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Iraqis face impossible dilemma in pursuit of German asylum dream

For hours a group of Iraqis has been debating the next step as they stand on an abandoned train track that runs from northern Serbia near Kanjiza into southern Hungary, where police wait to take new arrivals to camps for registration.

Migrants face indignity, corruption and fear on Balkan route

Belgrade - After the cruelty of smugglers, long waits in the sun, short nights in cold camps and interminable train and bus rides, migrants and refugees taking the Balkans route into Europe feel their dignity has been stripped away.

Srebenica Muslim commander charged with war crimes

Sarajevo - A former Bosnian Muslim commander named Naser Oric was charged alongside one of his former lieutenants Thursday with war crimes during the country's 1992-1995 war, Bosnian prosecutors said.

Refugee wave into hotspot Hungary hits new record high

R - As Hungary scrambles to ramp up defences on its border with Serbia, refugees continued to surge into the country in record numbers, police figures confirmed Thursday.

Recalling their own war, Belgraders embrace Syrian refugees

Belgrade - Gordan Paunovic couldn't sleep the night after he met a Syrian refugee family in a Belgrade park, where hundreds of migrants pause for a rest before continuing their journey towards EU.

Serbia and Kosovo hail 'landmark' agreements

Belgrade - Serbia and Kosovo voiced satisfaction Wednesday with an EU-brokered deal that marked a major step forward in normalising ties between the former foes, and boosted hopes of faster accession to the European Union.

Serbia, Kosovo in 'landmark' agreements

Brussels - Serbia and Kosovo reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas on Tuesday in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.

Exhausted migrants reach Serbia, dreaming of Western Europe

Serbia - In a dusty field on Serbia's border with Macedonia, thousands of migrants hoping to reach a better future in western Europe are offered some respite from their perilous journeys.

Migrant wave enters EU member Hungary after Macedonia hold-up

Budapest - More than 1,000 migrants and refugees arrived in EU member Hungary late Monday, the first of around 7,000 who found their gruelling journey to Europe blocked when Macedonia declared a state of emergency last week.

More migrants heading for EU as crisis deepens

Presevo - At least 2,000 more migrants flooded overnight into Serbia in a desperate journey to try and go on to Hungary, the door into the European Union, a UN official said Monday.

Thousands of migrants cross Macedonia, Serbia heading for EU

Presevo - Thousands of migrants, mostly Syrian refugees, travelled through Macedonia and Serbia on Sunday towards western Europe, as Italy's foreign minister said the escalating crisis threatened the bloc's "soul".

Convicted Serb war criminal Mrksic dies

Lisbon - A former Serb army commander serving a 20-year sentence for his role in the massacre of Croats during the Balkans wars has died in Lisbon at the age of 68, the Portuguese government said Tuesday.

Time running out for migrants on Serbia-Hungary border

Serbia - The 100 or so refugees set off early evening, hoping that the short walk across Serbia's border into Hungary will be the last leg of their treacherous journey into the EU.The group are mostly Syrians.

Croatia celebrates, Serbia mourns military operation 20 years on

Zagreb - Zagreb cheered and Belgrade wept on Tuesday as they marked the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm, which ended the war sparked by Croatia's proclamation of independence from Yugoslavia and caused an exodus of Croatian Serbs.

Kosovo's parliament votes in favour of war crime court

Pristina - Kosovo's parliament on Monday amended the constitution to allow the creation of a special EU-backed court to examine war crimes allegedly committed by ethnic Albanian guerrillas during the 1998-1999 war.

Serbia questions TV hostess in lottery fraud probe

Belgrade - Eleven people have been questioned and the boss of Serbia's state lottery forced to resign in a fraud probe into an extraordinary "coincidence" in a live television draw, an interior ministry spokesman told AFP.

Fears of humanitarian crisis in Serbia as refugees stream in

Presevo - At the crack of dawn hundreds of refugees, most of them Syrians, stream into Serbia's southern valley of Presevo after a perilous journey they hope will lead to a new life in the European Union.

Hungary to finish Serbia border fence by August 31: PM Orban

Budapest - Hungary will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by August 31, ahead of a previous November deadline, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday.

Bosnia, Serbia pledge to improve ties

Belgrade - Bosnia's joint presidency and Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic pledged Wednesday in Belgrade to improve fragile ties, after a stone-throwing mob chased the Serbian leader from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Ex-Yugoslav general arrested in Montenegro

Podgorica - A former Yugoslav general was arrested in Montenegro on Sunday on suspicion of having committed war crimes in the 1990s, an official source in Podgorica said.

Hungary to close refugee camps in populated areas

Budapest - Hungary plans to close its permanent refugee shelters in towns and cities and set up temporary camps outside urban areas instead, the latest response to a surge in migrants crossing its borders.

Hungary starts building anti-migrant border fence

Budapest - Hungarian soldiers on Monday began erecting a controversial fence on the border with Serbia which is aimed at keeping out migrants.

Srebrenica attack shows Balkan wounds still run deep

Belgrade - An attack on Serbia's prime minister on a visit to Bosnia to mark the Srebrenica massacre has exposed wounds that still run deep nearly two decades after the Balkan wars dragged bloodily to a close.

Ties between Serbia and Bosnia remain fragile 20 years after war

Belgrade - Relations between Serbia and Bosnia have remained tenuous since the end of the Bosnian conflict 20 years ago, as underscored by the stone-throwing attack on the Serbian premier at a ceremony Saturday marking the Srebrenica massacre.

Bosnian presidency 'condemns' Srebrenica anniversary incident

Sarajevo - Bosnia's presidency on Saturday strongly condemned a stone-throwing attack by an angry mob that forced Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic to flee a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Belgrade calls Srebrenica incident 'assassination attempt'

Belgrade - Serbia on Saturday said an attack on its prime minister at a ceremony marking the Srebrenica massacre 20th anniversary was an "assassination attempt" and demanded condemnation of the incident by Bosnia.

Serbia says 'reconciliation' with Bosnia to continue despite incident

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday affirmed his commitment to reconciliation with Bosnian Muslims after a stone-throwing mob chased him from a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

Serbian PM arrives at Srebrenica for 20th anniversary ceremony

Srebrenica - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic arrived on Saturday to Srebrenica to attend a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre committed in the Bosnian town by Bosnian Serb forces.

B92 radio, voice of resistance to Milosevic, shuts news service

Belgrade - Serbia's legendary radio B92, the symbol of resistance to late strongman Slobodan Milosevic, has shut down its news service, its journalists said Friday.

EU to help Balkan countries struggling with migrant wave: Merkel

Belgrade - The European Union will help Hungary and western Balkan countries struggling with an influx of migrants, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. "Greece and Italy were the first destination for refugees and migrants...
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