Serbia


Serbia premier reinstates ally sacked after sexist remark

2017-05-22 18:40

A former Serbian defence minister who was dismissed after insulting a female journalist with a sexist remark will become the new head of the state security agency.

Thousands protest Serbia presidential outcome

2017-04-09 21:56

Thousands of people have protested for the seventh consecutive day against the presidential election victory of Serbia's powerful Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic.

Danube shipping halted, smog chokes Poland

2017-01-10 17:40

Officials have suspended shipping along the River Danube, Europe's second-longest waterway as a polar spell continues to grip the region, causing hardship and deaths.

Bosnia arrests international human trafficking suspects

2016-11-04 20:10

Bosnian authorities say they detained several people in a coordinated police operation that took place simultaneously in four countries, aimed at cracking down on organised crime, human trafficking, money laundering and prostitution.

Police cordon off central Belgrade for pride march

2016-09-18 16:34

Thousands of Serbian riot police have cordoned off central Belgrade for a gay pride march amid fears of attacks from extremists in the predominantly conservative Balkan country.

Lightning strike kills 2 teenage girls

2016-07-26 12:03

Serbian state television says two teenage girls have been killed by a lightning strike in central Serbia.

Man kills himself in Serbian bakery

2016-03-21 19:32

Serbian police say a man has detonated a hand grenade inside a bakery in downtown Belgrade, killing himself.

Serbia declares state of emergency over floods

2016-03-10 23:25

Serbia declared a state of emergency amid widespread flooding as it was deluged by heavy rains triggered by unusually high temperatures.

Slovenia to ban transit of migrants from midnight

2016-03-08 22:55

Slovenia will refuse to allow the transit of migrants across its territory from midnight (23:00 GMT), apart from 'humanitarian' exceptions.

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.

 

Serb officials warn of war in the Balkans

2017-04-21 19:25

Serbian officials are warning of another war in the Balkans if Albanians try to form a joint state with Kosovo in the war-weary European region.

Lice, lung troubles plague migrants in freezing Serbia

2017-01-23 06:45

They cough, suffer from frostbite and are infested with body lice: hundreds of young migrants remain in appalling conditions in derelict Belgrade warehouses in the middle of Serbia's freezing winter.

Bosnian Serbs mark divisive 'national holiday'

2017-01-09 21:06

Serbs in Bosnia have celebrated a deeply divisive holiday, a date tied to the fragile nation's brutal 1990s war and a sensitive issue for Muslims.

Austria sends troops to Hungary-Serbia border

2016-11-03 22:55

Austria sent 60 troops to Hungary's border with non-EU Serbia as Vienna's defence minister warned that the EU's migrants deal with Turkey was "showing cracks".

Serbia, Bosnian Serbs hold joint anti-terrorism drill

2016-08-28 18:12

Police from Serbia and the Serb mini-state in Bosnia have held a joint anti-terrorism drill that could add to simmering tensions in the Balkans stemming from the 1990s war.

Serbia cafe shooting - 5 killed, 20 injured

2016-07-02 09:48

Police say five people were killed and at least 20 were injured when a man entered a cafe in northern Serbia and sprayed the visitors with automatic gun fire.

Lebanon: Missiles on Serbian flight were for training

2016-03-14 19:19

The Lebanese army says two missiles found on a passenger flight from Lebanon to Serbia were used for training and did not contain any explosives.

Hungary sends more troops to border

2016-03-09 23:29

Hungary has extended a nationwide state of emergency as it deploys a further 1 500 police and army troops on Serbian border.

US air strike on Libya goes horribly wrong

2016-02-21 08:33

A US air strike in Libya believed to have killed an Islamic State group operative behind the mass murder of tourists on a Tunisian beach, has also killed two kidnapped Serbian embassy employees.

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.

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