Following closely on the heels of Germany, Austria has announced a forthcoming ban on terrorism-related symbols, specifically starting with the Isis flag, reported the Austrian Press Agency (APA) on Friday evening.

The wearing of symbols of the terror group "Islamic State" (IS) should be banned soon, reports the newspaper Wiener Zeitung.

A final agreement is not confirmed said a representative of the Interior Ministry on Friday night, but it would be ready by early next week.  The government has agreed on an appropriate amendment to the Abzeichengesetz  (Badge Law) of 1960  - which outlaws Nazi symbols, flags, uniforms and insignia from banned organizations - with the only matter remaining to be settled being the range of sentencing options for the courts.

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