Ban Ki-moon

thumbnailAlbanian and Serb unite in search for the missing
2013-08-24Divided by ethnicity and politics, two residents of Mitrovica find common ground in efforts to locate missing relatives.
thumbnailRegion expects for achievements and challenges in 2013
2012-12-31The countries in Southeast Europe will undergo effervescent political, economical and social events in the year ahead.
thumbnailBalkan tragedies could be repeated in Syria, Erdogan warns
2012-10-17Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a speech, describes the UN Security Council's stance on strife in neighbouring Syria as "negligence."
thumbnailUN's Ban pushes for name dispute solution
2012-07-28UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon told the Macedonian parliament that it is "imperative" the country's long-standing name dispute with Greece be solved.
thumbnailBan's visit to Srebrenica sparks debate
2012-07-27Ban said that the UN did not fulfill its responsibility by failing to prevent the Srebrenica genocide.
thumbnailBan pushes for understanding between Kosovo, Serbia
2012-07-25UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged Kosovo and Serbia to take further steps towards normalising relations.
thumbnailFive Israeli tourists killed in terrorist attack in Bulgaria
2012-07-19Israeli authorities blame Tehran for a terrorist attack at the airport of Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Burgas, in which five Israeli tourists and a bus driver were killed.
thumbnailUN report shows big differences in happiness in region
2012-04-09Cyprus is the happiest country in Southeast Europe, according to a recent UN-commissioned survey, listing Bulgaria among the ten unhappiest nations in the world.
thumbnailCyprus stalemate continues as EU presidency looms
2012-03-27As the UN squeezes Greek and Turkish Cypriots to find a solution for the divided island, few expect a miracle before Greek Cypriots assume the EU presidency in July.
thumbnailAnother "now or never" saga at Cyprus talks
2012-01-26A final effort is being made to unite the divided island, but many believe that the stalemate will continue.
thumbnailCyprus: cause to be optimistic?
2011-11-16Despite some optimism regarding recent talks, the Cyprus issue remains deadlocked over core issues.
thumbnailSerb killed in northern Kosovo incident, tensions at borders remain
2011-11-10The shootout in northern Kosovo's Brdjani/Bergjani neighbourhood left one dead and two wounded.
thumbnailTurkey expels Israel's ambassador over flotilla dispute
2011-09-02The price will be the end of Turkey's friendship, foreign minister Davotoglu says. Meanwhile, a UN panel finds that Israel used "excessive force" in raiding an aid flotilla, although its naval blockade is deemed legal.
thumbnailA Cyprus solution by the end of the year?
2011-07-19Hopes are rising for the reunification of Cyprus following a string of positive statements by Turkey's foreign minister and the UN secretary-general.
thumbnailUN's Ban admits slow progress in Cypriot talks
2011-07-11The UN chief said he hopes that by October the leaders will be able to report that they have reached convergence on all core issues.
Turkey's Davutoglu says government cannot prevent another aid flotilla to Gaza
2011-05-31ANKARA, Turkey -- Democratic governments cannot stop citizens from sending a new humanitarian aid flotilla to Gaza, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu...
Croatia, Slovenia submit border arbitration agreement to UN
2011-05-27ZAGREB, Croatia -- Croatia and Slovenia have submitted an arbitration agreement to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on their long-standing sea border...
thumbnail"Davos for women" held in Istanbul
2011-05-11The annual event highlights the economic, social and educational status of women.
Macedonian president meets with UN's Ban
2011-05-11GENEVA, Switzerland -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon believes that a new meeting on the name dispute between Skopje and Athens should be initiated...
ICG says BiH facing worst post-war crisis
2011-05-08SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) -- BiH is facing its worst crisis since the end of the 1991-95 war, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said...
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