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Austrian Chancellor steps down amid corruption probe

VIENNA: Austria’s Sebastian Kurz announced he was stepping down as chancellor following pressure on him to resign after he was implicated in a corruption scandal. His announcement in a televised media statement caps a spectacular rise in politics and a

Pakistani lawyer Nida Usman wins Justitia Award 2021 in Austria

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani lawyer Nida Usman Chaudhry has won the prestigious Justitia Award 2021 in Austria. The award is bestowed upon female laureates of the legal profession for their outstanding performance. The award ceremony was held virtually on September 10. Nida

Austria thanks Pakistan for evacuating its nationals from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg on Thursday exchanged views on the latest developments in Afghanistan and bilateral relations. During the telephonic conversation, the Austrian Foreign Minister thanked Pakistan for its support in facilitating

Austrian ex-finance minister jailed eight years for corruption

VIENNA: A Vienna court has sentenced flamboyant former Austrian finance minister to eight years in prison in the country’s biggest corruption trial. Karl-Heinz Grasser was found guilty of abuse of power and involvement in kickbacks totaling 9.6 million Euros over

Pakistan condemns ‘heinous terrorist attack’ in Vienna

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the attack in central Vienna that killed at least two people and injured more than a dozen others. “Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack in Central Vienna on Monday night, resulting

Gunmen kill two in Vienna ‘terror attack’, manhunt launched

VIENNA: Gunmen attacked six locations in central Vienna on Monday starting outside the main synagogue, killing two people and injuring at least 14 in what Austria called a “repulsive terror attack” while hunting one or more assailants on the loose.