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WATCH: Vigil For Three Kosovar Victims Of Munich Shootings

Video German Prosecutors: Munich Shooter Received Psychiatric Care In 2015

German authorities say a man suspected of fatally shooting nine people in Munich on July 22 underwent two months of inpatient psychiatric treatment last year due to social anxiety and depression. More

Karadzic Appeals 40-Year Genocide Sentence

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has appealed his 40-year jail sentence for genocide and accused UN judges of "subjecting him to a political trial." More

Macedonia has been wracked by political strife ever since former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski became embroiled in a wiretapping scandal last year.

Macedonia Moves Toward Early Elections

Macedonia's main political parties have reached agreement on several measures that would pave the way for early parliamentary elections. More

Serbia Arrests Six Migrant Smugglers Near Bulgarian Border

Serbian police said they have detained six people for smuggling 78 migrants trying to reach the European Union on July 19. More

Five Kosovars Jailed For Preparing Pro-Islamic State Video

A Pristina court has jailed five people for planning to disseminate propaganda on behalf of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. More

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Latest Blog Posts

The Meaning Of The Destruction Of Vukovar

In reaction to my blog post on Goran Hadzic, who died before the case against him at the International War Crimes Tribunal was completed, I received an e-mail from a well-respected U.S. historian. In a courteous and otherwise supportive message, the professor objected to my description of the level of devastation of Vukovar in 1991, at the outset of the Yugoslav wars. More

Goran Hadzic's Exit

After spending seven years in hiding, Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic was arrested in July 2011. He was the last Serbian fugitive sought by the UN tribunal in The Hague. His arrest was seen as the closure of a horrific chapter in Balkan history. More
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Features & Commentary

Kosovar Imam, Radicalized At Home, Vanishes Abroad To Join Islamist Fight

Bidding farewell to his Kosovo village two years ago, Alejhim Maliqi told relatives he was going to study in Egypt. But his family and authorities believe that instead he is fighting for Islamic State militants in Syria.

Bosnia Erupts In Feuding Over New Census Data

Ethnically divided Bosnia-Herzegovina is erupting into feuding over new census data that shows Bosnian Muslims are now a majority in the country.

Bosnia Braces For Release Of Much-Delayed Census Data

The results of Bosnia-Herzegovina's first postwar census are about to be released and could spark new battles over how to share political power in the ethnically divided country.
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