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thumbnailMother appeals for the return of her child taken to Syria
2014-08-29Jihadists from the region going to fight with ISIL are taking children with them, creating fear and condemnation at home.
thumbnailMacedonia and Kosovo support new law sanctioning foreign fighters
2014-08-29Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.
thumbnailISIL's focus on women criticised in Turkey and the Balkans
2014-08-22Citizens and experts urge states to react decisively against ISIL and its propaganda.
thumbnailCroatia weighs options for its air force
2014-08-22Following the crash of a MiG-21 fighter jet, Croatia debates if it should partner with another nation as part of NATO's Smart Defence programme, or reinvest in its military.
thumbnailMilitary medicine connects Balkan armies
2014-08-11Armies in the region have been improving their co-operation through joint military medicine activities.
thumbnailKosovo citizens condemn ISIL execution by their own citizen
2014-08-11Such images go against the human feelings of everyone, except for the extremists, a Kosovo analyst said.
thumbnailKosovo to address religious intolerance
2014-08-05The president seeks greater institutional co-operation to reduce religious hate speech and vandalism.
thumbnailNATO general says Alliance is focused on Ukraine, terrorism
2014-08-04NATO's top general said that nations in the alliance are co-operating to combat extremism.
thumbnailSerbia considers law to speed up privatisation
2014-07-30The proposed law, which would be supported by a loan from the World Bank, is being considered by Parliament. In other business news: optimism grows for the economy's future in southeast Europe.
thumbnailOSCE explores ways to prevent extremism in the Balkans
2014-07-28Experts discuss approaches to counter radicalisation of potential terrorists.
thumbnailMacedonia hopes for calm after days of protests, riots
2014-07-10A Skopje court sentenced six people for 2012 murders that officials say were committed to put ethnic Macedonians and Albanians in conflict.
thumbnailNATO awaits BiH progress on Alliance membership
2014-07-03An Alliance membership action plan will be activated as soon as the issue of military property registration is resolved.
thumbnailSerbia hoping new police leadership will reduce corruption
2014-07-01The government said it is dissatisfied with the results of the fight against organised crime.
thumbnailKosovo arrests three for terrorism, alleged connections with ISIL
2014-06-30People from Kosovo have joined radical Islamic groups, terrorising portions of the Middle East, security analysts said.
thumbnailArmies in the Balkans show co-operation in crisis situations
2014-06-30Co-operation demonstrated by armed forces proves valuable in managing natural disasters, experts and officials agree.
thumbnailCivil society seeks transparency in Romania's parliament immunity vote
2014-06-27Romanian NGOs are asking parliament to strip immunity of lawmakers under investigation for corruption.
thumbnailSerbs exert influence by participating in Kosovo election
2014-06-25The possibility of a change in the ruling coalition in Kosovo will not derail the integration of Kosovo Serbs, experts said.
thumbnailThe reality of Syria jihad, as told by young returnee
2014-06-23A Moroccan just back from fighting in Syria has a message for other young men seeking foreign jihad: don't go.
thumbnailBiH lawmakers increase efforts against corruption
2014-06-23Under new legislation, anti-corruption and anti-crime institutions will be established in BiH.
thumbnailGreek cabinet shakeup shakes up bloggers, too
2014-06-20Some bloggers are critical of the government reshuffling and early closing of parliament for the summer period.
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Police action in Croatia resulted in an 11 percent increase in the seizure of illegal drugs, and authorities are following new drugs that are emerging on the market.

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