Ransom was paid for freed Austrian kidnap victim

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Newspapers from Yemen agree that the sultanate of Oman paid 16 million dollars of ransom for the Austrian kidnap victim Dominik N. (26). Four million dollars were paid to tribal leaders who worked as intermediaries. The news agency AFP confirmed the figures: apparently, 50 million dollars were paid for all three hostages. Arabian media reported […]

Austria ‘shipped arms to Syria’


Austria supplied Syria with armoured vehicles in 2006, according to an investigation by Amnesty International (AI). The group announced yesterday (Weds) Austrian firms delivered vehicles of such kind worth two million Euros to the Arabian country that year. AI added the same type of vehicles were shipped from Austria to Yemen in 2006. AI criticised […]