Turkey and the Balkans show signs of progress following investments in medical services.
The joint working groups will target the Nabucco gas pipeline. Also in business news: The International Financial Corporation is holding bank training for financial employees in the region.
Experts advocate a more pragmatic foreign policy between majority Muslim nations and the Middle East.
Smugglers and travelers use border villages, mountains, rivers and forests to illegally cross borders.
Murder for religious motives goes against Islamic beliefs, experts say.
Economic opportunity and education are necessary tools in halting spread of extremism among youth.
Industrial and intellectual property protection in Albania will boost the country's economy and attract investors, experts say.
Officials from the office for protection of cultural heritage are among 19 suspects arrested.
Communication and regional-level discussion are some of the most effective tools in the fight against organised crime and corruption, officials and experts say.
Analysts warn that counterfeit money is becoming a serious problem in the Balkans.