Extremism

thumbnailNew police operations in the Balkans against Islamic extremists
2014-09-15Authorities in Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina detain more people suspected of ties to violent extremist organisations.
thumbnailTo stem ISIL, region should prevent spread of radical Islamic ideas
2014-09-12Actions by radical Islamists have sparked leaders and experts to call for a ban on radical extremist propaganda.
thumbnailBalkans, Turkey crackdown on ISIL
2014-09-10Regional countries work to address the security risks posed by jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq.
thumbnailBiH war crimes arrests lauded by ICTY
2014-09-05ICTY chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz said the country's progress in dealing with war criminals is evident.
thumbnailThe Balkans confront rogue mosques
2014-09-04Experts said mosques not under control of Islamic Communities breed extremist Islam and recruit jihad fighters.
thumbnailMacedonia and Kosovo support new law sanctioning foreign fighters
2014-08-29Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.
thumbnailSerbia to open regional military training centre
2014-08-29Belgrade will open a regional training centre next year to strengthen its participation in multi-national operations.
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.
thumbnailJoint military exercise strengthens Balkan armies
2014-08-25Participating countries said the exercise increases regional co-operation and supports regional security.
thumbnailBalkans put greater emphasis on NATO, EU air traffic regulations
2014-08-20Regional countries try to avoid confusion over Russia's attempt to create a new flight region including Crimea and parts of Ukraine.
thumbnailNATO makes charitable donations in the Balkans
2014-08-19The Alliance provides funds and equipment to children and adults with special needs.
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.
thumbnailPolice in Greece on alert after terrorist's capture
2014-08-08Nikos Maziotis is the mastermind of Revolutionary Struggle, a group active between 2003 and 2009 and known for firing a rocket-propelled grenade into the US Embassy and bombing the Athens Stock Exchange.
thumbnailKosovo promises to co-operate with war crimes investigation
2014-08-06Indictments by an EU task force are expected to be filed once a special court is established next year.
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.
thumbnailJoint drills enhance military co-operation and mutual confidence
2014-08-01Military exercises brought allies and partners together to deepen strategic co-operation.
thumbnailIslamic community disavows terrorism, extremist organisations
2014-07-30Muslims increasingly perceive ISIL and Boko Haram as criminal rather than religious organisations.
thumbnailOSCE explores ways to prevent extremism in the Balkans
2014-07-28Experts discuss approaches to counter radicalisation of potential terrorists.
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