Timing of sanctions relief a crucial issue as Iran talks resume

The timing and scope of sanctions relief are among crucial sticking points as Iran and the six major world powers resume talks in Vienna on Wednesday to discuss a nuclear agreement aimed at curbing Tehran`s nuclear activities by June 30. 

Tricky drafting of Iran nuclear deal to begin

Three weeks ago, Iranians celebrated on the streets after a framework nuclear deal with world powers was announced. But on Wednesday in Vienna, the hard work of finalising the accord by a June 30 deadline was set to begin.

Iran still respecting terms of interim nuclear deal: UN report

Iran has continued to meet its commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential United Nations nuclear agency report seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

No breakthrough in UN nuclear watchdog`s Iran talks

Important talks between the UN atomic watchdog and Iran appeared Thursday to have failed to produce any breakthrough on a stalled probe into Tehran`s alleged past efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

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.

Vienna world No 1, Hyderabad best in India for quality of living
Vienna world No 1, Hyderabad best in India for quality of living

Austrian capital Vienna emerged as the city with the best quality of living in the world, while Hyderabad, ranked 138th, was the best Indian city to live in, according to the Mercer Quality of Living Rankings 2015 released on Wednesday.

Iran, UN atomic watchdog to meet in Tehran March 9

The UN atomic agency said Wednesday that a team led by its chief inspector would hold talks in Tehran on March 9, seeking to advance a stalled probe into Iran`s nuclear programme.

UN watchdog `seriously` worried by N Korean nuke programme

  The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday he is "seriously" worried about the North Korean nuclear programme, which has not been subject to international inspections since 2009.

Iran not providing key information on N-plan: IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is not able to verify some outstanding issues about Iran`s nuclear programme as Tehran has not provided enough information, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday.

Cuba reaffirms call to be taken off 'terror' list

Cuba reaffirmed its call to be taken off the United States` list of "state sponsors of terrorism", to pave the way for progress on normalising bilateral ties.

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.

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".

Assad 'part of the solution' in Syria: UN envoy

Any resolution to the fighting in Syria must involve President Bashar al-Assad, the United Nations envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura said Friday in the first such acknowledgement by the UN.

64,621 overnight stays in 2014; Indian tourists in Vienna grows by 18.4%
64,621 overnight stays in 2014; Indian tourists in Vienna grows by 18.4%

Avril-Ann Braganza

With something to do for everyone, here's why the growth of Indian tourists in Vienna is picking up

OSCE calls on Armenia, Azerbaijan to cease hostilities

The OSCE called Tuesday on Armenia and Azerbaijan to end deadly fighting in the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh where four Armenian soldiers were reportedly killed this month.

Join Vienna as they celebrate 150 years of the Ringstrasse
Join Vienna as they celebrate 150 years of the Ringstrasse

Avril-Ann Braganza

With exhibitions, balls and contests in store, plans for the 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse seem to promise a grand celebration.

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.

Cake but no lesbian kissing at iconic Viennese cafe

 Vienna`s iconic cafes are famous the world over, offering customers top-notch coffee, creamy cakes and sanctuary from the modern world in an atmosphere that harks back to a golden bygone era.

19-year-old US man pleads not guilty to trying to join Islamic State

A 19-year-old man from suburban Chicago pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State militants after he tried to travel with his two younger siblings to the Middle East to join the Islamic State.

Iran, 6 powers move closer to nuke talks deal

Diplomats say Iran and the US have tentatively agreed that Tehran will ship to Russia much of the material it could use to manufacture nuclear weapons.