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.

UN should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations: Rights groups

Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences.

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.

UN atomic watchdog seeks funds for Iran inspections

The head of the UN atomic watchdog went cap in hand to member states Thursday seeking 4.6 million euros ($5.7 million) to pay for additional inspections of Iran`s nuclear facilities.

Vienna conference on impact of nuclear weapons concludes

The two-day Vienna conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons concluded Tuesday in the Austrian capital Vienna with setting the goal of working toward a world free of nuclear weapons.

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.

Child trafficking on the rise: UN

One in three victims of human trafficking worldwide is a child, many of them subject to sexual exploitation or forced labour, a UN report said Monday.

World powers, Iran discuss extending nuclear deal deadline: US

Iran and world powers are now discussing a possible extension of their deadline for a nuclear deal, a senior US State Department official said Sunday for the first time.

Iran open to extending nuclear talks up to one year

Iran signalled on Sunday it is open to having nuclear talks with world powers extended by up to a year if no real progress toward a deal is achieved later on Sunday, the eve of a deadline.

Iran considers extending nuclear talks up to one year: Iranian source

Iran is prepared to have nuclear negotiations with world powers extended by up to a year if no agreement is struck later Sunday, an Iranian source told AFP.

Israeli strike threat `diplomatic card` against Iran: Experts

 Despite Israeli threats of a strike on Iran if world powers fail to halt its nuclear drive at talks entering an endgame in Vienna, experts see the sabre-rattling as largely diplomatic brinkmanship.

Deadlocked Iran nuclear talks enter cliffhanger final weekend

Iran and world powers appeared set on Saturday for a fresh round of cliffhanger nuclear talks in a bid to break the deadlock two days ahead of a deadline.

Major powers, Iran racing against time for nuke deal

The world`s major powers and Iran are racing against time to reach a deal over Tehran`s nuclear programme, with another extension of the negotiations not being the focus.

Iran minister cancels plan to leave nuclear talks for Tehran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday canceled plans to depart from nuclear talks with six world powers in Vienna and return to Tehran for consultations with top officials in Iran four days ahead of a deadline for a final agreement.

Kerry to leave Iran talks in Vienna for Paris later Friday: US

 US Secretary of State John Kerry will return Friday to Paris for consultations amid talks in Vienna aimed at settling a dispute over Iran`s nuclear programme, days before a deadline.