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Austrian Interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka attends a press conference after Austrian armed commandos arrested a man suspected of planning a 'terrorist' attack, on January 20, 2017 in Vienna. / AFP / APA / HANS PUNZ / Austria OUT (Photo credit should read HANS PUNZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Asylum Seeker Crime Up 54 Per Cent in Austria

The Austrian Interior Ministry announced its latest crime statistics for 2016 and indicated a huge rise in suspects of migrant origin claiming the number had gone up by 54 per cent.

Austrian cardinal Christoph Schonborn attends a mass at the St Peter's basilica before the conclave on March 12, 2013 at the Vatican. Cardinals moved into the Vatican today as the suspense mounted ahead of a secret papal election with no clear frontrunner to steer the Catholic world through troubled waters …

Adult Baptisms Skyrocket Due To Migrant Conversions

The number of adult baptisms in the Austrian Catholic church has more than doubled over the last year. The church claims the rise is due to a huge influx of migrants from Afghanistan and Iran converting to Christianity. The Archdiocese

BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 25: A young woman from Syria (L) learns about job opportunities at the second annual jobs fair for refugees and migrants at the Estrel hotel and conference venue on January 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The intiative brings together exhibitors from retail, the service industry, manufacturing, …

Asylum Seeker Unemployment Up 33 Percent Since 2016

Asylum seeker unemployment numbers are up 33 percent in Austria despite the fact that the number of total migrants coming into the country has declined. The number of unemployed asylum seekers has risen to 28,720 in Austria, and the capital Vienna


Turkish Migrants Form New Political Party in Austria

A new political party has been formed in Austria consisting of men and women from a Turkish migrant background, but the organisers insist the party isn’t purely Turkish or Islamic.


Austria To Ban Migrants From Buying Guns

The Austrian government is set to amend the laws which govern the use and possession of firearms so that illegal immigrants and asylum seekers will no longer have access to purchasing them. The new changes to the extant amendment to


Crime Complaints Skyrocket as Migrants Pour In

Austria has suffered a sharp uptick in the number of criminal complaints made against migrants over the last year, latest figures from the interior ministry show.


Austrian Population Grows Solely Due to New Migrants

The population of Austria is scheduled to grow by over one per cent because of the mass migration of asylum seekers – the highest rate of growth seen in the country since the 1990’s.

A woman wearing a niqab, the islamic full veil, walks in a street of Lyon, eastern France, on January 25, 2010. A ban on the wearing of the full Islamic veil is being studied in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria. In France a parliamentary commission is …

Austrian Socialists Block Burqa Ban Bid

Austrian Foreign Minister and member of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Sebastian Kurz has accused Socialist Party (SPÖ) coalition partner of blocking integration legislation that would ban the full-face Islamic veil.

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North African Migrants Busted with €300,000 of Drugs

Investigators in the Austrian cities of Graz and Vienna have made a series of arrests of migrants who they have caught carrying and attempting to sell over €300,000 worth of street drugs.

MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 13: Migrants and refugees protesting against deportation and for better conditions camp out next to Sendlinger Tor city gate on September 13, 2016 in Munich, Germany. Approximately 50 men from countries including Pakistan and Congo are threatening to launch a hunger strike if their demand to …

Nearly 1,000 ‘Child’ Migrants Caught Lying About Age

The Austrian government has been medically assessing ‘underage’ migrants if they are suspected to be lying about their age. So far, 951 migrants who claimed to be children were found to be adults.

Demonstrators face the police during a protest infront of the US embassy on September 22, 2012 in Vienna. Protests against the film, which mocks Islam and was made by extremist Christians, have erupted across the world, leading to more than 50 deaths since the first demonstrations on September 11. AFP …

Austrian Intelligence Warns Of Domestic Islamic Radicalisation

The Austrian domestic intelligence agency has warned law makers that there could be a hot bed of Islamic radicalisation developing in the region of Styria. Director of the Federal Office for State Protection and Counter-terrorism (BVT), Peter Gridling is warning law

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Smugglers To Be Charged With Death of 71 Migrants in Lorry

Eight men are currently awaiting trial in a Hungarian court after an intense investigation led to their arrests for the deaths of some 71 migrants who died in a truck last year along the side of the road. During the