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Austria introducing rule of six for indoor gatherings

Austria introducing rule of six for indoor gatherings

Austria is limiting gatherings to a maximum of six people indoors and 12 outside, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday, to battle a steady rise in coronavirus infections.

Two foreign ministers test positive for Covid-19 after EU meeting

Two foreign ministers test positive for Covid-19 after EU meeting

The foreign ministers of Austria and Belgium have tested positive for coronavirus after attending a meeting with EU colleagues earlier this week, raising concerns the gathering may have been a so-called "super-spreader" event.

PM sends written message to Austrian Interior Minister

PM sends written message to Austrian Interior Minister

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani sent a written message to Minister of Interior of Austria Karl Nehammer pertaining to bilateral relations ...

Amir honours ambassadors of Bangladesh, Austria

Amir honours ambassadors of Bangladesh, Austria

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday with the outgoing ambassadors of Bangladesh and Austria to Qatar Ashud Ahmed and Dr Willy Kempel respectively.

Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Austria will allow bars, restaurants and churches to reopen on May 15 in a further loosening of its coronavirus lockdown provided infections do not surge again, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.

Saint Corona name vexes Austrian tourist village

Saint Corona name vexes Austrian tourist village

The Austrian village of Sankt Corona am Wechsel may need to rethink its tourism campaign, its mayor said Monday after the new coronavirus pandemic has drawn some unwanted attention.

Austrian court orders teen's re-trial in murder case

Austrian court orders teen's re-trial in murder case

Austria's highest court on Wednesday ordered a new trial for a schizophrenic teenager sentenced to 13 years in jail despite conflicting expert evidence at his trial for the murder of a seven-year-old girl.

Amir appoints two ambassadors

Amir appoints two ambassadors

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued Thursday Amiri decision number 24 of 2019 appointing Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Hassan al-Haiki as ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

Austria gets first female chancellor

Austria gets first female chancellor

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen appointed the head of the country's consitutional court as Austria's first female chancellor Thursday to lead an interim government until elections later in the year.

Austria to mourn F1 legend Lauda in public homage

Austria to mourn F1 legend Lauda in public homage

Austria will mourn Formula One legend Niki Lauda with his body laid out in Vienna's Roman Catholic cathedral in a public homage next Wednesday, his family said.

Austria far-right leader ramps up anti-immigration rhetoric before European elections

Austria far-right leader ramps up anti-immigration rhetoric before European elections

The head of Austrian junior coalition partner and far-right Freedom (FPO) party pledged on Sunday to fight "creeping Islamisation", doubling down on his anti-immigration stance ahead of European elections on May 23.

Cabinet hails outcome of Amir's visit to Austria

Cabinet hails outcome of Amir's visit to Austria

The cabinet’s regular meeting, presided over by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani on Wednesday, praised the outcome of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani's official visit to Austria on March 4 and 5.