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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.

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.

 

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.

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".

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