Euro qualifiers: David Alaba misses penalty, scores as Austria win 5-0
Euro qualifiers: David Alaba misses penalty, scores as Austria win 5-0

David Alaba atoned for a penalty miss with a superb long-range second-half strike as Austria stayed on course for Euro 2016 with a comfortable 5-0 win away to Liechtenstein on Friday.

Greek football federation backs injured Jose Holebas
Greek football federation backs injured Jose Holebas

The Greek football federation on Friday insisted that international defender Jose Holebas had been dropped from team training in Austria because of injury and not for any other reason.

China to unveil Silk Road project plan at Boao Forum next week

Chinese President Xi Jinping will release the implementation plan for his ambitious Silk Road projects listing hundreds of infrastructure ventures at the Boao Forum next week in presence of heads of state from 13 nations.

Foreigners seized by Islamic State in Libya: Austria

Islamic State militants in Libya seized a group of foreigners at the al-Ghani oilfield last week, a spokesman for the Austrian foreign ministry said citing "secure information" on Monday, adding that they were alive when taken.

Austria avoids kissing goodbye to Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

One of Austria`s most treasured artworks, Gustav Klimt`s Beethoven Frieze, looks likely to remain in the country for now after an expert panel Friday rejected restitution claims by descendants of its Jewish former owners who were robbed by the Nazis.

Austria to keep Nazi-looted Klimt masterpiece

A leading panel of experts on Friday recommended that Austria not return one of the country`s most treasured artworks to the descendants of its Jewish former owners robbed by the Nazis.

60-year-old Austrian woman gives rare birth to twins

In an extremely rare case, a 60-year-old woman in Austria has given birth to twins following IVF treatment.

Traces of sedatives found in Kazakh dissident hanged in Austrian jail

Sedatives have been found in the body of Rakhat Aliyev, a prominent Kazakh dissident found hanged in an Austrian prison this week in what authorities say was suicide.

Austria passes law on Islam, banning foreign funding

Austria's parliament adopted a legislation on Wednesday amending laws on Muslim organisations to ban foreign sources of financing and require imams to be able to speak German.

Kazakh ex-diplomat Aliyev dies from apparent suicide: Austrian court

Rakhat Aliyev, the Kazakh president`s former son-in-law turned opponent, has been found dead in an Austrian jail from an apparent suicide, a court spokeswoman said on Tuesday. 

More and more Indians now head to Vienna
More and more Indians now head to Vienna

There has been a marked increase in Indians visiting Vienna and a senior Austrian official hoped to "increase it to 100,000 overnights by 2017".

Hosts Qatar into World Handball championships quarter-finals
Hosts Qatar into World Handball championships quarter-finals

Hosts Qatar edged through to the quarter finals of the World Handball championships with a narrow and bad-tempered 29-27 over Austria on Sunday.

Olympic gold great, but Hahnenkamm win my dream:  Matthias Mayer
Olympic gold great, but Hahnenkamm win my dream: Matthias Mayer

Life has changed for Matthias Mayer after he streaked to Austria`s first men`s downhill gold in over a decade at last year`s Sochi Olympics.

Austria announces 290 million euros for fight against terrorism

The Austrian government on Tuesday announced it would spend up to 290 million euros (about $335 million) in the fight against terrorism over the next four years.

Austria ban on gay adoption declared illegal

 Austria`s highest court overturned Wednesday a law that prevents same-sex couples from adopting children, bringing it into line with many European countries.

Austrian Olympic, world champion Wolfgang Loitzl retires
Austrian Olympic, world champion Wolfgang Loitzl retires

Austrian Olympic and world ski jumping champion Wolfgang Loitzl announced on Saturday his retirement from the sport. 

Mikaela Shiffrin dominates in Zagreb slalom
Mikaela Shiffrin dominates in Zagreb slalom

US teenager Mikaela Shiffrin won her second World Cup slalom race of the season in Zagreb on Sunday with Austria`s Kathrin Zettel in second and Nina Loeseth of Norway third.

Austria orders `anti-Semitic` Saudi school closed

Austrian authorities said Tuesday they have ordered a Saudi-financed school to close due to allegations of anti-Jewish teachings and for failing to give the names of staff.

13 suspected jihadis arrested in police operation in Austria

Austrian authorities arrested 13 suspected jihadis in police operations as part of a large-scale crackdown on suspected militants Friday.

 

Austrian police launch mass raids against jihad recruiters: Report

 Austrian police raided homes, prayer rooms and mosques around the country early Friday in a mass operation targeting suspected jihad recruiters, the Austria Press Agency reported, citing police sources.