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Kurz asks Isis survivor to be OSCE ambassador
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nadia Murad. Photo: UN/Eskinder Debebe

Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has invited a Yazidi woman who was forced to be a sex slave for the so-called Islamic State to be a “Goodwill Ambassador” for the OSCE.

Explosion on Bali boat kills Austrian woman
The boat was heading towards the island Gili Trawangan. Photo: Wikimedia

An explosion on a tourist boat off the Indonesian island of Bali has killed two women, one of whom is Austrian, and injured at least 14 other people.

Austria's Hofer wants broader Visegrad group
Campaign poster for Norbert Hofer. Photo: Paul Gillingwater

Austria's far-right presidential candidate Norbert Hofer says he wants a broader Visegrad group of central European countries.

Hofer backs down on refugee island scheme
Defaced election poster. Photo: Ed Serotta

Far-right Austrian presidential candidate Norbert Hofer has walked back his previous idea for migrants to be accommodated on islands outside of mainland Europe.

Austria charges two men accused of Paris attacks link
Salzburg. Photo: Gryffindor/Wikimedia

Austria's state prosecutor has charged two men with intent to take part in the November 13 Paris attacks.

Austrian couple make Syrian guest part of the family
Photo: Aubrey Wade/UNHCR

Nawras, who played basketball for the Syrian national team before becoming a refugee, has found a new home in Bad Schallerbach, Austria.

Moroccan terror suspect extradited to Austria
Photo: Facebook page of the suspect

A Moroccan man arrested in Brussels in July is being held in Austria, suspected of having links to the jihadist cell responsible for the Paris attacks last November, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor told AFP on Monday.

Iraqi photographer clicks with Austrian host
Photo: Aubrey Wade/UNHCR

Souad Awad, a refugee from Baghdad, moved in with kindergarten teacher Margarethe Kramer. After a month together, the two were already friends.

Austria joins calls to stop TTIP trade deal with US
Photo: Reinhold Mitterlehner/Facebook

Austrian politicians have added their voice to calls to halt negotiations between the EU and the US on the free trade deal known as TTIP.

Expats rank Austria as best country for healthcare
Wien Tourismus

Expats have ranked Austria as one of the best countries in Europe to live in according to a global survey of expat life.

Technical glitch causes chaos in Vienna airport
Photo: Twitter/Judith BK

Nearly 1,000 airline passengers were left stranded last night after a glitch in the IT system at Vienna airport caused huge delays to flights.

Austrian minister describes Merkel as 'irresponsible'
Photo: Defence Ministry

Austria’s Defence Minister has criticised the German Chancellor’s handling of the refugee crisis last year, accusing her of irresponsibility.

Expert says smuggling is as high as last year in Austria
Refugees arriving at Westbahnhof in Vienna. Photo: Kim Triall.

Human trafficking expert warns last year's refugee truck tragedy could happen again.

Austrian nuns recommended for Nobel Peace Prize
Sorok Island Hospital

Two Austrian nuns have been recommended for a Nobel Peace Prize for their decades of work supporting people living with leprosy in South Korea.

Turkey accused of 'systematic spying' in Austria
Photo: Twitter/apex_archive

An Austrian politician has accused Turkish authorities of spying on people living in Austria who are opposed to the Turkish leader President Tayyip Erdogan.

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