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This Week in History: November 30 – December 6

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  December 3, 1912: First Balkan War Ends The Balkan League, a military coalition between Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Montenegro, signed an armistice agreement with the Ottoman Empire on this day in history, with Greece refusing to sign the truce agreement despite being

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Trapped in Serbia, Migrants Seek Refuge in Derelict Warehouse

BELGRADE, Oct 30 – More than 1,000 migrants, trapped in Serbia after fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Central Asia, have occupied a derelict warehouse in the capital Belgrade, where they are preparing to tough out a bitter Balkan winter. More than 100,000 migrants have passed through Serbia this year, from countries

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Serbian Border Patrol Arrests Three for Smuggling 64 Afghans

BELGRADE, Aug 30  – The Serbian authorities have detained three men on suspicion of the attempted smuggling of 64 Afghan migrants, including women and infants, in the south east of the country near the border with Bulgaria, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday. So far this year Serbia has arrested 360 suspects accused of smuggling

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U.S. To Transfer Yemeni, Tajik Guantanamo Inmates to Serbia

WASHINGTON, July 11 – Two inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being transferred to Serbia, leaving 76 detainees at the facility, the U.S. government said on Monday. The Department of Defense announced the transfer of Yemeni national Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi and Tajik national Muhammadi Davlatov. It is the first

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Srebrenica Buries 127 Victims of Massacre, Serbs Absent Over Genocide Denial

By Maja Zuvela SREBRENICA, Bosnia, July 11 – Thousands of Muslim Bosniaks paid respect to 127 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre buried in individual graves on Monday in a ceremony avoided by Serbs after survivors said they were not welcome because they denied genocide had occurred. Nationalist Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko

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Ramadan With Refugees

BY Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Arfa Shahid Nour Al Raies, a refugee from Homs, Syria, says she misses the adhan, the call to prayer, the most. “We miss the sound of the adhan which would come from the mosque announcing the breaking of our fast. You know, each passing day we feel nostalgic for the days of Ramadan

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Serbian Defence Minister Sacked For Making Sexist Remark Against Reporter

BELGRADE, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Serbia’s defence minister faced dismissal on Monday after remarking to a crouching female reporter, “I love these journalists who kneel so easily.” The comment by Bratislav Gasic was met with a storm of criticism in the Balkan country. The reporter’s employer, B92, said the comment was not just ‘sexist’ but

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