Austria plans to introduce a series of anti-terrorism measures following last week’s deadly attack in Vienna, including the criminalisation of political interpretations of Islam that are deemed to encourage violent extremism. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday that the measures were intended to protect society from extremists he described as “ticking time bombs”. The proposals[…]
Swiss police have arrested two men as part of an investigation into Vienna’s terror attack. Two Swiss citizens, aged 18 and 24 were arrested in the city of Winterthur about 10 km from Zurich, police said in a statement on Tuesday. “The two men were arrested on Tuesday afternoon in[…]
Senior diplomats from the West and the Middle East are meeting in the Austrian capital Vienna in an effort to salvage efforts to halt Syria’s civil war. John Kerry, US secretary of state, and Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, will chair the meeting on Tuesday. At the gathering, the 17-nation[…]
Major powers meeting in Vienna have failed to reach an agreement on Syria, especially the future role of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but found enough “common ground” to meet for a new round of talks in two weeks, even as the conflict enters a new phase with the deployment of[…]
Syria’s main political opposition body and representatives of the armed opposition have not been invited to international talks on the country’s war, an opposition politician and a rebel leader said. The Syrian government in Damascus has meanwhile yet to issue any official comment on the meeting in Vienna on Friday[…]
International talks in Vienna this week will test whether Russia and Iran are “serious” about finding a political solution to the war in Syria, the Saudi foreign minister has said. Adel al-Jubeir’s comments on Wednesday came after Iran announced it was accepting an invitation by the US and Russia to[…]
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