Migrants suffer in deep freeze across Balkans

2016-01-21 07:04

A deep freeze and snow have settled in over Central Europe and the Balkans, adding to the difficulties of migrants making their way to Western Europe.

Passport near Paris attacker came through Serbia - police

2015-11-15 17:36

Serbian police say the owner of a passport found near a suicide bomber in Paris entered the country on October 7 from Macedonia - part of a wave of asylum-seekers crossing the Balkans toward Western Europe.

Treatment of reporters in migrant crisis criticised

2015-10-20 17:07

Media watchdog Reporters without Borders has condemned the "unacceptable pattern" of police mistreating journalists who are covering the migrant crisis.

Reception bottlenecks leave migrants stranded in Greece, Serbia

2015-10-03 07:29

Overwhelmed reception facilities on Greek islands and in southern Serbia run counter to EU relocation plans and force thousands to sleep in the open, authorities and aid organisations say.

WATCH: Journalist kicks fleeing migrants

2015-09-09 10:34

A camerawoman for a television channel in Hungary was fired late after videos spread of her kicking and tripping up migrants fleeing police, including a man carrying a child.

Wildfires rage in Russia's Siberia

2015-08-11 17:13

More than 5 000 Russian emergency workers are battling to put out wildfires raging across forestland in Siberia.

Balkan drug lord gets 20 years for cocaine smuggling

2015-07-13 14:18

A Serbian court has sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 20 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe.

Serbian 'war criminal' extradited from Australia

2015-07-08 08:30

A Serbian war crimes suspect known as 'Captain Dragan' is reportedly due to be flown from Australia to Croatia to face allegations of torture and murder after battling extradition for a decade.

Serbia seals deal for Dubai-style waterfront

2015-04-26 18:13

Serbia has sealed a deal with an Abu Dhabi investor for a multi-billion-dollar development that has drawn fire from locals worried over the scale and cost of the project.

Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill

2015-04-21 13:21

An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane last week shows that it was due to the co-pilot spilling coffee on the instruments panel.


Charities warn of 'desperate' plight of refugees in snow

2016-01-19 19:58

Leading children's charities have warned that young refugees crossing through the Balkans are at serious risk from the bitterly cold weather and lacking adequate shelter in the snowy conditions.

Balkan states 'ready to close borders if need be'

2015-10-25 07:12

Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia have pledged to seek a Europe-wide solution to the migrant crisis, but warned they would close their borders if other EU countries stopped taking new arrivals.

Balkan countries prepare winter refugee shelters

2015-10-13 20:00

Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia - concerned that Germany may stop taking in refugees and cause a backlog to the south - have begun preparing better winter shelters for refugees.

Hungary moves to seal border with Serbia

2015-09-12 21:02

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned that anyone trespassing his country's border with Serbia starting next week will be "immediately arrested".

After Hungarian stay, migrants reach Austria, move on to Germany

2015-09-05 12:23

Austria has begun receiving migrants at its border after they had suffered days of ordeal in Hungary, with many of them immediately beginning onward journeys to Germany.

Hungary starts on fence to keep migrants out

2015-07-13 20:01

Hungary has started building a fence along its border with Serbia to try to stop illegal migrants entering from the south.

Attack on Serbia PM mars Srebrenica massacre anniversary

2015-07-11 21:23

An angry crowd hurling stones and plastic bottles has forced Serbia's premier to flee a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre of some 8 000 Muslims in Bosnia.

Serbian man kills six in shooting spree after son's wedding

2015-05-18 13:37

A 55-year-old man went on a shooting spree in Serbia in an apparent drunken rage over his son's wedding, killing six people including the bride and her parents.

Migrants killed in Macedonia train horror

2015-04-24 18:48

At least 14 migrants from Somalia and Afghanistan have been killed in central Macedonia after they were hit by an international passenger train.

Serbian stray dog advocate fights to save his pooches

2015-04-07 09:04

Surrounded by hundreds of dogs, wagging their tails and running free on fenced-off land in a Serbian town, advocate Sasa Pesic knows each of the pooches by name.

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