

Ties between Turkey and Austria have been tense for several weeks

Austria: knife attack on train wounds 2

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A knife-wielding man attacked passengers early Tuesday on a train in western Austria, seriously wounding two, police said. The suspect was arrested. The assault occurred near the village of Sulz, in westernmost Vorarlberg province. A police statement said that a 19-year old man suffered wounds to the stomach and back. The other victim, a 17-year old male, had a throat injury. Both were hospitalized. The assault came three days after a man attacked passengers on a crowded Swiss train with a knife ...

Turkish foreign minister says Austria is ‘capital of radical racism’

Friday, 5 August 2016

Mevlut Cavusoglu's comments come after Chancellor Christian Kern suggested ending EU accession talks with Ankara

Austrian Chancellor suggests ending EU accession talks with Turkey

Thursday, 4 August 2016

European leaders have voiced concern over Erdogan’s crackdown on suspected dissidents after a failed coup attempt

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